Category Archives: Journalism

Facebook and the blue pill of news

“You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe” * I read a Roy Greenslade blog post today about Facebook, and it made me thoughtful about our attitudes towards … Continue reading

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What should a local news source be?

I was thinking today about an upcoming reader project and started jotting down what I’d want from a regional news provider. I don’t mean  section headings (‘news’ or ‘information’ are givens, surely?) ; I mean, what values would make me … Continue reading

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#ONALondon keynote: What journalists can learn from game design

Speaker: Lindsay Grace – Associate Professor and Director of American University’s Game Lab and Studio, American University Lindsay is a game maker and teaching games and interactive media for 12 years. He is an associate professor at American University and … Continue reading

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#ONALondon session: Reaching Unexpected Audiences With New Platforms

  Erica Berger, who is founder of Catchpool and Co-Founder of Mileage Media, kicked off her session with some impressive facts: 30 mins a day spent per day for average users of Snapchat Instagram has 77% of audience outside the USA … Continue reading

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#ONALondon Session: Crowdsourcing as the ultimate strategic engagement

Panel: Mimi Onuoha, Research Fellow, Data & Society, Tow Society for Digital Journalism, Katerina Stravroula, freelance journalist and radio producer based in Athen and Tobias Dorfer MO: Co-author of Tow report on the subject and before you read any further, you … Continue reading

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#ONALondon Session: It just got personal – engagement via chat apps 

Speaker: Sarah Marshall, Social Media Editor, The Wall Street Journal, EMEA. I’m going to make the bold prediction – with the afternoon still to go – that this is my favourite session. I learned so much, and enjoyed the speakers … Continue reading

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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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#ONALondon First session: ‘People you may know: Your audience’

I am at ONA London today, where the theme is audience engagement. Rather than live tweeting it, because there is SO MUCH to share, I thought I’d take notes and post them here. First Keynote session: People you may know: … Continue reading

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Audience engagement and newsroom attitudes

Several years ago, when the words ‘content is king’ was everywhere, I remember Joanna Geary observing  ‘collaboration is queen’. I loved that. I’ve been thinking about Jo’s twist on King Content because the phrase ‘audience engagement’ is so prevalent right … Continue reading

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These are my social bookmarking tools – what are yours?

Ever since del.icio.us and/or Delicious became a sucking vacuum for community link sharing several years ago, I have been looking for an alternative that does the job.  I still use Delicious but it went, almost overnight, from being a vital, connected network I … Continue reading

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