Friday Reading S06E10

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 This is why we…

“You are part of our gang” – running news social media accounts during an election campaign

Having run social media accounts for both the Mirror and the Guardian during election and referendum campaigns, here’s a long rambling brain dump about the whole thing… I suppose one of the things that has driven my career over nearly…

Friday Reading S06E09

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. This week I’ve mostly…

(L-R) My dad, James, some bloke a couple of rows back, and me, at Leyton Orient on Boxing Day 2016

A couple of weeks ago my wife and children had just landed in Cyprus, and she texted me: “On the bus to the hotel – we’re the first stop – thank God! Flight was fine – no bumps. James wants…

Friday Reading S06E08

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 sometimes comes out on Thursday. And sometimes not at all. It is also available as…

“Graphic content, graphic novels” – Marc Ellison discusses his work at #ijf17

I’ve been at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and one of the highlights for me was a session called “Graphic content. Graphic novels“, where journalist Marc Ellison talked through the projects where he has rendered stories in the form…

“How can you build debunking beats into your newsroom?” – notes from a panel session at #ijf17

I’ve been at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and here are my notes on a talk all about debunking false information, which featured Alison Gow of Trinity Mirror, and Mark Frankel of the BBC Mark Frankel, Social Media Editor,…

“Did the British press cause Brexit?” – notes from a panel session at #ijf17

I’ve been at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, where on a lovely sunny day in a beautiful Italian palazzo, several British journalists gathered to talk about #Brexit, and the role the British press had played in the Leave vote….

I’ve been at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and here are my notes on a panel session entitled “The ethics of live video” featuring Mark Frankel, Joanna Geary, Ben de Pear and Mandy Jenkins. The session was moderated by…

I’ve been at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, and here are my notes from a session about “Electionland”, billed as the largest collaborative journalistic exercise to monitor an election ever. The panel featured Scott Klein of ProPublica, Fergus Bell…