Blog posts by year and month January 2012

Posts (24)

  1. Skype it's not... A Google Plus Hangout, for those of you who don't know, is a video conferencing facility within the Google+ platform which allows up to ten people to talk to one another in the same space at the same time. (See this in action in the video.) The integration of this Skype-ty...

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  2. This is a guest blog by Adam Mountford, producer of Test Match Special: The Test Match Special team is not always known for its technical prowess. It is true that Christopher Martin-Jenkins once tried to make a phone call with a television remote control. But in Dubai the programme was f...

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  3. Journalists like to talk about stories and story-telling, but it's rare for someone who actually tells stories for a living to produce a hard-hitting piece of journalism. Mike Daisey's The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs is just that - a one-man stage show by an Apple aficionado recounting...

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  4. Since the Stephen Lawrence court case there has been a raft of stories which one way or another concern race. Stephen Lawrence's murder and the whole 18-year saga of his parents' fight for justice and all that that entailed has been described as a 'Rosa Parks moment' in British history. So wh...

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  5. It is still more than ten months until the US presidential election. But for some of us the obsession began last year. It is like being a fan of a reality TV show. One that is all too real. We've got to know the candidates. Watched them rise and fall. Seen YouTube star Herman Cain take the cam...

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  6. We're marking a small milestone at the College of Journalism this week - the fifth birthday of our website. It was on 17 January 2007 that BBC journalists first had the chance to sample this extraordinary online facility. The site was created by Kevin Marsh, who joined the College after a long...

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  7. The launch of the social network Google+ last year was only the company's first step against the unstoppable growth of Facebook. This week Google announced its next move - with something Facebook can't match. Search, plus Your World (SPYW) integrates personal information into Google search re...

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  8. How good are we at reporting attitudes to race, bigotry, immigration? These are highly emotive subjects where emotion can hamper clear journalistic thinking. Mark Easton, BBC News home editor, discusses the range of stories which involve race: those the BBC does well, those it does badly and ...

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  9. Airline industry consultant John Strickland gave this briefing on the stories likely to emerge in the next six months. 

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  10. I'm delighted to say we've received the first entries for the BBC College of Journalism Postgraduate Student Innovation Award, #BBCSIA2012, which we launched last year. The competition recognises the rich, diverse and innovative work being produced at journalism schools across the UK. It's be...

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