Tag Archives: Kony2012

Apr 11 2014

How to create ethical & effective online social campaigning communications for development

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How do you campaign for a cause in an age when there is so much competition for people’s attention and when the challenge is to get people to do more than click their support? It’s vital that anyone doing advocacy … Continue reading

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May 15 2013

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Oct 30 2012

New Paper: Connecting To The World, Communicating For Change: Media and agency in the new networked public sphere

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I have written a report for the International Broadcasting Trust on how the new media environment is impacting on the way we communicate for change. It is particularly aimed at international NGOs. You can access that here. You can find … Continue reading

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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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May 16 2012

Jason Russell and Julian Assange: Heralds of the Age of Uncertainty?”

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This article is made up of notes for a talk at the University of Southern California conference to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the joint two-year MSc degree in Global Communications with the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. … Continue reading

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Apr 29 2012

New Media’s Mid-Life Crisis (thoughts from four sessions at the Perugia International Journalism Festival #IFJ12

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New media is entering middle age. We’ve all dropped the ‘new’ bit and instead talk about ‘social’ and ‘semantic’ as Web 3.0 becomes reality. Yet while digital communications are triumphing and networked journalism blossoms in this media mid-life, we are … Continue reading

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Apr 20 2012

How did Kony2012 Go Viral and Should We Copy It?

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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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Apr 18 2012

Kony2012 and the digital challenge to the public sphere (new research paper)

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This is a short early draft extract from a much longer paper I am writing for the International Broadcasting Trust on the future of the ‘public sphere’ in the digital age. In other words, how does our ability to communicate … Continue reading

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