Blog posts by year and month April 2013

Posts (23)

  1. World Press Freedom Day celebrates its 20th anniversary on Friday 3 May. And the United Nations has decided to make protecting journalists from increasing threats of violence the key theme of this anniversary.

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  2. Outsourced, US-led plans to create an Iraqi public broadcasting system foundered on an obsession with information control, says Haider Al Safi, author of a new book about the media legacy of the 2003 Iraq War.

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  3. The year 2012 marked several social media milestones. Active Facebook users passed the one billion mark, Gangnam Style became the first YouTube video to be viewed a billion times - it is now topping 1.5 billion - and Twitter reached both the depths of the ocean and outer space

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  4. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has looked at BBC coverage of international news stories online and on its main TV bulletins - and has looked at audience behaviour. There are some surprises in the findings published this week.

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  5. In many ways this was the most interesting of the panels from the Social Media Summit in New York. It was an opportunity to hear from social media editors around the world, about how they and their news organisations engage with their audience through social media. They all have different challe...

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  6. There was something ever so slightly odd about sitting in the New York Times Center, one of the great bastions of US media, listening to three British media executives talking about the future of news organisations.

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  7. Roy Sekoff, the president and co-creator of Huff Post Live laid down the challenge at the start of the session on how to fill 12 hours of live programming every day without falling into the cable news trap.

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  8. Last week was quite extraordinary for breaking news stories. I was in New York for most of it, preparing for the BBC College of Journalism and New York Times Social Media Summit. The event could not have come at a better time for the issues that were to emerge.

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  9. This was a Social Media Summit discussion around what social media techniques journalists and news organisations can borrow from the worlds of politics, branding, marketing and advertising.

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  10. In the eight years since the BBC took its first tentative steps along the social media superhighway, so much has changed but plenty has remained the same.

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