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
Well the Journalism Educators Association Australia conference finished up yesterday and its now time to start letting some of those new ideas start ruminating. I’m going to collect as many of the presentations as I can here. If you have a link slides or a paper let me know so I can included it.
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
I’ll be in Melbourne next week running a workshop for the Australian Medical Writers’ Association on blogging (very excited about getting back down to Melbourne town!). Below are the notes that will be used in the course. A special thanks for Melissa Sweet from the Croakey Blog who pointed out some of the blogging examples… Continue reading Effective blogging for medical writers
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
I love a great app or tool that can make my life more organised. As you can guess I spend a lot time online, whether in front of my computer or my phone or Ipad, so anything that helps me be more productive or is just generally entertaining is a must have. I was over… Continue reading My toolbox of must have apps
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?