Should journalists have the power to break news first? – The BBC’s use of Twitter

The BBC has had a troublesome time of late with it being involved in the Jimmy Savile scandal, and then the whole debacle with Newsnight naming of a man alleged to be a paedophile, but who actually wasn’t a paedophile. On the whole, though, the BBC News website has maintained its popularity throughout the 15 […]

From Trafigura to live-blogging: The Guardian’s use of Twitter

The Guardian is almost known for its online presence and use of multimedia. This is especially true when you consider that it is the UK’s second most popular newspaper website (with an average of 2.5million daily browsers) and the world’s fifth most popular English-language news site. It is also a master of the live blog, […]

The Future of Journalism

James Curran wrote an article entitled The Future of Journalism in 2010. In it, he laid out various different viewpoints of where journalism stands today and where it is headed. The predictions outlined varied from an apparent growing ‘crisis of journalism’, online journalism improving old-media journalism, and ‘pro-am’ (professional-amateur) partnerships. In this post, I am […]