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Damian Radcliffe

is professor of journalism, Univ of Oregon @damianradcliffe

Blog posts in total 31

Posts

  1. It is at local level that most people interact with their schools, hospitals, councils and police. Damian Radcliffe suggests five considerations for local journalists thinking about investigating using data.

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  2. PR, self-censorship and the rise of closed online networks all make the work of journalists in the Middle East harder.

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  3. With controls on the media in Turkey, social media play an increasing role. But they are also subject to both restrictions and use by politicians.

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  4. Damian Radcliffe outlines key findings from his report on the state of hyperlocal media and community journalism in the UK.

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  5. Hyperlocal sites could be helped by a number of initiatives from both business and government.

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  6. Hyperlocal media in the UK struggle for recognition from the established news media. But they deserve more credit for the varied contributions they make to local journalism and local accountability.

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  7. With a young population and high smartphone take-up, you’d expect social news to be mainstream. Yet TV is still a dominant platform.

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  8. Ninety-seven per cent of Qataris who are online use WhatsApp, while Facebook is only the fifth-most popular network, just ahead of Snapchat

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  9. A survey of almost 200 hyperlocal journalism enterprises throws light on both their strengths and the limits to their expansion

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  10. In a previous post, Damian Radcliffe wrote about some of the issues arising from a new report outlining the key legal considerations facing publishers of user-generated content. Here he looks at the question of copyright.

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  11. A new report outlines some of the key legal issues faced by publishers of user-generated content. Damian Radcliffe identifies some high-profile risks that no digital journalist can afford to ignore:

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  12. Local journalism can only thrive with new models, including collaboration between different kinds of local media operators. 

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  13. The Middle East media market shows similarities to, and some interesting differences from, the rest of the world, as we hear from Qatar. 

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  14. The UK’s emerging hyperlocal and community media has seen two interesting developments in the past two weeks: a Mooc from Cardiff University and a Nesta tie-up with Kentishtowner.

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  15. Data journalism is increasingly part of the journalistic toolkit. Now a number of websites in the US are interrogating local data to help tell the stories of the communities they serve.

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  16. In parts of the Middle East three in four people now have smartphones. This presents some interesting opportunities for content creators and citizen journalism.

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  17. Supported by new funding and training initiatives, interest from academics and policy-makers, as well as the increased take up of internet-enabled mobile devices, hyperlocal media have enjoyed a step-change in activity and interest in the past 18 months.

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  18. Whatever your view, it is clear that social media in the Middle East is growing rapidly. Anyone with an interest in the Arab region needs to be aware of how technology is shaping attitudes and behaviours, particularly amongst young people.

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  19. Forbes Middle East recently published its third annual list of the biggest online media channels in the region. Perhaps not surprisingly, it is dominated by established offline media from the largest countries in the region.

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  20. Like TV and radio, the death of print has been long predicted. But it is proving more resilient than many had foreseen.

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