Professionalism Archive

  • Narratively: long, slow journalism from The City that Never Sleeps

    Narratively: long, slow journalism from The City that Never Sleeps

    Report by Alex Klaushofer. The new longform website Narratively has attracted interest ‘beyond our wildest dreams’, according to founder Noah Rosenberg. Even before its launch earlier this month, coverage of the New York-based magazine has been wide, while expressions of support have come via social media from around the world. Such enthusiasm, thinks Rosenberg, is […]

    Read More

  • OUT NOW: Free ebooklet for writers from New Model Journalism

    OUT NOW: Free ebooklet for writers from New Model Journalism

    By Alex Klaushofer. Against the background of change and struggle that has afflicted the media and publishing in recent years, one strand of good news has consistently emerged. This good news story of the crisis in journalism tells of innovation and experimentation, of pioneering practices and the opening up of new frontiers, as writers of […]

    Read More

  • Readers will pay for quality journalism, insists editor of new longform site

    Readers will pay for quality journalism, insists editor of new longform site

    Report by Alex Klaushofer. Launched barely a month ago, the new longform website beststory.ca is nothing if not journalistically ambitious. According to its founder, Warren Perley, the Montreal-based site is unique as a platform for quality, exclusive stories offered to readers on a pay-as-you-go basis. The site carries no advertising, neither does it follow a […]

    Read More

  • Narrative Science and the rise of the robot-writer

    Narrative Science and the rise of the robot-writer

    Report by Alex Klaushofer. The prospect of machines taking over the world, either as our servants or our masters, has long fascinated, appearing in sci-fi novels and books for at least half a century. But while intelligent robots capable of household management may yet be some way off, a new breed of automated authors, revolutionising […]

    Read More

  • From cooperation to crowd-funding: The case of Port Talbot

    From cooperation to crowd-funding: The case of Port Talbot

    Report by Alex Klaushofer. Its bleak industrial landscape was the inspiration for Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, with its population of diverse life-forms evolving new ways of being in the struggle for survival. And now, Port Talbot’s bleak media landscape is … You get the idea. While on the one hand, Port Talbot is the perfect […]

    Read More

  • Social media platforms get canny with copyright

    Social media platforms get canny with copyright

    Guest post by Mike Holderness. What happens when a journalist decides to share some of their work with the world though one of those “social media” websites? A headache, first: if you want to be sure of retaining the rights that attend copyright, you’re enjoined to read some dense legalese. The owners of the platforms […]

    Read More

  • Under the spotlight: Citizen journalism site Blottr

    Under the spotlight: Citizen journalism site Blottr

    Report by Alex Klaushofer. Since launching a little over a year ago, Blottr, or ‘the people powered news service’, has been growing exponentially. With regional sites covering eight UK cities including London and Leeds, Blottr has recently expanded overseas, launching sites in France and Germany. Its traffic is impressive – 1.6 million unique users a […]

    Read More

  • Leveson v. the moguls – can the lawyer who let Ken Dodd slip, outwit Murdoch?

    Leveson v. the moguls – can the lawyer who let Ken Dodd slip, outwit Murdoch?

    Review by Tim Dawson. The British press has rarely been in such a fix.  During two weeks in July, apparently unshakeable pillars crumbled to dust.  News International was humbled, the company’s BSkyB deal collapsed, the News Of The World closed and several senior officers of the Metropolitan Police resigned. Buffeted by its own proximity to the […]

    Read More

  • 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, […]

    Read More

  • 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 […]

    Read More

uadreams-review.com