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2012: a year of crisis, social media and integrity

As we head into the last few days of 2012, I decided to review what the year looked like for me through my blog posts during the 12 months. There were three clear themes that have emerged for me throughout … Continue reading

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Who is the media manager in 2012?

I had an opportunity this week of discussing some of the key issues affecting PR and communication at the moment as part of a group of senior professionals. There were lots of interesting subjects that were debated but probably the … Continue reading

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Honesty, communication and the police

I had the opportunity in recent days to read through the Filkin report that was produced for the Metropolitan Police. It reviews the Met Police’s approach to the media and wider communication in light of the recent revelations involving senior … Continue reading

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The social media lessons of the past seven days

The past seven days have been ones that have surprised the world, and particularly people in the UK.  There have been many things that have been discussed or reviewed about recent events and this includes the role of social media … Continue reading

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Phone hacking, victims and honourable journalists

When I was training to be a journalist I was always impressed by the one lecturer who talked about his time as a News of the World journalist. He was a real character and an old school journo – but … Continue reading

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Are we tweeting yet?

There were a few real Eureka moments for me that happened in the past week. For an organisation that is often risk averse and quite conservative in how it approaches things, they are ‘getting’ social media. On two separate occasions … Continue reading

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A toast to the hyperlocal

I was really fortunate this week to have the opportunity to meet with some of the hyperlocal websites that there are around Greater Manchester. The purpose of the meeting was to start discussing ways that we could work together to … Continue reading

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No tweeting – by order of the council

There must have been a few raised eyebrows when people heard about the plans by West Lancashire Borough Council this week. For those who missed it the local newspaper the Champion reported: “A ban on members of the public and … Continue reading

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Justice seen to be done, but how?

John Ryley in The Guardian online argues that we should allow cameras into courts.  The reason beyond his argument is that it would allow the public to understand the complexity of many cases that last for weeks and months and … Continue reading

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Big society meets small media

The future for local newspapers may be better placed in the online arena rather than local media hubs that work as news agencies. Continue reading

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