blogging · socialmedia · training

Social media best practice for bloggers

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about social media and bloggers of late. I’ve been involved in a research project that has been exploring entrepreneurial journalism (innovative ways for journalism to be presented in the future), which includes bloggers, and I have been focusing on what makes them successful. It is of course no… Continue reading Social media best practice for bloggers

citizenjournalism · futurejournalism · online journalism · research

IAMCR Paper published

The paper I presented at the IAMCR conference in Dublin in June has been published in the new journal  Digital Journalism. The abstract and link to the full text are below. The “ecology of participation” A study of audience engagement on alternative journalism websites This paper investigates how audience members are using “alternative journalism” websites.… Continue reading IAMCR Paper published

futurejournalism · online journalism · research

Audience engagment as an ecology of participation

So I am in sunny Dublin (well not actually today, but it has been for the last few days) attending the annual IAMCR conference. Below you can find my slides for my paper: The ‘ecology of participation’: A study of audience engagement on alternative journalism websites. The ‘ecology of participation’: an investigation of audience engagement… Continue reading Audience engagment as an ecology of participation

citizenjournalism · online journalism · writing

Entering the fray: When should a journalist join the discussion in comments following a news story?

This seems to be a question that I am often asked. For most journalists, the idea of readers critiquing their work in public beneath their story is more than a little confronting. Then the question of when, if ever, they should respond becomes even more difficult. Yes, the comments beneath online news stories can include… Continue reading Entering the fray: When should a journalist join the discussion in comments following a news story?