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Charles Miller

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  1. Progress in VR: when the content is more interesting than the technology

    Progress in VR: when the content is more interesting than the technology

    The BBC demonstrated its new VR project, 1943 Berlin Blitz, in a tent at an air show. Members of the public loved it, with the sights, sounds and smells of real aviation enhancing the effect of being inside a virtual Lancaster bomber.

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  2. Learning through technology, with the help of old-fashioned human contact

    Learning through technology, with the help of old-fashioned human contact

    At a learning conference, technology is at the centre of many projects, but so is the personal attention of project leaders to their individual learners.

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  3. Triumph from tragedy: The making of a feature documentary

    Triumph from tragedy: The making of a feature documentary

    Two film-makers, Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds, premiered their first feature documentary in London last week. Following the death of their son, they have explored the subject of parental bereavement in a deeply personal film. Completing and distributing the film has been a struggle, but they ha...

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  4. Celebrating the new sound revolution

    Celebrating the new sound revolution

    The BBC's Sounds Amazing conference in New Broadcasting House on 2 May 2018 explored the future of sound and the changing relationship between broadcasters and audio

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  5. Trusted guides - a new role for journalists?

    Trusted guides - a new role for journalists?

    In the confusing environment of social media, conventional journalism mixes with information from a wide range of sources, including the malign. That’s redefining how journalists need to think of themselves and their work, argues Charlie Warzel of Buzzfeed.

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  6. How they make The Crown sparkle

    How they make The Crown sparkle

    The production team behind Netflix's The Crown explain how they handle such a huge, complex project - which will end up as at least 40 hours of finished film.

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  7. Digital trends 2018: Higher quality and more personal experiences

    Digital trends 2018: Higher quality and more personal experiences

    A report on trends in journalism, media and technology predicts that online advertising will be less prominent and that media organisations will work to bring content back to their own platforms, away from the internet giants.

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  8. Can data save journalism?

    Can data save journalism?

    Data journalism offers a way to create multiple local stories from a single nationwide research effort. Three enterprises, two commercial and one non-profit, described the process at a data journalism conference.

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  9. Journalism in the digital era: New thinking about communities and business

    Journalism in the digital era: New thinking about communities and business

    With many traditional local news organisations in financial difficulties, community and hyperlocal news providers are exploring new business models - from membership to crowdfunding. Their practitioners say that with today's low barriers to entry, their journalism can be as good as that of tradi...

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  10. Local journalism in the digital age: good news or bad news?

    Local journalism in the digital age: good news or bad news?

    Local and regional news have changed radically in recent years. Do new digital services make up for the weakening of traditional media and journalism, such as coverage in local newspapers?

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  11. How to make it as a digital entrepreneur in 18 months

    How to make it as a digital entrepreneur in 18 months

    Anastasia Kenyon tells the story of her startup success.

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  12. Can you tell a story in three seconds? What works in social video

    Can you tell a story in three seconds? What works in social video

    Social media content reaches huge audiences. But to make to maximise engagement, content producers must think about the different situations users will be in when available to view.

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  13. AI at the BBC: Hi-tech hopes and sci-fi fears

    AI at the BBC: Hi-tech hopes and sci-fi fears

    The BBC's use of AI and its role in promoting understanding of AI were discussed at a series of events for its staff and the public.

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  14. ‘It’s like planning a dinner’: How they tried to attract women to computer programming

    ‘It’s like planning a dinner’: How they tried to attract women to computer programming

    A look at how ideas about tech jobs were or weren't suitable for women have changed over the years.

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  15. BBC Design & Engineering is encouraging women to apply for jobs

    BBC Design & Engineering is encouraging women to apply for jobs

    BBC Design & Engineering held an event to encourage more women to apply for jobs and help correct the gender imbalance in their group. We talked to its leaders and staff about how to get a job at the BBC.

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  16. What does AI mean for the BBC?

    What does AI mean for the BBC?

    Artificial intelligence will present media organisations with complex responsibilities as well as opportunities. Rumman Chowdury considers the challenges for the BBC in three particular areas: journalism, reaching minority audiences and corporate ethics.

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  17. VR and 360 video: What are they good for?

    VR and 360 video: What are they good for?

    Experiments with 360 video and VR by news organisations have raised questions about how to attract a mass audience and what kind of content works best in this new medium.

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  18. Big or small, fast or slow: What’s the best strategy for VR development?

    Big or small, fast or slow: What’s the best strategy for VR development?

    Zillah Watson's research for the Reuters Institute into the use of virtual reality and 360 video by news organisations highlights the dilemmas they face in trying to bring these new media to a mass audience.

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  19. Learning at Work Week: Making your organisation stronger

    Learning at Work Week: Making your organisation stronger

    The accumulated knowledge and culture within an organisation that allows it to work effectively is known as social capital. Increasingly, intangibles such as social capital are critical assets, and that's why learning at work is so important.

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  20. 360 video: Editing in the round

    360 video: Editing in the round

    How do you edit 360 video? It's easy enough once you discover how to work with the correct files.

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