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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.


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Mics for podcasting: USB v analogue recorders (no mention of smartphone mics) 

14 Nov 16

The message of more than one expert is that USB microphones that plug straight into a computer have several drawbacks.


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How to tag audio to help listeners 

14 Nov 16

Audio needs to be properly tagged when it’s saved if it’s to be made available for download as part of any kind of series.


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Recording Skype interviews 

14 Nov 16

Lifehacker has some tips on recording podcasts that get round the need for expensive kit and software (to an extent), including by using a USB mic that plugs straight into a computer that’s running Audacity: not very useful for recording … …


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Make your own pop filter with a few sheets of p-p-p-paper 

14 Nov 16

A tip I never picked up when I worked in BBC radio: you can prevent “popping” on the mic when you say Ps and Bs by making your own pop filter out of a few bits of paper.


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Podcasting MOOC, week one: don’t stay tuned 

14 Nov 16

These are notes for week one of the Knight Centre’s MOOC on podcasting: I’m amused: I’ve just heard a podcast explaining why podcasts aren’t the same as radio and podcasters can dispense with the conventions of radio… and the final words…


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How to promote a podcasting company – a good example 

7 Nov 16

This Australian outfit makes a good job of promoting its services online.


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Cautions about company podcasting could actually be good news for a podcaster 

7 Nov 16

Companies should be wary of being talked into setting up a corporate podcast, says blogger Arik Hanson.


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Data with Glyn Mottershead 

4 Nov 16

Glen Mottershead is talking about data journalism.


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Who is behind a company? 

4 Nov 16

A session from Corporate Watch at the Centre for Investigative Journalism day in Cardiff.


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Advanced internet research 

4 Nov 16

Tips on savvy Googling from Leila Haddou of the FT at the Centre for Investigative Journalism workshop in Cardiff: Other tools: How do we find where people live? The electoral role is the go-to source.


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Podcasting presentation 

28 Oct 16

Here’s the presentation on podcasting for 335MC (October 2016).


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Kyle’s podcast recommendations 

19 Oct 16

Kyle is a devotee of podcasts.


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How podcasts are funded 

19 Oct 16

Kyle: Things like TAL, Radiolab, they are National Public Radio and they are supported by public donations.


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A sustainable new way for community journalism? 

18 Oct 16

The traditional financial model for newspapers is collapsing but the urge to practise journalism lives on.


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Podcasting resources 

17 Oct 16

Audio is amazing, says Delaney Simmons of American podcaster WNYC.