Tag Archives: Networked journalism

Dec 9 2013

The Philosophy of the new news – shorter version

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News as a profession is unphilosophical. It is full of ideas – even ideas about itself – but it rarely frames that thinking in terms of either classical or modern philosophical theory or discourse. So, it’s clear that I am … Continue reading

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Nov 27 2013

Twitter: 5 Dangers For Journalists

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Twitter is a good example of a social media network tool that can make journalism much more efficient and also more open. It improves journalists’ connective potential, to gather news, opinion and attention but also to disseminate their own content … Continue reading

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Oct 21 2013

New research project: Live blogging – is it any good and what next?

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Live blogging is one of those formats that have emerged in the last few years as Web 2.0 journalism has gone interactive, continuous and connected. But what impact is live blogging having on the newsroom and do they actually work? … Continue reading

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Jul 3 2013

Life’s A Media Riot (Speech to Almedalen in Sweden)

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This is the text of a speech I gave at the extraordinary annual Swedish political festival called ‘Almedalen’, when the whole political class of the country moves to a Baltic island for a week of debate open to the public. … Continue reading

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Mar 3 2013

Saving Journalism: how far we have come in five years and where we must go now

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[[Don't forget to sign up for our free annual international journalism conference on April 5th - details and tickets here]] These are the notes from a talk I gave to a mixture of Spanish academics, journalists and students at the … Continue reading

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Jan 18 2013

In praise of snow porn

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Lots of frozen white stuff has dropped from the sky upon (southern) England (and Wales). This is big news. Not big enough to push the appalling events in Algeria off the top of the bulletins, but nearly. And as for … Continue reading

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Dec 8 2012

Glib one line answers to massive complex questions about the state of journalism

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                          It’s that time of year when student journalists send people like me a set of questions as part of their long-essay research. The best ones have actually … Continue reading

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Nov 2 2012

What it’s like to tell a story without social media and why I will never do so again (Guest blog)

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Imagine doing your journalism without any social media. Imagine your newsroom is actually restricted by law in what social media it can use. That was the situation for Austrian radio correspondent Nadja Hahn who has spent the last month at … Continue reading

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Oct 19 2012

Reith Reinvented: BBC boss explains how new newsroom will ‘allow us to do what we do better.”

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“How many of you would be comfortable explaining quantitative easing to a friend in the pub?” In the room full of LSE students, not a single hand went up in reply to the question posed by Mary Hockaday, Head of … Continue reading

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Oct 13 2012

Ten (at least) Ways That Putting Social Media At The Heart of The Newsroom Improves Public Service Service Journalism

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Nadja Hahn is a business correspondent for ORF, Austrian Radio and an EBU Research Fellow here at Polis. She is researching the public service value of social media. This is her take on a visit to the new BBC integrated … Continue reading

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