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Everything’s happening at once

So last week I moved house, marked a large pile of professional exam papers (new pile now arrived) and went to my first ever Newsjack meeting. More on the Newsjack meeting will follow once I’ve caught my breath (but, let’s be honest, you won’t read it until just before the next series). On Newsjack, some […]

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I’ve got something on Newsjack Series 7 Episode 4

Although I don’t know what. I got the famous Newsjack “something in” email. And I’m on the list http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kvs8r/features/episode-four But they never tell you what in advance. I’ll just have to listen to the show. (Not because they enjoy us being in suspense but just because of the practical difficulty of telling everyone before the show.) […]

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More on writing for Newsjack

In case you haven’t seen enough articles on writing for Newsjack here’s a good description of the emotional rolloercoaster of it all from Marc Paterson. There’s also James Cary’s now classic explanation of why you should give it a go. I already mentioned Tom Neenan’s blog post and of course I keep writing about NewsJack (when I […]

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And Live from Kirrin Island is back for Episode 2

It’s not just Newsjack that is back! Live from Kirrin Island will be recording in just over two weeks and needs submissions. This excellent writers’ brief says more than I ever could about it. Now there really is no excuse for not writing something topical and funny.

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My last submissions for Newsjack Series 6.

So this is the end of writing for Newsjack Series 6! The deadline for one-liners was just a few minutes ago. I managed to submit three sketches on The army driving fuel trucks The EU cracking down on Pirates That Kazakh national anthem fiasco. and 8 one-liners on topics from Simon Cowell being burgled to […]

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Newsjack Series 6 – week 5 submissions

Building on my success last week* I have sent in three sketches again – although that was a bit of a rush because of Mother’s day. Topics: Rock stars avoiding tax Doctors standing the next election Ed Milliband’s office suite broken into. I tried to vary the length and tone this week. In particular two […]

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Nothing in Newsjack Series 6 Episode 2

Yet another unsuccessful week for me. Congratulations to all the successful writers listed here. On the plus side I think my writing is getting better. Onwards and upwards and hopefully broadcastwards by the end of the series.

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Newsjack Series Six Episode 2 – my submissions this week

I submitted three sketches to Newsjack this week on: Black market fish Cuts to BBC4 The Koran burning in Afghanistan I’m not sure they’ll touch this last one, despite it (obviously) not being pro Koran burning! It’s probably too sensitive even so. It would be brave of them to do it. I also sent in 12 […]

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Newsjack Series 6 Episode 1 – Initial analysis

Ok, I realise it’s possible to overthink this. But if it’s possible to overthink something, I usually will so here goes… First off a list of the topics covered in Episode 1. Generally they won’t want to cover the same story again next episode so I would avoid these unless it is big ongoing story […]