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Facebook came under fire from the news industry this week for automating the trending news widget – until now, it had been a process which allowed for human intervention. The problem with automation, it turns out, is that it allows fake news in. Facebook,…
Facebook came under fire from the news industry this week for automating the trending news widget – until now, it had been a process which allowed for human intervention. The problem with aut…
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Should journalism be fearful of Facebook? Or, indeed, any other platform which has been successful in attracting a large number of people and, crucially, a large proportion of their time spent online? If the thing getting so much attention banned…
Should journalism be fearful of Facebook? Or, indeed, any other platform which has been successful in attracting a large number of people and, crucially, a large proportion of their time spent onli…
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The events of the early hours of June 24 – when it was confirmed that Britain had voted by a narrow margin to leave the EU – are still causing shockwaves three weeks on. This was arguably a unique news event, one of national and international importance,…
The events of the early hours of June 24 – when it was confirmed that Britain had voted by a narrow margin to leave the EU – are still causing shockwaves three weeks on. This was arguab…
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Several titles I work with have, over the past week, urged readers to vote ‘remain’ in Thursday’s EU referendum. Contrary to the popular myth being shared on some parts of social media by Brexiteers, each editor has been free to decide whether their…
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The murder of West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox – shot and stabbed while in her constituency yesterday – is one of those events which stops you in your tracks. It’s one of those occasions which you’ll always be able to tell people where you were when you heard…
The murder of West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox – shot and stabbed while in her constituency yesterday – is one of those events which stops you in your tracks. It’s one of those occasions …
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Every month, brands within the company I work for, Trinity Mirror, publishes the number of followers they have on Facebook and Twitter, along with unique browser data. Every month, the data is picked up by the trade press, including sites such as Hold the…
Every month, brands within the company I work for, Trinity Mirror, publishes the number of followers they have on Facebook and Twitter, along with unique browser data. Every month, the data is pick…
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  Not for the first time in recent months, a ‘Twitter storm’ has been sparked by someone querying the digital content strategy we have adopted at Trinity Mirror’s regional titles. As someone who was described when working in our North Wales newsroom as…
Not for the first time in recent months, a ‘Twitter storm’ has been sparked by someone querying the digital content strategy we have adopted at Trinity Mirror’s regional ti…
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Earlier, I shared a collection of regional press front pages from the day after the Brexit vote became known. I think they showed the relevance of regional print titles to readers, running alongside the live news services and engaging content provided by…
Earlier, I shared a collection of regional press front pages from the day after the Brexit vote became known. I think they showed the relevance of regional print titles to readers, running alongsid…
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One of the claims frequently made about newsrooms which are seeking to grow the number of people who read their websites is: “Oh, they’re just chasing clickbait now.” Clickbait, as I’ve written before, appears to cover a very broad church of content,…
One of the claims frequently made about newsrooms which are seeking to grow the number of people who read their websites is: “Oh, they’re just chasing clickbait now.” Clickbait, a…
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The annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report contains so many interesting insights into where online journalism – and the consumption of it – is heading it can be hard to know where to start. Most of the coverage has focused around the stat that up to…
The annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report contains so many interesting insights into where online journalism – and the consumption of it – is heading it can be hard to know where…
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Asbesto in publicly-owned homes <Beyond the Pillars Blog Beyond the Pillars, which covers issues involving the North Ireland government, used FOI recently to find out how many homes owned by the NI Housing Executive – in other words, council homes – had…
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… and this is nothing like a personal email from Labour… Although the subject line on the email does stand out in your inbox: Still, I might wait until they get my name right before I give them £20. Heaven only knows what they might spend it on by mistake.
… and this is nothing like a personal email from Labour… Although the subject line on the email does stand out in your inbox: Still, I might wait until they get my name right before I g…
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