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Blog posts by year and monthSeptember 2011

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  1. Event: Competition and Reporting Conflict

    Wednesday 19 October, 2011, The Frontline Club, London After the headlines trumpeting that Alex Crawford and Sky News were clear winners of the battle for reporting Tripoli, we will be taking stock of this recent chapter in covering modern warfare. With a panel of newsroom executives and fron...

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  2. Event: Libya and 'the Arab Spring' - The Media Aftermath

    Tuesday 11 October 2011, East India House, London The Media Society and BBC College of Journalism LIBYA AND 'THE ARAB SPRING' - THE MEDIA AFTERMATH There has been a second battle going on in Libya - between broadcasters. What were the special difficulties and dangers involved in covering t...

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  3. The tech times they are a changing - faster than ever

    "Death and taxes" was Benjamin Franklin's famous dictum about the only certainties in life. If the Founding Father were alive today he might add the quickening pace of technological change to that maxim. Certain technologies are now so ubiquitous in many people's lives that we forget how new t...

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  4. How the news finds you...

    We can all think of occasions when we found out important news from a friend. It happened to me with the death of Princess Diana in 1997, on a lazy Sunday morning with a phone call from a relative - something of an embarrassment given I worked for a breaking news website at the time. These da...

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  5. Event: Mainstream Media and the Distribution of News

    Tuesday 4 October 2011, Broadcasting House, London 'Mainstream Media and the Distribution of News in the Age of Social Discovery' How social media is changing the production, distribution and discovery of news and further undermining the business models of mainstream media companies ...

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  6. Big Stories: The EU and the Eurozone

    Eurozone leaders may have bought themselves a little time but what happens next will have profound implications for both democracy and the future of the European project. That's the view of the BBC's Europe Editor, Gavin Hewitt, who was one of the speakers at a Big Stories seminar on the EU and ...

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  7. Video: US Elections - with Mark Mardell and Simon Wilson

    The BBC's North America Editor, Mark Mardell, and the BBC's Washington Bureau Editor, Simon Wilson, gave a CoJo lunchtime session looking ahead to the US presidential elections next year. The elections may still be nearly 14 months away but the battle lines are already being drawn, both in ter...

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  8. Breivik: in the mind of a killer

    Anders Breivik, who confessed to killing 77 people in Norway in July, has reappeared in court. Every timeĀ I see his face on TV a chill runs down my spine. This may be too emotional a response for a journalist, since strong feelings can arguably compromise impartiality. Having interviewed som...

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  9. The smartphone revolution

    In retrospectives prompted by Steve Jobs' recent decision to stand down as CEO of Apple, not surprisingly the iPod, iPhone and iPad were all cited as major successes. Apple, of course, didn't invent the technologies behind these products, but it has undeniably played a major role in bringing the...

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  10. The politics of the party conference

    Autumn arrives and with it the party conferences. Political pundit Lance Price considers their relevance: It was a pleasure to speak at a BBC College of Journalism event about party conferences and how they are managed, or mismanaged. I felt I could understand both sides of the argument, havin...

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