Blogging Archive

  • Spain is different: Iberia’s new-media Spring

    Spain is different: Iberia’s new-media Spring

    Spain’s media landscape is being fundamentally reshaped by journalist-run new media start ups – according to research by Asociación de la Prensa de Madrid (APM), the country’s professional journalists association.  Since the start of the financial crisis, nearly 300 web publications have been launched – some of which are now employing more than ten staff. […]

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  • Life maternal: coaching for mums is a business winner

    Life maternal: coaching for mums is a business winner

    Lisa Pearson, aka mummywhispererblog.com, started blogging for fun, but won the ‘best business’ category in the ‘The Mad Blog Awards’ in 2011. Concentrating on strategies to make parenting fun and effective, her first posts were written as much for cathartic effect as anything else. Fortuitously, she started to find her voice just as her husband lost […]

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  • Arts and crafts: quality content builds blog’s audience and revenue

    Arts and crafts: quality content builds blog’s audience and revenue

    Case study, by Tim Dawson Maggy Woodley started her blog, redtedart.com three-and-a-half years ago in the hope that it might be a way for her to sell some paintings. Finding that to attract an audience, she needed to regularly add content, she started writing up craft projects that she did with her children – and the […]

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  • One to Watch: The digital fortunes of The Dish

    One to Watch: The digital fortunes of The Dish

    Report by Alex Klaushofer. This month saw the launch of a start-up which is being eagerly watched by observers of the media landscape. The Dish – not to be confused with a dreadful Australian film on which I wasted several hours of my life – is the latest venture by Andrew Sullivan, the political blogger […]

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  • Inspired union: strategies for journalism to flourish

    Inspired union: strategies for journalism to flourish

    Conference report by Tim Dawson NUJ freelances displayed an innovative range of strategies to survive and prosper at a one-day conference.  A capacity audience packed the event to hear from more than twenty speakers describing initiatives including: instant-video documentary making, selling into new foreign markets, self-publishing via Kindle, and creating iPad app publications. Other novel […]

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  • From newsroom to blogosphere – the sexism goes on

    From newsroom to blogosphere – the sexism goes on

    Report by Alex Klaushofer. Where are all the women? That was the question behind an NUJ fringe meeting at last week’s TUC women’s conference. A wide range of women gathered from all sections of the media. Shadow media minister Helen Goodman, citing the coalition government’s plans to relieve Ofcom of the duty to promote equal […]

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  • Come the revolution, Sister – if we can afford it

    Come the revolution, Sister – if we can afford it

    Report by Alex Klaushofer. My last blog reported on the curious absence of women among the pioneers of digital journalism – a regressive trend seen by some as symptomatic as an emerging form of e-patriarchy. But hang on, isn’t the beauty of the digital age the new opportunities it opens up, the way it affords […]

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  • New model journalism, old model sexism – do we need a new e-feminism?

    New model journalism, old model sexism – do we need a new e-feminism?

    Report by Alex Klaushofer. Over the two and a half years I’ve been researching emerging forms of media for New Model Journalism and the NUJ conference which preceded it, a question has been slowly pushing itself to the forefront of my mind. It feels a bit like that story about the emperor having no clothes, […]

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  • New media manners – the case against digital rudeness

    New media manners – the case against digital rudeness

    Comment by Alex Klaushofer. In keeping with the back-to-school feel of the week, today’s post is about a little-discussed aspect of journalism in the digital age – the rise of a new form of rudeness, and the concomitant importance of good manners. I’m not talking about the negative effects of new technology on everyday behaviour, […]

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  • Back to the future with Huffington Post UK

    Back to the future with Huffington Post UK

    Comment by Alex Klaushofer. The much-heralded Huffington Post UK last week appeared amid a fanfare as quiet as, well, the one that greets a New Model Journalism launch. Even before the announcement of the death of the News of the World stole its thunder, the response on Twitter (#Huffpouk) consisted of a few cheerfully self-promoting […]

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