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#Boston: how Watertown changes news media and journalism forever

April 19, 2013


Today is the day journalism as we knew it died. As incidents unfurl in Watertown, Boston, the people have shown on sites like Twitter and Reddit that they have this news story covered. NBC news and the like are showing viewers what they could’ve learned 30 minutes ago while news sites like the NYT and […]

New blog – Marketing NGOs

August 16, 2012


Getting ready start posting again after a hiatus due to exams, work and a month in Grenada (pictures and posts to follow). I’ve had to siphon off some content that I would normally have posted here onto a new blog – Marketing NGOs. I’m not quite happy with the name (nor the header image) but […]

Global Innovations for Digital Organizing

April 13, 2012


Global Innovations for Digital Organizing: Open Data, Good Governance, and Online/Offline Advocacy | TechChange | The Institute for Technology and Social Change. It’s not like I don’t have enough to do at the moment, but this course looks really interedting. I’ve long admired the work that Tech Change do and reckon it could provide useful learning […]

Why, as a black person, I applaud John Derbyshire’s race article

April 7, 2012


The eponymous publisher of Taki mag is a convicted felon, known coke fiend and out and out racist to boot. As such it comes as no surprise that the columnists he has writing for his online rag are of a similarly unpleasant vein. John Derbyshire’s article is one of the most depressing articles on the […]

Daily Mail covers Uganda’s nodding disease

March 27, 2012


The Daily Mail is the UK newspaper I love to hate. A typical front page story for the paper would be something about immigrants causing the moral decline, welfare benefit cheats bringing down a once great nation or how gays are to blame for all that is bad in the world. BUT, they are also […]

When humanitarians, tech and media join forces: discovering CDAC

March 26, 2012


Can you fall in love with an organisation? I think I’m smitten by the CDAC network. I can’t quite remember how I stumbled across them but I became aware of their work just days before they put on the Media and Tech Fair at Google’s London HQ last week. For those who couldn’t make it […]

Boom time for development media

March 26, 2012


Just got round to informally (UPDATE: and unsuccessfully) pitching an article that’s been on my mind for months. The piece I want to write is on the growth in media for development and the role of British media professionals and organisations in promoting democratisation in transitioning countries that are currently in the news like Syria, […]