Tag Archives: BBC

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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Oct 24 2013

What Is Visual Journalism?

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What IS Visual Journalism? It isn’t just television of course. But it’s not only online pie charts and graphs and representations of data. Visual journalism is about using technology to make news more interactive, more exciting and creative, and make … Continue reading

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Oct 8 2013

Tony Hall’s Joined Up BBC

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In the words of Baldrick, BBC DG Tony Hall has a ‘cunning plan’. But unlike Blackadder’s scrofulous sidekick, his one might work. Hall’s keynote speech about the BBC’s future had an audience of external media folk, but it’s main impact … Continue reading

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Aug 22 2013

From fee to mutual? What kind of BBC do you want to emerge from Charter Renewal?

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If the BBC is such great value then why do we have to take 180,000 people to court every year to make them pay for it? In answering that question we soon get into a discussion about how public service … Continue reading

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May 16 2013

Guardian’s Katz to BBC Newsnight: the significance of a small splash in the London media pond

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In the general scheme of things the move of the deputy editor of a small circulation quality broadsheet to the post of editor of a niche BBC news programme is not seismic. Even in the relatively small pond of London … Continue reading

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Apr 19 2013

Boston: just another day in the news revolution?

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What does the Boston bombing tell us about how news is changing? This post was written while it was happening, so it’s a first draft and  I welcome further thoughts and feedback. It was an exceptional story but I think … Continue reading

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