Archive for the ‘Newspapers’ Category

A free ride to nowhere?

Thursday, August 25th, 2011I opened my analogue copy of The Observer at the weekend, and as is my habit I found myself in the culture section and looking a book reviews. My eye caught Evgeny Morozov's review of Robert Levine's book Free Ride, ...

Dial M for Murdoch, C for corruption, but who ya gonna call?

Friday, July 22nd, 2011I found this image at the Wooster Collective – a great piece of visual satire. But the question is "who are you going to call?" And it may well be that the Ghostbusters might be our best option, because as ...

Did the church see Gutenberg coming?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011Social Media or Social Business?Did the Church see Gutenberg coming? I asked this question recently at an event on innovation and disruption. Those of you that are fans of Blackadder, let me use the comedic twinning of Rowan Atkinson as ...

A people will only be free when their control their own communications Mr Murdoch

Sunday, September 19th, 2010The headline is a quote from Frantz Fanon someone who was recognised as an authority on post colonial rule, Fanon's statement about people, society, communication and freedom is encapsulated in the point Will Hutton makes, link to Observer story (here), ...

News.me = mutuality

Friday, September 17th, 2010So its no surprise thatThe New York Times Is Preparing Social News Service Dubbed News.meThe future of newsbrands? 

The system known as the kisha club

Thursday, August 26th, 2010In No Straight Lines I talk about the systemic breakdown of models of control and organisation that were defined by an industrial era. Jay Rosen tweeted this article which is a fascinating insight into the Japanese media world, that was ...

Life is ahem – really, really local

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010Another great presentation that I discovered on how local news becomes - well, local again.So if you cannot truly give value back to your relevant community and stay relevant then you become irrelevant instead. Simples. The only thing I would ...

Alan Rusbridger: 21st Century publishing @ Olswang

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010I went along last night to listen to Alan Rusbridger present at Olswangs Technology+ event. A packed room, listened attentively to what he had to say. The word he used for the future of the Guardian was mutalisation: whereby value ...

Its not online or offline, it’s blended reality

Thursday, January 14th, 2010We acknowledge that digital communication tools, fixed broadband, mobile, convergence, open source, cheap production tools have changed our world. And we have shown that we are reluctantly accepting that by using the word digital ever more frequently.Digital natives vs. digital ...

The media, censorship and democracy in Ecuador, UK, US

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010Very relevant article about media and censorship that deals with recent events in Ecuador and Argentina but also relates that perspective to media and democracy in the US and the UKA key point...reasonable people may differ on what is the ...

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