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‘What do we mean by local?’

When people ask me if I think local newspapers are a dying breed I have to say yes. Yes I do think they are, and that’s because people want to earn money for what they do. They need to. Local … Continue reading

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Telling the News #everyoneisinvited

If I want to know about a story I look for the details, and how can I do that when I’m only given 140 characters? The rise of Twitter has suggested that established news organisations will lose some of their … Continue reading

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Qualified or unqualified – Does it matter?

Citizen journalism, user generated comment (UCG), participatory journalism, ‘we-media’. All of these imply that you don’t have to be a journalist to produce journalism as we read in John Kelly’s Red Kayaks and Hidden Gold: The rise, challenges and value of … Continue reading

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Not All Things Move Slowly

Reading Steen Steenson’s blog post The Revolution That Never Happened it states that people use technology different to how revolutionists predicted. I think this is a brilliant way of summing up predictions from over the years, although there are some … Continue reading

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“Death for the couch potato”

“Cable TV will have more reaching effects on society than the Industrial Revolution 200 years ago.” – A quote by Kenneth Baker the Information Technology Minister in 1982. We read this quote and many like it in James Curran’s Technology Foretold. His … Continue reading

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Who goes to iTunes for a review?

Do you? Really? Recently reading Paul Bradshaw‘s blog about how the internet has changed journalism in what he thinks is a negative way, left me asking lots of questions. He argues that technology has reduced the cost of newsgathering, and … Continue reading

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