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#ONALondon ‘When news breaks bad: UGC in the newsroom’ session 

Panel: Mandy Jenkins, VP ONA board, head of news, Storyful; Fergus Bell, ONA Ethics committee, and Dig Deeper Media  Ok, so for this blog post to make much sense you probably need to head straight to http://toolkit.journalists.org and have a … Continue reading

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15 thoughts on innovation for smaller newsrooms

How do you innovate in smaller newsrooms, was one of the questions that was sought to be addressed at the WAN IFRA international newsroom summit I attended in Hamburg on October 5. My answer is an emphatic: “Better, and more ambitiously than … Continue reading

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Dealing with witnesses: Why the Eyewitness Media Hub’s guidelines are so important for journalism

A while ago I was asked to join a group of journalists assembled with the aim of providing some input into Eyewitness Media Hub’s principles for journalists working with UGC* – user generated content (or ‘other people’s words and images’, as … Continue reading

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Off with their heads! Crimes against cropping in tweets

Update: Some more cropping tools. This one, which is – I think – called Favicon Generator, was suggested by @ourman and Twitshot by @xxnapoleonsolo. Thanks chaps. When it comes to critiquing others’ work, I am very much of the ‘there but for the … Continue reading

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The how and why of Twitter lurking

It looks like there’s an interesting new paper out on social media use. I can’t be entirely sure because, y’know, academic paywalls, but when I saw this, I had to know a bit more… I have a new article out … Continue reading

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A short guide to longform

View image | gettyimages.com It sounds like one of the speakers to hear this year was Aron Philhofer at #hhldn this week, when he levelled some zingers at mainstream media for complacency about their future. I wasn’t there, but Richard … Continue reading

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Social media monitoring and analytics (infographic)

Not 100% sure who I owe a hat tip to for tweeting a link to this infographic about social media monitoring (I suspect David Thackeray though).It is exceptionally useful, anyway, and I thought I would store it on my blog as it’s a … Continue reading

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Tweetdeck: A short user guide to getting the most out of it

(Photo credit: estherbester) I ran my first Webex training session this week; it was a 45 minute run-through of How To Be a Tweetdeck Ninja, which contained my tips for getting the most out of Facebook. Ahem.I’ve used Tweetdeck for years and … Continue reading

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Definitely NOT another ‘How Journalists Should Use Pinterest’ post.

I’ve read various articles recently about Why Companies Should Be Using Pinterest (I haven’t saved any of them, but Zemanta will no doubt provide the latest selection as I write this – it’s like trying to put down a hydra). However, … Continue reading

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Here today… gone tomorrow content? Back up your work…

This is not so much of a new post as a republishing of something that already exists on a third party site but there is a reason for it beyond lazy blogging.Yesterday, I found myself rummaging through Delicious as I … Continue reading

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