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Blog posts by year and monthOctober 2011

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  1. Ten things European public service broadcasters are doing on the web

    "These are not the Oscars - this is the Prix Europa," according to festival organiser Susanne Hoffmann, talking at Saturday's prize-giving ceremony in Berlin. But when it comes to public service broadcasters (psbs) in Europe, it's as good as it gets. Producers of TV, radio and online get toge...

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  2. Event: COP 17 and Reporting Climate Change

    Wednesday 2 November, 2011, TV Centre, London The BBC College of Journalism is holding a lunchtime briefing to look ahead to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban from 28 November to 9 December. Richard Black, the BBC environment correspondent, and Alejandro Litovsky, founde...

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  3. Event: BBC News - The Digital Road Map

    In a series of lunchtime sessions, Phil Fearnley, general manager, BBC Future Media News & Knowledge, and Steve Herrmann, editor of the BBC News website, will be giving an insight into the BBC's latest plans for news content on digital platforms. They'll preview the work currently under way on...

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  4. Event: Guarding Radio's Sacred Flame

    Wednesday 16 November 2011, BBC Broadcasting House, London Gwyneth Williams has just completed her first year as controller of BBC Radio 4 - the station with one of the most vocal and critical audiences out there. So, how easy is it to innovate without upsetting the traditionalists? And how...

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  5. Event: Alex Crawford - Reflections

    Alex Crawford's Libya coverage won her widespread acclaim when she travelled into the conflict with rebel forces. The first journalist to make it into Tripoli after it fell to rebel forces, she coloured her career further with the occasional arrest, detainment, bullet, IED, tear-gassing and mort...

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  6. Video: Conflict and Competition

    This BBC College of Journalism and Frontline Club debate, 'Reporting Conflict and Competition', looked at the risks and pressures of reporting from war zones. The events of the 'Arab Spring' in the Middle East and North Africa have highlighted the challenges of covering a fast-moving story in...

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  7. Engaging the local population - online

    Journalists can learn a great deal from some politicians in terms of engagement, collaboration and co-production. With more than 1.1 million Twitter followers, 51,500 Facebook 'likes' and 1,000 YouTube subscribers, Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, provides a great illustration of ...

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  8. Social media part of daily output

    What's the cost of not being on social media? Certainly, having an account that is not well maintained has consequences, but not being there at all is definitely 'a no-win situation'. This is one of the many thoughts that came across on Wednesday 5 October during the social media awayday orga...

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  9. Reaching breaking point: journalism and trauma

    From Libya to Afghanistan, and in countless domestic news stories, journalists are exposing themselves daily to potentially traumatic experiences.

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  10. The 'Big Society' is happening - online

    It was timely that the launch of the latest Oxford Internet Survey coincided with the debate in the Commons over releasing all documents about the Hillsborough disaster. The debate came about because of a well supported online petition which, as the survey points out, is the most popular form of...

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