Category Archives: Media

Inside BBC: How we make websites

Michael Smethhurst Information Architect @ BBC radio labs How we make websites A Slideshare presentation of the text. Inevitably, a bit technical: the BBC build database driven websites which handle a huge amount of content. Also, and understandable by anyone interested in building any sort of website, some of the sketches and diagrams they use […]

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Carter report on Guardian tech weekly

Discussion on Carter report Digital Britain on Guardian Tech Weekly podcast. Government intervention. How to pay for universal broadband? “Think like the Victorians” (Vic Keegan). 2MB is an aspiration, compared with 20 and 50MB in other countries. ‘Universal service obligation’ does not include a commitment to achieve even this speed for all. New media startups […]

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Google share of search still growing

“Of the 137 billion estimated total searches performed in the U.S. last year, 85 billion were done on Google. What’s even more impressive is that nearly 90 percent of all the growth in search volume was also captured by Google. Most of that growth came from increasing the number of searches per person, rather than […]

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After newspapers, the future for journalism

A video clip of the announcement to staff at the Seattle Post Intelligencer of the papers’ sale and closure of the print edition. It shows the human dimension to many of the issues covered in the lecture. Let’s salute the professionalism of  journalists who report the news, even if  it is the announcement of their […]

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Lecture flyer

A shameless self-publicist writes … The flyer for my Coventry Conversations lecture  After newspapers, what future for journalism? is out and available for download. The lecture is on Thursday 29th January and open to all. Pete Hnatushka has done a fine job of interpreting the brief for the graphic. The PDF is a 236Kb download.a_mackenzie_flyer

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On Tuesday 20th January President Obama takes office. Millions of people in America and around the world entrust their hopes to the new President. You could watch the inauguration on TV. In the UK, live on BBC 1 at 4.00pm. Also on Sky. You could also watch live on the internet via Hulu, where the […]

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Coventry Conversations 2009

  The excellent Coventry Conversations series of talks by media insiders continues. The winter season features Jon Blair, Nick Davies, John Oucho, David Moorcroft, Andrew Mackenzie, Peter Ogden, Jon Snow, Peter Barron, Richard Keeble, Bob Satchwell, Roger Cook, Martin Lewis and Andrew Vallance. Practitioners and academics in an hour of talk about contemporary issues in […]

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Coventry University Events

Coventry Conversations A series of 12 lectures by visiting speakers from the contemporary media world. Foreign correspondent, sports writer, drama writer, editor, investigative journalist, games developer, screen writer, film director … leading figures share their experience. Starting on 25th September talks take place on Thursday lunchtimes. Talks are free and open to the public. Read […]

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Dore on R4

‘Fri 15th August You and Yours, 12.00-1.00pm 12.30: Face the Facts: The Dore Programme: controversial treatment for dyslexia has gone bust.’ On BBC Radio 4 and listen again for 7 days via Brainduck Given  their previous reporting on Dore, which was just embarrassing for an investigative consumer affairs programme, it’s to be hoped You and […]

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The Big Picture

News Stories in Photographs The Big Picture is a site from The Boston Globe which has attracted a lot of admiration from influential technology bloggers, but not because it does anything remarkable with the technology of web design. It does something outstanding, and very simple. It makes photographs the focus of the site. World class […]

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