One Man & His Blog
Digital journalism and online culture. By Adam Tinworth.

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May
04
Local news, for local people, by local creators (sponsored by Facebook)

Local news, for local people, by local creators (sponsored by Facebook)

Facebook's local news investment, Greenwald's Yes, Minster moment and more news from the "new media" trenches.
4 min read
Apr
29
Why newsletters won't kill newspapers

Why newsletters won't kill newspapers

And why unbundling the opinion columnists might be a good thing for news in general.
4 min read
Apr
28
Performative power versus persuasive dialogue on social media

Performative power versus persuasive dialogue on social media

Ezra Klein's latest podcast delves deep into the social complexities of the behaviours lumped under the banner of "cancel culture"
4 min read
Apr
27
Apple just changed the ad market — forever

Apple just changed the ad market — forever

iOS 14.5 is live, the update that Facebook has been campaigning against for months. Is this good or bad news for publishers?
2 min read
Apr
21
Apple launches paid podcasts — and a mobile journalism powerhouse

Apple launches paid podcasts — and a mobile journalism powerhouse

Apple announced a bunch of new stuff last night, but two are of particular significance for journalism. Let's take a look.
4 min read
Apr
20
Forget a Clubhouse strategy. What's your live audio strategy?

Forget a Clubhouse strategy. What's your live audio strategy?

Clubhouse's central feature is being cloned by all the big social platforms. Bad news for the startup, great news for engaged journalism.
2 min read
Apr
15
Six thoughts about the Substack Local initiative

Six thoughts about the Substack Local initiative

Newsletter platform Substack is chucking $1m of its VC cash at local news journalism. Is this helpful — or just marketing?
3 min read
Apr
15
Google's shift towards quality (again)

Google's shift towards quality (again)

2 min read
Apr
14
Is content moderation futile? And — if so — what should we do instead?

Is content moderation futile? And — if so — what should we do instead?

Are we waging a losing war on misinformation? Do we need to try a different approach?
3 min read
Apr
12
How newsletters will inevitably change media and the power of journalists

How newsletters will inevitably change media and the power of journalists

Worrying about Substack is just a proxy for worrying about the business impact of losing star journalists to their own newsletters.
4 min read