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ITV admission over ‘faked’ death

Forget the competitions, the latest TV blunder is literally a matter of life and death. An ITV documentary initially claimed that it ended by showing the death of an Alzheimer sufferer, who in fact, went on to die three days later. The programmes creator, Paul Watson told BBC News: “My crime is that I did […]

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 […]

The BBC gets an apology…

The BBC may actually be forgiven for feeling a little hard done by in the case of the recent so-called “misleading footage” of the Queen. The rules generally state that the broadcaster is liable for the content, even if they haven’t made it. Its the broadcasters responsibility to make sure that content is accurate and […]

Want more news? Tune into BBC One

BBC One will be keeping us up to date more often with a new bulletin which will be shown at 8pm. Peter Fincham, the Channel controller has commented that the aim is to fill the gap between ‘the six’ and ‘the ten’ whilst also trying to reach more young people with the days events. Although […]

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 […]

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 […]

Time is money…

According to the BBC News website, Coronation Street’s ‘Ashley Peacock’ recently caused problems on set by simply not turning up. Other cast members from ITV’s flagship soap were sent home along with the crew after Steven Arnold did not attend the Manchester studios for filming. The BBC are reporting that although initially the bosses where […]

E4 radio to be the first radio station from Channel 4

Channel 4 have announced that the first of their new digital radio channels will be called ‘E4 Radio’. The 4 Digital Group will be aiming the new station at people aged 15-29 and the station will begin broadcasting soon. Also in the pipeline is ‘Channel 4 Radio’ and ‘Pure4’, both of which are targeting some […]