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A day in the life… Via a blog

The morning editor of BBC News 24, Simon Waldman has given us a glimpse ito ‘Waldman’s world’ via posting on his blog. He’s basically blogged his way through his morning shift, presumably to be read by those who were surreptitiously keeping up to date via a browser hidden behind the spreadsheet. The blog gives a […]

What happens when bloggers get together?

20-or-so bloggers got together in central Manchester to learn from each other but also to talk with blogging ‘professionals’ from the BBC. Far too much beer and food was consumed however the session was primarily arranged to encourage more local bloggers to write about their community and what’s going on in it. The BBC’s Richard […]

Cyberbullies to be targeted by schools

The UK Minister for Schools has called on teachers to tackle the growing problem of ‘cyber bullying’ by young people. Ed Balls commented that as technology has become more prevalent in society through websites such as myspace and facebook, so too has the reported cases of online abuse. Examples include threats of violence, intimidation, cyber-stalking, […]

All change for Church posters?

The Church ‘industry’ may be in decline but thanks to some media-savvy pastors, the writing on the wall may point to better times ahead. BBC Radio 4’s ‘word of mouth‘ programme recently featured the motorbiking minister Paul Sinclair, who also goes by the name of the ‘faster pastor’. Paul’s expertise lies in advertising and his […]

Login to shape Conservative policy…

At a time when the UK Conservative party continues to face a policy identity crisis, they are using the web forums to fight back. The Tories have already been quick to jump on the technology bandwagon with ‘webcameron‘ and a dedicated YouTube channel however this new initiative promises to offer something quite different. Visitors to […]

Tarrah Chuck!

Liz Dawn who plays Coronation Street’s Vera Duckworth has announced she’s walking down the cobbles for the last time. The 68-year old actress has played the character for 34 years and she makes up one half of one of the most long suffering TV couples in British television. Ms Dawn has cited health reasons for […]

Competition crisis at the BBC

When it rains it pours, especially for the BBC. In the same week which ushered in an apology to the reigning Monarch, competitions have been suspended across the board as more stories of rigged phone-ins have come to light. The details don’t make good reading as its clear that some of the BBC’s biggest programmes […]

Alastair Cambell on diaries, life & Diana

The ink may still be wet on the pages but people are already asking Alastair Campbell what he really meant when he wrote his diaries. One such person to try to delve a little deeper was BBC Radio Manchester’s Heather Stott who quite frankly, stumped the ‘king of spin’ with some of her questions. The […]

The future for your radio

Chris Vallance from the BBC Radio five live ‘Pods & Blogs’ programme has posted on their blog what he thinks radio stations will sound like in the future. Radio 2.0 promises to be a very different experience than what we are all used to at the moment with a major push being made in the […]

About the editor

Paul Hurst has worked within the media industry since 2002. He originally trained in IT and worked for a dot.com for six years before retraining as a journalist with the London School of Journalism. His career as a journalist started with the BBC in Manchester where he worked as a community broadcast journalist onboard one […]