Blog posts by year and month September 2012

Posts (14)

  1. If we look at the content of what he said, on the face of it he delivered a strong defence of everything from his now infamous apology over tuition fees to the party’s push for a wealth tax. But were listeners left feeling he was more honest as a result? I’m not so sure.

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  2. Chris Moyles left the Radio 1 Breakfast Show after eight and a half years last week, and in addition to his standard reach (as measured by RAJAR) of 7.5 million, social media extended his audience to millions more.

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  3. The language used in Persian media has always been relatively formal, as if presenters and journalists believe that the more formally they write and speak, the more sophisticated they will appear.

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  4. The BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme - now in its sixth year - is open for applications from today. For a brief two weeks every year, we stand back and wait to see who from the many runners and riders will make it to the finish line.

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  5. The options open to Mexican journalists wanting to expose drugs traffickers, violent criminals and corrupt officials are summed up in the title of a 2010 CPJ report: Silence or Death.

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  6. The United Nations has recognised the growing patterns of violence and legal harassment of journalists as a pressing problem which deprives whole populations of the right to reliable information.

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  7. Someone sent me the link to the Channel 4 News doorstep of Kelvin MacKenzie about Hillsborough, asking whether I thought Alex Thomson, the reporter, had overstepped the mark.

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  8. Great news! The College of Journalism's Twitter account has just acquired its 10,000th follower. It's a nice round number.

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  9. Under the hood, as I gather Apple staff are fond of saying, is the new operating system iOS 6.

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