Andy Dickinson Andy is a Senior lecturer in Journalism at Manchester Metropolitan University where he is the program lead for the MA Multimedia Journalism.

Tagging- a tool for journalistic transparency

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Here’s an interesting article on tagging as a transparency tool.

Transparency is a hot topic at the moment. I’m convinced it’s as much a tool for protecting the ownership and so financial interests of news organisations as it is a way of making sure we are getting the whole truth and nothing but; but we all win in the end.

The article also works as a nice round up of collaborative tools available on the web – if you work on line and haven’t heard of some of the tools in the article it’s a good dive in point.

China’s new regulations to curb media

An interesting article from Reuters about China’s increasing attempts at media regulation, reveals a worrying imapact on online resources …news Web sites collectively agreed to...

Big media blogs: know your place.

A nice post by Kevin Anderson on the Corante web site about fostering community turns out to be more about getting buy in from the old...   Never miss a story from, get updates in your inbox.