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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 […]

My reading: Paydykes, Carnegie Trust and hyperlocal development

Here’s what I’ve been reading recently – with links …

Destination Local: £2.5m hyperlocal pot set for Leeds meeting

This week sees Leeds bloggers and media folk coming together to hear how a £2.5m competition will help bring ‘hyperlocal’ news and content to the masses. Innovation agencies Nesta and Technology Strategy Board have opened registration for Destination Local Demonstrators – a new hyperlocal media competition which will invest in projects that provide online news […]

‘Beyond Guardian Leeds’ blog is up for grabs

I’m sad local curation-based blog Beyond Guardian Leeds could soon be no more! BGL head honcho Mike Wallis recently announced that the blog would close on December 20 unless someone came forward to take it over.

Leeds MP Hilary Benn backs Pickles proposals on right to record and film council meetings

Originally posted on the leeds citizen:
Hilary Benn – no difference between recording and verbatim shorthand record Leeds MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Hilary Benn has given Labour’s backing to government proposals that councils in England should allow the recording and videoing of council and committee meetings. Speaking in…

Death by a thousands cuts: Transfer witter makes me bitter on Twitter

I’m a big football fan. And I’m sorry Leeds folks, but if you didn’t know I follow that team in red from t’other side of t’Pennines (and anyone suggesting Liverpool gets a slap!). It’s that time of the year when the papers are full of transfer speculation, gossip and nonsense about which team’s going to […]

Event looks at journalism co-op model

You may remember a long time ago in a galaxy far far away (well, New Year’s Day) that I wrote about journalism co-ops and how a handful have been successful across the British Isles. Could 2013 be the year of news co-ops? I asked. Well Co-operatives UK and Carnegie UK Trust have joined together to […]

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.

Tips for Better Blogging

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 […]

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The online sketchbook of the writer and journalist Sean Dodson