Digital journalism is devastatingly simple – but still a huge leap to be celebrated when we get it right, Mr Greenslade

On Friday, I blogged about the remarkable success the Manchester Evening News was having in raising money for the Manchester Dogs Home, part of which had been torched in what is apparently an arson attempt. In 24 hours, the MEN raised over £1million for the Home. It was, I said on Friday, a stroke of digitalContinue reading “Digital journalism is devastatingly simple – but still a huge leap to be celebrated when we get it right, Mr Greenslade”

Time for the regional press to ignore the relentless critics and listen more to critical friends?

What is wrong with Roy Greenslade at the moment? If he’s not apologising to The Sun, The Times or for rather odd comments which the Jewish Chronicle raised objections to, he’s making wild and rash statements about the regional press. I know a lot of people don’t like Greenslade’s blog. Generally, I do like it,Continue reading “Time for the regional press to ignore the relentless critics and listen more to critical friends?”

Why the right of reply is essential to journalism – either in print or online

In the last week, two of my blog posts – both on very different areas of journalism – have prompted responses which, it turns out, contained a similar thread. One involved Prof Roy Greenslade, the other Simon Perry, from the Isle of Wight’s Ventnor Blog. Greenslade wrote a post on his blog in response toContinue reading “Why the right of reply is essential to journalism – either in print or online”

Are journalism bloggers letting the side down?

Although not wishing to prolong Cardiff University research fellow Andy Williams’s moment in the spotlight on the back of his unwarranted attack on Media Wales, there’s a side issue I wanted to look at in a bit more depth. There’s not much point in talking about Williams’s piece on Open Democracy any more. As commentsContinue reading “Are journalism bloggers letting the side down?”

Are Freedom of Information ‘fishing trips’ acceptable?

Tucked away in his latest batch of posts, Roy Greenslade appears to take issue with a Freedom of Information Request made by the Mail on Sunday, which was brought to his attention by one of his journalism students. According to his post the Mail on Sunday asked Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust toContinue reading “Are Freedom of Information ‘fishing trips’ acceptable?”