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May 28 2010

08:53

BBC College of Journalism blog: The problems with reporting a coalition government

The BBC College of Journalism’s Jon Jacob raises some interesting points about journalists’ coverage of the UK’s new coalition government:

  • “The coalition is still in its early days. It’s easy to forget how the business of reporting the coalition agreement has overshadowed the true schedule of government business;”
  • “[S]hould journalists actually continue referencing the government ministers they talk about in their reports – including in vision graphics and on-air announcements - to illustrate how ideologies differ within a coalition government?”

When can the media stop referring to it as a coalition government or is there a danger in doing so?

Full post at this link…

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January 21 2010

15:38

#FollowJourn: @DirDigEng/digital engagement director

Who? Andrew Stott, UK government director of digital engagement.

What? Behind today’s public beta launch of data.gov.uk.

Where? Everything’s at data.gov.uk/blog here: http://blogs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/digitalengagement/

Contact? Follow him at @dirdigeng /contact page here.

Just as we like to supply you with fresh and innovative tips every day, we’re recommending journalists to follow online too. They might be from any sector of the industry: please send suggestions (you can nominate yourself) to judith or laura at journalism.co.uk; or to @journalismnews.

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