The Kernel Returns [updated]

The Kernel Returns [updated]
UPDATE Well, blow me down with a feather ...  new look The Kernel is  definitely worth a revisit. I was always put off by the overly-snarky comments (see below) and it appears I wasn't the only one. The  site has managed to shift from vicious bile to playful teasing  - and it works. It's definitely back in my RSS feed - I just hope the many tech power-players they took pot shots at in the past are willing to let bygone be bygones. In terms ...

Who is my data idol?

There must be something in the water .... twice this week I have received emails from online journalism students asking for my thoughts on data journalism - and more specifically, my data idols. The first was an email from Germany - or student Katarina Bons to be precise - asking for information about any studies into data journalism in the UK and who the key players were. During the completion of my final MA Online Journalism project, during a despe

How journalists can follow the story/find contacts online

How journalists can follow the story/find contacts online
(a few notes/ideas of using online resources for journalism from a recent 30 minute workshop with 2nd year Online Journalism students) - this is by no means definitive, so feel free to add any suggestions, comments below There are so many ways a journalist can follow the story, search for contacts or get leads online - but starting off is the hardest part. In this blog post I'l be running through a few very easy steps to jumping in - often using tools yo...

MA Online Journalism: Multimedia Journalism Breadth Portfolio

MA Online Journalism: Multimedia Journalism Breadth Portfolio
Journalism - (noun) The occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing, or broadcasting news or of conducting any news organization as a business This traditional definition of journalism (Dictionary.com http://bit.ly/dCdXBa) despite massive leaps forward in technology and attitude, still sums up exactly what the profession is about today: in short, getting the news out there. Unfortunately, some are reluctant to accept these changes to the ind

Breaking Waves A Google Waves Experiment

Breaking Waves A Google Waves Experiment
Link to Breaking Waves: Birmingham Snow Wave Breaking Waves A Google Waves Experiment BACKGROUND OF GOOGLE WAVE Google Wave was previewed to Google employees on May 27th 2009. Described as a “personal communication and collaboration tool” it was gradually rolled out from September 2009 via invitation. A combination of instant messenger and email, users could send messages to their contacts in a chain (similar to Google Mail) but then move back UP th

Thomson Reuters: What Price the News: Live Blog #reutersethics

Thomson Reuters debate: What Price the News?? Intrusion. Payment. Scandal. Access. Ethics. Rights. Appetite. Celebrity. Obligation. Politics. Duty. Freedom. Harassment. Competition. Privacy. Security. Power. Press. In the last few years the way in which we consume news has changed but so too have the practices of news gathering - stories of plagiarism, cash for news and harassment charges have all questioned the accepted principles of good journalism.