A newspaper that understands social networks: The Independent and i Paper’s use of Twitter

The Independent was founded in 1986 and has since featured much stimulating and radical content between its pages. It has been criticised as being a ‘viewspaper’, as opposed to a newspaper, due to the fact that the paper includes a lot of opinion, comment and reviews. Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, has said of […]

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 […]

Does the paywall affect social activity? – The Times’ use of Twitter

The Times was first published in London in 1785 and has had an online presence since 1999. Before July 2010, The Times was receiving 21 million (unique) users per month, but with the declining sale figures for print, owners News International made the drastic decision to put the paper behind a pay wall. Anyone who […]

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, […]