Tag Archives: engagement

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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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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The end of ‘behind closed doors’ journalism

There are times in a journalist’s career when you are going to have to approach someone who is not having the finest moment of their life, and ask them to help you. It might be calling on a grieving family, or approaching … Continue reading

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The beige world of clickbait journalism

View image | gettyimages.com Things I worry about: Why the airport tax charged by cabs from Belfast City Airport fluctuates by £1 for no apparent reason Is Rick from The Walking Dead aware of how awful his beard is? In the rise … 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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