Tag Archives: public sphere

Apr 8 2013

Margaret Thatcher: how she reshaped politics and political communications

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Two great quotes from veteran journalists of the Thatcher era: Max Hastings: ‘I went in to ask awkward questions and came out feeling like I’d been hit by a truck’ Elinor Goodman: ’She used her eyebrows as quotation marks in case … 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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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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