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Articles published in 2012:

Mar 9 Modern Cliches: Helicopter journeys

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.


Apr 21 TV Trends: Big White Text

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.


May 7 Video: All About Widescreen

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.


May 13 TV Trends: Effort Gags

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.


May 23 Tomorrow's News Today

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.


May 28 Home Tweet Home

Home Tweet Home

Simon Pitt | Monday 28th May 2012

Simon looks at social media awards, the BBC and Twitter.


Aug 6 Music at London 2012

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.


Nov 11 Cognitive Bias and the News

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?


Nov 11 Review: Skyfall

Review: Skyfall

Simon Pitt | Sunday 11th November 2012

Bond holds a special place in the British consciousness. But what do we want from Bond any more? And does Skyfall give us that?



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