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Hyperlocal journalism: interviewing party leaders with toddler in tow
by Richard Jones
Richard Jones, founder of the hyperlocal website Saddleworth News, soon found his patch in the national spotlight: It's January 2011. In a cramped upstairs room at a car repair garage in Oldham, I sit next to a couple of other local journalists...


 
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With the CBI predicting the UK will avoid a double dip, brief yourself on reporting the economy with Hugh Pym's video guide
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China's role in Africa: pitting development against media freedom?
by Suzanne Franks
Last week, I spoke at the Oxford University China Africa Network on the implications of China's media interventions in Africa. There is ample discussion of China's...

BBC looking at new directions in gaming - as industry changes
by Si Lumb
Tonight the 9th British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Games Awards take place in London. Founded back in 2003 when BAFTA announced that it...


Going back to basics to measure the value of tweeting
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Matt Frei 'reflections'
In a Reflections event at the Frontline Club in London, Matt Frei gave a fascinating insight into the craft of journalism and the people who have influenced and inspired him throughout his career.
He spoke to Vin Ray about good writing, the challenges of covering different stories throughout the world, and why he so admires Martin Bell, Alex Crawford and John Irvine.


'Toxic mix of politics and medicine'
Nick Seddon of the independent think-tank Reform told a CoJo lunchtime discussion that healthcare politics is "a toxic ferment of people setting up things that aren't real and then fighting over them". It's no wonder the structural changes to the NHS are so difficult for journalists to explain.
BBC political correspondent Chris Mason agreed that the politics surrounding the changes makes it even harder for journalists to report with any clarity how structural change will affect patients' experience of the NHS.



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