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09 December 2005


Jem Stone

Neville. Thanks for that. We do intend to develop further blogs at blogs.bbc.co.uk early on in hte new year. Watch this space.


Thanks Jem.

Interesting reading your own post about this and the comment you quoted from a colleague speculating "...I bet Nick doesn't write this. There'll be an editorial understudy with the time / job to do it for him."

From what I've observed in recent months, skeptics abound in most organizations when it comes to starting blogs by senior or highly-visible people. Easy to overcome - the blogger is the blogger.

I hope that will be the case with BBC blogs.

Shayne Bowman

The podcasting and weblogs by the BBC are significant but a relatively small part of their overall citizen media and participatory journalism strategy. Check out this interview we did with Richard Sambrook at the BBC in April. It shows an impressive strategy of involving the audience as partner in journalism.

Great blog.
// Shayne


Shayne, many thanks for this info.

Your interview is very interesting indeed; clear signals there of what's beginning to happen now.

I'm watching this space, as Jem suggested.

Paul Mason

Hi I am Paul Mason, the other BBC blogger :) Actually it is a bit more complex (and discouraging) than you suggest - we are all moving off typepad into moveable type hosted behind the BBC's stern and oh so British firewall and corporate brand - that is what Nick's blog is a trial for. I cannot say I am turning cartwheels with delight over it - but if its a price to pay for pulling the BBC systemically into the world of blog, then I am going with it for now - but rest assured: if I think it will turn out as yet another faux foray I will throw my toys around and you guys will have to pile in in my support.

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