1. Going behind the crime stats to find out if things are really as rosy as they seem:
2. How New York coped in the years before air conditioning (proof that nostalgia, done well, is brilliant)
3. The Twitter dictionary – or at least the first cut of one
4. In defence of local councillors – an interesting take for those of us who always assume the worst
5. Is the future Google Glass? (answer: Probably not – but this is worth reading anyway):
1. Perhaps the most powerful thing I’ve ever read:
2. The fear which came with newspapers, is also feared with web:
3. Why data is good news for councils:
4. Ten tips for aspiring journalists (and some worth remembering for those of us who already are):
5. What should journalists be thinking about?
1. Why the ‘views are my own’ disclaimer may not be enough to protect you on Twitter
2. How to get more out of Pinterest
3. A post to read every week:
4. There’s more than just Twitter out there:
5. And finally … the apology to end all apologies?
1. So there’s no money in digital? Is that so?
2. In case you needed reminding, how social media is changing the world (again)
3. If you’re a football fan, find an hour to watch this documentary
4. Struggling to get your head round the Prism data snooping story? Start here:
5. Managing UGC in a breaking news situation:
1. Social media – the military way. Can loose tweets sink ships?
2. Free books about journalism: Great guide from Paul Bradshaw
3. Data visualisation … of every geo-tagged Tweet:
4. Has the internet killed photojournalism?
5. So getting on the Buzzfeed bandwagon isn’t so easy after all
1. Same brand, different place: An inspiring look at where newspapers are going:
2. A brilliant tribute to a mentor
3. Twitter as a news organisation?
4. Why there should be more to online advertising than just click-through rate:
5. Are we doing local government staff an injustice through stereotypes?
1. Turning a challenge into a daily documentary (this is really nice)
2. Useful tools for journalists klaxon
3. A better use for council cash currently spent on council newspapers
4. Open data doesn’t seem to apply to HS2
5. Why new outlets for journalism can be harder to find than you think:
1. Writing at speed? Apply scepticism
2. Intelligent analysis of paywalls in the UK
3. Getting to grips with crowdsourcing can really reap rewards
4. Who knows what about you online?
5. The argument for blogs being covered by the press regulator – whatever form it takes:
6. Saying sorry …. but where?
7. Before you dismiss Buzzfeed, what can we learn from it?
8. An obituary which should be an inspiration to journalists
9. Visualising Twitter conversations
10. And finally … proof Gary Lineker really doesn’t understand, well, much? (or that revenge is a dish best served cold?!)
1. So, what about Facebook’s new look coming soon then?
2. What about who you follow on Twitter says about you:
3. Cool new tools
4. Great bit of history telling: The MI6 in newsrooms:
5. Is it time for publishing to slow down online?
A little late this week due to travelling yesterday:
1. Time to put more effort into Pinterest?
2. Can we really blame cover price increases for the decline of newspapers?
3. Why photojournalism isn’t dead:
4. Mobile’s impact will be greater than the internet:
5. Social media habits to give up for Lent