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The fallout from the McAlpine saga threatens the role of Twitter in public life

The fallout from the McAlpine saga has led to increasing fears that legal action will have a ‘chilling effect’ on the microblogging platform. Paul Bernal argues that Twitter provides something quite special for the media and that it should be nurtured. It’s possible a defence may develop naturally from the legal processes McAlpine’s team bring about but, if not, we ought to […]

In any walk of life effective communication relies on credibility, emotion, and logic. George Entwistle failed on each count.

The BBC’s difficulties were compounded by a profound failure of communication on the part of George Entwistle. Andrew S Crines offers an analysis of these failings and argues that it now falls to his acting successor to restore the BBC’s relationship with its audience.  When I first starting writing this, I was going to argue that business leaders need to be able […]

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