Blog posts by year and month January 2011

Posts (59)

  1. The student protests in late 2010 proved to be a landmark in the use of social media, both in terms of organisation and the way in which it was covered by the mainstream media. In this Journalism Programme lunchtime seminar, Dr Claire Wardle and Matthew Eltringham analysed how effectively the BB...

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  2. More than five years ago, the BBC announced plans for a local TV service. I remember it well as I helped to run the pilot scheme, setting up six TV stations for a nine-month trial in the West Midlands.   The BBC's efforts were met with anger from newspaper groups. They claimed their ever-de...

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  3. It was sheer nostalgia - outside and inside the cinema. Scores of people queuing to get in before; cascading excitedly to the winter air afterwards. Inside the Phoenix cinema in Jericho in Oxford it was sitting room only. Packed for the early show and I bet packed for the late one too. I'd ne...

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  4. It's been exhausting: I have been watching seven hours, maybe 70 items, of television news pieces from last year, varying from half a minute to five. Not just for fun: I was doing some judging. It led me to think about the qualities that make a great television reporter - and there were some ...

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  5. When the BBC is seeking material from its audience to use in its output - whether pictures, videos or news - it can no longer just rely people "coming to us", says Trushar Barot, senior broadcast journalist in the UGC (User Generated Content) Hub in the BBC's London newsroom. "We're increasing...

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  6. There's a battle out there about the role of social media. 

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  7. Devil and Detail 3: An occasional series highlighting stories that are not all they seem. With all due respect to MediaGuardian, I don't think it added to the sum of human understanding with its coverage of the latest BBC cuts announcements. Its first story was headed "BBC Trust chair: we ma...

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  8. In case there's anyone out there who's anxious about libel reform - you will be, you will be - here's the video of my contribution to the Media Standards Trust debate at Gray's Inn on 11 January. Enjoy.

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  9. 'Yes!' I thought last Friday as I heard a listener's letter on Radio 4's PM asking why the Australian flood area was being compared, for no obvious reason, with the "the size of France and Germany combined".

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  10. Thursday 27 January, British Film Institute, London David Dunkley Giymah, the acclaimed video journalist, David Hayward, of the BBC College of Journalism, and Paul Egglestone, UCLan, are launching a series of events and debates looking at the art of video journalism.  In the first o...

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