Blog posts by year and month June 2012

Posts (19)

  1. Two more dates for the Queen and two more royal events for the BBC and the media to cover. But a couple of royal engagements this week were trickier to report than most.

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  2. There are 27 EU member countries but only 17 Eurozone countries, with the Euro as their currency. There are also six so-called Candidate Countries.

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  3. As stories are picked up and move through news organisations today, they pass through a series of stages, from initial tweet through to potential interactive news app.

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  4. A new College of Journalism course on stats recommends that although it’s easy to find figures online, journalists should know a few by heart.

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  5. The American writer Eric Hoffer argued that in times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautiful equipped to deal with a world that no longer exist.

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  6. In the competitive world of 24-hour news, the pressure to 'go live' from wherever a story breaks has never been more intense. Until recently, getting live pictures from the field was a costly and labour-intensive business.

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  7. Days after radio training in Bristol, I found myself preparing to help two students on the verge of university make the most of their day as reporters.

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  8. Some parts of the tabloid press still show a relentlessly negative framing of human rights

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  9. I was not in Syria for a TV reporting assignment, so all I had with me was my smartphone.

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  10. We want to know the key themes that emerged from our Connecting Communities conference, and how we can build on them.

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