• The BBC’s Second Life

    This weekend, the BBC is broadcasting One Big Weekend, a live rock concert from Dundee, Scotland. Giant screens in various UK locations enable anyone there to enjoy the happenings from Dundee. Not only in the real world, though: The BBC has staked a claim to a virtual tropical island where…

  • The shift in trust

    The BBC and Reuters published Trust in The Media (PDF) today: A major 10-nation public opinion poll exploring Trust in the Media has found that even though the media is more trusted than the national government in half the countries surveyed, significant numbers of people are switching news sources because…

  • Exposing the past of BBC 2.0

    One follow-up to my post yesterday about the BBC’s plans for re-invention – the broadcaster has posted its complete catalogue online, which includes: Details of 946,614 BBC radio & TV programmes, dating back 75 years 503,193 subject categories, from Pig Farming to Pirate Radio 1,182,424 contributors, from Bruce Forsyth to Imelda…

  • An obituary for mass media

    The announcement yesterday by the BBC on their plans to re-invent themselves for the ‘age of participatory media’ makes everything that any mainstream media organization has done to date with blogs, podcasting and other social media just look like tinkering. Trying to concisely summarize the detail of everything they’ve announced in…

  • Comment is free

    An evolutionary development in mainstream media engagement with readers and others by The Guardian in the UK, which has launched Comment is free: Comment is free is a major expansion of Guardian comment and analysis on the web. It is a collective group blog, bringing together regular columnists from the…

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