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Storyspheres 

30 May 18

Check out Storyspheres https://storyspheres.


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Talking heads: using screencasts to provide guidance on common written errors 

30 May 18

These are notes from a faculty talk by Andrew Preshous and Benet Vincent, who teach English language.


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Seminar: Google tools 

30 May 18

I’m attending a practice-sharing session for the faulty faculty, looking at Google tools.


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MOJO is dead? What’s it still good for, then? 

22 Apr 18

The BBC’s audio-MOJO guru, Nick Garnett, has declared mobile journalism to be a dead concept: actually, a smartphone with all the gadgets will still not be as good and as reliable as a PROPER BLOODY CAMERA (my sweary shouting).


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Why live radio may not be the best radio 

12 Apr 18

The radio futurologist James Cridland has written a piece challenging the idea that live radio is necessarily the best radio.


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Gaming SEO: one direction, or mis-direction? 

6 Mar 18

BBC media editor Amol Rajan told students a story about adding the band name “One Direction” to a headline to boost traffic.


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Ba dum! (tiss). A useful sound effects resource 

25 Feb 18

My thanks to Martyn of the Hook Norton Harriers for, possibly inadvertently, alerting me to a useful work resource: copyright-free sound effects, including Ba Dum Tiss (it’s a drum beat).


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Island journalism education in the Pacific 

15 Feb 18

An book chapter on university-level journalism training in the Pacific Islands offers an insight relevant to my own work, in recognising that local conditions need local approaches, and that training “donated” by outside actors often involves …


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A young journalist finds work on the Falklands 

15 Feb 18

Frederica de Caria has written a blog about starting life as a video journalist for FITV in Stanley.


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Two new lines on media subsidy 

9 Feb 18

The topic of subsidy for local media comes up twice in one day.


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Warwickshire’s budget overview 

3 Feb 18

I’m at a hack day, looking at council budgets, which are under strain.


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Royal visit: backgrounder 

12 Jan 18

Coventry is set to be given a Royal seal of approval during a visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge later this month.


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Royal visit: information for the public 

12 Jan 18

Help give Royal visitors a warm welcome Coventry people are being invited to give a rousing, flag-waving welcome to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they arrive in the city next week.


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Another MOJO podcast from the BBC 

12 Jan 18

One to listen to: http://www.


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MA Journalism news day briefing, January 2018 

8 Jan 18

We have two main stories – the royal visit and the city council meeting – plus whatever else happens on the day.


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Protected: Grievance: outline of case 

17 Nov 17

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.


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What is special about St Helena Online? 

12 Nov 17

I need to say why my practice-as-research on St Helena has significance.


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Practice-as-research in journalism studies – Sarah Niblock’s perspective 

9 Nov 17

From Journalism Practice Volume 6, 2012 – Issue 4 ENVISIONING JOURNALISM PRACTICE AS RESEARCH Sarah Niblock Pages 497-512 | Published online: 20 Jan 2012 In 2011, Harcup reorted that journalism academics were under pressure to publish scholarly …


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Charles Miller, BBC TV documentary maker 

8 Nov 17

Charles Miller, BBC producer, is giving a guest lecture.


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Findings on journalists’ vocal techniques 

25 Oct 17

The Journal of Voice published findings of an experiment in teaching vocal techniques to Journalism students.


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Freelance tips with Tim Dawson 

23 Oct 17

Tim, president of the NUJ, is in with our second years talking abut freelancing.


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Ivo Barum launches MOJO column on investigative journalism site 

16 Oct 17

Another handy resource: the more so since it’s very current (April 2017): Ivo Barum’s new column for the Global Investigative Journalism Network opens with news that two-track video editing is now available for Android as well as IoS.


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BBC’s quick tips on MOJO 

13 Oct 17

This is jolly useful… but it’s also evidence that the BBC (and by extension, the industry) is taking mobile journalism seriously.


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Lord Ashcroft on St Helena 

10 Oct 17

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Doh… it’s not just the picture that’s flipped 

10 Oct 17

From the home page of the Coventry University website, September 2017: students at Cov are so good, they can read backwards.


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Voice training resources 

9 Oct 17

From the BBC Academy blog: Charles Miller on his own experience of getting voice training, including tips…


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MOJO and social media webinar 2 

3 Oct 17

World Journalism Education syndicate speaker, Robyn Goodman.


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MOJO and social webinar: Antony Adornato and Ithaca College 

3 Oct 17

I’m listening in on a webinar on teaching mobile journalism and social media.


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A great example for a data protection class: 800 pages of personal insight from Tinder 

26 Sep 17

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Audio mojo resources (Garnett is a gem) 

26 Sep 17

Examples of Nick Garnett radio packages, all recorded and edited on smartphones, in the field: http://nickgarnett.


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Resources on sting operations 

25 Sep 17

Anas Aremeyaw Anas resembles the UK’s Fake Sheikh in one key respect: few people know what he looks like.


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Dance thoughts 

22 Aug 17

Until I have somewhere else to put these, here are some ideas and sources of ideas.


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Chinese media on Trump: two languages, two different messages 

18 Aug 17

Here’s one that should interest Global Journalism students: the Chinese media is enjoying the disintegration of Trump’s “administration”, but its Chinese-language outlets take a completely different line to its English language ones.


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Leveson 

16 Aug 17

Leveson is no longer the issue of the moment but it still has ramifications, especially after the press regulator Impress gained Royal Charter recognition.


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How to get good lighting indoors 

15 Aug 17

This is a really handy explanation of lighting for DSLR shoots – with use of tin foil.


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The web: a benefit I’d love not to have 

25 Jul 17

I love this quote from adventure writer Alastair Humphreys: “The internet has made my career possible.


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A MOJO strategy (a live document) 

21 Jul 17

I’m using this space to pull together useful links and ideas for a mobile journalism teaching strategy.


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‘The UK has no intangible cultural heritage’ – a possible research topic 

23 Jun 17

I’ve come away from our first faculty research conference fired up by what I’ve heard about dance and intangible cultural heritage, and Britain’s unwillingness to ratify a UNESCO charter.


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Ivo Barum’s MOJO kit tips 

13 Apr 17

Ivo Barum has begun writing a MOJO column at journalism.


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Super sonic: thoughts about sound 

10 Apr 17

I’m starting to assemble resources – especially resources I can hear and play – for a prospective session encouraging students to use captured sound.


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Law module reflections 

4 Apr 17

Fred has rebuilt our undergraduate law module from scratch, initially with minimal involvement from me but in the later stages, quite a lot.


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The Economist: economical with writing style 

4 Apr 17

I picked up a copy of The Economist’s Style Guide in a secondhand book shop a year or so back: it was a good and intelligent place for grammatical pond-dipping, and I was interested that it was published for readers … Continue reading…


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Protected: Assistant lecturers 

12 Mar 17

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.


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A handy walk-through on turning data into a map 

27 Dec 16

This one’s about rats in Boston.


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Thoughts on the future of podcasting 

9 Dec 16

This is my thinking space for my contribution to a discussion on the future of podcasting.


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MOOC talk: promoting a podcast 

7 Dec 16

Here’s my cut-down of the audio class delivered by Andrew Keatts and Tristen Loper of Voice of San Diego (VOSD) in the final week of the Knight Centre MOOC on podcasting, picking out the key points: VOSD didn’t start cold: … Continue reading…


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TV locations – a theme for a pop-up magazine? 

7 Dec 16

A bit of web surfing throws up an idea for the pop-up magazine we plan to produce on our three-night trip to Cardiff: film locations.


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Examples of copyright ‘fair use’ 

30 Nov 16

This is handy, from the YouTube guidance on copyright: videos giving examples of fair use exemptions: https://www.


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Podcasting MOOC: audio editing tools 

25 Nov 16

These are key points – new to me – from a post on Transom.


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Podcasting for money, and two other links 

25 Nov 16

From Tristan Loper, one of the tutors on the Knight Centre MOOC I’m attempting to follow: Five perspectives from independent podcasters: http://eepurl.