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
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?
What is one of the key differences of telling news online to any other journalistic medium? The story never ends.Whether it is the audience discussing the story or just the insatiable need of news websites to continue to publish new content for a fickle click happy reader, stories need to have a life longer than… Continue reading The three stages of an online news story
Below are some links that will be used for a training session with APN journalists. Savvy online searching skills could be the difference between a good story and a great story. You need to be the master of Google. You need to find what others don’t, which means you need to get past the top… Continue reading Perfecting the internet search
Below is another set of links for a training session with APN journalists. Being a good online journalist isn’t just about presenting a story well online. It’s also about harnessing online tools to help you in the reporting process. Here are two tools which will help you keep across the ‘white noise’ of information on… Continue reading Online reporting tools