“You are part of our gang” – running news social media accounts during an election campaign

“You are part of our gang” – running news social media accounts during an election campaign

Having run social media accounts for both the Mirror and the Guardian during election and referendum campaigns, here’s a long rambling brain dump about the whole thing… I suppose one of the things that has driven my career over nearly…

“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…

“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…

“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…

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…

“That’s the wrong bloody TARDIS mate!”

“That’s the wrong bloody TARDIS mate!”

Always good to be reminded how niche your specialist knowledge is. On Wednesday morning in the Guardian we had a spread looking at who might be the next Doctor Who, illustrated with a picture of the TARDIS. But not Peter…

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“

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…

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.

I’m (re)joining the Guardian

I’m (re)joining the Guardian

New year. New job. I’m delighted to say I will be joining The Guardian in London as Social & New Formats Editor in February. I’ve had an enjoyable few months working as a consultant with people include the lovely Storythings…