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Blogging in Russia – a video on Al Jazeera English

While blogs and citizen media may only rarely break controversial stories in the UK, in countries like Singapore and China, where mainstream media is controlled by government, they often have a much greater impact. This special edition of Witness broadcast on Al Jazeera English highlights the importance of blogging to the public sphere in Russia. […]

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What’s a blog for? Allow Sky News to explain…

There was an ugly scrap this week on the Sky News blog  – Boulton and Co. It involved a silly little competition to name the plane that Gordon Brown flew to the States in. See Plane Stupid – Adam Boulton Blog In the post, the Sky News blogger described Brown’s plane as a ‘pimpmobile’ – […]

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Assessing student blog posts and developing good blog writing style!

Here are a few reflective thoughts about assessing student blog posts. Students were asked to contribute to a class blog as part of the online journalism unit that I teach. Eleven theoretical questions were posted on the blog and students were asked to choose five questions and post opinion articles (no more than 800 words […]

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Call for Chinese students to blog against “Western Goebbels Nazi media”

The Chinese government appears to be encouraging foreign students in the UK to blog in protest against alleged Western media bias. The move follows days of negative reports in the media about the Olympic torch ceremony and the Tibet riots.  The headline in the pro-government China Daily newspaper [yesterday, 26th March 2008] reads: Students rap […]

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Big media Murdoch man attacks Blogs

Paul Hayes, MD Times Newspapers, told Internet World (annual IT trade show held at Earls Court, occasionally Olympia) said that "relatively few [Blogs] will be read beyond the narrowest of audiences. Most will disappear unnoticed and, frankly, unmissed by the world". This is the kind of self-satisfied comment you can expect from those that work […]

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