Monthly Archives: February 2009

Final deadline at the Rocky Mountain News

The Rocky Mountain News is a paper I’ve admired for a few years now. Their soundslides have inspired envy in me, and their use of hyperlocal UGC showed UK papers like The Gazette the potential out there. I thought it … Continue reading

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Year of the Blog (Part II)

I’ve started new chapter in my life as a journalist but I’m not alone in this – the collective newsrooms of the Liverpool Daily Post, Liverpool Echo, and the Merseyside weeklies are travelling the same road as me.We’ve become (or, … Continue reading

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The Year of the Blog (Part I)

I’ve just realised this blog has notched up its first anniversary. Where has the time gone? So I thought it was an opportunity to take stock, consider how blogging has helped me become (I think) a better journalist and what … Continue reading

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"No one tells a story like a journalist"

I was lucky enough to spend a day with the Journalism Leaders Programme members last week. As ever, it was like having a brain-valet and I came away with a lot to think about. As part of the day I … Continue reading

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Using Slideshare for a blog post

A while ago I wrote a blog post on the lifecycle of a news story, that our editorial training editor suggested I turn into slides, as a potential teaching tool.I messed around with the idea and then showed my attempt … Continue reading

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