Blog posts by year and month February 2011

Posts (46)

  1. Mr Justice Cocklecarrot, Private Eye's judicial anti-hero, would have been stunned to have received his boss' latest missive examining the issues surrounding live tweeting from court. Consultation - to give it its full title - on the Use of Live, Text-Based Forms of Communications from Court f...

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  2. It's no real surprise that the Press Complaints Commission should have sided with the press and rejected Sarah Baskerville's complaint - she's the civil servant whose egregiously chatty and revealing tweets found their way into the Daily Mail and Independent on Sunday last November. Ms Baskerv...

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  3. An excellent example of user-generated content, this clip shows a pensioner fighting off robbers in broad daylight with nothing more than a handbag and an undeniably fearless attitude.    Billed as an exclusive by ITV Anglia regional news last night, the footage of the attack on a jew...

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  4. A broadcaster by accident and a BBC Radio 1 presenter, Andy Kershaw made a name for himself later reporting for Radio 4 from the 'Axis of Evil' countries. And doing so very well. Is he a journalist or a disc jockey or a hybrid? Kershaw has just finished his autobiography, No Off Switch. It is ...

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  5. Peter Sissons' attack on political correctness at the BBC will probably resonate with some of my friends who work there. Sissons was not the only seasoned reporter insulted by the compulsory Safeguarding Trust course - though interestingly all the journalists I spoke to, like Sissons, had a more...

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  6. By Claudia Costa. Shortly after his election, Pope Benedict XVI was seen as more interested in his theological and philosophical studies than people's everyday concerns, as theologian Hans Küng underlined in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica last April. But last week, to mark the...

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  7. News that the Huffington Post has been sold to AOL for $315 million will give hope to smaller enterprises trying to establish real journalistic businesses online. The Post reportedly earns $65 million a year from advertising to its upmarket readership - a more-than-satisfactory figure when it ca...

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  8. This is a guest post by Graham Smith, Executive Officer of Republic, a group which campaigns for a democratic alternative to the monarchy: It has long been felt by a great many people in this country - not just republicans - that when it comes to the monarchy and coverage of the royal family t...

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  9. Newly appointed Vice-President Umar Suleiman's offer to talk to the Egyptian protestors has led to contradictory responses among the various parties and groups. The protests were not initiated by any particular political party or group, but as events unfolded the various opposition groupings a...

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  10.   I didn't get it when details were first being leaked and, now the wraps are off Murdoch's the Daily, I still don't. If it wasn't for the Digger's very deep pockets and obvious enthusiasm for the iPad, it would have been laughed out of court long ago. As former BBC tech editor Darren Wa...

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