Monthly Archives: April 2013

BBC betas interactive video

The BBC has posted what it calls a beta in interactive video which explores the fall-out from the Deepwater-Horizon oil distaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The video has hotspots and triggers throughout which you can click on … Continue reading

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The accuracy of breaking news

A new post on the Poynter Institute‘s site examines the way in which the mainstream media are still making mistakes during their coverage of major breaking news stories (in the light of the Boston Marathon bombings), and how social media … Continue reading

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News is bad for you – Discuss

A new piece in The Guardian argues that news is bad for your health. The good news is that it’s only the bite-size daily news that is a problem, not longer form in-depth journalism. So that’s alright then.

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