Category Archives: regional journalism

Facebook and cookies n milk journalism

Here’s a paragraph from an article on Digiday earlier today: On the PopSugar Moms Facebook page, PopSugar’s most popular page with nearly a million likes, most videos surpass 100,000 views. A few have cracked a million views.This video about milk-and-cookie shot … Continue reading

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Six thoughts on emerging opportunities for journalism

Attending the Society of Editors* conference on November 10 and 11 meant a trip back to my old stamping ground of Southampton. I spent several years there in the ’90s with the Southern Daily Echo (editor Ian Murray completed his term as SoE president this … Continue reading

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Sometimes you don’t realise how fundamental a change has been

Shift happens. Sometimes, maybe, more than we realise. Today, I reflected on just how much, and how quickly, in the general scheme of things. The Daily Post notched up its 50,000th edition today, and we made quite a big deal of … Continue reading

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Why is the person you’re quoting a ‘spokesman’?

I try not to start posts off with “when I was a young reporter…” but, well, here goes:  When I was a young reporter the word ‘spokesman/woman’ didn’t really appear in local papers.  It was part of my weeklies paper … Continue reading

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Tweeting and filming council meetings? Oh, go on then….

The Daily Post’s Right to Tweet campaign continues to roll forward (we even made Roy Greenslade‘s blog) but since we’ve launched it there have been a number of other instances of newspaper journalists and councillors falling foul of the ‘can … Continue reading

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Why does live tweeting put councils in a spin?

The issue of tweeting in the council chamber has caused some debate lately, and I’m happy to hold my hand up as someone who helped the discussions along.I’ve also been ridiculously busy at work, and so there hasn’t been much … Continue reading

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Making time for added value

 (Photo credit: hitthatswitch) I have an intellectual crush on Robert Picard – he’s one of the academics currently publishing about journalism, and particularly mainstream print media, who really is a must-read. I mostly follow his journal papers as he’s an occasional … Continue reading

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Shifted focus – audience, content, platforms

The Daily Post is three weeks into a new  live breaking news blog – viewable in real time and fullscreen, here – (This is how it appears on the homepage,on the right hand side of the above screengrab) It runs … Continue reading

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Storified: The Future of News Media in Wales debate

I would have liked to attend the Future of News Media in Wales debate at Cardiff JOMEC on Monday night – it sounded fascinating.Luckily, I discovered it was underway on Twitter and with assistance of some excellent tweeters at the … Continue reading

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Video: a (very) interactive newspaper

I’m indebted to Andy Dickinson for sharing this video on Twitter, of an interactive Lancashire Evening Post, created by UCLan and partners. Paul Egglestone explains the why and the what of the project in the video, and also shows how the … Continue reading

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