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Emotional toll of reporting the refugee crisis surprises news organisations

Journalists more used to sharing the dangers of war zones are experiencing a different kind of fallout closer to home<p>The harrowing reports from the frontline of the refugee crisis, beamed on to our TVs and printed by newspapers, have had a strong emotional impact on many people safe at home. Yet …

Will Netflix really steal traditional TV’s crown?

The streaming service claims its impressive growth spells doom for its rivals – but it may be less revolutionary than it thinks<p>Netflix is unquestionably an internet-era success story. From a domestic US DVD rental business to a global leader in on-demand entertainment in just 20 years is quite …

Freed journalist on Syria's agony: 'Wars without witnesses are the worst kind'

Ángel Sastre, held hostage for 10 months by an al-Qaida affiliate, says western media must do more: ‘We need to put the emphasis on the civilian population’<p>Until recently, Ángel Sastre was best-known to Spanish television viewers for his adventurous television reports from South America and the …

John Simpson scraps consultancy plans after BBC says they break rules

Corporation’s world affairs editor’s website offered to use his ‘extensive network’ of contacts for private clients<p>BBC world affairs editor John Simpson has scrapped plans to run a corporate consultancy business after the corporation said it would breach editorial guidelines.<p>On Friday, Mail Online …

BBC will never run adverts online in UK, says director general

Tony Hall tells parliamentary committee that running advertising on website in Britain would harm other digital businesses that rely on it for income<p>BBC director general Tony Hall has ruled out ever running online ads in the UK, saying it would harm other digital businesses that rely on ads.<p>During …

Research reveals huge scale of social media misogyny

Labour’s Yvette Cooper is at forefront of cross-party campaign aiming to tackle the growing menace of online abuse<p>Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat politicians will come together to call for a national campaign to defeat online misogyny as research reveals the scale of abuse aimed at women …

Angry about Facebook censorship? Wait until you hear about the news feed

Peeved about Facebook’s curation of trending topics? Its news feed is reinventing censorship for a technological age, and humans need not apply<p>Bad news: Facebook is censoring the internet every day, warping your understanding of the world around you to benefit its corporate interests, and …

Long-Form Reading Shows Signs of Life in Our Mobile News World

<b>Short-form:</b> Articles with a word count of 101 – 999 words. (Those with 100 or fewer words were removed due to their greater potential of containing …

YouTube Unplugged

YouTube has been planning an online television service for years but major media companies have yet to sign up. YouTube Unplugged is the latest …

How to Grow Your Periscope Audience With Twitter

Do you want more followers on Periscope? Have you considered promoting your Periscope broadcasts on Twitter? Twitter now allows users to view …

Social Media

UN to urge media to take more 'constructive' approach to news

Officials say many people feel disempowered by the news and it needs to offer positive alternatives<p>The United Nations is to call for the world’s media to take a more “constructive” and “solutions-focused” approach to news to combat “apathy and indifference”.<p>UN director general Michael Møller is to …

BBC pledges women will fill half of on-air roles by 2020

Commitment is part of package of diversity measures following criticism that corporation is not reflecting its audience’s makeup<p>The BBC has pledged that women will make up half the people who appear on its TV and radio stations and in leading on-screen roles by 2020.<p>The promise was made on Friday …

Great Britain

BBC's EU reporting 'more negative than its Putin coverage'

Study finds that corporation’s portrayal of Europe over the past 15 years has been more negative than positive – contradicting those who claim it is pro-EU<p>The BBC is more negative about the EU than it is about Russia’s Vladimir Putin or China’s Xi Jinping, according to a new analysis.<p>It also found …

Netflix shares sink as international streaming business reports weak figures

Digital video company, which revealed expansion into more than 130 countries earlier this year, also faces monthly subscription challenge from Amazon<p>Netflix shares took a nosedive in after-hours trading on Monday afternoon when the company reported negative profits in its international streaming …

How newsroom pressure is letting fake stories on to the web

The push for traffic means that clicks rule – even if the facts don’t check out<p>It started with a post on social media. Or, to be more exact, a series of posts about a visit to McDonald’s to buy a milkshake. Within hours, Josh Raby’s gripping account on Twitter was international news, covered by …

Hands off our cherished BBC, say older voters

Poll shows most over-60s don’t trust Tories’ plans for changes to the broadcaster’s charter<p>The government is not trusted by a majority of voters to protect the BBC during the forthcoming renewal of its charter, according to a poll that shows most people view the corporation as the most impartial …

On-Demand Demographics: VOD Viewing Across Generations

With the convenience and personalized benefits offered by on-demand program viewing, it’s no surprise that VOD is fast becoming a part of daily …

How the BBC is building the future of TV by blowing it up

While audiences around the world know the UK’s BBC best for its hit TV shows like Top Gear and Doctor Who, it has been a key force in technological advances since since it first started broadcasting almost a century ago.<p>To this day, its labs are cooking up experiments that may completely change the …

BBC radio chief: government plans threaten our independence

Plans for the government to directly appoint most members of a powerful new body to run the BBC risk turning the corporation into a state broadcaster, a senior BBC executive has warned.<p>The BBC’s director of radio, Helen Boaden, said the culture secretary John Whittingdale’s proposal that only two …

La auditoría de RTVE revela indemnizaciones a directivos infladas y descontrol en dietas y contratos

La auditoría de las cuentas de RTVE del año 2014 -la última disponible- arroja algunas irregularidades y descontrol en gastos y contratos, según se …

EU referendum: both sides to get at least five BBC broadcasts

The in and out EU referendum campaigns will each receive at least five campaign broadcasts on the BBC in the runup to the 23 June vote.<p>The BBC Trust said that each side in the debate will receive at least one broadcast on BBC1, BBC2, BBC Online, Radio 4 and Radio 2, as long as the Electoral …

BBC News most trusted source for more than half of people in the UK

More than half of people in the UK regard the BBC as their most trusted source of news, according to a survey commissioned by campaign group 38 Degrees.<p>The results of the poll, published on Thursday, also suggested more than half of people did not trust the government with the future of the BBC.<p>The …

Do video games make children violent? Nobody knows – and this is why

The sorry state of research into one of the world’s biggest entertainment industries is leaving us in the dark<p>In 1976, the driving simulation Death Race was removed from an Illinois amusement park. There had, according to a news story at the time, been complaints that it encouraged players to run …

Ofcom must remain independent in order to regulate BBC, says chief

The Ofcom boss, Sharon White, told a Westminster committee the body would need to act competently and independently if given new powers<p>Sharon White, the head of Ofcom, has warned that the regulator must remain independent of government if it is to take over full regulation of the BBC.<p>Answering …

BBC increases savings target to £800m a year to pay for drama and sport

Director general outlines need for cost-cutting, but tells the government ‘we cannot live with any further cuts’<p>The BBC has increased its savings target by £100m to £800m a year over the next five years, blaming rapid inflation in the cost of drama and sport.<p>Director general Tony Hall outlined the …

Is closing the BBC iPlayer loophole the first step towards subscriptions?

Making users sign in to watch catch-up shows will boost vital revenue for the BBC, but it may make the corporation seem more like pay-TV rivals such as Sky<p>What is the difference between the BBC and Sky? Leaving the weighty issues of politics and ownership to one side, the big difference really is …

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Charter renewal won't affect BBC's EU referendum coverage, says politics chief

Ric Bailey, BBC chief political adviser, believes EU vote will be corporation’s biggest test of impartiality but is confident broadcaster can handle pressure<p>The BBC’s chief political adviser has said that its reporting on the forthcoming EU referendum will not be compromised by ongoing discussions …