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’

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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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