‘Little c’ christmas is fine – it is ‘Big C’ Christmas that people fear disappearing

Look, I enjoy laughing about “The War on Christmas” as much as anyone. Is anything funnier than knowing that you are annoying someone by wishing them a “Wonderful Winterval”? Or explaining that it is only because of political correctness that…

Polls, polls, lov-er-ly polls

Polls, polls, lov-er-ly polls

One of the stories to come out of the 2015 General Election was how wrong the polling was in advance, and since then pollsters have been investigating how it went wrong: “This week’s Polling Inquiry — what you need to know in…

“People are on social media, so do it on social media” – Buzzfeed’s Tom Phillips on #GE2015 at News Impact Summit London

Last week I was at the News Impact Summit London, and the first panel session was about coverage of the recent UK General Election, a subject rather dear to my heart. It featured Miranda Green, Buzzfeed’s Tom Phillips, ITV’s Jason…

“We put a lot of effort into designing #GE2015 for mobile” – the BBC’s Steve Herrmann at News Impact Summit

“We put a lot of effort into designing #GE2015 for mobile” – the BBC’s Steve Herrmann at News Impact Summit

Today I’ve been at the News Impact Summit London, and the first panel session was about coverage of the recent UK General Election, a subject rather dear to my heart. It featured Miranda Green, Buzzfeed’s Tom Phillips, ITV’s Jason Mills…

“We were all chasing this phantom story” – Miranda Green on #GE2015 at the News Impact Summit

Today I’ve been at the News Impact Summit London, and the first panel session was about coverage of the recent UK General Election, a subject rather dear to my heart. “I’d never seen so many shocked people across the country”…

Was Jack Of Kent right to break an embargo on Conservative Party plans for human rights legislation?

Was Jack Of Kent right to break an embargo on Conservative Party plans for human rights legislation?

The internet’s very own learned legal friend Jack Of Kent has caused a stir today by publishing detail about Conservative party strategy on human rights legislation that was embargoed. The Mail’s Political Editor – James Chapman – was particularly vexed,…

The growing disconnect between social media use and broadcast media convention on election days

I’ve absolutely loved being part of the Daily Mirror and Ampp3d’s coverage of the Scottish Independence Referendum. And right now, I’ve got quite a good few hours of coverage ahead of me still. As polls close, here’s some thoughts on…

Tom Bradby isn’t enjoying covering the #IndyRef. This may be the new normal

Just a thought on the level of abuse journalists have been receiving during the #Indyref campaign in Scotland. Tom Bradby writes a post about how he isn’t enjoying the experience of covering the referendum because of the level of abuse…

Why look – it’s another unnecessary opinion piece about the Scottish #Indyref by an Englishman

Last time I checked the internet was not short of opinions about the Scottish Independence Referendum. So please feel free to ignore mine. Although it does include a little bit about the experience of running Ampp3d during the process which…

The Scotsman really has banned mention of Wings Over Scotland in their comments

The Scotsman really has banned mention of Wings Over Scotland in their comments

UPDATE It’s been pointed out to me in the comments here, and I’ve tested it, and the ban on mentions of “Wings Over Scotland” has now been removed Original article from September 8th: In all my years of commenting about…