Tag Archives: BBC

Jul 30 2014

Should news get personal? Emotion and objectivity in the face of suffering

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Should journalists covering suffering allow their own emotions to become part of the story? [see comments and selected tweets at the bottom of this article for reaction] Jon Snow’s heartfelt monologue about the suffering of Gaza’s children has become a … Continue reading

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Jul 8 2014

Can the BBC keep giving the public what it wants?

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The BBC is facing multiple  pressures to change its structure and even its funding, but what about its editorial values? In the latest #PolisSummer School guest post, Leonor Gomes responds to a talk by BBC Academy editor Matthew Eltringham. The BBC … Continue reading

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Jun 2 2014

How social media has changed the BBC: Charlie Beckett in conversation with BBC news and current affairs director James Harding

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How has social media affected the BBC? James Harding, Director of BBC News and Current Affairs, discusses with Charlie Beckett, Polis Director and Head of LSE’s Department of Media and Communications in the opening session of the London Social Media … Continue reading

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May 29 2014

A 21st Century BBC: A lecture by Diane Coyle, Acting Chair of the BBC Trust

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In this lecture, Diane Coyle considers how the BBC can meet the challenge of providing a universal service while media channels proliferate and its audience becomes more and more diverse. She will also examine the BBC’s relationship with the state … Continue reading

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May 23 2014

BBC news boss James Harding on how social media has changed the BBC’s world

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This post was originally published on the BBC Academy website at the following link. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/blogcollegeofjournalism/posts/smsldn-James-Harding-on-how-social-media-has-changed-the-BBCs-world By Charles Miller, editor of the College of Journalism blog Is there something special about the BBC’s relationship to social media? That was the question … Continue reading

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Feb 7 2014

Transparency: The Polis Journalism Conference March 28th 2014

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We’ve just released the names of confirmed speakers for our annual journalism conference taking place on Friday March 28th. (See list below).  Registration for free tickets is available here. Our conference in 2013 on ‘Trust in Journalism’  was a great success … Continue reading

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Jan 8 2014

The Future of the BBC – my submission to the DCMS Select Committee for Charter Renewal

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This is my personal submission to the House of Commons Department of Culture, Media and Sports’ Select Committee inquiry into the future of the BBC in the lead up to BBC Charter Renewal in 2016. It draws partly on my … Continue reading

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Dec 11 2013

10 things (so far) that organisations say when they are criticised by journalists and don’t want to deal with the issues raised

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The BBC Panorama on charities was not a devastating deconstruction of the sector. It showed that a few (big name) charities are not entirely as ethical as they pretend; that they tend to be rather generous to departing staff (something … Continue reading

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Oct 28 2013

From TV to tablets – how the BBC’s onscreen journalism is changing

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“I used to say what I did and people would understand. Now people say, ‘what’s that?’” said Amanda Farnsworth, editor of visual journalism at the BBC, during the latest Polis Media Agenda Talk. This article by Polis intern Emma Goodman @EmmaMayAlex … Continue reading

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Oct 25 2013

Lessons from the ‘fabricated’ 3d Printer Gun Story

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The ‘fabricated’ 3D printer gun story is a parable of the good and bad of contemporary journalism. Some of the issues it raises are timeless. We all make mistakes. Journalism is by its nature imperfect. But what matters is admitting … Continue reading

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