Blog posts by year and month October 2011

Posts (21)

  1. Like it or not, the impact of the iPhone is disproportionate to the number of people who actually have one. It's thought that barely 5% of phone owners globally have an iPhone in one of its various guises, yet for journalists it's becoming the device of choice. BBC Newsgathering recently reve...

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  2. To say I was nervous is an understatement. It was only the second time I had run a major story. I had never been to Perugia. And I had covered neither the trial nor the appeal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. Covering the result of their appeal was a big deal. By rights it should have be...

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  3. In the latest in the CoJo 'In Conversation' series, BBC Radio 4 Today programme presenter Justin Webb spoke to BBC correspondent Nick Higham. The film contains video and audio clips of Justin's interviews with the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, former Labour Deputy PM John Prescott, and oth...

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  4. A lot of the navel gazing about this summer's 'liberation' of Tripoli has got more to do with petty rivalries between big corporations than a genuine desire to rethink the way we report conflict.

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  5. Last week I was asked to present a few thoughts on some new tools I have been experimenting with, for a #bbcwssocialmedia awayday - a day which brought together interactive editors and senior managers from the BBC World Service. I had intended to present findings on some of the new web curatio...

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  6. The BBC is replacing the cameras used by its news crews with tapeless cameras. It's beginning to replace corporate laptops with off-the-shelf machines. And it's starting to use smartphones as newsgathering tools. Should anyone give a damn? Well, no. Not unless all this helps to change the j...

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  7. Three clear headlines came out of Nic Newman's latest Reuters Institute report on news distribution in the digital age. Sharing news stories has become part of everyday life. Social media referrals to news sites are up hugely - Facebook alone has seen a 300% increase in the past year. And the nu...

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  8. 'Never wrong for long' has added impetus in the age of Twitter as some of the media become more desperate to be first with the news.

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  9. Martin Bell, one of the most acclaimed and distinguished war reporters in broadcasting history, spoke to Vin Ray about his life, career and influences. In a CoJo 'Reflections' event at the Frontline Club in London, they discussed life on the frontline, the BBC, neutrality, and what it was lik...

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  10. Is it possible to prepare for deployment to a war zone by playing a video game? An Australian journalism lecturer, Tony Maniaty, thinks it could be. The former ABC foreign correspondent was first struck by the possibility of using video games as a training tool while watching his sons playi...

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