Tag Archives: Citizen journalism

Oct 11 2012

Connecting to the World: launch of report on online campaigning and the new media environment

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The internet presents huge opportunities but also huge challenges for campaigners dealing with global issues.  On November 7th, we’ll be launching a new research report written by me for the International Broadcasting Trust that looks at how UK NGOs campaign … Continue reading

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Jun 29 2012

Does being networked change journalism? (guest blog)

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I have been preaching the gospel of networked journalism for years. I think that public participation and interaction are now a routine part of all kinds of news media and it’s also become a regular fixture in our teaching about … Continue reading

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Jun 13 2011

An angry or informed society? (guest blog) #polis11

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This blog by Mariam Cook reflects on the debate about an Informed Society at our Media and Power Journalism Conference. Embracing the angry society needs people. Lots of us. If our political establishments are locked into restrictive, exclusive modes of … Continue reading

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May 18 2011

Wael Ghonim: the accidental revolutionary (Google #bigtentuk debate)

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Wael Ghonim (Google exec and Egyptian Internet activist) made an interesting point about his role in Egypt’s revolution at Google’s #bigtentuk conference. It was accidental.

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Apr 16 2011

The Specialist Amateur: A New Threat to the Professional Journalist (guest-blog)

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While listening to the International Journalism Festival panel on Democracy After Journalism, moderated by POLIS Director Charlie Beckett I was challenged by a new question about the future of journalism.  Through the enlightening debate over journalism’s watchdog function and impassioned … Continue reading

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Mar 15 2011

Can Social Media Create a Better Society?

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“Can Social Media Create a Better Society?” This was the question I was asked to answer, along with Janan Ganesh (The Economist) and Suzanne Moore (The Guardian) at a StoneClub gathering. These are the notes for my introductory remarks. So, … Continue reading

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Feb 25 2011

Al Jazeera: Leading The Citizen Media Revolution

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We take it for granted now, but coverage of the uprisings in the Middle East this year would hardly have happened at times without social media. Put aside the silly debate about whether Twitter ’caused’ revolution and look instead at … Continue reading

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Dec 10 2010

What's New About Wikileaks?

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This is a slide show for a talk I am giving on Wikileaks. It is a simple attempt to start exploring what is new about Wikileaks in terms of politics and journalism. You can access it by clicking on the … Continue reading

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Nov 29 2010

Wikileaks: now that's what I call an informed society…

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The timing could not have been better. I am in Dubai to lead a global council discussion on Informed Societies with some top people from journalism, public relations, social media and universities. The Wikileaks revelations of how international diplomacy really … Continue reading

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Nov 5 2010

Local TV: politics says 'yes', profit says 'no'

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What is the public good that Jeremy Hunt is seeking to secure with all this money? That for me, was the question left at the end of a day spent debating the £25 million plan to create local TV stations … Continue reading

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