Tag Archives: Channel 4

Dogs: Their Secret Lives

A rottweiler, similar to Bruno. Dogs, like humans, are susceptible to feelings of anxiousness and loneliness. Photo: Juan Ramon Rodriguez Sosa (via Flickr)

Written by Emily White. Over the past few decades there has been a dramatic change in the relationship between man and his dog.

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Dorothy Byrne: ‘Human stories keep viewers interested’

DorothyByrne Photo: David Wriglesworth

Head of Channel Four News and Current Affairs, Dorothy Byrne gave a talk at the University of Lincoln on Monday, October 29th about the coverage of the Arab Spring. David Wriglesworth reports.

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Video: BBC’s Rippon and C4’s Byrne debate ‘what’s good journalism’


Angela Rippon and C4’s head of news and current affairs, Dorothy Byrne, debated “what makes good journalism” at the university. Watch the discussion.

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Reality television needs a reality check

Big Brother, one of the most successful reality TV programmes, is celebrating its 11th year. Photo: Ged Carrol via Flickr

With the latest series of Big Brother already taking over our screens, Darren Moss looks at the appeal of reality television.

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Online TV service SeeSaw launched

SeeSaw has shows from the BBC, Channel 4 and Five. Photo: SeeSaw

Beware the new perfect time waster: there’s a new website to watch TV shows legally and for free. Jonathan Cresswell has been trying the service.

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Guest lecturers debate human rights reporting and television ratings

Mike Jempson, a journalism professor, and Dorothy Byrne, head of news and current affairs at Channel 4, discussed whether an obsession with audience size had displaced human rights reporting on television.

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