Tag Archives: bbc

Bring back Clarkson?

One of the biggest stories so far this year is coming from Daily Mail favourite, Jeremy Clarkson. Not shy of a controversial headline, Jeremy Clarkson seems to grace the front covers all too often for his behaviour. It’s clear he’s … Continue reading Continue reading

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Boulders and Pebbles

The media landscape was recently described to me using the analogy of a beach with boulders and pebbles; the boulders being the traditional giants of broadcasting (such as the BBC)… Continue reading

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Some of my favourite Podcasts

Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Film Reviews Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week’s movies. This podcast is just great! The film reviews provided by a knowledgeable and likable Mark Kermode, a great selection of guests who a provide a further insight into the film they are promoting and a […] Continue reading

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The BBC and the licence fee

The BBC remains the only publicly funded broadcaster in the world, and is funded mainly by the UK’s TV licence. Since its introduction in 1946, the license fee continues to make up the bulk of the BBC’s total income. The current cost of the licence fee is £145.50 for a colour TV, £49 for a black and […] Continue reading

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From Pong to Candy Crush: My gaming journey

Gaming has never been my ‘thing’ to be honest and my knowledge of this area is quite limited.  As a child I do remember my father bringing home the game… Continue reading

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Digital Literacies for all?

My understanding of the word literacy is the ability is not just to read and write but also to have comprehension using those skills.  Literacy can include man’s early attempt… Continue reading

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Paper.Li Published article of The Hashtag (power of the Hashtag continued)

The Power of the Hashtag continued: After the exhausting weekend post The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, i wrote a blog post of how the Hash tag effected the marketing of the 50th, albeit the Sherlock series aswell. by following up this post, i was summoned to publish an article used by ‘Paper.Li’. “Paper.li is […] Continue reading

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My Personal Learning Journey

Week 7-9 between these weeks have been the most exciting for me – for a media and fandom perspective. it was the huge online build up to the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who! *internally screams*. and then after waiting two years was the release of the hashtag and mini trailer #Sherlocklives for the TV series […] Continue reading

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Social Media and the power of the hashtag.

Unless you have been living in a hole for the past several months, i’m sure many of you were aware of the huge event this weekend concerning the launch of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary. Whovian or non Whovian, there really was no escaping the marketing launch and campaign that took place to advertise the […] Continue reading

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The Student Radio Association in Leicester-Land: SRA touches base at DemonFM

Afternoon people, hope your all having a wonderful week, I on the other hand have been completing a 10,000 word dissertation and recovering from the madness that was the SRA Conference. And still this English weather is determined to deprive us fro… Continue reading

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The End Is Near

Hey there beautiful people, back with another round-up of my latest on-goings! Hope all is well with you all and your enjoying the Easter holidays! And before we go any further, I would just like to state that your never to old to get an Easter egg, … Continue reading

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Days turn into weeks, weeks into Months-Time Flies

A’hoy there! And a belated post after what has been a frantic few weeks, so apologizes in advance. Illness, work, Uni and trips back and forth to London have tampered with my schedule leaving me unable or in the right state of mind to provide nothing b… Continue reading

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The Madness Has Begun!

Good day to you all!  And before we get started on my latest antics, I would like to say apologizes for the slightly late post. As the couple weeks have tested my patience to the absolute max! What was expected to be a lovely trip to London to or… Continue reading

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Another Week, Another Dollar

Wow, how time flies. January is almost done & dusted and we’ll be steeping into February or as my mum would say “Before you can even blink it will summer”. And as we press deeper into the year, likewise does the work load. A hectic week to say the … Continue reading

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DLCF Preview Show

Another week, another dollar. However, this week we ended on a high after visiting Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival’s Preview Show on Friday 11th. The event was a prequel leading up to the main festival which kick-starts on the 8th of February until t… Continue reading

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New Year-No holding Back!

Welcome one and all to 2013! Hope you all had a very festive holiday. I know for a fact the amount of food I consumed certainly wasn’t acceptable and probably a health warning to anyone under the age of 20! But 2013 has several adventures that will hav… Continue reading

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New Year-No holding Back!

Welcome one and all to 2013! Hope you all had a very festive holiday. I know for a fact the amount of food I consumed certainly wasn’t acceptable and probably a health warning to anyone under the age of 20! But 2013 has several adventures that will hav… Continue reading

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Comedy Festival Fast Approaching!

Week 10 of our weekly labs concerning the promotion and podcasts of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival and as we roll into early December it’s the time when flow seems to slow down and lectures tend to wind-down the intensity of the course, however that’… Continue reading

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Mind Maps, Video Editing, Christmas sing-a-longs and Networking: Normal Week For A Radio Production Student

Another hectic week at University and as the Christmas holidays draw ever so closer, the first half of the academic year is almost over. However, it just wouldn’t be the same without last-minute dead-lines and a jam-packed schedule. Who ever said being… Continue reading

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DMU Radio Production Residential To BBC Wood Norton

After nine stressful, hardcore weeks of university it was time for a change up, well more of an upgrade grade really as the work intensified and the standard of quality just went up a whole different level. I’m talking about our placement to the BBC… Continue reading

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BBC Wood Norton: Trip #2!

Its my first day back in Leicester after a 4 day training course at BBC Wood Norton. We did do this last year, but this time, I was in a different group, so it was a different experience.
I worked with Conor, Cory and Melisa. We produced a programme ba… Continue reading

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Comedy Lab Week 8: S.W.O.T

Lab session 8 and time seems to be evaporating as the countdown get’s ever so close to the launch of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. During this weeks session we reflected on recent hand-in of our first Comedy report. Using the S.W.O.T analysis we … Continue reading

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Week 7: Production Plan Accomplished: Commence Execution

Production for Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival continues deep into week 7 and what a week of production it’s been. It seems as though all production groups have been at it, getting down and dirty in the studios and producing promos, videos and creatin… Continue reading

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