(L-R) My dad, James, some bloke a couple of rows back, and me, at Leyton Orient on Boxing Day 2016

What if taking my son to Leyton Orient is ruining football for him?

A couple of weeks ago my wife and children had just landed in Cyprus, and she texted me: “On the bus to the hotel – we’re the first stop – thank God! Flight was fine – no bumps. James wants…

Friday Reading S06E08

Friday Reading S06E08

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Social and New Formats Editor Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology. It sometimes comes out on Thursday. And sometimes not at all. It is also available as…

“Graphic content, graphic novels” – Marc Ellison discusses his work at #ijf17

“Graphic content, graphic novels” – Marc Ellison discusses his work at #ijf17

I’ve been at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and one of the highlights for me was a session called “Graphic content. Graphic novels“, where journalist Marc Ellison talked through the projects where he has rendered stories in the form…

“How can you build debunking beats into your newsroom?” – notes from a panel session at #ijf17

“How can you build debunking beats into your newsroom?” – notes from a panel session at #ijf17

I’ve been at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and here are my notes on a talk all about debunking false information, which featured Alison Gow of Trinity Mirror, and Mark Frankel of the BBC Mark Frankel, Social Media Editor,…

“Did the British press cause Brexit?” – notes from a panel session at #ijf17

“Did the British press cause Brexit?” – notes from a panel session at #ijf17

I’ve been at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, where on a lovely sunny day in a beautiful Italian palazzo, several British journalists gathered to talk about #Brexit, and the role the British press had played in the Leave vote….

“The ethics of live online video” – notes from a panel session at #ijf17

I’ve been at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and here are my notes on a panel session entitled “The ethics of live video” featuring Mark Frankel, Joanna Geary, Ben de Pear and Mandy Jenkins. The session was moderated by…

“Collaborative election monitoring via social media” – notes from a panel about Electionland at #ijf17

I’ve been at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and here are my notes from a session about “Electionland”, billed as the largest collaborative journalistic exercise to monitor an election ever. The panel featured Scott Klein of ProPublica, Fergus Bell…

“How do Le Monde do Snapchat Discover?” – Jean-Guillaume Santi explains at #ijf17

I’m at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and this is a guest post from Beth Ashton, who is Head of audience at the Manchester Evening News. These are her notes from a session entitled “How Le Monde reports the…

“How we got the final #Brexit poll wrong” – Ben Page of Ipsos Mori at #ijf17

I’m at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and here are my notes from a session called “Pollsters or astrologists? The social role of opinion polls in politics” which featured Ben Page, the CEO Ipsos Mori “If I tell you…

“Humans are the secret weapon” – Cassie Werber talks about Quartz at #ijf17

I’m at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and these are my notes from a session entitled “Science, data and innovation in digital journalism” featuring Cassie Werber talking about Quartz “Things” Cassie, who also helps run London’s Hacks/Hackers, spent some…