Digital Transformation, Leadership and the Challenging Media Landscape with Esra Dogramaci (MDE285)

Esra Dogramaci works at the intersection of politics, international relations, communications and all things digital. Presently, the senior editor, digital at Deutsche Welle, Esra has worked as a consultant for the BBC, as a new media analyst for Al Jazeera … Continue reading

Driving Digital Transformation at the BBC with Dmitry Shishkin (MDE258)

Dmitry Shishkin is Digital Editor at the BBC World Service, shaping the evolution of the famed BBC World Service in the digital age. He’s also overseeing the languages digital product requirements, helping the expansion into the strategic “need” and “want” … Continue reading

Maslow’s pyramid of needs… as expressed by this photographer in Syria

I listened yesterday to a Western photographer, whose name has been kept secret out of concern for his safety and who has been working in the government-controlled part of Deir ez-Zor, Syria, give an interview on the BBC. In the … Continue reading

BBC Oops – the irritating rise of websites that… cc @BBCNews

I was intrigued by the BBC OOOPS this morning! The BBC’s front page this morning has an intriguing side story (in the far right column): “OOPS, the irritating rise of websites talking to you like a friend.”  Find it?  Well, … Continue reading

Mainstream Media Strategy – Recommendation from a reader’s perspective

As mainstream media (MSM) companies continue to scramble to find a winning model, I am inspired to write a post based on the interactive (read: moderation) strategy that the BBC has put in place on its news forums. Having taken … Continue reading

Roland Garros 2009 — Recycling of tennis balls

This year, Roland Garros and the French Federation of Tennis (FFT) have launched a programme (“Operation Balle Jaune“) to recycle the used tennis balls as part of a Sustainable Development program.  There are 14 million balls sold every year in … Continue reading

State of the Spam Business: Spam Pollution

State of the Spam BusinessHow many legitimate (non junk or spam) emails do you receive in your inbox? It may come as a surprise to you that only 3% of the world’s supply of emails are legitimate, at least that’s … Continue reading

Velib in Paris – Wheels are coming off…

The wheels are coming off the track for the Vélib bicycle programme in Paris, a subject I have been following since its inception. According to this BBC write-up (taken in turn from Le Parisien), the Parisians seem to have taken … Continue reading