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What do you want from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4? (and the rest)

Our public service broadcasting debate on Tuesday night is virtually the last chance to impact on the Ofcom Public Service Broadcasting Review. Stewart Purvis from Ofcom will be there to explain the importance of this crucial process. As regulators of broadcasting their report will set the terms for how government shapes the broadcast environment after the analogue switch-off in 2012.

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June 2nd, 2008|Research|0 Comments|

Boston: more than a feeling?

I am in Boston for a conference on the media and global governance but it’s the local news that has caught my eye. The Boston Fox and ABC affiliates that I watched in my Cambridge Hotel room were leading with weather porn last night as heavy rain storms swept across eastern Massachusetts. I love weather stories.To care about the weather is […]

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May 28th, 2008|Journalism|3 Comments|

Polly's no Miss Bimbo but is Natasha?

Three women occupy my mind today: Miss Bimbo, Natasha Kaplinsky and Polly Toynbee. Following the Polis Women and the Media event I have had my consciousness raised, as we used to say in the politically-correct 1980s. But now Women’s Studies have become redundant what has become of gender and the media?

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March 25th, 2008|Research|1 Comment|

ITV News Exposed!

ITV News has has decided to expose itself and its leading journalists to the world. They have created an excellent video blog which has a series of YouTube-style films showing the inner workings of correspondents as they report from Afghanistan and Antartica to Grays Inn Road.

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March 8th, 2008|Journalism, Media|1 Comment|

News at Ten: Back to the Future

The return of News at Ten felt like a trip back in time in more ways than one. This was a solid slab of ITN’s more populist journalism. They had a world exclusive interview with Princess Diana’s ‘love of her life’, Bill Neilly live from under an Antarctic glacier and various reporters in helicopters and and at murder scenes.

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January 14th, 2008|Journalism|0 Comments|