Battle Royal? The Sun and the student fees protest

The Sun 10 Dec. 2010 I am somewhat perplexed by The Sun these days.

Today’s front page runs:

“Battle Royal: Student demo yobs in shameful attack on Charles and Camilla”

Ummmmm….. who *exactly* are The Sun’s readership? I thought they would be closely aligned with the kids who were . . . →

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Going Postal | Seriously and insultingly hideous

Going Postal is here!

I absolutely adore Terry Pratchett‘s work. His Discworld books have carried me over numerous bad or just plain crazy busy times.

It is a crying shame that the latest TV adaptation of his book Going Postal departs so significantly from the book. I don’t mean slight . . . →

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BP and the Greek proverb

BP SignSo there is this story doing the rounds that BP managed to photoshop some pictures – check out the blog post by Andrew Price on the GOOD blog.

I’ve spoken about the fundamentals of policy before. You can communicate all you like, but if you ain’t got the . . . →

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Who are you? Social Media, identity & 'friends'

Who are you? Social Media, identity & ‘friends’

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A presentation prepared for Web Based Social Forms, a class I took as part of my MSc Innovation Management & Technology Policy

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A quick survey on online content & networks

I ‘m running a small questionnaire online for an exploratory piece of work on online content and online networks. I am trying to understand ways that users create online content and how they relate to other users in an online environment.

It’s only 16 questions and it would take you more or less 10 minutes . . . →

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Ovi Magazine: Letter from London 8

July 16th, 2007 Sofia’s Letters from London #8

With the publication of [tag]Alastair[/tag] [tag]Campbell[/tag]‘s heavily edited [tag]diaries[/tag], titled “The [tag]Blair[/tag] Years”, the British Press have launched a new assault on the ex-advisor to the ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair – dully dubbed a ‘[tag]spin[/tag] doctor’ and loathed en masse by the [tag]press[/tag]. But is his shortcomings . . . →

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Ovi Magazine: Politics in the Digital Age

July 13th, 2007 Politics in the digital age by Sofia Gkiousou

It all started when – as is customary every summer in [tag]Greece[/tag] – half the forests were set alight with devastating results. The enterprising [tag]Greeks[/tag] (nobody knows who exactly) started circulating an [tag]e-mail[/tag] to ministries, political parties and other authorities demanding the complete [tag]reforestation[/tag] . . . →

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The poor defenceless journalists

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Imagine you have been a ‘serious’ newspaper journalist for many years now, and that you are accustomed to the prestige of writing for a quality daily. Let’s say the Guardian. And then suddenly, after only a short innocent opinion of yours appearing in Comment is free – Guardian’s sort-of . . . →

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Globalization and localization of news: An example

I have seen some coverage in the British media of the confirmed case of bird flu in Greece and admittedly it has been limited. Try the two (one here and one there) articles that I read in the Guardian.

I will not direct you to the dozens of articles in the Greek newspapers but one . . . →

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Broadsheet, tabloid and the in-between

Two years ago, the lady responsible for the Guardian Online, spoke to the Globalisation and Media class. I wasn’t there – I took this course the next year and sadly missed her but a classmate was very enthusiastic about her lecture. Hearing the report by my friend, I didn’t share her enthusiasm – partly because . . . →

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