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Only the BBC would take on teaching our kids in a crisis. That's its point | Jane Martinson

theguardian.com > commentisfree > may

...My own history-loving teenager credits her knowledge of British monarchs to the chorus of a Horrible Histories song: "William, William, Henry, Stephen, Henry, Richard, John, oi!". She is not alone.... ...Yes, younger audiences, particularly the seven- to 12-year-olds targeted by CBBC, are increasingly turning to streaming services such as Netflix and Disney+ and Ofcom figures suggest YouTube is poised to eclipse the BBC as the most used news source for 12- to 15-year-olds....

thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  1+ hour, 5+ min ago

Alan Dein: "I like to think I'm an educator, not an entertainer"

theguardian.com > tv-and-radio > may

...The award-winning oral historian on talking to random people on the radio in his hit BBC show Don't Log Off and and why he always switches the camera off on Zoom. Alan Dein, 60, is an oral historian who makes unmissable documentaries for Radio 4 and the World Service.... ...I was very inspired by Studs Terkel, the great Chicago-based oral historian, especially Hard Times (1970), which he wrote about the great American depression. Also people like Tony Parker: his area was disfranchised people like prisoners....

thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  2+ hour, 35+ min ago

Wagatha Christie, social media and the intricacies of libel

theguardian.com > lifeandstyle > may

...Wagatha Christie, social media and the intricacies of libel. It was a very steep learning curve for the Instagram-shy judge. My jaw is aching slightly, from clenching through the bits of the Wagatha Christie trial that involved educating the judge in matters of Instagram.... ...In another oak-panelled room down the road in Westminster, in an inquiry into body image, the Health and Social Care Commons Select Committee was boggling at the power of social media....

thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  13+ hour, 34+ min ago

Deliberate ploy: whistleblowers reveal why Facebook's Australia news ban included non-news sites

theguardian.com > technology > may

...whistleblowers reveal why Facebook's Australia news ban included non-news sites. Employees within Meta say the move amid the standoff with the Morrison government was no accident.... ...After the news ban, the former treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, and former communications minister, Paul Fletcher, cut a deal with Meta that stopped it from being designated under the law, as long as it could demonstrate it had made deals with enough media companies....

thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  17+ hour, 18+ min ago

The Queen we know: royal writers reflect for the platinum jubilee

theguardian.com > uk-news > may

...It happened during the Queen's official welcome to South Africa in 1999.... ...One of the most touching moments he recalls observing had occurred a few years earlier, when the Queen returned home to Buckingham Palace after the death of Princess Diana....

thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  17+ hour, 34+ min ago

The painter uncovering portraiture's dirty laundry - in pictures

theguardian.com > artanddesign > gallery > may

...Various Fabrics, John Park With Dog (after Stuart). Various Fabrics, Margareta Rees (after Van der Werff). Red and Black, Theodore Atkinson Jr (after Copley)... ...It is organized by the National Center for Vegetation Cover Development and Combating Desertification and being held at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, in coordination with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture....

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Spirit of Ntu: South African piano maestro Nduduzo Makhathini on his 10th album

theconversation.com

...In the Spirit of Ntu is his tenth offering, and his second release under premier US jazz label Blue Note Records and the newly founded Blue Note Africa.... ...I was meant to record in the US, and of course, I couldn't get that organised. Then I asked Jaleel (Shaw), Nasheet Waits, and all these guys who were meant to be on the record if they were keen on coming to South Africa. This album is emerging out of these burning fires....

thumbnail favicon theguardian.com —  21+ hour, 47+ min ago

'We can't live with people who support Putin's war': the TV chief who fled Russia

theguardian.com > world > may

...On the ninth day of Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine, editor-in-chief Viktor Muchnik gathered the staff of TV2 for a meeting at their small newsroom in the Siberian city of Tomsk.... ...The channel was the brainchild of Arkady Maiofis, a reporter on Soviet television who wanted to create a place for free debate in 1991 as the Soviet Union was on its last legs....

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Caroline Jones: groundbreaking Australian journalist and champion of women in media

theguardian.com > media > may

...It was a gift she generously shared with the Australian public over more than 50 years as a journalist, broadcaster, storyteller and mentor.... ...Jones was born in Sydney on 1 January 1938, the only child of Nancy and Brian James. After her father left home to serve in the second world war, Jones and her mother moved to the New South Wales country town of Murrurundi to live with a grandmother and aunt until he returned....

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The Boys: the explosive superhero show that's become as thrilling as Game of Thrones

theguardian.com > tv-and-radio > may

...And then there's a penis in episode one of the new series of The Boys (from Friday, Amazon Prime Video), which … well, even if I could tell you what happens with and to the penis, I don't think I could in the word count I have.... ...at Karl Urban), and it has firmly jumped from a skyscraper and landed in a power-stance on its feet....