“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….

“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…

“Not just cool graphs: data journalism for investigations” – notes from the panel session at #ijf17

“Not just cool graphs: data journalism for investigations” – notes from the panel session at #ijf17

I’m at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and here are my notes from a panel about data journalism featuring my colleague Caelainn Barr alongside Mar Cabra, Daniele Grasso and Paula Guisado. Daniele Grasso, El Confidencial Daniele Grasso works at…

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…

Yes, Trump’s tweets are a distraction – but one people clearly want to read

Yes, Trump’s tweets are a distraction – but one people clearly want to read

I have some sympathy with the view that Donald Trump uses his Twitter account to the do the “dead cat strategy” of distracting people and the media from more important issues. I think it is important that the media hold…