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A big moment for the BBC but not quite yet

The Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport has published its report on the future of the most important news media organisation in the UK – the BBC. It’s a journalistic and cultural institution with significance around the globe. Recently it has been plagued by scandals such as Savile and rows over pay and waste. But more importantly it is […]

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    This election will be complex, simple, social. So how do we cover it? Polis Conference preview #Polis2015

This election will be complex, simple, social. So how do we cover it? Polis Conference preview #Polis2015

This year’s UK election is going to be one of the hardest elections to report for decades, and yet for some journalists it could also be the easiest. Either way, it’s going to be a fascinating story to cover.
Next month’s free annual Polis Journalism Conference (27 March) will bring 50 journalists from a range of platforms to talk about the issues […]


The next Guardian editor should be…

Imagine a north London liberal journalist version of The Apprentice. This week, four Guardian hacks (one ex-Guardian) will perform in front of their newsroom colleagues as part of  hustings to win the vote for the editorship of the Kings Place press.

It’s a classic chunk of Guardian fudge. The hustings are being organised by the NUJ and is open to all core editorial staff […]


Why great brands tell a story

Ever wonder why every time you log into a social networking site like Facebook or Youtube or even an online retail website like Amazon or Ebay, you are encountered with advertisements of products ‘you may like’ or things you just might be looking for? To shed light into the new age model of marketing, Melissa Hopkins, an independent brand […]


Good News Is No News?

I have made a BBC Radio 4 documentary about the idea of ‘positive news’ or ‘constructive’ journalism – it is on the BBC radio iPlayer  - click here to listen  I have this written short Guardian article based on the documentary that you  an access here. See below for my longer article.

I was talking about Good News Bad News […]