Monthly Archives: December 2010

Using search tools to inform news-gathering: Some data and examples

Back in October I wrote a guest blog post for Glyn Mottishead’s online and mobile journalism blog for his students, about how site searches could be a useful tool for journalists, I found the draft post again in my Google … Continue reading

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The power of saying yes: The Register Citizen Open Newsroom project

I am fascinated by what’s going on at the Register Citizen Open Newsroom Project – I genuinely can’t stop thinking about it. I’ll read one of the team’s blog posts, look at some videos of opening day, and then go … Continue reading

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Links for 19/12/10 (bookmarking in a post-Delicious world)

My world shifted on its axis last week with the news Delicious was closing. That state of affairs has now moved to to Delicious is not closing, it’s simply breaking up with Yahoo, and has won custody of the dog, … Continue reading

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"A new kind of thinking is required…"

Image via CrunchBaseI read Judy Sims’ excoriating blog post on (some) newspaper execs today; it struck a chord with me in the light of my last post on five things I thought newspapers should do next year as she also … Continue reading

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Five things regional newspapers should aim for in 2011

How do you answer this question… What do regional newspapers need to do in 2011? …in less than 100 words?It taxed my brain sorely last week when Peter Sands asked me for a few pars in response to include in … Continue reading

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"I want to write for the New York Times…"

I think this little Xtranormal skit has gone around the world twice now but it did make me Laugh Out Loud twice. Much as I like Xtranormal, I hadn’t used it in a while because it was pretty limited but … Continue reading

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