Monthly Archives: January 2008

Office lingo 2008: can you talk the talk?

Posted by Laura I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I sit in meetings I feel like I need a dictionary to make sense of what’s being said. It’s not that colleagues use big words, in some cases far … Continue reading

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Today’s news: as live as it gets

Posted by Laura In pre-web times, an oft-used analogy of how news providers work is that of a mirror; they should reflect events as an accurate picture of the world surrounding those looking at it. In the multimedia age the … Continue reading

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Talking pants

Posted by Dom Jeremy Paxman complaining that Marks & Spencer’s underwear no longer offers ‘adequate support’ led to a heated 10 minute homepage team discussion this morning (hey, it’s a tough life). Is there really, as Paxman claims, ‘widespread anxiety’ … Continue reading

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Good morning Britain

Posted by Ian About 100 years ago I wrote a book about the history of breakfast television. A story never before told and barely read since, it plotted two decades in the life of toast-scraping, silver top-shimmering telly. It was … Continue reading

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Hunting high and low

Posted by Ian I hate the housing market. I don’t understand how anybody can enjoy the business of finding somewhere to live. I don’t understand how anybody would want to get onto the property ladder. It’s a depressing, irritating, frustrating … Continue reading

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How we covered Keegan’s return

Posted by Dom Kevin Keegan’s stunning return to Newcastle unsurprisingly dominated our homepage on Wednesday. Here’s how we dealt with the breaking news. 1630: Search Editor Lee Harvey, after hearing the story on the radio, announces the news to widespread … Continue reading

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Reborn in the USA (almost)

Posted by Laura – in Seattle Well, color me happy and honor my soul! I think I’ve hit upon a realization that may radically change the very center of my beliefs. I’ve only been here in Seattle three days (Monday … Continue reading

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Over here, over there

Posted by Ian Why can’t British politics be as inspiring and fiery as that of the United States? On last night’s 10 O’clock News on BBC1, a report on the New Hampshire primary featured candidate after candidate spouting articulate, rousing … Continue reading

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December’s talking points and feedback

Posted by Dom December 2007 was overshadowed by the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Our special report on the events surrounding the tragic day got you talking, with the messageboard thread in our News Channel now up to 103 pages and … Continue reading

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Musical youth

Posted by Ian Last night, BBC4 broadcast a performance from last summer’s Proms season at the Albert Hall in London. It featured the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra from Venezuela, and was one of the most astonishing concerts I’ve ever seen. … Continue reading

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