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David Higgerson
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Digital Publishing Director, Trinity Mirror
Digital Publishing Director, Trinity Mirror

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Today should have been my Dad’s 69th birthday. I say should have, because he died, several hours after my Mum had too, last September. It’s safe to say it’s a day I won’t forget. The thumping on the front door was the first sign something was wrong. My…
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The prospect of the challenges facing local media being the subject of a six-minute feature on Radio 4’s PM programme is something which should be celebrated. A chance for a sensible analysis of an industry facing huge upheaval, but still fighting to…
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Oh no, another blog about ‘what Facebook’s latest change means for journalism.’ Hopefully, though I’m offering something new in what follows. That, hopefully, is because I have the benefit of writing three weeks after Facebook unleashed a fresh wave of…
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Oh no, another blog about ‘what Facebook’s latest change means for journalism.’ Hopefully, though I’m offering something new in what follows. That, hopefully, is because I have the benefit of writing three weeks after Facebook unleashed a fresh wave of…
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Every week, millions of people rely on their local newspapers and websites to keep them informed of what is happening in their area. When seen together, they can paint a picture of life in the UK in a way no other collection of stories can. Life is local…
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Every week, millions of people rely on their local newspapers and websites to keep them informed of what is happening in their area. When seen together, they can paint a picture of life in the UK in a way no other collection of stories can. Life is local…
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One of the great things about my job is I get to meet great people, every week, who care deeply about regional journalism. They are people who aren’t blind to the significant challenges the industry faces, but are trying to do something about it. The…
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I suspect I wasn’t the only person to work within the regional press who sighed when Buzzfeed popped up on Friday with their annual critique of local newspapers. It’s hardly new, wrapping a mixture of headlines which either fail an individual’s ‘call this…
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Brexit continues to be a happy hunting ground for information-hungry journalists … even if the story once again appears to be about the reluctance of those in power to actually talk about their planning for the biggest British government change in a…
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It’s probably no surprise to learn that the Government is hiding behind the public interest exemption when it comes to people asking FOI questions relating to Brexit issues. Take Kent Online, the website of the Kent Messenger group which, as its name…
FOI Friday: Why the silence on Brexit?
FOI Friday: Why the silence on Brexit?
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