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23 posts about News on this blog

  1. Feedback - Isis on Radio 1's Newsbeat

    Friday 14 November 2014, 10:00

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    Roger Bolton presents Feedback on Radio 4

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  2. Changes to the Today website

    Wednesday 30 January 2013, 14:11

    Nigel Smith Nigel Smith Interactive Editor

    Because of technical changes on News Online, from now on there will be only one homepage for Today.

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  3. Today on Feedback; Your questions for the R4 Controller

    Friday 22 July 2011, 14:43

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Editor's note: You can leave your questions for Roger to put to the Radio 4 Controller on next week's Feedback in the comments on this blog post - PM.

    Just after 4am in the Today office at BBC Television Centre in west London.

    The programme team has been working since eight the previous evening...

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  4. Leader Conference: What will the papers say?

    Wednesday 6 July 2011, 16:40

    Hugh Levinson Hugh Levinson edits BBC Radio current affairs programmes, including Crossing Continents and From Our Own Correspondent

    Editor's update: There are some great pictures and a summary of the discussions from the first programme in this series of Leader Conference on the website - PM.

    Tonight Andrew Rawnsley chairs the first of four live studio debates called Leader Conference. The programmes will follow the format...

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  5. The great thinkers of the last 63 years - all in one place

    Friday 24 June 2011, 18:07

    Andrew Caspari Andrew Caspari

    Rarely if ever can BBC Radio 4's Reith Lectures have caused such a stir as they have this year. What is more, this year the conversation has started before a word of Aung San Suu Kyi's lectures has been broadcast. (On Radio 4 at 9.00am on Tuesday 28 June.) On the Radio 4 website there will be full...

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  6. Did the BBC send too many reporters to Egypt?

    Friday 25 February 2011, 13:50

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    All radio presenters who are worth their salt want to go where the action is, but are they all really needed when they get there? After all the BBC has an extensive number of foreign correspondents distributed around the world's troublespots, as well as having foreign affairs specialists such as John...

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  7. When the BBC covers the BBC

    Friday 3 December 2010, 13:55

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    There was once a head of BBC News, called Tahu Hole, who implemented a regime of extreme caution. In his, much resented, view it was the job of his staff only to report what others had found out rather than what they had uncovered for themselves. Each story would only be broadcast if there were already...

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  8. Mark Damazer's four favourite Radio 4 programmes

    Friday 20 August 2010, 14:55

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Mark Damazer, outgoing Controller of BBC Radio 4

    This week sees the last of Feedback until the autumn and probably the last ever appearance on it of Mark Damazer, as Controller of Radio 4 anyway. He is soon off to Oxford to become Head of St Peter's College. Judged by audience numbers he is going out on the crest of a wave. Listening figures for his...

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  9. Radio 4 and Naomi Campbell's blood diamonds testimony

    Friday 13 August 2010, 14:55

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    Troops loyal to Charles Taylor, Sierra Leone

    "Why did this trial only appear on the BBC's News radar when there was a celebrity event to cover?" - Julie Smith.

    "The BBC seems to be becoming like the tabloid newspapers, caught up in the cult of celebrity" - Cynthia Wells.

    "The message is loud and clear that it is important because famous people are...

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  10. Roger Bolton talks to Steve Herrmann about the redesigned news homepage

    Friday 23 July 2010, 14:55

    Roger Bolton Roger Bolton

    BBC News homepage

    Editor's note: this week's item from Feedback, Radio 4's accountability programme, concerns the redesign of one of the BBC's biggest web sites - SB.

    Most of the comments - OK, complaints - we get on Feedback are about programmes (and of course trails, and grammar and pronunciation and presenters like...

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  11. From Fact to Fiction - recording and editing

    Friday 11 June 2010, 18:38

    Matilda James Matilda James

    From fact to Fiction readthrough

    Editor's note: the five day sprint from idea to completed drama is over and tomorrow afternoon you'll be able to hear the results of the 'From Fact to Fiction' team's labours - a topical play inspired by the news. Today Matilda James finishes the story - SB

    So our third actor did say yes - and we were...

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  12. From Fact to Fiction - all systems go

    Wednesday 9 June 2010, 19:05

    Abigail le Fleming Abigail le Fleming

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    Following our initial meeting on Monday, writer Gurpreet Bhatti delivered a first draft this morning. It's amazing what the From Fact to Fiction writers do in the time we give them. Gurpreet's already found her characters and the shape of the play.

    She's stayed with her original choice of news story as...

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  13. From Fact to Fiction - making a topical drama

    Wednesday 9 June 2010, 10:00

    Abigail le Fleming Abigail le Fleming

    From Fact to Fiction 600

    Editor's note: From Fact to Fiction is Radio 4's topical drama series. Each play is written, recorded and broadcast in a week, in response to the news. Producer Abigail le Fleming takes us through the process, starting on Monday morning. We'll publish further snapshots from the process between now and...

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  14. The BBC strategic review on WATO

    Tuesday 2 March 2010, 18:55

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

    It's been a big day at the BBC - this morning Director General Mark Thompson confirmed last week's leak to The Times and announced the recommendations of his strategic review of the Corporation's activities. The World at One with Martha Kearney gave nearly 13 minutes to the story this lunchtime. Here...

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  15. Female Sexual Abuse - Breaking the Silence

    Monday 5 October 2009, 14:27

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

    Vanessa George and Angela Allen mugshots

    We've made a late change to the schedule tonight at 2000 to put in a programme; Female Sexual Abuse - Breaking the Silence - presented by Penny Marshall. The programme - about women who sexually abuse children - talks to those who have been abused and includes accounts from those who have been abusers...

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  16. Pictures from Iraq on the PM blog

    Thursday 24 September 2009, 13:00

    Hugh Sykes Hugh Sykes

    Guantanamo Bay: 245 prisoners.
    US camps in Iraq: 8,305 prisoners.

    They're in two relatively small camps near Baghdad. The third - and most used - Camp Bucca, in the southern desert, has just closed.

    Here's a taste of it:

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    editor's note: these remarkable pictures, taken by Hugh Sykes in a US 'theatre internment...

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  17. Dramatising the Lockerbie trial

    Friday 28 August 2009, 12:06

    Jeremy Howe Jeremy Howe Commissioning Editor

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    Steve (editor of the Radio 4 blog) asked me if we had any interesting material about the genesis of the Lockerbie on Trial programme that I co-produced with Margaret Renn back in 2001: court transcripts, etc. that he could use on this blog. I thought my offer of sending him the nearly 10,000 pages I...

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  18. Treating radio 4 output as data

    Tuesday 25 August 2009, 16:38

    David Rogers David Rogers Senior Techincal Architect

    Editor's note: BBC techies have been working with their counterparts at The Guardian and elsewhere to build new sources of data - in this case data about the media appearances of our MPs - SB.

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    At the end of July the Guardian held an internal hackday at their offices in King's Cross. They invited two engineers...

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  19. Robin Lustig is on the Road in Mexico

    Thursday 2 July 2009, 16:37

    Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick Head of Interactive, Radio 3

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    World Tonight presenter Robin Lustig is on the road again - this time in Mexico, a country that he and editor Alistair Burnett feel has been unfairly absent from the news agenda lately (apart from Swine Flu) and is due for some attention. He's posting daily on the World Tonight blog while he's there...

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  20. Responding to big stories at Radio 4

    Sunday 28 June 2009, 21:07

    Mark Damazer Mark Damazer

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    We've thrown things up in the air in recent days in a bid to respond to two big stories - MPs' expenses and the disputed Iranian election.

    Last Thursday evening John Simpson did 'The Report' - our new Current Affairs strand. He spoke about what it was like reporting from Iran this month before he was...

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