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BBC says Use Social Media – or Leave

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

BBC tells journalists to use social media as a primary source. BBC journalists must keep up with technological change – or leave, the director of BBC Global News Peter Horrocks says. It’s not discretionary&# , he is quoted as saying in the BBC in-house weekly Ariel.

Nick Booth of @podnosh blogs #hyperlocal for the BBC

Social Reporter

I’ve just caught up with Nick Booth’s blog on BBC online about very local web sites. Nick deserves the space, from his track record over the past few years of podcasting the stories of active citizens, setting up innovative social media projects, and running social media surgeries.

Nick Booth of @podnosh blogs #hyperlocal for the BBC

Social Reporter

I’ve just caught up with Nick Booth’s blog on BBC online about very local web sites. Nick deserves the space, from his track record over the past few years of podcasting the stories of active citizens, setting up innovative social media projects, and running social media surgeries.

BBC Elevates Social Media for News Creation and Monitoring

Portals and KM

According to the Guardian (see BBC tells news staff to embrace social media ).      BBC news journalists have been advised to use social media as a primary source of information by Peter Horrocks, the new director of BBC Global News. He took over last week and said it was important for editorial staff to make better use of social media and become more collaborative in producing stories. The BBC also created a social media editor post in October.

No script for rhizomatic learning

Jenny Connected

But the film did make me want to find out more about Mike Leigh, which led me to the BBC Imagine programme in which Alan Yentob interviews Mike Leigh. I recently went to see the film Mr Turner. I came out rather wishing I hadn’t seen it.

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Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The FutureOfMedia Discussion site The New Fourth Estate is Social Media The Function of News in Community Commercialization of Human Stories De-Commercialization of Human Stories Problem Journalism vs Solution Journalism Product vs Process Journalism What is a Newspaper’s Product Anyway?

Green Chameleon » Blog comments

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Pity the Man Who Knows More Recently, I happened to be switching from tv channel to tv channel and stumbled upon a documentary on the BBC on child labour in one of the African nations. He was also moved by the story and perhaps in offering some words of consolation, commented that it is probably the only life they know i.e. they did not know any other life.

What Facebook Does to Kids' Brains - Technology - The Atlantic Wire

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

A story we missed? Want to add to this story? You can share ideas for stories on the Open Wire. A story we missed?

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Clearing the ground to claim Big Society for ourselves

Social Reporter

In Liverpool Phil Redmond said he stuck by the principles , but “the marketing slogan is not the best&# … and the BBC’s Nick Robinson said Big Society should be high on the agenda for the PM’s new messenger Craig Oliver. At Big Society Network Steve Moore, its new director, is promising a programme to Convene, Curate, Narrate ideas and stories with events and a new web site.

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An update on social reporting, including support from BIG

Social Reporter

Social reporting is an emerging role, a set of skills, and a philosophy around how to mix journalism, facilitation and social media to help people develop conversations and stories for collaboration. While mainstream reporting is usually about capturing surprise, conflict, crisis, and entertainment, and in projecting or broadcasting stories to audiences, social reporters aim to work collaboratively with other people, producing words, pictures and movies together.

Washington Post Reinvents Itself on the Web

Portals and KM

from John Temple ) and the those enlightened media outlets that have embraced social media to their advantage (see for example, NPR is Expanding its Traditional Media Audience Through Social Media and BBC Pushes Social Media for Its News Staff for Both News Collection and Impact Monitorin g. They filled the newsroom with also brought in large flat-screen monitors that provide real-time projections in real time on what the most popular online stories.

Media140 Sydney: Social Media Twitter & Journalism

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Our stories. We didn’t give you the Human Story, we loaned it to you, and now we’re taking it back. Mayhill Fowler has not once but twice scooped the press – on stories about both Bill Clinton and Barak Obama. For the first time in human evolution we are co-creating the Human Narrative, never again will our histories be held hostage to the victors, our stories forgotten, unwritten, unscribed. Our stories.

The Dangers of Scientism and the Fear of the Unknowable

How to Save the World

” White has some allies, such as BBC documentary writer Adam Curtis who concludes his anti-mechanical alarm call with this: This is the story of how our modern scientific idea of nature, the self-regulating ecosystem, is actually a machine fantasy.

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Facilitation Card Decks | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

They have a tips and user community site at Methodcards.net What’s Your Story These larger format, beautiful cards by Corban & Blair are very simple. They have story starter questions on each card designed to help people enter into conversations with each other.

Local news

Neighbourhoods

I invite you to join me in admiring the fact that the BBC home page today linked to this story from its 'Local News' section. The Gaia satellite has been launched. Its purpose is to map the precise positions and distances to more than a billion stars in the Milky Way.

The challenge of networking civil society

Social Reporter

In my view something like Newsnet has great potential if it can blend the dynamic of community reporting with citizens finding their own voices to tell their own stories. Interest from the BBC may help catalyse a network of hyperlocal activists in London.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Elsua

Amazingly inspiring stories that you folks can follow up on, and I strongly suggest you do!,

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Local democracy is a competitive business: how can Create a Council be more engaging?

Social Reporter

Maybe NALC could equip its staff to gather some stories from local councils on their visits – I’m sure there are some good ones, and @justingriggs is in the space already.

The Cola Road Documentary and what’s next for Colalife

Social Reporter

The RSA Great Room , with its James Barry paintings of The Progress of Human Knowledge, was a fine setting yesterday for the launch of The Cola Road Documentary telling the story of the Colalife mission to deliver medicines to poor mothers in isolated Zambian villages. Their story here.

How about celebrating the 20 year history of community networking and hyperlocal

Social Reporter

I hope we might update all our stories – about which more below. Even so, I’m afraid I lost some stories. What’s perhaps most interesting is the sort of models for Community Internet we envisaged then … as expressed in a Manifesto which the BBC helped promote at the time. We talked tentatively about a 20-year anniversary event, and re-gathering stories from the pioneers. BBC Webwise Campaign and BBC Online Communities Day.

Media Trust launches Newsnet site and network

Social Reporter

I’ve embeded above the launch video featuring Media Trust Marketing director Gavin Sheppard, and there will shortly be a news story on the site with more detail.

A different plot every week

Neighbourhoods

Unfortunately the BBC story doesn't tell us anything about the visitors - where they come from, how well they know one another or how they came to be there. The Selworthy Apollo cinema has 12 seats, shows a short feature before the film and provides refreshments during the interval. It's located in a shed in the garden of a Birmingham pensioner.

Connected Resonance – what does it mean?

Jenny Connected

The programme (on BBC 2 – UK – with the title Classic Goldie) was the story of a DJ who cannot read music, who composes an orchestral piece for the BBC proms, accompanied by the 70 str0ng London Philharmonic Choir. I have just watched a TV programme which has moved me to make this post after quite a long absence from blogging.

Traditional Media’s Move Away from Community has Opened Doors for Social Media

Portals and KM

  What music to play, what programming to air, and all the cuts made at the print level most stories come off the wore than actually written by reporters.”. Now I still read the New York Times online for national and global stories. Even the TV news is a bit old and I watch more to see how they spin stories than to get new news. Mike Frey through Social Media Today provided an insightful post on How Traditional Media Created Social Media.

Do social reporters need to be accountability journalists too?

Social Reporter

So once a story breaks, it can gain impact in a way unheard of in the past unless it topped the bulletins or the front pages. He argues it is important that news is not behind pay-to-view walls, otherwise stories can’t be spread.

Little tiny fridge

Neighbourhoods

I don’t know when Sheffield City Council stopped being known as ‘the corporation’ but if you have any idea, you may be able to date this story about neighbours.

Looking out for a neighbour called Hitler

Neighbourhoods

Here’s a BBC article offering a slightly different take on looking out for a neighbour. Edgar Feuchtwanger was a young Jewish boy who lived opposite Adolf Hitler's home in Munich in the 1930s. As it turned out, Edgar and his family were relatively lucky. ‘On

GlobalNet21 hub to boost Newsnet coverage

Social Reporter

Earlier stories here. There’s an offer of five awards of £500 for “inspiring stories from across the UK of how community media, citizen journalism and community reporting have contributed to positive change in local communities” A couple of interesting pitches are in the forum already. At this meeting we will learn what it means to be a Beacon Hub and how our members can get their stories into the public domain whether they be blogs, photojournalism or podcasts.

GlobalNet21 hub to boost Newsnet coverage

Social Reporter

Earlier stories here. There’s an offer of five awards of £500 for “inspiring stories from across the UK of how community media, citizen journalism and community reporting have contributed to positive change in local communities” A couple of interesting pitches are in the forum already. At this meeting we will learn what it means to be a Beacon Hub and how our members can get their stories into the public domain whether they be blogs, photojournalism or podcasts.

Bristol Bioblitz blog: the secret was in the content

Platform Neutral

Paul Appleby, ex-BBC and Bristol Media chap, co-ordinated the reporting schedule (made up entirely of volunteers), lead the editorial decision-making, and onsite reporting.

Surprise! The bedroom tax might just be a scam

Neighbourhoods

The important point about this story is that you are likely to have missed it. I haven’t carried out a wide search, but it’s striking that there is no mention of it on the BBC website. This morning the Indy published evidence that the bedroom tax is what they call a ‘big lie’.

Community vs. Social Network - Lithosphere Community

John Tropea - Delicious Community

For example in the UK the BBC is consulting on the closure of one of its smaller radio stations 6Music. But I can also see why people would ask all the questions they ask when I only give them part of the story. My response to some of the points (focusing solely on the online world as offline is another story). Lithosphere Community Sign In Forums Up 24 Comments Community vs. Social Network MikeW (Lithium Guru) Jun 6 Labels: Cyber Anthropology Social Media Michael Wu, Ph.D.

Welfare and the broadcast media: has something changed?

Neighbourhoods

At first, 3 (all BBC) went ahead, but the various researchers were all genuinely shocked at the lack of government engagement. Perhaps more sinisterly, they were shocked that invariably the DWP refused to take part unless the stories were edited their way.

How many religious freaks does it take to get a light sensor changed?

Neighbourhoods

There are so many takes on this story  I don't know which to go for. 'Gordon The BBC report says that: Other residents in the block of 35 flats, who could end up having to pay legal costs, are upset. 'Gordon and Dena Coleman said they cannot leave or enter their Bournemouth flat on the Sabbath because the hallway sensors automatically switch on lights.'

What is the tone of the neighbourhood?

Neighbourhoods

BBC Radio London - had I seen the pictures in the papers of the candy-striped house in Kensington ? They gave me a few seconds on air without time to say anything meaningful, but since then there’s been a new twist to the story.

Journoggers – Journalists that blog

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

As the BBC tells it’s journos to start using social media as a primary source – or leave journalism – what are the repercussions in social spaces?

Chimps, Grapes and the cultural power of social learning

Chris Collison

Came across this article on the BBC website today. . Reminds me of the old apes, the banana and the water spray story. Here’s the BBC article: Copycat chimps build their own tools after watching video demonstrations.

Green Chameleon » Big Mistakes and Failures of Knowledge Articulation

Green Chameleon

But there’s a deeper story. Thanks to Colin Mooney for the tip on the BBC’s excellent background investigations.

Outdoor Photographer Steve Winter Shares His Experiences and Thoughts

Portals and KM

Photographer Steve Winter recently won the 2008 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award organized by Natural History of London and BBC Wildlife Magazine. The story was truly blessed (the camp we were at actually had Buddhist prayer flags flying around it!). See his amazing "Snowstorm Leopard" shot which appeared in the June 2008 issue of National Geographic. Here is more from National Geographic on snow leopards and here is more on Steve Winter.

Enterprise 2.0: Jeffrey Stamps and Jessica Lipnack - Collaborating in the Transparent Enterprise. Strange Attractor: Picking out patterns in the chaos

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

tools and mobile technology to break news, to engage with audiences and tell the story behind the headlines in multiple media and on multiple platforms. Before joining the Guardian, he worked at the BBC for eight years.