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November 30th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

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November 26th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

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BBC North bridge complete and other media moments from the week

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Bridge to BBC North complete
This afternoon came the announcement that the new Salford Quays bridge spans the Quays water from Trafford side to BBC North for the first time. See the webcam image capturing the moment here.

Navigating MediaCity
and talking of MediaCity there’s a special event on next week to consider the opportunities it will yield for businesses and individuals living and working across the north of England
Navigating MediaCityUK is on Thursday 2 December from 6pm-9pm at Waterside Arts Centre.Tickets are £10 and are available from Waterside Arts Centre box office on 0161 912 5616, 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday.
Further information and updates: http://www.creativeindustriestrafford.org

Happy fourth birthday, Techcelerate

The technology network that has brought together some of the digital technology with its investment and support community, celebrated four years of knowledge sharing onTuesday 23rd November.
Manoj Ranaweera, founder of Techcelerate said:

“When we held our first event in November 2006, I had no idea that it would turn into a thriving and trusted network for tech entrepreneurs and their companies. I was simply trying to find few tech entrepreneurs to learn from without having to travel to London often. Today our community is over 1850, made up of tech entrepreneurs, senior managers of technology companies, investors, deal makers and service providers all united to create an ecosystem for UK’s tech community. We are also trying to put the North West on the world’s tech map as a place to set up and grow global tech businesses.”

For further information about Techcelerate and its next event visit www.techcelerate.org.

Launch of Business Week
The new title from the MEN sounded like an opportunity for a new approach in the sector following the demise of Crain’s in the city. I was unable to get my hands on a print copy and so had a look online and found this digital edition. Commenters on HowDo have been typically forthright on both sides of the divide: For: “It’s a good product and congrats to the team for getting something fresh to the market.”
Against: “..can’t see many boardroom doors swinging open, unless it’s to hand over a press release for printing unchanged, in full.”
Which camp do you fall in?

Re-branding of Wythenshawe
I’m late to this post from PR Media Blog but wanted to sneak it in anyway. A fascinating sounding event which considered the Wythenshawe area as a ‘brand’: “The brand needs to shift from industrial estates to what it is today.”

That’s all for now – don’t forget if you’ve got any Manchester media news to share you can contact me via the comments below or via email to SarahMancunianWay AT GoogleMail.com.

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November 26th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Data journalism in Manchester: 1821

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There’s nothing new about it…….

McrGuardianSchoolsdata

Table of school admissions for Manchester

McrGuardianmasthead

in a weekend edition too!
(h/t Simon Rogers)
If you want to update your knowledge of Manchester’s current data challenges and opportunities, don’t forget there’s the Open Data Manchester Google group.

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November 25th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

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November 25th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

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November 24th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

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November 22nd, 2010 at 8:12 pm

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BBC’s Salford leaflets: Your views?

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As I reported on The Guardian’s Organ Grinder blog today, the newsletter exercise to inform Salford residents about the BBC move to MediaCityUK is set to cost almost £10,000 over the year.

Is that value for money?

So far the comments have been from people who aren’t in receipt of the newsletters from BBC Outreach. I’d like to hear from anyone who has had one delivered to their door – did you find it useful? What do you hope to see in future issues?

Please feel free to contact me below or via email to sarahMancunianWay AT googlemail.com.

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November 22nd, 2010 at 6:15 pm

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November 19th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

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November 18th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

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