Blog posts by year and month August 2011

Posts (21)

  1. On Monday evening I went for a stroll in South London. I saw a group of around 40 to 50 teenagers hanging around my local shopping centre. I watched as several teenagers began pelting a police van protecting a block of flats above some shops. Other teenagers joined in and cars began mounting ...

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  2. Live blogs from mainstream media operations like the BBC, Guardian, and the Daily Telegraph had the speed, immediacy and breadth of narrative that really revealed the extent of the crisis on London's streets.

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  3. Bob Woodward, with Carl Bernstein, broke the story of Watergate nearly four decades ago. He still works as a journalist for the Washington Post. Interviewed for the Post's website, he talked about basic journalistic skills: One of the questions which persists in journalism is where do we get o...

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  4. Flight BW 523 came to a screeching halt beyond the end of the runway at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana, at 1.32am. It broke in two. The pictures tell the story. But all 163 passengers and five crew escaped largely unharmed in this 'miracle'. Just three are still hospitalised. T...

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  5. Phillip Knightley shares lessons from his career in investigative journalism and recounts how he achieved one of his biggest scoops: Investigative journalists are seen as dashing, devil-may-care reporters who made the leap from suburban courts to 'undercover' work exposing the wrongdoers in ou...

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  6. Matt Wells spoke to Sir Harold Evans in New York: As Editor of the Sunday Times, you helped make it distinctive by giving it a strong investigative arm. Do you see that kind of strength in reporting and in news outlets these days? And what thoughts have you about whether the shift towards onli...

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  7. The High Court has ruled that the Sun and the Daily Mirror were in contempt of court in the way they reported the arrest of the retired schoolteacher Chris Jefferies in connection with the death of Joanna Yeates in Bristol last Christmas. Both newspapers have been fined five-figure sums. Mr Je...

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  8. There's no doubt Twitter is a fantastic forum for breaking news. By following the right journalists you can get news as it happens, in any field you're interested in. And when news breaks on Twitter it can spread like wildfire, as people around the world tap the retweet button on mobiles, comput...

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  9. Paul Mason, Newsnight's Economics Editor, outlines his brief as "people, planet and profit" rather reading the runes of the latest statement from the Bank of England. "I insisted on it as part of my job description, before I took on the role," he told an audience at the Frontline Club. "I've d...

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  10. Do we need curators sitting alongside our journalists in newsrooms so that in the event of a breaking news story one writes/updates while the other curates public and other media opinion?

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