3 ways we’ve been looking at working with algorithms at the Guardian

I’m at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and tomorrow I’ll be talking on a panel entitled “Collaborating with algorithms” alongside Greg Barber, Nicholas Diakopoulos, Christina Elmer and Jacqui Maher. I thought I’d share some of the jotted down thoughts…

When the White House itself is spreading #FakeNews, how can journalists respond?

I wrote a piece for the Guardian’s opinion section yesterday about how the media must adapt to the tactics that Donald Trump and his White House team are employing. “What the Trump administration’s error-strewn list does is push journalists on…

Asking people to submit stories is not the local newspocalypse

Asking people to submit stories is not the local newspocalypse

Lots of attention on social media today to this story: “Newsquest title asks readers to write and publish stories as part of ‘simplified’ news sharing process” Another nail in the cofffin for local news etc etc But is it? This…

What Chris Moran learned from seven years as the Guardian’s audience editor

Every journalist should read every word of this: “What I learned from seven years as the Guardian’s audience editor“

Journalists need systems and training to help them fight online abuse

This is worth a read from my colleague Olivia Solon about being on the receiving end of abuse as a journalist: “A normalization of violence: how cyberbullying began and how to fight it” One of the things that fundamentally irks…

Tech Weekly podcast about the future of mobile news

Tech Weekly podcast about the future of mobile news

Just a short note that this week I have appeared on the Guardian’s Tech Weekly podcast, talking about mobile apps and the future of news.

From Zürich with multimedia love

From Zürich with multimedia love

I’ve been in Zürich, talking to people at SRF about multimedia story-telling. One thing I’ve picked up during the day is this storytelling tool from MAZ.ch. It’s an interesting way for journalists who maybe don’t have the web as their…

So long, Contributoria

So long, Contributoria

Sad news today that Contributoria, the crowd-funded journalism site, is to close. I always rather loved the idea of trying to bring together a community that would fund the best journalism that they wanted to see written, and I also…

Why you shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the BBC’s “banned from Google” URL list

The BBC have published a list of their URLs that have been removed from Google search results under the “right to be forgotten”. I’ve seen a fair bit of commentary saying this is brave journalism, and being a bit gleeful…

As a journalist, what would I write if Dapper Laughs committed suicide?

As a journalist, what would I write if Dapper Laughs committed suicide?

So this week Dapper Laughs launched DappsDaily then pulled it after accusations of plagiarism from the Guardian, banned the Liverpool Echo from reviewing a show, and faced local council calls for him not to play in Sunderland. And today on…