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Why social media isn't blogging.

I’m teaching first year journalism students at the moment and talking to them about a professional online presence. A phrase that I’ve been using...

Mapping street level crime in an area

A little while ago I was playing around with the API at data.police.uk looking at a way to pull the data into a google...

How open is open data journalism?

Simon Rogers published a post last week that asked “What does data journalism look like in 2016?”. For Rogers, the winners of the data journalism awards“...

The Panama Papers & trickle down journalism

I’ve been reading a lot about the Panama Papers. As a ‘thing’, the Panama Paper’s is an amazing project. It’s pretty much written...

MOJO on Android?

I’m spending some time with Android doing audio and video. I know, why would I do that when there’s the iPhone? You get strong...

Journalism Ethics in a digital world: In an nutshell

For the last six years or so I’ve done a guest lecture on a colleague’s Journalism Ethics module around the title ethics in a...

Ernest Hemingway on Adblocking

Whilst doing my daily read around of various things, I found myself at Forbes’ website. I was greeted by the usual pithy ‘quote of the day’...

What are the ingredients for creating a journalism portfolio?

I’m currently putting together the details for one of my modules for Semester 2. It’s called Multiplatform Journalism and its aimed at first-year journalism...

My thoughts on #CJ15: What next for community journalism?

Yesterday I spent a packed but interesting day at Cardiff Uni for the Centre for Community Journalism’s What next for community journalism conference. I was...

Email in a social media world

A little observation I wanted to share. Over the summer I went away for a few weeks and put my out-of-office message on.  At the same...

Advice to journalism students for being online.

Its getting to that point in the academic calendar where I’m writing documentation for the modules I’ll be teaching this year. Looking back over...

Media Mill: Open data newsletter and slides

You may have noticed that I’ve been posting about Open Data a lot recently. It’s mainly because of a project that I’m working...

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