Earlier this week I found myself ranting once again at something David Cameron said. Woke up angry about @David_Cameron’s plans to outlaw secure communications. Thinking of donating a shitload of time to @TheGreenParty — Christian Payne (@Documentally) January 13, 2015 There is almost no space now between these episodes and when he threatens the fundamental workings of the the internet and … [Read more...] about Natalie Bennett – Leader of The Green Party
When I first started working at a daily newspaper there was a darkroom alongside a bank of neg scanners. It was 2001 and thankfully I had arrived armed with a digital SLR. I learned that to deliver what the news desk demanded within 12 hours or less, I had to move fast, get the shot in a few frames and get to the next job as quick as possible. After a while I discarded the map book for my PDA … [Read more...] about Working in Digital Journalism (Case Studies)
We may never know the Impact social media had in shaping our new rather bewildering government. Maybe it reached a lethargic non-voting population and changed their minds. Perhaps it taught the party campaigners to engage with more mobile tools in order to rally their troops. Maybe all it did was introduce other channels of communication to the mix. All I know is it certainly played a part. … [Read more...] about Politics In The Social Media Playground
Once again I wake to the BBC News channel 'Britain's most watched news channel' wondering why I bother. I can avoid buying the Daily Mail and it's tittle tattle quite easily yet i find the BBC's 24 hour news channel streamed into my home unavoidably disappointing. I am forced to pay to have the BBC in my home, is it too much to ask for a news service to transmit what I class as … [Read more...] about Weapon of mass distraction reports Tiger Woods, Xfactor shocker!
During the 140 characters conference in New York I got to connect with some really fascinating people. Moeed Ahmed is the Supervisor of Internet Media, New Media section with Aljazeera in Doha, Qatar. With the help of Matt (@Barnstormed), I managed to grab a few words with him at my hotel. This interview and others will also appear on the Open University website 'Platform'. More information on … [Read more...] about Aljazeera on New Media