Monthly Archives: June 2014

The hook on which we are caught

These are some of my reflections on the Revival of Local Journalism conference, organised by the BBC and Society of Editors at MediaCity UK, and held on June 25. There are links to others’ posts and articles from the day … Continue reading

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Interesting reads (weekly)

Battle Cries – The different styles and levels of excitement of commentators’ goal announcements makes for a fun interactive. Not too difficult to replicate I would imagine; some fun to be had here around regional differences in nouns, for … Continue reading

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Crime, mugshots and the public interest (updated)

Update: Lancashire Police has now retracted this policy. Liz Riding, Lancashire Constabulary’s Corporate Communications Manager has reviewed the decision: ‘I have had a further look at this and have decided that we will not be applying the 12 month limited tariff for … Continue reading

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Innovation and the perils of “yes, but…”

There’s an interesting post on the WAN-IFRA blog now, which details are the key attributes of an effective editor, leading at a time of industry disruption. It’s a subject close to my heart as it was the topic of my MA, and … Continue reading

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I need to think less about Audience, more about People

I managed to make it to the Digital Editors Network meet-up on Thursday – #visualDEN if you search for it on Twitter – and came away with head and notebook stuffed full of ideas. The theme, as the hashtag suggests, … Continue reading

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