Category Online journalism

My journalism hero: Barrie Pennett

As someone who teaches journalism and digital media to degree level students, I’m sometimes asked who my hero or heroine in journalism is. It’s an interesting question. There have been many good people who have influenced me during my career. In terms of all the online stuff I do I don’t look much beyond some […]

Time Out set to launch Leeds website

Move over Paris, Madrid, New York and London! Leeds is set to rub shoulders with some of the biggest cities in the world when it gets its own online version of Time Out magazine.

Blogs are dead, long live blogs!

I noticed a couple of interesting posts on blogs which at first glance seem to contradict each other, but ultimately say the same sort of thing on blogging. They focus on those two international media powerhouses – The Guardian and the New York Times.

Weekend reading: Spundge, state of Leeds blogs and NewsRewired

Hi – sorry for the delay between posts, just been a busy time at work which means I haven’t got around to updating the blog recently. Here’s my (regular?) update of the latest for bloggers and journalists. Journalism students at Leeds Metropolitan University have put together their top 20 blogs in Leeds in an intriguing […]

Sunday reading: Newspaper sales, #1000flowers and Leeds Trinity Journalism Week

Sales of all of Yorkshire’s daily newspapers continued to fall in the second half of last year, according to figures released this week by the Audit Bureau of Circulation. Leeds Citizen blog reports that among the biggest losers were two of the three Johnston Press dailies in our region. The Yorkshire Evening Post (YEP) saw its average daily […]

Interactive newsprint: Harry Potter magic, The Force – or just plain brilliant?

We’ve all seen The Daily Prophet in the Harry Potter movies or The Force in Star Wars – but now a collaboration between UK researchers and a printed electronics business is beginning to turn science fiction into fact. At this week’s Digital Editors Network (DEN) meeting at the MediaFactory at Preston’s University of Central Lancashire […]

Cardiff’s Centre for Community Journalism launched

I was in Cardiff this week to see the launch of Cardiff University’s highly anticipated and hugely ambitious Centre For Community Journalism. The event was a big success – a day-long series of talks on a variety of issues facing hyoperlocal and community journalism, such as funding, building community, social media, and how to build successful […]

News co-op idea gets great feedback – plus are news networks way forward?

Apologies for not updating this blog for a couple of weeks – I’ve had a deadline with my printed community magazine, been (unsuccessfully) juggling loads of different projects, popped down to Cardiff for a couple of days for a community journalism conference and there’s been the usual rigours of family life to contend with. Cast your mind […]

New Year’s Day reading: Responsive web design, leaving Instagram, 2013 predictions and n0tice

Happy New Year, dear readers! I’m going to kick off 2013 with a regular roundup of what’s caught my eye online over the past Festive week or so – hopefully it’ll blow those 2012 cobwebs out of your hair and reinvigorate you for the year ahead! 2013’s going to be a pivotal year for the […]

£10,000 grants available to boost neighbourhood news

Grants of £10,000 will shortly become available for local news operators, bloggers and ‘civil society organisations’ to help connect local people with democracy and their own community.

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The online sketchbook of the writer and journalist Sean Dodson