Learning from hyperlocals to make sure the news still matters

How do you define success as a local journalist these days? Number of front pages? Number of page views online? A sense of job well done at the end of the week? All of the above make sense in the here-and-now, an instant sign of job well done. But to find the key to aContinue reading “Learning from hyperlocals to make sure the news still matters”

Digital Journalism Trends in 2016: Why audience engagement holds the key to a thriving future

Audience engagement is one of those phrases which makes a lot of eyes roll. ‘Just let us get on with the journalism’ is one response I’ve heard a few times. It’s an understandable response, but if there is one thing which is going to determine the winners from the losers in the brand race toContinue reading “Digital Journalism Trends in 2016: Why audience engagement holds the key to a thriving future”

DIGITAL JOURNALISM TRENDS IN 2016: Why it’s time for journalists to climb off the fence

This is the third in a series of posts between now and the end of the year looking at key themes I think will emerge during the course of 2016. The first, about social journalism, can be found here, while the second, about the battle for access to information, can be found here.  Back inContinue reading “DIGITAL JOURNALISM TRENDS IN 2016: Why it’s time for journalists to climb off the fence”

Digital Journalism trends in 2016: The battle for public information at the heart of all reporting, regardless of platform

This is the second in a series of posts between now and the end of the year looking at key themes I think will emerge during the course of 2016. The first, about social journalism, can be found here. The danger in writing posts predicting trends for 2016 is that it can become a wishContinue reading “Digital Journalism trends in 2016: The battle for public information at the heart of all reporting, regardless of platform”