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…

Friday Reading S06E07

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Social and New Formats Editor Martin Belam covering journalism, media and technology. It is also available as an email newsletter and sometimes comes out on Saturday by mistake…

Bye then, for now

Life comes at you fast if you are willing to say trash for cash, as Milo Yiannopoulos has found out this week. It’s nothing personal. I mean, he did email my boss saying me and my team consisted of “an…

Friday Reading S06E06

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Social and New Formats Editor Martin Belam covering journalism, media and technology. It is also available as an email newsletter – sign up here. “Fake news is a…

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from journalist and designer Martin Belam covering journalism, media and technology. It is also available as an email newsletter – sign up here. I wrote an opinion piece for the Guardian…

I wrote a piece for the Guardian’s opinion section yesterday about how the media must adapt to the tactics that Donald Trump and his White House team are employing. “What the Trump administration’s error-strewn list does is push journalists on…

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from journalist and designer Martin Belam covering journalism, media and technology. It is also available as a frequently badly-formatted email. “It’s not just teenagers. Chase Haverick, a 30-year-old development communications manager…

“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…

Friday Readng S06E03

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from journalist and designer Martin Belam covering journalism, media and technology. “The new rules more explicitly restrict publishers from posting questionable pictures on Discover that do not have news or editorial…

Friday Reading S06E02

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from journalist and designer Martin Belam covering journalism, media and technology. Some dreadful news that my friend and former colleague at both the BBC and the Guardian Joanna Witt died suddenly…