Tag Archives: Channel 4

Oct 1 2013

Diversity: can it pay a digital dividend?

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The media and communications industries have some of the worst records for diversity or social mobility and journalism is just about the worst of all. So it was great to hear so many top media folk talking about some impressive … Continue reading

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Jul 20 2013

The challenge of reporting an unreported world

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This report by Polis Summer School student David R Myles on how one foreign correspondent deals with the unique challenges of invetigating original stories around the world. Imagine this: You are a journalist sitting in the passenger seat of a rickety SUV, … Continue reading

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Oct 13 2010

The New Fourth Estate: a response to Alan Rusbridger

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Is this a media Magna Carta moment? In a stimulating ‘Beta stage’ essay Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has suggested that British Journalism – the Fourth Estate – is now made up of three divisions. But what is really interesting is … Continue reading

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Oct 6 2009

The Turner Prize and Modern Art: But Is It Journalism?

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A breakfast tour of the 25th Turner Prize show is a nice way to start my birthday, but did I really understand what I was seeing? In the end, all non-specialist  journalism about contemporary culture returns to one question: Is It … Continue reading

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Jul 8 2009

Detours are the straight way to success on the Internet (Matt Locke at Polis Summer School – guestblog)

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How do you catch the attention of young people in a world, where the amount of information available is so massive, indeed,, for all practical reasons, infinite? That is the question Matt Locke, commissioning editor on Channel 4, is facing everyday, … Continue reading

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Jun 15 2009

Iran: Twitter goes mainstream

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If you really want to know what is happening in Iran, go online. Tonight, the brilliant Lindsey  Hilsum from Channel 4 News had an exclusive interview with an opposition politician and great pictures of her in the heart of the … Continue reading

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Mar 12 2009

The BBC: from Fortress to Open House

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The news that the BBC is planning to share its studios and other facilities with ITV regional news indicates that the fortresses of British public service broadcasting are coming tumbling down.

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Feb 11 2009

Jon Snow Online: an old man does new media rather well…

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Sorry to be positive two days in a row, but Jon Snow’s blog is very, very good. Why? because it is absolutely his voice, character and journalistic talent on display without ties, cameras and autocues to get in the way.

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Jan 29 2009

Unseen Gaza: the debate continues

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Channel 4′s Dispatches on the media coverage of the Gaza dispute was an excellent exposition of the effects of the Israeli media blockade. Now Channel 4 have staged a debate with members of the public, experts and media practitioners. Here … Continue reading

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Jan 22 2009

Oxford Media Convention: Burnham on the future of media

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A lot of talk here from Secretary of State Andy Burnham onwards about the public and yet the citizen is strangely absent. The Oxford Media Convention is the media community drawing up its annual wishlist and airing its collective angsts. 

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