Category Archives: Welsh media

New BBC Director General not a journalist or programme maker?

IN an article for The Telegraph, former Director General of the BBC, Greg Dyke, has warned anyone applying to take over from current incumbent Mark Thompson to expect sleep deprivation, relentless scrutiny and unimaginable criticism – plus a significant reduction … Continue reading

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No difference between online and offline illegal activity

WHEN Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed at White Hart Lane 11 days ago the incident engendered an almost unanimous outpouring of compassion, not just among football fans, but the country, in fact much of the world seemed to share in … Continue reading

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Ignore Your Digital Footprint At Your Peril

Reputation is everything. Most of us know that. We wouldn’t dream of behaving inappropriately in a professional environment. Neither would we knowingly allow others to see us at our worst. 

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TV accused of sensationalising smallpox story – 1962

With media regulation high on the public agenda, a story from 50 years ago – when Wales was in the grip of a smallpox epidemic – has contemporary resonance.

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Old Grumpy – the man they tried to gag – rides again.

Veteran citizen journalist Old Grumpy (aka Cllr Mike Stoddart) is back on the web after an enforced absence of more than a year.  His weekly expose of goings-on in and around Pembrokeshire County Council (of which he’s a member) had … Continue reading

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Masterclass from producer of BBC Story of Wales

Students at Glamorgan’s Atrium campus had a sneak preview of the new BBC Story of Wales, when John Geraint, creative director of Green Bay Media, who made the series, gave a masterclass on television production. 

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Local TV aims to boost Valley’s economy

Today saw the launch of 3VTV, a new local television channel for Blaenau Gwent. Run by the Micro-Broadcasting Centre in partnership with the University of Wales, Newport, the channel will broadcast via the internet short films  about local people, made … Continue reading

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Exposure radio is live online

The Exposure radio project is live on the web as of 10.00 this morning.  Tune in for news, music and discussion all aimed at the University of Glamorgan community. The project, based at the Atrium in Cardiff, is live Monday to … Continue reading

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The Media Policy Agenda for Wales

As the UK Government prepares to publish its Communications Green Paper, the first step towards a new Communications Act, Huw David Jones reports on the priorities for Welsh stakeholders.  This blog was orginally published on the LSE Media Policy Project. … Continue reading

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Radio students go LIVE

Students from the Atrium begin broadcasting their new show ‘A Different Take’,  live from the Radio Cardiff this studios afternoon from 3-5pm.  The show will go out at the same time, every Thursday afternoon on 98.7FM and www.radiocardiff.org. 

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