Closely behind, Trinity Mirror, which recorded 287,130. Of the bigger groups, it was Northcliffe in fourth position with 256,123. GMG saw the biggest drop-off overall when period-on-period monthly unique browser figures were compared: -17.8 per cent.
Archive for February, 2010
Good luck to everyone taking part in this afternoon’s Get Fit Run organised by Chi-chi Ekweozor who aims to raise £777,000 for seven charities.
She’s organised the run and photocall as one of the events to raise awareness of her round-the-world fundraising challenge, 7 Wonders in 7 days to raise the money for Sport Relief and 6 other charities: Alzheimer’s Research Trust, Diabetes UK, Open Doors, British Red Cross, Feed the Minds and YoungMinds
Chi-chi has invited anyone taking part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 21 March to join her at Sportcity this afternoon – runners all of experiences are invited, from the regular weekly jogger to the complete beginner so there’s still time to get those trainers on.
“We’ll be doing two warm up exercises and two ‘practice miles’ ahead of the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on March 21, all within the warm and cosy environment of the 200m indoor running track at Sportcity. It’s the same track used to train Manchester’s budding Olympic athletes.”
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2pm.
Venue: Manchester Regional Arena, Sportcity, Manchester.
Read more about the 7 Wonders in 7 days fundraiser here.
After all that exertion, time for a little cake. There’s a Teawitter (see what they did there) event on Sunday.
“The teawitter party is an excuse for Manchester’s lovers of things tea, cake and twitter related to get together and swap tales, put names to faces and enjoy the best in home made confection!”
Time: February 28, 2010 from 1pm to 5pm
Location: MadLab 36-40 Edge Street
More details and RSVP on the Social Media Manchester ning here.
It’s looking like a very social, media week indeed with an interesting line-up at the monthly Social Media Cafe on Tuesday which, I hear, will include some exciting blogging news.
See you there.
NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear has written to the Isle of Wight coroner's office expressing grave concern at the decision to ban Simon Perry from the hearing."The principle of open justice is vital to a democracy," said Jeremy Dear. "Any journalist will tell you that the right of the public to know what happens in a coroner's court is fundamental to a free society. As Simon Perry's union, the NUJ will certainly pursue the issue vigorously."
university of Glamorgan’s j-school students Jamie Russell and Rowena Wilcox have also come up with a new venture to challenge traditional practises. Cardiff Courts sees regular updates from Crown and Mags courts – pushed through their Twitter feed
The results challenged the initial proposition with London appearing to be under represented given it’s population size whilst cities such as Oxford, Cambridge and Brighton feature much more prominently than larger cities.
You can download a PDF to see how where you live features on the news agenda and Manchester,perhaps not surprsingly comes fairly high up.
Merited Attacks are a bit tougher to deal with, because they’re more likely to feel personal. You should always try to keep in mind that this type of feedback, as harsh as it may be, has a basis in a real problem. It is best to respond promptly and with a positive vibe (e.g., thank the commenter for the feedback and assure them that steps are being taken to correct the issue or mitigate their problem, such as offering a partial refund).
I wanted to give something to the community, because this is my hometown. And because this is a hobby, I haven’t felt like I need to monetize every single thing. If I snap a good action shot, I post it to Flickr and tell the player’s parents how to download the full-size photo, put it on a thumb drive, and take it to Wal-Mart to print it. If I get a video or play-by-play highlight, I email it around. I’ve given stuff away at every opportunity.
The seasoned veterans of blogging did not get to where they are now by focusing on the numbers. They worked hard and provided help and value to the community.
When you open the conversation up to anyone, you can also potentially invite negative criticism that you need to be prepared to deal with. Here’s a quick guide to dealing with negative feedback on social media
Hyperlocal news is set to be a huge growth area this year and AOL is gearing up to be a major player in this new market.
Meanwhile, in the UK The Guardian launched its first hyperlocal site today. As major media companies colonize this space, do small independent publishers have a chance of competing?
Its designated blogger is John Baron (@johncbaron). Introducing the site today, Baron provides a run-down of local Leeds activity and its first guest blogger – Leeds Student editor Virginia Newman, “who’s writing her take on the planned strikes by Leeds University staff”.
The Guardian today launches its new Guardian Local collaborative community journalism initiative in Leeds with beatblogger John Baron.
Top story is about a pot holed scarred road which may be the worst in Leeds.
Interesting: Guardian local blog site for Leeds, with integrated MySociety and Openly Local functionality, plus Google Maps, local Delicious links and a Leeds-filtered panel for the Guardian's dating site.
Check Twellow, NearbyTweets, Trendsmap or TwitterLocal for people to follow in your community
* Journalists covering local communities, specific subjects or niche issues should try to focus on these – richardkendall
As you follow people in your community check their followers to find more to follow
A content analysis by Serena Carpenter, an assistant professor at Arizona State's journalism school, of 664 ads on JournalismJobs.com found that knowledge of HTML/CSS, posting content, image editing, blogging and video editing, in that order, were mentioned most often by online news organizations.
At 11 minutes, Streetlight is a little on the long side for most armchair viewers, and the Flying Club’s trademark use of rich black and white photographs, while stunning, perhaps steals something from the overall piece. Their use of audio is wonderful, and they do what all audio slideshow producers should do (but rarely do) and match their pictures to their sound.
uzz is Google’s new social network and it’s already created a stir. There have been concerns over privacy but all in all, the reaction has been very largely positive. This article is a simple guide explaining how to use the service.
Is it just me or does the Big Chip Awards opening for entries get earlier each year? For those who don’t know, the Big Chip Awards is the key showcase for the digital industry in the North West. Now in its 12th year, it provides an annual showcase for the very best in digital and new media in Manchester and beyond.
This year’s Big Chip again takes place at the Palace Hotel in Manchester on 10th June. Last year it was a great night – where we not only had Terry Christian’s impeccably droll compering, but an impromptu live set from comedian Bill Bailey who was appearing next door at the Palace Theatre.
Every year the Big Chip Awards, organised by Manchester Digital, aims to encourage new entrants from the many great companies in the region, and there’s a chance to find out more on “how to enter” (and how to improve your chances of getting shortlisted!) at Rain Bar this coming Thursday – just register to attend, and you can book food if you want. With a closing date of 1st March for entries, there’s not a lot of time to get your entries in, so Thursday’s a golden opportunity to find out more, as well as to network with colleagues from the sector.
I was particularly pleased to see that this year’s awards also includes a new category aimed at the student community, “the Little Chip Student Award”, open to institutions across the whole of the North of England.
"We have to forget that old idea of merging newsrooms. And make a choice: go where the information breathes, where readers/users are connected and involved. Create one newsroom “where everything happens,” that is to say on the web. This is the heart of information system. The rest is just appearance.
Why the web ? Because the Google era has changed everything. And generated the emergence (and necessity) of the so-called networked journalism. A journalism that is not just content production but becomes an on-going process that is based on the strength of the network (information fragmentation, new rhythms, social media, user generated content…) to produce and distribute information.
You will then get neither one “bi-media” newsroom or two, but three that I would divide into 2 subgroups:
One Creation-oriented journalism (the Google Newsroom)
One Curation-oriented Journalism (community management and copy desk)"
We can start by seeking out and following more women on Twitter and other social networks. Below are 20 absolutely inspirational women who are tweeting up a female storm.
If you see other journalists, go somewhere else: When the takeover was actually completed I thought I’d better get some immediate reaction. I went down to the front of the factory only to find the place ambushed by journalists. They were clearly waiting for workers to emerge so I though better of it and went round the back of the factory to the Village Green to find not a single hack there.
There’s no teaching practical journalism like beatblogging.