“The Ampp3d-ification of news”

No, nobody’s coined or used that phrase yet, so I thought I’d start We’re eleven weeks into the experiment that is publishing Ampp3d. I’m enjoying it so far. I think we’ve made some great and entertaining content, and I think…

I’ve joined Trinity Mirror on a permanent basis as Editor, New Formats. I’ve very much enjoyed the last couple of years running Emblem as a consultancy, and had lots of different types of work, with some great clients including the…

Guardian shows why mobile design has to work for commercial content as well as editorial content

We’ve heard a lot recently about the labels that need to be applied to “native advertising” or “advertorial” online. If user-testing over the years has taught me one thing, it is that you can always rely on at least some…

Christmas music and the curse of the inquisitive data journalist

One of the most fun things about doing a data journalism website is that every time you look closely at the numbers in a story, you find another problem. Did I say fun? No, sorry, I meant the other one….

Blathnaid Healy recently published a blog post rounding up her “Reflections on social, community and content in 2013” and I was very pleased to see that my latest project Ampp3d featured in it. The re-branding of email as “dark social”…

Ampp3d is live

This week my latest project, Ampp3d, has gone live. Promising “social shareable data journalism” from the Daily Mirror, we built it in just eight weeks. You know this blog post. The one that starts, “well, sorry I haven’t updated here…

Google – the search engine that hated Britain’s war dead

The other week I watched a troop of people working out how they could make poppies appear over the banner mastheads of every single one of their websites without having to re-upload all the images through the CMS. I sat…

On Monday I was at Hacks/Hackers London, and blogging as usual. I’ve already posted my notes on Jacqui Maher’s talk. Before Jacqui spoke, it was the turn of Miranda Mulligan. Miranda talked a little bit about the origins of the…

On Monday night it was another trip to Hacks/Hackers London for me, with the inevitable bloggage that entails. Here are my notes on Jacqui Maher’s talk. Jacqui Maher is assistant editor of interactive news at the New York Times. Her…

I recently had a look down the back of my sofa, and found a load of notes from talks that I never got round to blogging. So I’m gradually putting that right. Here is what I made of watching Leo…