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Ross Hawkes
Attended Chasetown High School
Lives in Lichfield
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Wrestlers, social media and marketing, with some SxSW jealousy thrown in for good measure...
Anyone who follows me on Twitter might have sensed the pangs of jealousy flowing through some of my posts in the last few days. This is mainly down to the fact I've been watching SxSW from afar as it ...
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Few thoughts on social media and journalists...
Social media is a strange bedfellow for journalism. On one hand, it provides rich seams of content and endless interaction with reporters. But on the other lurks the danger of saying something with un...
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Some interesting reading, particularly in relation to splitting digital and traditional media...
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The Applebee's car crash in full...
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Loving the fact the BBC are showing pictures of The Pope in a sombrero with 'Library Pictures' under it. Would have been far better had he made the announcement in such attire.
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Why good aggregation can support journalism rather than kill it.
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New academic article about the lifespan of media about to start forming. Any essential reading suggestions, feel free to share...
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A few thoughts on a tweet by +Jay Rosen over the weekend...
Anyone who has examined and debated the future of the traditional media will be able to play bingo with those phrases – I've certainly had three or four of them mentioned in discussions. But as I late...
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Fabulous video...
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Answers some of the questions I had this morning...
 
In light of the #meteor  posts, I've seen comments about why everyone in russia seems to have dashcams. Here's a Business Insider article from December 2012.
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Interesting, especially on the back of the Applebees fiasco.
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Senior Lecturer in Journalism
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Lichfield
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Burntwood
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Journalist, educator, slave to the hyperlocal beast at www.lichfieldlive.co.uk
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Senior lecturer in journalism at Staffordshire University and founder of hyperlocal website LichfieldLive. Previously a newspaper reporter and sub-editor in various guises and a manager of the editorial side of websites for Trinity Mirror in the UK.

Interests including hyperlocal journalism, community reporting and social media.
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Two kids and a qualified - and active - football referee.
Education
  • Chasetown High School
    1998
  • Staffordshire University
    PgCHPE, 2010 - 2011
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