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June 27, 2007

Leaving the BBC

Taking a cue from young Tom, I should probably mention what the hell I'm on about when I drop hints about a new job; I've accepted a job at Channel 4 as Commissioning Editor for Education, focusing on 14-19 year olds.

Channel 4's Education dept has absolutely the right idea: audiences first. You can see the Education department's mission here: it's geniunely interesting reading. Not what you might expect in conjunction with the word "education". And that's where I get excited: Channel 4 has a public service remit, but its motto is Do It First, Make Trouble, Inspire Change. Now that's the sort of thing that gets me out of bed in the morning, I tell you what.

You'll have an idea already of the sort of things that are going to be catching my eye: interesting uses of game technology, social networks and emerging tech usage, machinima, ARGing, interactive narrative, training, 3D spaces. You name it.

Bloody hell I'm looking forward to it. I have a few more weeks left of my notice period, then it's an extended, wiggly route home from LA to London (we're going west via Asia, our stuff goes east via Greenland), and I start in mid-September.

Ta-da! Right, enough about me, back to listening to Hollywood & Games.

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Comments

Congratulations! That sounds terrific!

Hurrah! That sounds like a fantastic job - congratulations!

Thanks guys :) I'm looking forward to it..

Congratulations!

"Make Trouble". Now that's a darn good mission.

Good luck. I'll be interested to see what you come up with.

Congratulations!

That sounds like terrific news! Best of luck on the new horizon...

That's awesome news, Alice. Good luck! I'm going to be doing something very similar very soon. :)

Damnit, you get all the best gigs. Best of luck. ;)

\o/

(Stay in touch, F. )

Hi Alice, i think you've got one of the most fantastic job i've ever heard of (that kind of jobs fairly exists in mexico.. if any)

So Congratulations Alice, i think you got the job because you really love what you do, and i can see that every time i read your blog ñ_ñ.

Well, that's it!, if you ever want to visit Mexico, i'll be glad to tell you about the best places to visit beside Cancún or Acapulco beaches, OK? ;) , there's my e-mail

So take care girl, and sorry for the mistakes... jaja

See ya!!!

-Rogelio Ariza

W00 and indeed 00t. Marvellous, marvellous news - about time C4 starting making the same kind of trouble in the online space that it's been doing in its publicity and programming. There's some fun ahead, I'll be bound...

Congratulations! You might be a bit thrown by Horseferry Road though, a bit smaller than than TV centre, and only about twelve people in there at any one time...

Congrats, so glad to hear the news, and that you're off to really stir up a storm in C4, after doing a good job of it at the beeb.

Hope it all goes well

Andy Wilson

Welcome to the gang...

Just found your little blog>> you seem to have gone a long way with your moderate quake skills :)

Hahah dd! How the hell are YOU!

Very well thanks tips:) nice yo see you are doing well.

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