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George Entwistle is gone but how to rebuild confidence in the BBC?

The fact that George Entwistle has resigned is good news for the BBC – although a personally devastating decision for one honourable individual.* The real problem at the BBC right now is not trust, it’s confidence. In the long-term trust in the BBC will resume its normally high levels and it deserves that. There is much excellent output from the […]

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November 10th, 2012|Journalism|3 Comments|

Help! What is the value of social media to public service journalism?

Added value for society is generally speaking what public service journalism aims for.  But what’s the public value of a tweet? How should public service journalists use Twitter and the rest of social media to produce public value?

How do we define public value for this new media? Is is just about content? Do customer service and communication with the audience play a […]

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September 24th, 2012|Journalism, Research|2 Comments|

What is the value of social media to public service journalism? New research project

We all know that using social media like Twitter and having online platforms such as blogs can enhance our journalism. But what if you have a particular public service brief, for example, working for a public service broadcaster? In some media markets such as Austria, public service broadcasters are not allowed to use social media freely. It is seen as […]

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It doesn’t matter who is the boss at the BBC. And yet, at this time it matters more than ever.

BBC Director General Mark Thompson was the consummate BBC suit who was promoted quickly, did much, but left little substantial legacy that can be attributed directly to him. He was an adept politician, a hard-working and dedicated servant of public service broadcasting who has left the BBC in relatively good shape considering the challenges it has faced. Overall, the BBC […]

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March 20th, 2012|Journalism, Media|2 Comments|