Blog posts by year and month January 2012

Posts (24)

  1. What is the quickest and most effective way to get copy where it needs to be on a breaking story? The BBC is moving from using Twitter as a tool to find information to a tool for breaking news. So how does that affect how the BBC covers stories? The Stephen Lawrence case marked a watershed i...

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  2. How do you find a story if you're in a news patch where big stories don't break every week? If you're on the news team at BBC Radio York - covering North Yorkshire - then the answer is through hard work, ambition and a sense of curiosity about what's going on and what your audience is interest...

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  3. Friday 23 March 2012, London School of Economics, London The BBC College of Journalism, the European Broadcasting Union and POLIS are holding a third annual journalism conference on Friday 23 March at the London School of Economics.   The event follows the success of the #Polis2011 Va...

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  4. The BBC's Middle East editor, Jeremy Bowen, tweets that what is happening in Syria is "not a war but in places beginning to look like one". What has been quite a specialised interest among journalists who report on world affairs or work in the BBC's global media is suddenly much higher up the...

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  5. What exactly is journalism in the public interest? It's the most important question in journalism today. It's a question which lies at the heart of the Leveson Inquiry. It's a question which is hotly disputed, and to which there seem to be few easy answers. Yet, unless it can be answered convinc...

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  6. Tuesday 28 February 2012, The Frontline Club, London From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the handover of Hong Kong to China, Matt Frei has spent more than two decades reporting from around the globe. As Channel 4 News' new Washington correspondent, he will join former BBC executive Vin Ray...

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  7. BBC News and The Huffington Post are easily leading the way worldwide at "social distribution", according to Newswhip, an innovative start-up company that monitors which news stories are spreading fastest through the social web. It's clear that BBC News has come a long way in social media in t...

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  8. How big a story is Syria? Is the country moving to all-out civil war? What discussions are going on behind the scenes in Saudi Arabia, the US, the UN, the Arab League, Lebanon, Israel, Russia and Iran? We're now describing the situation in Syria as a 'deepening crisis'. Do you know enough ab...

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  9. First, the pat on the back. When the BBC asks "Are we doing as well as we ought in terms of covering race and immigration?" it distinguishes itself as one of the few media organisations in this country that would bother to raise the question. Perhaps this arises as a consequence of its statutory...

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  10. There are few topics of conversation as certain to turn ugly and emotional as quickly as that of race. We have, in our society, a paucity of dialogue and vocabulary to describe feelings of identity, ethnicity and belonging. So we over-simplify a debate that is inherently complex and end up unnec...

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