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Charles Miller

edits this blog. Twitter: @chblm

Blog posts in total 257

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  1. Meet the new blog, same as the old blog

    This blog is moving to a new home, but everything else about it will stay the same.

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  2. 360 video in news: Not just watching, but experiencing

    What does the apparently more authentic experience of 360 video offer news coverage? Sarah Jones, from Coventry University, talks technology, and gives some newbies their first 360 experience.

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  3. Bad news for broadcasters as online video powers ahead

    New research suggests that when subscription TV income overtook TV advertising in 2008 it was just the first in a series of changes in the media ecosystem.

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  4. Can the BBC embrace gaming culture?

    The BBC's Si Lumb is bringing together the cultures of broadcasting and gaming for the BBC.

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  5. Giving momentum to online video: The new world of MCNs

    The multi-channel networks (MCNs) are a thriving new media sector, maximising the potential of online video across different online platforms.

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  6. Can free stuff make you rich? The battle of internet business models

    When big internet businesses offer services for free, is there a living to be made for content creators? Just how easy is it to get rich, even for YouTube superstars?

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  7. Now news videos can be created by software

    A New York tech startup, Wibbitz, has developed software that takes a written news story, creates a commentary track from it and finds shots to illustrate it. Should news journalists be worried?

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  8. Mishal Husain: The challenges of Today

    Mishal Husain’s professional life is a mix of the carefully planned and the spontaneous – much like the formula for the Today programme, which she joined two and a half years ago.

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  9. How to tell seven murder stories in 60 minutes

    Vanessa Engle explains how she made a documentary about domestic violence, negotiating a range of issues with contributors and colleagues.

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  10. Five ways to stop your FOI request being rejected

    The BBC's Freedom of Information experts offer a beginner's guide to how to frame a request, and how to avoid the pitfalls that will lead to rejection.

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  11. Come fly with me. Drone filming for beginners.

    A producer enjoys a first taste of filming with a camera on a drone. But what is the potential for drones operated by producers and directors?

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  12. Is AI a threat to media jobs? An encounter with one of the UK’s brightest tech minds

    The founder of DeepMind, Demis Hassabis, is developing AI (artificial intelligence), drawing on his experience as a neuroscientist. What does it mean for the media?

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  13. How you knew your place in the BBC in the days of Television Centre

    The reconstruction of the BBC's Television Centre is a reminder of times past, when BBC had rules about everything - including how much carpet was allowed in each office.

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  14. New online formats: What I learnt from my audience

    BBC Taster is an experimental project that lets producers try new formats and asks the audience for feedback on each one. Here's what the audience told one producer about his work.

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  15. Why the launch of eBay was a media milestone

    Twenty years ago, without any fanfare, eBay opened for business. Some of the ideas that made it work as a safe online auction site became central to the tech and communications revolutions we are still living through.

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  16. Corbyn and Trump connect with Google users

    As former outsiders in their respective leadership contests, Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn have received far more coverage than their fellow candidates. But information about Google searches shows that it’s not just the media who find them more interesting than their rivals.

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  17. Pimp my iPad: An interactive documentary experiment

    How do you make an interactive video on an iPad? Charles Miller finds out.

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  18. How to get an idea commissioned by Horizon

    The Horizon team explains what makes the kind of films they want to commission. And it's not all just 'big science'.

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  19. Hardly a general election at all, it’s such a particular one

    Election discussions from the Polis Conference, Vote 2015! Journalism and Elections - featuring Adam Boulton, Andrew Marr and other speakers.

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  20. Is it true about Final Cut X? My three-day conversion

    Final Cut X is the most controversial version of Apple's video editing software, launched to cries of horror from existing users. How much does it still deserve its initial reputation?

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