Tag: UK

The Guardian to contract bloggers for local news

• October 12, 2009 • Comments (4)

While Swedish national papers have moved away from local news initiatives, as local advertising markets are not ready to support costly coverage, there are examples in other countries of how to build coverage by collaborating with local bloggers. The most recent comes from the Guardian, who are looking to contract bloggers in Leeds, Cardiff and […]

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The BBC to educate the public in journalism

• March 9, 2009 • Comments (0)

Now everyone can take part of the online journalistic training and resources the BBC has available to its journalists. The BBC blog dot life announces a virtual college of journalism: “One of the most important things that we need to think about and do is teach journalism to the next generation and to the new […]

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Geo-stories, the result of the Brighton multimedia project

• May 15, 2007 • Comments (0)
Geo-stories, the result of the Brighton multimedia project

In December I wrote about the multimedia project in Brighton which is a collaboration between the University of Brighton, Nokia, Ymogen and the BBC. Today the result was released as Geo-stories, a set of geo-tagged photos and film clips brought together as a kind of multimedia story on this site. If the goal was to […]

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Robin Hamman on the pilot BBC project in Manchester

• May 13, 2007 • Comments (2)
Robin Hamman on the pilot BBC project in Manchester

The BBC is a media company in the forefront when it comes to working with its users, letting them contribute in different ways. One of their projects that I’ve been following for a while is the Manchester blogging project, a pilot study where editors work closely with a community of local bloggers. Last Thursday I […]

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Al Gore brings Current TV to the UK and Ireland

• March 13, 2007 • Comments (1)
Al Gore brings Current TV to the UK and Ireland

Current TV, the interactive tv network founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt in 2005, has now launched its UK version. With air time on both Sky and Virgin Media platforms in the UK and Ireland, the channel can add 10 million homes covered to its 40 million in the US. Company chairman Al Gore […]

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Hyperlocal sites from UK's largest newspaper publisher

• January 28, 2007 • Comments (0)
Hyperlocal sites from UK's largest newspaper publisher

The Teesside Gazette has launched five hyper-local sites, under the name Your Gazette, based on postal codes in the Middlesborough area in the UK. Interestingly enough, this initiative comes from UK’s largest newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror. It’s interesting to see that a huge company can think about focusing on few people, as is necessary in […]

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BBC to open up journalism training site to the public

• January 21, 2007 • Comments (0)

Speaking of what bloggers need to approach journalism… The BBC are doing what they can to bridge the gap and educate citizens about the rules and workings of the journalistic trade. They are launching a training site to improve their journalism, and intend to open it up to the public at the end of the […]

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Reading stats for the Guardian's blogs – but incoming links more important, says McIntosh

• January 6, 2007 • Comments (3)

On his blog, Neil McIntosh, head of editorial development at Guardian Unlimited, offers some usually secret statistics of blog traffic at the Guardian. blog traffic of 1.2m page impressions in December 05 grew to a record 7.1m pages in July 06 as the World Cup and troubles in the Middle East sparked lively discussion across […]

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BBC starts citizen journalism project in Brighton

• December 19, 2006 • Comments (1)

In collaboration with the University of Brighton, Nokia and Ymogen, BBC Innovation is launching a month-long citizen journalism project in Brighton. It’s a multimedia project, meaning the participants will use video, still photography and text combined. Phones – Nokia Nseries multimedia computers – and a Garmin Etrex GPS device will be used by University of […]

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BBC hosting blogging workshops in Manchester

• December 3, 2006 • Comments (0)

The BBC will arrange a blogging workshop in Manchester, as a part of the Manchester Blogging project, an interesting approach in which the BBC simply wants people to blog more, and to submit their RSS feeds so that BBC staff can keep track of them. Or, in their own words: This project is an experiment […]

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BBC pioneering "citizen tv" with Your News

• November 28, 2006 • Comments (0)

BBC News 24’s launch of Your News, a tv news program to be made up of user-generated content, marks another step in the convergence of citizen and established media. The pilot of the show was aired Saturday, and was comprised of material sent to the BBC by its viewers, readers etc, and also a top […]

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