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Are you pinterested?

It appears to be the thing that a lot of people are talking about – the social network Pinterest that has more than 11 million users. I decided this week that it was worth having a look at what was … Continue reading

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Why should we bother with social networks?

I am sure many people would have me hanged for even asking the question but as we go along the bumpy road that is social networking perhaps we have to stop off along the way and check the destination and … 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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Calling all Twitter Cops and Police Staff

Twitter is a great way to meet people and share ideas about a whole range of things. The social network has proved to help in spreading views and information as well as providing a way to help people with problems … Continue reading

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Tweeting from court and open justice

The impact of social media on modern life continues to be felt on a daily basis. The latest was the decision by a district judge to allow tweeting from the court in the Julian Assange case, which was a significant … Continue reading

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And why Twitter matters to those in PR

I was interested to read Alan Rusbridger’s lecture that outlined why Twitter matters for media organisations. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/nov/19/alan-rusbridger-twitter In it he talks of how news is no longer being broken on the rolling news channels but now it is read first … Continue reading

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Citizen journalism and the new media reporter

Something happened that challenged my views of media and news reporting this week.  As a former journalist I have a very traditional picture in my mind of what constitutes reporting and what a reporter is and should be. This is … Continue reading

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Local TV services – should they exist?

There are now more channels on our television screens than ever before. In the 1970s there were only three options and they didn’t broadcast 24/7. Now we have literally got hundreds of TV channels from those with broad appeal through … Continue reading

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Making public meetings really public

Over many years there has been a requirement to allow public access to courts, council meetings and the decision-making sessions of other public bodies. It is something that we have a pride in as part of British life. It is … Continue reading

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Counting the cost of PR

Public sector communicators have always had to consider value for money and make decisions based on the issues and what is required. Continue reading

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