The Language of Teamwork: St Mary’s Hospital March 2017

When a terrorist attack took place in Westminster on 22 March 2017, a BBC television team happened to be filming for a ‘fly on the wall’ documentary at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. The film they made of the hospital personnel preparing for and then treating the badly-injured casualties made for compelling and moving viewing … Continue reading “The Language of Teamwork: St Mary’s Hospital March 2017”

Reporting a terrorist attack: 24 hours of news reports

Late in the evening of 3rd June 2017, people were killed and injured in an incident in London. Over the next 24 hours, BBC Radio 4 broadcast 11 accounts of the events, starting with the Midnight News on 4th June and ending with the same programme on 5th June. While issues of language are perhaps … Continue reading “Reporting a terrorist attack: 24 hours of news reports”