Saving the local press: Is it possible?

If it wasn’t for the paper girl/boy back home, I don’t think I would have ever bothered to read my local newspaper, the Solihull News. This has been confirmed by the fact that I now live in Kingston, where the young deliverer of local news seems to not exist. I know of my local newspapers, […]

Twitter: a utilisation of knowledge or a collection of ignorance?

Hayek (1979) said ignorance can be conquered “not by the acquisition of more knowledge, but by the utilisation of knowledge which is and remains widely dispersed among individuals.” Alfred Hermida used this quote in his 2010 essay entitled ‘Twittering the news – the emergence of ambient journalism’ to describe micro-blogging. In this post, I am […]