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    Scotland’s second referendum: another test for the media as well as democracy

Scotland’s second referendum: another test for the media as well as democracy

Another referendum means another bout of media self examination. I suspect it will see journalists in the firing line from public and politicians as well. Can the news media get it right this time?

The BBC will need to think yet again about how it avoids the charge of ‘London bias’ from nationalists after the 2014 poll. It will also […]

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    What can we learn about getting people involved in politics from the Scottish referendum? (Video)

What can we learn about getting people involved in politics from the Scottish referendum? (Video)

I have been on Sky News talking about what we can learn from the Scottish referendum about getting people interested in politics.

You can watch the video by clicking on the photo below.

I was in debate with James Bloodworth from LeftFootForward blog.

Top lines from me?

Social media is a great tool but you need to give people a clear decision on […]

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Scouts, Kittens And Integrity: notes towards an ethical & effective strategy for communicating change

This collection of cliches and half-baked slogans comprises the notes from a talk I gave at the Blue State Digital London offices to a group of charity, think-tank and culture communications officers. It is based mainly on this much longer report I wrote on ethical or change communications in the digital age. I do these talks to learn rather than to […]

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Some media-related questions after Obama’s victory

Some media-related questions after Obama’s victory. (Some of these are stupid, some rhetorical, and the list will grow) Please feel free to suggest more via @CharlieBeckett or in the comments. 1. Why do political journalists still treat campaigns like theatre or sport when it is now maths? (cf Nate Silver)

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November 7th, 2012|Politics|4 Comments|

How did Kony2012 Go Viral and Should We Copy It?

In this short draft extract from a much longer paper I argue that what made #Kony2012 go viral was not the slick content or the Invisible Children brand – it was its focus on networking as an end in itself.

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