I have been shot more times than I have been credited by the BBC

Nov
17

We talked a few weeks ago about how one Frontline News cameraman, Peter Jouvenal, failed to get the credit for his footage from the fall of Kabul and missed out on an Emmy award.

The other surviving Frontline founder member, Vaughan Smith, wrote this piece in today's Guardian on the same theme.

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This week's web editor is...

Nov
17

I forgot to draw the new web editor in this morning's lecture, so I can now exclusively reveal that the Random Gods of Journalism have chosen...

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Max Mosley Strikes Back

Nov
13

Paul Dacre had his say at the Society of Editors Conference. Now Max Mosley, the man whose sex life Mr Dacre considers a legitimate topic for newspaper reporting and condemnation, has retaliated in the Guardian. Does Max have a point?

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'Versioning' for TV and radio

Nov
11

In his Centre for Journalism masterclass yesterday, BBC World Affairs correspondent Allan Little explained how 'version' had become a verb for news reporters - as in, "Can you version that TV report for radio?" I thought an example would be in order, so here are two versions of Jeremy Bowen's reports from the Middle East yesterday.

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Beeb caption howler

Nov
11

Medway's director of legal studies Lesley Phippen just popped  up to say she'd noticed a caption howler on the BBC's live coverage of the Armistice commemorations. Apparently, war veterans had been laying 'reefs' at the Cenotaph...

I blame Jonathan Ross.

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Deadline extension: video news assignment

Nov
10

To make up for the fact that today's teaching time was used by our visiting lecture, the deadline for the video news assignment has been extended until 5pm on Friday 14 November.

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Plan for RAG week

Nov
09

The raise and give society is run by Sarah Rawlinson and Sarah Brockhurst, it is a fun way to raise as much money as possible and all proceeds go to local and national charities.

This week is RAG week, there are loads of events going on throughout the day in the pilkington building and at night in coopers and there is fancy dress (so this week there will actually be people in our union bar!!!).

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Anelka Brace Sends Chelsea Back to the Summit

Nov
09

Nicolas Anelka helped himself to two goals against Blackburn Rovers this afternoon to send Chelsea back to the top of the Premier League on goal difference ahead of Liverpool.

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BBC Executive Resigns

Nov
07

Breaking News (18:17 GMT)

BBC Radio 2's David Barber has resigned following last week's disciplinary action against offensive prank calls made by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross, according to the BBC News Channel.

Barber is the second BBC executive to resign in the past two weeks after last Thursday's resignation by Radio 2 controller, Leslie Douglas.

He will step down from his role as head of specialist music and compliance.

A spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that Dave Barber has resigned from the BBC."

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Recession Begins to Bite Hard in Medway

Nov
07

The first frosts of winter are beginning to bite in the dockside towns of Gillingham and Chatham – and so is the looming recession. Figures out last week confirmed that the UK economy experienced its first quarter of negative economic growth for 16 years. But even closer to home, unemployment has risen to nearly 4,000 in the Medway area and shoppers are beginning to feel the pinch in the run up to Christmas.

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