For Spanish readers here is the beginning of an article I wrote on the new networked political journalism for Estudios de Politica Exterior. You can download the article here as a pdf Internet y la telefonía móvil han dotado a los ciudadanos de nuevas herramientas de expresión y activismo político. Desde las revueltas árabes los medios de comunicación tradicionales han […]
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 discourse, how can this generation of communications professionals help publics smash into it? This is the natural question for me […]
AOL’s $315 million acquisition of The Huffington Post this week has infused new life into debates about the viability of such news and blogging websites as profit-producing investments. Could a HuffPost work in the UK? POLIS intern Beth Lowell reports on one political wonk’s view of the future of British online political news media.
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 image or here
I flew to Vienna just as the UK Govt was publishing its spending data for the first time. And as I waited in fog-bound Heathrow I started reading Alan Rusbridger’s landmark essay on how the business model change in journalism is changing its democratic role. I was on my way to the heart of old middle Europe for a transatlantic […]
Everyone has been studying the Times paywall and scrutinising the figures to see if it’s working. Even Clay Shirky has parsed the stats and philosophised over the meaning of disrupting the business model. But what about the Screws? Ahem. What I mean is, what about Britain’s best-selling newspaper that has had more agenda-setting scoops in the last 12 months than […]
What next for the creative industries? How can they ride the digital wave? The annual conference of the International Institute of Communications in Barcelona is asking the big media questions. Here are my notes for my attempt to look at it from a journalism point of view. I want to talk about three key areas. 1. How public participation and […]
From the Garden of Eden to Jonestown, humans have dreamed of ideal walled communities. If only we can shelter from the winds of reality, so goes the myth-makers, we can create a space to live our lives the way that we want. In that sense, The Times’ pay-wall plans are positively utopian. I have nothing in principle against pay-walls. To […]