Blog posts by year and month May 2013

Posts (17)

  1. Moving pictures on television or on a computer screen can be shot in two main ways: progressive and interlaced. The difference is in how the individual frames (25 per second) are each made up of two video fields

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  2. The first public service TV channel in Russia, OTR, which began broadcasting on 19 May, has received mixed reviews. The channel has been characterised, for instance, as "a fat not-so-young opera diva playing a light-footed youthful heroine" or the elderly Mr Burns from the US cartoon The Simpson...

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  3. As a programmer, I am very comfortable with data. So I am excited by the prospects for greater access to interesting data and the move towards more data-driven journalism. It is a brave new world in which everyone is a potential data journalist.

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  4. The popular stereotype of a British ambassador abroad is a linen-suited gentleman gazing at the sunset, gin and tonic in hand, on the veranda of a grand residence in a far-off land.

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  5. About 18 months ago I got a call from Radio 1. They wanted to know what the future of news is, for their audience. No big deal then.

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  6. Almost two years ago I became interested in how Twitter accounts could act as channels for instant communication to a self-selected audience. I wanted to see whether I could create audiences without spending hours - or rather seconds many times over - doing all the tweeting.

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  7. It looks like it's easier than ever to start a media company. With the digital tools available, anyone can do it. But for that very reason it is very difficult to make money.

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  8. In this oppressive landscape for free expression across large parts of the world, I found signs of hope while taking part in the UN meeting to mark World Press Freedom Day and in a debate at the Frontline Club in London, on Stamping out Impunity.

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  9. Local councils and councillors were in the national spotlight this month when voters delivered some of the most dramatic local election results in recent years.

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  10. In the second of two blogs by BBC journalists who covered the traumatic Oxford grooming trial, Alex Forsyth of BBC South describes how the experience affected her.

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