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Damian Radcliffe

is professor of journalism, Univ of Oregon @damianradcliffe

Blog posts in total 31

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  1. Local data journalism: Five tips and a few key things to consider

    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. Three challenges to journalism in the Middle East

    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. Turkey’s relationship with social media: “it’s complicated”

    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. What next for community journalism?

    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. How can policy makers support hyperlocal media?

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

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  6. Ten ways hyperlocal media contributes to UK journalism

    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. Social media catching up with TV as trusted news source in Middle East

    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. WhatsApp now clear social media leader in Qatar, including for news

    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. Five key findings about hyperlocal journalism in the UK

    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. Managing the legal risks of UGC: Copyright

    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. Managing the legal risks of UGC: Key issues to consider

    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. Five ways local media can help itself #localjournalism

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

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  13. A quick media guide to Qatar and the Middle East

    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. Cardiff Uni’s Mooc plus Nesta guide a shot in the arm for hyperlocal

    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 stories need context for hyperlocal audiences

    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. Why smartphone saturation in the Middle East matters

    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. Hyperlocal media: A small but growing part of the local media ecosystem

    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. Twitter takes off in Saudi – and other news of social media in the Arab world

    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. Understanding traditional media online in the Middle East

    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. Hyperlocal and happy to be in print

    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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