OK, so it isn’t quite lost episodes of Doctor Who, but I’ve dug out my notes from a Hacks/Hackers London meet-up back in May 2013 that I never quite got round to writing up at the time. Here’s the first…

The Quartz curve, illustrated by Dan Shewan.

Quartz are by far one of the most interesting entries into the news market in the last couple of years, and at #SmartDEN, editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney spoke about how they operate. Kevin explained that they were “digitally native” and “mobile…

As regular as clockwork, and almost as much fun as “are bloggers journalists?”, the “should journalists learn to code” debate has flared up again. Here’s my definitive take on why there is a problem with the debate. There is one…

@BBCExtraGhost, #Vennfest, @UKGoHomeOffice and beyond – doing political satire for the web

It turns out, when I think about it, that I’ve spent rather a lot of my spare time and my career trying to do political satire on the web. And that’s why I was invited to talk about it at…

A couple of weeks in the UsVsTh3m hot seat

I’ve had an absolute blast holding the fort as temporary editor of UsVsTh3m over the last couple of weeks. For a couple of weeks I’ve been sitting in for Rob Manuel in the editor’s chair at UsVsTh3m, and I have…

I’ve been at EuroIA in Edinburgh, taking notes at a furious pace as usual. Here is what I made of Joe Sokohl’s rather wistful talk about place and loss. “The digital place you love is gone” “The space belongs to…

Today I was part of a panel at Social Media Week London talking about the big shift “From search to social”. Here are some of the notes I took whilst on stage with BuzzFeed UK’s Luke Lewis, Facebook’s Karla Geci,…

Every social media manager in the land must have some pet peeves among the kind of responses his or her brand generates. The tropes you see over and over again, which you want to respond to sarcastically. But probably shouldn’t….

I’ve been at the latest edition of news:rewired, and of course, note-taking and blogging furiously. Here are my notes from the opening keynote talk by Jay Lauf, publisher of Quartz. “Every story starts with an audience of zero” – Jay…

Life’s not just about monarchs and men: Why I want women on our banknotes.

I think there should be women on our banknotes. It is one of those things that annoys me because it appears to be needlessly institutionally sexist. It is simply obtuse to look at the level of protest and decide not…