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Mar 27 2013

The Polis Journalism Conference April 5th 2013 #PolisTrust

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We will post a link here to the video of the sessions in the near future. You can find the links to the video and audio podcasts next to the speakers in the schedule below. (Scroll down). You can find … Continue reading

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Apr 18 2010

TV Is The New Media For This Election: Connecting People & Politicians

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This is a weird election, especially from a media point of view. As I predicted, it is the TV election, but I hadn’t realised just how radically that might turn out. I have just spent half a day combing through … Continue reading

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Sep 5 2009

Celibates, priests or toffs? The future of freelance

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This should be the golden age of freelance journalism but instead it is in danger of turning into a hobby. New media technologies combined with economic shakedown should mean that flexibility and innovation should thrive. Freelancers -  in my experience … Continue reading

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Jul 1 2009

Close BBC News 24? Can we reinvent rolling news?

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Rolling 24 hour news channels drive the news agenda. They are on permanently in newsrooms, government and business offices. Every country used to have an airline as a symbol of national pride, now they have a news channel. CNN, BBC … 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 2 2009

Snow Joke: Why can't Britain bear a blizzard?

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Students at the LSE from Russia, Sweden, Canada (or even Scotland) can’t understand why London has shut down today. A bit of snow and the place grinds to a halt. The media has also demanded to know why the capital and the … Continue reading

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Jan 21 2009

Bringing The World to Britain: International news in Public Service Broadcasting

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It’s the day that Ofcom announce their options for public service broadcasting and the eve of the Oxford Media Convention when the media people will get together to talk about it. But what about the actual content? Polis has a … Continue reading

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Jan 12 2009

Five into 4 won't go – or will it?

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Mergers are a traditional response to economic hardship so perhaps it’s not so surprising that someone is suggesting that Channel 4 and Five should “consolidate”: “Consolidation could offer the prospect of both short and long-term benefits: immediate cost savings and … Continue reading

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Oct 14 2008

Time to garage the road movies?

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My old colleague Jon Snow is about to tour America in a very nice yellow convertible for Channel 4′s Dispatches. He will have to be careful not to bump into Stephen Fry who drove a London taxi around every state … Continue reading

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Jul 21 2008

Hogging the screen: should journalists be centre stage? (guest blog)

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A video of Fox News personality Laura Ingraham has been circulating in which she complains, yells, argues and moans about everything from makeup to words on her teleprompter being spelled wrong.  It is amusing, but why are so many journalists becoming the stories rather than reporting … Continue reading

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