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Ian Burrell: A tale of two Jon Snows

News that Jon Snow had become trapped in a lift created a flurry of interest online last week, only for some disappointed social media users to discover that the stranded victim was the silver-haired bicyclist from Channel 4 News.

Ian Burrell: No breakfast for Kevin Maguire

As one of the most high-profile left-wing figures in Fleet Street, the Daily Mirror’s Kevin Maguire has been all over the news channels of late, following the deaths of Bob Crow and then Tony Benn.

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Ian Burrell: Who said print was dead? Newsweek is back

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Ian Burrell: News the North Koreans can trust

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Ian Burrell: The natural home for film? Radio 5 Live’s 'Kermode & Mayo'

How could something as visual as film end up being most effectively championed by a show that primarily exists in audio, let alone one that goes out on a Friday lunchtime?

Ian Burrell: The DIY future for TV journalists

Television journalists got an insight into their futures with the resourcefulness of Joe Tidy of Sky News after his camera became water-damaged in the floods last month.

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Ian Burrell: In-depth science goes digital, but it’s still for the ‘average intelligent lay person’

The media column: Mosaic's launch on Tuesday shows there is space for science coverage

The regime of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was an FBC client

Ian Burrell: BBC news-fixing probe not over yet

Nearly three years ago, I investigated a television news-fixing scandal that led to the BBC making a global apology to viewers. It had screened documentaries made by a London TV company that was earning millions of pounds from clients featured in the programming.

Ian Burrell: What can today’s journalists learn from the titans of 20th-century Fleet Street?

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Social scientists like myself like to see claims and assertions enlightened by a solid body of evidence.

Lord Hall said the BBC World Service had survived and thrived because of its capacity for change, while remaining true to its values

Tony Hall: The BBC World Service's funding may change – standards will not

The BBC has a clear set of values wherever it operates – impartiality, accuracy, diversity of opinion and fairness

The Only Way is Ethics: A new forum for readers to say what they want to say – not all of it bad, I hope

Ethics is a serious business; even in the media. To undermine its seriousness by using a pun headline to draw people in would surely be unethical, wouldn’t it?

More talented print journalists are moving into television news

Ian Burrell: Broadcasters’ new recruitment policy shows that somebody still loves newspaper reporters

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