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

Cllr Julie Smith’s services to journalism

I think the newly enobled Julie Smith (congratulations!) should become Baroness Smith of Churnalism: the typo in the press release about her appointment (giving the council she serves on as the fictional Newnham, not Cambridge) has nicely exposed who just copies and pastes press releases without checking the information or giving the source as a … Read the full post »

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 »