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    Dear journalists, we want to be more honest with you. For starters, don’t call us charities (guest blog)

Dear journalists, we want to be more honest with you. For starters, don’t call us charities (guest blog)

Simon O’Connell, Executive Director of Mercy Corps makes the case for a new relationship between NGOs and the media, one which starts by acknowledging the complexity of their work. 

Yumbe is about as far north and west in Uganda as it is possible to go. A dozen years ago I worked in this part of Africa, and I went back there […]

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    The Bristol Cable- a model for sustainable local journalism?

The Bristol Cable- a model for sustainable local journalism?

The Bristol Cable has been cited by many as an example of a ‘best practice’ independent local news organisation.  MSc student and Silverstone Scholar Anthony Graham-Dillon spoke to Cable reporter Matty Edwards, about the Cable’s co-operative business model, drive for media diversity and literacy and the challenges of producing public-interest journalism.

Q: The Cable is clear about its commitment to the issues that matter in […]

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    Is 2018 when the relationship between publishers and platforms changes forever?

Is 2018 when the relationship between publishers and platforms changes forever?

This is the longer version of an article that first appeared in Inpublishing Magazine, by Professor Charlie Beckett @CharlieBeckett

Is 2018 the year when the publisher/platform relationship is turned on its head? Is this the moment when policy-makers change the balance of power between the tech giants and the content creators?

Recent years have been tough on publishers as the social […]

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    Imagine your audience: new research on thinking about user identity

Imagine your audience: new research on thinking about user identity

Knowing your audience is vital for newsrooms whatever their business model. With limited resources and massive competition, it can be useful to know how to shape your journalism to engage with the consumers. But as this recent research shows, many journalists do not view all ‘users’ as the same. Max Hänska from De Montfort University explains.

Does media reflect or shape […]

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    Why today’s Facebook hearings won’t – and shouldn’t – change much (yet)

Why today’s Facebook hearings won’t – and shouldn’t – change much (yet)

If committees were a good way to change the world then they’d have more power. They don’t. So don’t be surprised if the appearance of Mark Zuckerberg in front of two important Congressional committees doesn’t directly result in game-changing new laws or regulation. It shouldn’t.

Firstly, the political process – even in a world of Trump and Brexit – is […]

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