Andy Dickinson

Andy Dickinson

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

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Clean screenshots from Google Street View

Getting better screenshots from Google Street view was the excuse I needed to try developing a Chrome Extension...

News, ritual and inflatable unicorns.

A few months ago I found myself on the the Isle of Man for my brother’s stag do.  The stag party had ended up in...

A quick look at UK petitions data in Python

More gentle exploration of python. This time some lines of code for grabbing Parliament petition data....

Local news in a cashless society

Sat in a nice coffee shop, finding an accessing local news is, like forgetting my wallet, a minor inconvenience solved with a tap of my phone. For many that's not the case......

Creating gentle introductions to coding for journalists...

A brief look at how I'm trying to find gentle ways to introduce coding to students...

Datashare and Workbench: Experimenting Data journalism apps.

I got a bit of time to play around with two new data journalism tools that have been on my radar. They offer some interesting perspectives on data journalism...

Defining the virtual journalist

Virtual journalism is often interested in how we take our ideas of journalism into the digital space. But what if there are already journalists there?...

Journalism ethics Vs. Research ethics

How do you balance the ethical demands of university research with the practical and professional demands of teaching journalism?...

Novice and 'deep dive' journalism books

Which journalism books would you pair up for a novice reader and a 'deep-diver'?...

Behind Local News and the hyperlocal challenge.

The Behind local news conference was a chance to see the local news industry put its best foot forward. But also think about where community media fit....

Sentence reviews & Intelligent pivots: Google sheets gets an update

The recent update to Google sheets adds intelligent pivot tables and makes asking some basic questions of the data almost too easy......

Putting a Markdown

In an attempt to rediscover blogging I've moved from Wordpress to Ghost and in the process I've rediscovered the world of Markdown....

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