Sunday reading: Police.uk, subcompact publishing and Leveson

I’ve been reading Andy Dickinson’s blog and found his incredibly useful section on a Help Me Investigate plug-in for a wordpress.org blog. Looks like it’s got its limitations and it seems you can only use it on certain themes, but looks well worth a dabble.

Craig McGinty offers help on planning and setting up your own news website with some useful links.

@Craigmod talks subcompact publishing and The Magazine. Never heard of Subcompact publishing before? It’s an interesting concept. As a blogger and journalist my first instinct is to throw the kitchen sink at blogs in terms of functionality, widgets and regular posts. Perhaps less is more?

Police.uk allows you to look at crime data by place name postcode or address, so really handy if you are looking to move, but also quite a handy content idea for your Hyperlocal site. Check out more on Talk About Local’s blog.

Augmented reality is fast becoming a common mobile app feature, but journalists are largely failing to adopt its benefits. William Perrin walks the Guardian’s open journalism hub through AR’s offering for news.

Responsive design is on the agenda for next DEN meetup on 21 Feb 2013.

And we’ll end on Leveson – and some media quotes compiled by Jon Slattery.

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