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Sunday 19 April 2009

How the BBC plants a seed of doubt regarding G20 footage

The BBC reports on the latest video footage that has emerged, showing G20 protesters being hit by police.

The video, by Camp for Climate Action, shows IT worker Alex Cinnane being banged with a shield on the side of his head. In a second incident a man is punched in the face by a police officer.

The BBC adds: (more…)


Filed under: Politics,The media,TV & film,Video-making — GS @ 5:48 pm
Tuesday 14 April 2009

The end of investigative journalism?

Every call made, email sent and website visited is now being logged under new regulations and automatic numberplate recognition (ANPR) tracks the movement of vehicles.

Investigative journalist Duncan Campbell thinks that the ‘truly dangerous’ moment will come when the police and security services are able to monitor journies in real time.

Read more at The Guardian


Filed under: Politics,The media — GS @ 11:54 am
Thursday 3 January 2008

Possible guide to fees for ‘user generated content’?

Here’s a figure to keep in mind if a TV producer asks to use your photo or video.

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Filed under: The media — GS @ 2:12 am
Tuesday 18 December 2007

Photographers seen as ‘potential criminals’

‘Photographers are increasingly being viewed as potential criminals by police, according to the Bureau of Freelance Photographers (BFP), which has reported a rise in complaints from members.’ Read more.

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Filed under: Photography,Politics — GS @ 6:33 am
Sunday 12 August 2007

Can the Pink Paper be trusted on Manchester Pride figures (or anything)?

How much fact-checking does The Pink Paper do? Does it publish information from press releases without checking the accuracy? Would it ever pull the wool over our eyes if it meant a bit of extra advertising money from Manchester Pride?

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 9:50 am
Monday 26 March 2007

Print journalists learn to use video

The Guardian looks at how print journalists are beginning to use video and asks whether web video could mean a new ‘golden age’ for newspapers.

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Filed under: Net & technology,The media,Video-making — GS @ 1:29 pm
 
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