Pages tagged with: "bbc"

The BNP as MEPs?

I have no doubt that minds far greater, and far better educated in matters of politics than mine, will debate for some time yet how it came to be that the British National Party has secured itself a seat in the European Parliament.

Since I am a political atheist (yup, I don't believe in politics, Santa Claus or council tax...)

Ross/Brand - how not to let a molehill become a mountain (version 2,137)

This thought-provoking blog entry by the BBC's Steve Bowbrick on how the BBC might have been able to avoid the media storm is well worth a look:

This is interesting for me: in my last job at Portsmouth students' union, I remember trying - and failing - to express as eloquently as Steve has exactly why openness in a crisis is A Good Thing, and this school of thinking - be open and honest with your stakeholders

Hero worship: Andre Jordan of A Beautiful Revolution

Insightful, witty, heartbreaking, funny, cruel, shocking, occasionally bordering on bad taste - A Beautiful Revolution is the work of 40-something Andre Jordan.

Homeless tourism

I've just come back from Ravelin Park, where SADO Ben Norman and RAG bods Jenny Leggott and Sarah Blatchford have been bedding down for the night with only cardboard, damp sleeping bags and tarpaulins (err, and each other...) for warmth.

No, they're not trying to recreate a summer picnic atmosphere - not at this time of year, anyway. The event is the University-organised "Sleepout", which has been planned to raise awareness for the homeless population of Portsmouth.

Bit of a reshuffle...

I'm just grabbing two minutes' free time between meetings, so I thought I'd put a quick update on here about, which has seen a lot of new things going on over the last month or so, not least the new JobShop (which I'm going to do a full write-up about shortly).

The homepage has had a bit of a reshuffle; UPSU and BBC news headlines have been condensed into column 3, and column 4 has been freed up to make way for the forthcoming "latest photo galleries", reprioritised "forthcoming events listing"

Where does UPSU Media stand?

Radio 1's Newsbeat have responded on the BBC's Editors' blog over their coverage - and Radio 1's handling - of the banning and subsequent un-banning of the word "Faggot" from Fairytale Of New York, and how Newsbeat's coverage may have triggered the public backlash ag

What have photos and jobs got in common?

Camel - pucker up - by jad0rre on I've been skyving from work again, and while I was catching up on some blogs I should read more often but don't, I spotted on - a blog written by one of the tech bods involved in the BBC's new media projects, e.g.

More little touches: rolling out better accessibility for

I know I should be doing coursework, but while doing some research on the BBC's Access 2.0 accessibility blog for my final year embarrassment project, I realised that the alternative high-contrast stylesheets I put together to provide a text-only version of the homepage could be very easily rolled out to all the other pages on with a couple of simple code changes.

Life On Mars is back tonight - yehay!

I'm not a massive police drama fan... I only watch The Bill, Road Wars, Crime Fighters, Police Uncovered, Undercover Police, Police Under The Covers, aand... No, honestly, I'm not a mahoosive fan, but I really enjoyed the first series of Life On Mars, so it's great to see it returning to our screens tonight (9pm, BBC 2 for those of you too lazy to go find the information on t'interweb).

Check it out - it's ace.


Note to self: learn this (the BBC's 15 web principles)

(Caution: shameless geekiness ahead): These are, apparently, the BBC's 15 Web Principles which underpin everything they do online. The list comes fresh-ish from the BBC via., a personal blog written by a member of the BBC. They make a lot of sense (well, to pixel-pushing geeks like me, anyway...):

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