The following is an article I wrote for The Conversation about newsonomics and the future of payment models for digital news. See the original article here Journalism is in an […]
My colleagues at City University Professor Heather Brooke, Jonathan Hewett and I made a submission to the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information, the Whitehall body currently reviewing the FoI […]
After a decade of legal battles, the content of the infamous ‘Black Spider Memos’ – letters sent by Prince Charles to former government ministers – turned out to be a damp squib rather than the smoking gun we had hoped for.
But even if Charles seems preoccupied with fish, badgers and herbal remedies in his missives, the fact that these letters have been made public is extremely significant. The release of the 27 documents by the UK government – 14 letters from the Prince of Wales written in 2004 and 2005, ten replies, and three exchanges of correspondence between private secretaries – shows just how powerful the Freedom of Information Act has become.
On the eve of the UK’s 2015 general election, I spoke with Reuters about the highly partisan and bizarre media coverage of Britain’s 2015 Westminster campaign. you can watch it […]
There was a time when the first reviews of a play in a newspaper made or broke a touring company; when the exclusive first pictures were only available to newspapers and magazines; and when political coverage by the news media shaped public opinion. Or at least, we think it did. But did newspapers ever really influence elections?
IN THE mid-2000s, the brash and bullish Johnston Press thought buying into Irish regional newspaper market was a licence to print money. It spent more than €200m building up its […]
I’ve just completed a chapter for the second edition of an important book on local journalism in the UK and Ireland, entitled What Do We Mean By Local? Grass-Roots Journalism […]
IT SEEMS it is not only the current crop of newspaper editors that are worried about their papers. Two former The Irish Times editors have now also taken a stand […]
The Irish Times will introduce a paywall by the end of 2013, its managing director Liam Kavanagh has confirmed. Kavanagh was speaking on RTE’s ‘Media Show’ this evening, where he […]
There’s so much media news in today’s dailies it’s hard to know where to begin. I’m going to largely ignore the JNLRs because (a) I’m no broadcasting expert and (b) […]