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BBC To Slash More Than 1,000 As Viewers Turn To Internet

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2015 | Media

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - The BBC said it will cut more than 1,000 jobs because it expects to receive 150 million pounds ($234 million) less than for...

Watch Obama Discuss Climate Change With Naturalist Sir David Attenborough

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama is a major fan of Sir David Attenborough, the celebrated British naturalist and TV host who has created and narrated numerous s...

How American Students Get A University Degree For Basically Nothing In Germany

BBC | Posted 06.10.2015 | College

More than 4,600 US students are fully enrolled at Germany universities, an increase of 20% over three years. At the same time, the total student debt ...

Today's Newsrooms = Robo-Journalism, Games, Apps, Gender Equality

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.

Downton Abbey, Grantchester and Beyond: Q&A With Composer John Lunn

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If you want a spectacular score to accompany your British drama series, then look no further than John Lunn, the maestro behind the music for Grantchester, Little Dorrit, The White Queen, Shetland and Downton Abbey.

Television Talker Michael Essany's Name Resurfaces in Debate Over the Future of Late Night

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

While still in his early teens, Michael Essany was publicly hailed by a venerable tapestry of entertainment and broadcasting icons as the future of late night chat shows - in both the U.S. and U.K.

How to Save a Fortune in the TV News Business -- The UK Shows the Way

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 05.20.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

While The BBC does not release its spending on election night coverage, The BBC apparently spends about £7m a day on making their programs. They don't make them cheap. We do know what the students at the University of Winchester spent on their election night coverage. £100. Now, clearly there is a major difference.

Filming 'Planet Earth' Was Even Crazier Than The Documentary Itself

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment

It's strange to think how we can now watch the BBC's "Planet Earth" on Netflix, curled up in our pajamas with all the blankets, cookies ...

For Her 100th Birthday, Woman With No Family Or Friends Gets Cards From Generous Strangers

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.15.2015 | Good News

No one should have to spend a birthday alone, especially when it’s a 100th birthday. At the end of the month, Sheffield, England, resident Winnie...

Sara Boboltz

Nature Documentaries Are Way More Fake Than You Thought

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment

Filming animals takes a long, boring time -- but some of the things producers have done to speed things up may surprise you.

Activists Need to Embrace Crypto Currencies to Leverage Their Success

Max Keiser | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Max Keiser

Activists can improve their alternative media success by embracing alternative currencies like Bitcoin. I live in Britain where I've just witnessed an entire generation of activists get their clock's cleaned by a Conservative sweep in the May 7th Parliamentary elections.

Get Up Close and Personal With a Dalek At The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular

Chris Barnes | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Barnes

Every classic science fiction show has an epic soundtrack. This fall, American fans of the television series will be able to hear it live at the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on October 7, 2015.

Across the Whoniverse

Roz Warren | Posted 06.22.2015 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I first got hooked on "Doctor Who" as a teenager in the '70s, but stopped watching as I got older. When I recently checked the 2010 season out of the library, I quickly got sucked right back in. I've got plenty of catching up to do, since the show has been running for decades.

French Muslims Struggle To Feel Accepted By Their Country After Charlie Hebdo Attacks

BBC | Shaista Aziz | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion

Almost two months on from the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo office and the Jewish supermarket in Paris, the "Je Suis Charlie" banners, stickers and gra...

The Mission to Make Drinking Tap Water Easier

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Isn't it time for a fresh approach? Rather than regulate against fountains, perhaps Local Government should plan for fountains by publishing a list of pre-approved locations and fountain specifications.

Free Devices Will Help 1 Million U.K. Students Learn To Code

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.16.2015 | Good News

Coding is the door to the digital future, and kids are holding the key. On Thursday, the BBC launched a major initiative called Make it Digital th...

Global Warming or Climate Chaos: What's in a Name?

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Dave Pruett

Reports stream in daily: from multiple disciplines, organizations, and regions of the world. Human activities -- primarily the burning of fossil fuels -- have destabilized the climate, and the trends are all in the wrong direction.

How Energy Industry Benefited From Keystone XL Veto

Kevin Price | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Kevin Price

With the announcement that Obama vetoed the Keystone Pipeline XL, there was a great deal of moaning in the energy industry. However, when you look at the simple economics, it is obvious there was also a collective sigh of relief.

'Downton Abbey' Creator: 'People Pray for My Characters'

Alain Elkann | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Alain Elkann

I think we are trying to create a world in itself, a kind of universe. We want people to become involved with that world, and they do it in their relationships with these fictional characters. And sometimes their relationship can be surprisingly powerful, almost alarming. People pray for my characters.

How Well Do Ed Sheeran And Taylor Swift Really Know Each Other?

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.27.2015 | Teen

It's no secret that pop sensations Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are good friends, but this week their knowledge of each other was put to the test. ...

Social Media, Ethics and Awards

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.28.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

We need more such incentives to prompt journalists, bloggers and others to couple journalistic prowess with self-regulated ethics in a bid to avoid the force-feeding of often outdated or unfair laws.

Radio Saved My Life

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.19.2015 | Technology
Holly Robinson

Whether we want news or music, we can program our smart devices to deliver exactly what we want, when we want to hear it. Yet, somehow the allure of the portable transistor radio endures for me, perhaps because it's one of the few things in my life that is still simple.

Overlooked and Underappreciated: The Dark Wonders of the British Series Peep Show

Ahmad Khan | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
Ahmad Khan

Given the show's decade-plus run is coming to an end later this year, and given the borderline offensive mediocrity that makes up most of television these days anyway, it's worth a watch. Though based on a deceivingly simple premise, what makes the show so unique is that it's shot via a first-person perspective.

Je Suis Nigeria

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Michael Shammas

American media should not pretend as if nothing is happening as Nigeria continues to battle the ignorant cancer calling itself Boko Haram. Nigeria's struggle with radicalism is at least as newsworthy as our own.

Invidious Comparisons: Asymmetric Massacres in France and Nigeria

David Tereshchuk | Posted 03.17.2015 | Media
David Tereshchuk

A remarkably packed media week certainly flowed from the massacre at France's Charlie Hebdo magazine and the hostage killings at the Porte de Vincennes HyperCacher kosher food store.