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  1. 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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  2. is editor of the BBC College of Journalism website. Twitter: @mattsays

    Autumn arrives and with it the party conferences. Political pundit Lance Price considers their relevance: It was a pleasure to speak at a BBC College of Journalism event about party conferences and how they are managed, or mismanaged. I felt I could understand both sides of the argument, havin...

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  3. I've been accused of some things - but calling a duck a cabbage is one of the weirder ones. When I published the BBC's guidance for covering the AV Referendum (downloadable document available here), it provoked the 'Yes' campaign to organise an online petition to have my advice reversed, claim...

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  4. is a journalism lecturer and former broadcast producer and director. Twitter: @johnmair100

    It's less than two months until the royal wedding, which will no doubt also be the occasion of a less-than-harmonious match between royalty and media. I was given a privileged insight into that relationship at one of the UK's oldest universities when, under Chatham House rules, a select group...

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  5. edits this blog. Twitter: @chblm

    Yesterday's Daily Politics discussed twin directives issued to BBC journalists and civil servants about the word "reform". According to presenter Anita Anand, in unrelated initiatives civil servants have been told not to use it because it is "too negative" while BBC journalists have been told...

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  6. edits this blog. Twitter: @chblm

    It's many decades since the comedian George Burns remarked that: "Sincerity is everything. If you can fake that, you've got it made." But today, when transparency is a shiny new virtue, the idea that what's said in public may not be entirely sincere is hard to accept. The Telegraph's reporters...

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  7. is the BBC's media correspondent. Twitter: @BBCTorinD

    Vince Cable's "wild remarks" - as the Sun calls them - raise all sorts of media issues. Some are quite clear-cut. He was rightly removed from his quasi-judicial role in deciding whether News Corporation's bid for BSkyB should be allowed to go ahead. That job has been given to the Culture ...

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  8. edits this blog. Twitter: @chblm

    Yesterday's Financial Times covered the university fees row in three ways across its editorial centre spread: CLEGG ACCEPTS THE HIGH PRICE OF POWER (lead editorial) CLEGG LEARNS THE LESSONS OF A BREACH OF TRUST (lead comment item, by Philip Stephens) UNIVERSITY REFORM WILL CREA...

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  9. is director of OffspinMedia and a former Today editor

    It's fair to say the jury - aka the electorate - is still out on the detail of the spending review ... though it certainly knows more now than it did before the election. Add to that uncertainty about and the way the economy will go and it's clear that the opinion polls will provide crucial re...

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  10. is head of the BBC College of Journalism

    There's nothing the media like more than seeing a politician wrong-footed by a voter. Think Tony Blair and Sharon Storer. Think Gordon Brown and Gillian Duffy. So when David Cameron was challenged by a senior Harrier pilot as he prepared to announce big defence cuts on Tuesday, it was no surpr...

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