With photographers on Johnston Press titles facing an uncertain future and Sheffield College postponing its course, the future of photo journalism has been debated at the Journalism Skills Conference.News
Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.
This week it’s Dani Briers, managing director of PHD Manchester. He argues that the use of gamification techniques in the modern office is an effective way of attracting and retaining staff.
Reports today suggest that BBC Children’s could be moved into a new commercial division at the corporation.
The stand-alone division would be part of the director general’s “competition revolution” in order that they can make shows for rival companies.News
A new office space has been set up in Manchester, hoping to appeal to entrepreneurs from the gaming and tech sector, as well as those in social enterprise, education, healthcare and finance.
The Manchester Escalator on Deansgate is described as an “entrepreneurial hub” and has been founded by Barclays and Central Working.News
Carbon Digital has produced the intro sequence for the latest outing of Sony’s LittleBigPlanet franchise.
The MediaCityUK based firm won a competitive pitch to create a combined live action and visual effects title sequence for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.News
The Macclesfield Express has run a 4-page pull-out claiming that it has been “censored” in a campaign to report on a council decision that cost taxpayers £1m.News
Duke Studios in Leeds is opening a second office space in the city, aimed at creative and digital agencies.
Based in a former belt factory, the 10,000sq ft office will be known as Duke Studios Sheaf Street and could open as early as January.News
The BBC is saving licence fee payers £1.1bn a year, according to a report into efficiency at the organisation.
Some of these savings have come through “savvy procurement” saving £70m this year; moving BBC Sport to Salford, saving £2.2m per annum; reducing BBC buildings from 213 to 154, saving £67m a year; moving BBC Three online; and an IT service contract renovation delivering almost £90m of cumulative savings.News