Here are my posts about the state of journalism and how it is carried out, mainly focusing on the UK but with the occasional piece about other countries too.

media & PR

The future of news: Nate Silver’s take

Poster boy for statistical predictors, Nate Silver, has a new piece out explaining the vision for the future of journalism which lies behind his new site FiveThirtyEight: Our methods are not meant to replace “traditional” or conventional journalism… Still, I would never have launched FiveThirtyEight in 2008, and I would not have chosen to broaden its … Read the full post »

media & PR

Damian McBride demonstrates rule of political journalism #27

Rule of political journalism #27: When writing about spin doctors smearing political opponents in the media, remember that your colleagues who ran the stories bear no responsibility. And so: .@DPMcBride revelations in a nuthshell: his book says he regularly manipulated journos; journos say nothing of interest in book #FancyThat — Mark Pack (@markpack) September 20, … Read the full post »