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How The BBC Should Change Eurovision

At the end of last month, after I made a flurry of posts regarding the perceptions of the Eurovision Song Contest (and negating each one of them), The Stage approached me to ask if I could do a column based around a simple question… “[what should the BBC] do to improve the competition’s standing (and our [the UK’s] standing within the competition)?” In 500 words. The column went out in this week’s print edition of The Stage, and has also been posted online via their TV Talk Blog… The contest will run for a full entire week in Moscow, with

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[Mashed] Top Ten Tips To Survive the BBC Mashed Experience

So it’s that time of year again, when the great and the good gather to watch the pivotal episode of the Doctor Who season gather in Alexandra Palace for two days (and one night) of hacking, coding, building, geeking out, and other stuff – BBC Mashed. Yes I’m there again; no I’m not building a rocket (but Ant is); yes I am doing something (ask me tomorrow); and yes I’ll speak to you if you point a video camera at me. In the meantime though, there seems to be a lot of people attending the event who weren’t there last

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[Mashed] Would You Like To Volunteer For My Mashed Project?

As you may recall, I’m working on something for the BBC’s Mashed event this coming weekend. I’m delighted to report that the final few pieces are falling into place (in readiness for my nail-gun…). That means that the next part of the project – actually using the hack after it is built – comes into play. So, can you spare two hours during the Mashed event to get involved in the project? Again, without fully describing it (tease!) you might be a touch wary, but let me explain a few more things. Firstly, this isn’t an embarrassing thing (it’s not

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BBC Election Coverage, Now With Political Bloggers

Sitting up catching the start of the Results Coverage of the Local Council and London Mayoral elections on the BBC, and I have to say congratulations to whoever decided that inviting three of the UK Political Bloggers into the ‘secondary’ studio would be a good idea, because it is. Those representing ‘us’ are… Iain Dale, Conservative (http://www.iaindale.blogspot.com/) Luke Akehurst, Labour (http://lukeakehurst.blogspot.com/) Alix Mortimer, LibDem (http://fabulousblueporcupine.wordpress.com/) While the main studio is the usual BBC holdout of Dimbley, three politicians, the political correspondent and the academic, over at City Hall the bloggers are being regarded as full commentators, rather than a sideshow

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