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  1. This is a guest blog by Nick Seddon, deputy director of the independent think-tank Reform. He took part in a recent College of Journalism discussion about coverage of the Government's reforms to the NHS in England, along with health specialist Paul Corrigan who has also written a blog post on th...

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  2. It was timely that the launch of the latest Oxford Internet Survey coincided with the debate in the Commons over releasing all documents about the Hillsborough disaster. The debate came about because of a well supported online petition which, as the survey points out, is the most popular form of...

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  3. The BBC has sent me from Hackney to Norfolk to do my BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme (JTS) placement and I'm enjoying exploring this new (to me) countryside of meadows and broads - but it doesn't always go to plan. Last weekend I headed for Pensthorpe, the wildlife park where they film BBC Sprin...

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

    This time last week, I left Hangzhou to head home from a very large, very empty airport. It was modern, full of familiar brands and had coffee at £4.50. Like other parts of the new China, it felt too big, and I wondered if it had been built to please some local baron. A little vignette: I lik...

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

    I am in Hangzhou, southern China, on an exchange with Zhejiang University of Media and Communications, which has 11,000 media students. Yet it is only the second biggest in China: Beijing University has many more. China understands the importance of mass-media to the Party and the country. Ea...

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  6. Editor, About the BBC Blog

    At the age of 15, my week's work experience stretched ahead of me forever. And that's what I wanted. I'd made a beeline for our local radio station. Instead of going to school, I jumped on the bus to see what working life would be like - minus the wearisome responsibilities my parents were of...

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

    It was a rip-roaring success for Channel 4 - nearly 9 million viewers watched the last of the five-part series on 15 February. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings became a national appointment to view on Tuesday nights, and the subject round the water coolers on Wednesday mornings. According to Firecracke...

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  8. This is a guest post by Graham Smith, Executive Officer of Republic, a group which campaigns for a democratic alternative to the monarchy: It has long been felt by a great many people in this country - not just republicans - that when it comes to the monarchy and coverage of the royal family t...

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  9. is chief executive of the Science Media Centre

    There's been lots of chat in my circles this week about the last Monday's Horizon presented by Paul Nurse, the Nobel prize winner and new head of the Royal Society. The programme, Science Under Attack, questioned whether mild-mannered climate scientists like Phil Jones at the Climate Research Un...

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

    They are the lost tribe of British journalism. Trying to find a labour or industrial correspondent in a newsroom today is like entering the Disappearing World. They have vanished. Just one full-time correspondent, the Press Association's highly respected Alan Jones, is still on the labour bea...

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