Monday 27 February 2012, 07:00
When it comes to journalists enjoying a close relationship with listeners, viewers and readers, it's hard to beat local media.
Tell a story well, or badly, and you'll soon hear direct from your audience - whether you're out walking the same patch tomorrow or just standing in the chip shop queue.
Monday 12 April 2010, 12:17
Mention to a Twitter user that you're on Twitter too and one of the first questions you'll be asked is 'how many followers do you have?'
It's human nature, I suppose.
But lately social media commentators have been asking the question: what would happen if the follower number disappeared from Twitter...
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Reports about the local journalism conference:
by Charles Miller
by Charles Miller
by Jasper Westaway
by Richard Coulter
by William Perrin
by Marc Settle
by Joel Simon
by Paul Salmons
JOURNALISM IN PRACTICE
by Suzanne Lord
TIPS AND GUIDES
by Mark Frankel
by Paul Myers
Expert tips for finding people online by Paul Myers
How to shoot video on a smartphone by Marc Settle
Finding original stories locally by Hayley Brewer
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British Journalism Review: selected pieces from the authoritative quarterly journal
MediaShift: PBS monitoring of the changing media world from a US perspective
Arts & Letters Daily: more interesting ideas and good writing than you will ever have time to read
Alltop Journalism: links to the most recent posts on many journalism blogs
About the BBC: varied BBC blog about all things BBC-ish
Columbia Journalism Review: US academic perspectives
Facebook + Journalists: Facebook's own guide to its use by journalists
Jon Slattery: UK media news from the former deputy editor of Press Gazette
Meeja Law: Judith Townend's guide to media and legal issues
Roy Greenslade: Guardian blog by the former Mirror editor now journalism prof
Wannabee Hacks: information and experiences from aspiring journalists.