Articles published in 2012:Mar 9
Modern Cliches: Helicopter journeys
Robert Weedon | Friday 9th March 2012
A camera floats serenely over the British countryside. Turn on the TV every night to see it.
TV Trends: Big White Text
Simon Pitt | Saturday 21st April 2012
Simon looks at the recent trend for using large white text for programme titles.
Video: All About Widescreen
Robert Weedon | Monday 7th May 2012
In their second visual article, Image Dissectors examine aspect ratios on film and television with the aid of some biscuits.
TV Trends: Effort Gags
Simon Pitt | Sunday 13th May 2012
Simon looks at the trend in television programmes for adding in detailed jokes that require you to pause the programme to read them. And also at some missed opportunities, where he paused the TV and found nothing to read.
Tomorrow's News Today
Simon Pitt | Wednesday 23rd May 2012
The BBC released their latest expense report today. It's like a dream come true for tabloid journalists. A sort of quarterly present, where they get to put up their feet and print numbers and angry faces in the newspaper for a day.
Home Tweet Home
Simon Pitt | Monday 28th May 2012
Simon looks at social media awards, the BBC and Twitter.
Music at London 2012
Robert Weedon | Monday 6th August 2012
As John Inverdale annoys Robert with a throwaway quip, Image Dissectors take a look at the music of the 2012 Olympics...so far.
Cognitive Bias and the News
Simon Pitt | Sunday 11th November 2012
George Entwistle resigns as the BBC Director General surrounded by bluster, noise and allegations. Do the events surrounding his departure herald an era of spin and cautiousness at the top? And is success down to ability or chance, politics and the press?