Monthly Archives: July 2009

Testing some audio-blogging tools for journalists

Mobile podcasting can be a real boon for newspaper journalists on a breaking story – it’s a quick, easy way to get a story out. For the listener, it feels fast, real, and engaging – and it’s also a simple … Continue reading

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Back on Utterli

and it’s been a while… I wish phoning in from the UK still worked ­čśŽ Mobile post sent by Alison using Utterli.┬á┬áReplies.┬á┬ámp3

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Who’ll teach the new tricks now the old dogs have left?

Last week I got tricked up in a gown and mortarboard to graduate from the Journalism Leaders Course, courtesy of a Trinity Mirror team-up with UCLan. It was a good day but it struck me as I sat in Preston … Continue reading

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Using old and new media for breaking news

A crane fell down in Liverpool today, crashing onto an apartment block, and I knew about it within seconds, from two sources.One was eyewitness who rang the Echo – it being the kind of local paper that people do still … Continue reading

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Cutting the contributions budget could really cost us

In my reporting and newsdesking days I sometimes got asked by a caller ringing in with a tale if there was any hope of us paying for the information. In the regionals I’ve worked on, we never paid for information … Continue reading

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Discovering the joys of FriendDeck

Anyone who follows me here or on Twitter may have picked up on my ‘like it but keep forgetting to use it’ attitude towards FriendFeed. I mean, I see the purpose of it, but I’m always forgetting to log in … Continue reading

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