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Blog posts by year and monthJanuary 2011

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  1. Coming soon: the follow-me camera for self-shooters

    Take two product design guys in California, add a garage and an idea and you have Satarii - a start-up operation behind a mobile accessory for solo video shoots. With your smartphone lodged in its pocket-size docking station, you don a small tracking device and, as you move about, the dock "s...

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  2. Robert Peston: my blog gives my sources confidence to talk to me

    In a new series about how journalists use blogging, the BBC's Business Editor, Robert Peston, says his blog is "almost the heart of the way I operate". One of BBC News' most read blogs, Peston's Picks was launched in January 2007 with these words: "Here and now is the best time to be broadc...

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  3. I'm a celebrity, take me home

    How would you set about making a documentary about Ireland, or class and politics? Maybe start with a presenter? Someone who knows the subject. Say, Terry Wogan for Ireland, and Andrew Neil for class and politics. Then perhaps devise a 'journey' for your presenter? Both physical, as they tra...

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  4. Video: What is Video Journalism?

    Last night, Sandbox at the British Film Institute saw the beginning on something very interesting: an eclectic mix of film-makers, online journalists, bloggers, students, foreign correspondents, lecturers and editors gathered to discuss - and, as it turned out, have a number of heated arguments ...

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  5. A culture of contempt

    The News of the World hacking scandal will clearly have consequences for News Corp, the Metropolitan Police, the Press Complaints Commission and - of course - the individuals concerned. But as all lame pieces to camera end: 'only time will tell'. The timing couldn't be worse for Murdoch pere e...

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  6. Social is the new search

    As Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg suggests, this is the year when social stops being an experiment and starts becoming core to everything we do online. For consumers, this means we'll be bringing our friends with us into our websites and mobile applications, to our browsers and desktops (as...

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  7. Twitter-versus-TV debate after Moscow airport bombing

    Reporting of the bomb blast in Moscow's Domodedovo airport has sparked a new round in the debate on the merits of social versus traditional media in Russia. Russian users of Twitter have been crowing about how the story broke on the microblogging service well before it was reported on TV and r...

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  8. Video: Inside the Airline Industry

    John Strickland, the aviation industry consultant, gave one of his regular College of Journalism 'Inside the Airline Industry' briefings on 26 January. He looked at the state of budget airlines, airport hubs, the cost of the ash cloud and snow, and what impact new government policies could have.

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  9. Event: Reporting Science

    Wednesday 2 February, BBC Television Centre, London Professor Colin Blakemore, one the UK's leading scientists, Fiona Fox, Director of the Science Media Centre, and the BBC's Environment and Science Correspondent, David Shukman, are to give a BBC College of Journalism masterclass on repor...

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  10. New spades for digging data

    Next week I'll be at the College of Journalism's awayday to do a brief turn on future trends in an attempt to signpost some potential training needs for BBC staff. Data journalism is looming large on my radar as demand grows for greater openness and accountability from government and business...

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