I’m always surprised by the extent to which some newspaper columnists are disturbed by the unwashed masses being able to communicate their feelings of grief. First Dylan Byers and then Rosamund Irwin have felt the need to write newspaper columns…

There’s a tweet doing the rounds exposing an internal email that makes pretty grim reading about trying to SEO the death of Robin Williams. SEO is making us better people. pic.twitter.com/8JH8039k9d — Mike Monteiro (@monteiro) August 13, 2014 I can…

…it should be this powerful one by Mary Hamilton: “Reporting suicide: how not to kill your readers” “Fundamentally, the media doesn’t care about the guidelines. It doesn’t care about the people they’re meant to protect. Mentally ill people who die…

Maybe the Daily Star should have checked their own website before complaining about the BBC’s Savile article?

The Daily Star is mightily annoyed with the BBC today – “BBC bosses were blasted last night after a glowing tribute to paedo Jimmy Savile appeared on their news website.” The story? The BBC’s obit of Jimmy Savile has found…

Why URL structure has to be part of your content strategy in one screenshot
Frank Maloney & Kellie Maloney: Watching the media cover a Trans* story with improved empathy

At the weekend the Mirror ran a story on the decision of Kellie Maloney to go public with a gender transition. I must confess I winced when I first saw the headline on my social media feeds. Not because of…

“I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me” – Mat Honan For Wired, Mat Honan ‘liked’ literally everything Facebook threw at him, to see what happened. He could only bear it for…

50 million reasons the media needs to stop thinking Buzzfeed is only lists

BuzzFeed got some money. The New York Times headline was predictable: “50 Million New Reasons BuzzFeed Wants to Take Its Content Far Beyond Lists” Ha! Ha! Ha! It’s BuzzFeed right? And all they do is lists, right? Ha! Ha! Ha!…

I read this yesterday – “First night in Kyiv” You should read it too. Not because it is brave or well-written – though it is those things – but because it is important. It is the story of somebody who…

If I lived in Scotland this one design decision would make me vote “Yes”

A group of celebs have banded together to make “Let’s Stay Together” – an appeal for Scotland to vote against independence. It is 2014. If you try to view it on your phone, this happens.