The Centre for Community Journalism at Cardiff Uni has published this excellent, downloadable and shareable guide to covering the general election today. For those of us currently engaging with local candidates on our independent websites and … [Read more...] about General Election guide for community journalists launched
This week saw us celebrate with some of the good folk of Teesside who we've been working with to tell the world more about the great cultural life of their locality. It's been a fun few months during which this group (and others) have held … [Read more...] about Hyperlocal highlights: LoveTees, crowdfunding, surviving and learning
Earlier this week I took part in a panel event at City University in London. The discussion was around new ways of doing journalism chaired by Professor George Brock. The other panelists were ex-Observer editor Andrew Jaspan, founder and CEO of The … [Read more...] about Talking journalism, hyperlocals and digital disruption
A MOOC? Yes, it’s another unlikely acronym we can thank the web world for and stands for Massive Open Online Course. So it’s education, it’s expansive, open to everyone and delivered online. Sounds great, and Cardiff University’s journalism school … [Read more...] about Interested in community journalism? Want to do a MOOC?
After the seasonal break - and then the mad rush to get everything caught up - we’ve settled back to work here. Happy New Year! As well as a full diary of client work and preparing for the next couple of workshops on Teesside, there’s a few events … [Read more...] about Digital issues from the local to global being debated this month
It's not every day that you get to sit next to someone who's on the run, forced to leave their home country in order to expose what's happening there. But that's how I found myself today at a forum for journalists who have to operate outside of the … [Read more...] about Hearing from journalists in exile