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Blog posts by year and monthJune 2011

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  1. Hari apologises for journalistic methods

    Johann Hari has responded to criticisms of his interview methods - which produced a storm on Twitter. A summary appears on Storify.  

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  2. Event: Rome Hartman - America and the BBC

    Rome Hartman in conversation with Justin Webb Rome Hartman, the executive producer and creator of BBC World News America, is to take part in a CoJo lunchtime seminar looking at the BBC and its future role in the US media. Rome, who is leaving the BBC for a senior role at the US network NBC,...

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  3. Levi Bellfield: too much too soon?

    When the jury in the Milly Dowler case filed into court to return its guilty verdict, media outlets had their fingers poised over the 'Go' button on their background pieces. However, it would appear some of them pressed that button too soon. Backgrounders typically comprise material such as...

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  4. Four lessons I've learnt about using Facebook for journalism

    My experiment last week in running a blog entirely through a Facebook Page quietly came to the end of its allotted four weeks. It's been a useful exercise and I'm going to adapt the experiment slightly. Here's what I learnt: 1. Facebook suits emotive material The most popular posts du...

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  5. What the blogs say: building and testing tools for future journalism

    Is Facebook a viable platform for journalism? Paul Bradshaw, @paulbradshaw, who runs the MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University, decided to find out by forsaking his Online Journalism Blog and writing instead on a Facebook Page (artfully named Paul Bradshaw's Online Journalism Blo...

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  6. Undercover in Syria: how Sue Lloyd-Roberts became a student of Byzantium

    Sue Lloyd-Roberts reported from Syria for Newsnight this week. Because foreign journalists are not allowed into the country, she went undercover. This is her account of the trip: I have been working undercover in countries which are unfriendly to journalists for 20 years now and I follow a str...

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  7. Greece and the Crisis in the Eurozone

    The economic and wider political implications of what's currently happening in Greece and the Eurozone are not just a story for the next day or week. BBC journalists will be covering the story for the next few years. That's the view of the BBC's Business Editor, Robert Peston, and BBC Chief Ec...

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  8. BBC College of Journalism launches new foreign-language websites

    On my first day as a news presenter at the BBC World Service, I realised that, in order to produce and present an impartial, balanced and accurate report, in addition to journalistic training I badly needed to know the in-house style of my department: which Pashto word to use; which pronunciatio...

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  9. Spreading the BBC's training around the world

    I know from experience how seriously we take training at the BBC. I was lucky enough to start here 20 years ago as a news trainee. At the time, that meant TWO years learning the ropes - from crafting that tight, crisp intro that keeps the listener listening, to wielding a razor blade lovingly ov...

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  10. New opposition Libyan newspaper launched

    A new pro-opposition Libyan newspaper, Mayadin, is the latest of dozens of new media outlets - TV, radio and online - that have appeared inside and outside Libya since February, providing an alternative to the output of the regime's media machine. Mayadin is distributed in Benghazi but printed...

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