Martin Belam

Martin Belam

Post about, inspired by, or featuring The Guardian’s Martin Belam. There’s probably a Doctor Who reference somewhere.
May
09
To Understand Today's Politics, Let Go Of Digital Snobbery

To Understand Today's Politics, Let Go Of Digital Snobbery

The last couple of years of campaigning – especially the last UK general election, the Scottish referendum with its “cyber-nats”, the
1 min read
Feb
08
Journalism is losing the culture war, because it's fighting last century's battles

Journalism is losing the culture war, because it's fighting last century's battles

When politicians can lie without consequence, our culture of fact-checking does little to stop them.
6 min read
May
13
Mirror takes an axe to digital new formats team

Mirror takes an axe to digital new formats team

A new boss at The Mirror is sweeping away the digital innovations of his predecessor. Not invented here syndrome at work…
1 min read
Mar
05

Your five minute Mail hate

A Gawker piece by James King is doing the rounds today, highlighting the “ripping off” done by the Daily Mail
2 min read
Jul
04

15 million die-hard RSS aficionados

Martin Belam: And despite the die-hard afficianados, RSS is no longer a key content distribution channel. Of course, with some
1 min read
Jan
07

Amped about ampp3d and rigorous innovation

When I first heard about Trinity Mirror’s Us vs th3m, I rolled my eyes. Did the UK really need
2 min read
Jul
05

Belam's Twitter ghost exposes misogyny

Martin Belam pretended to be a ghost on twitter – and discovered the misogyny lurking in our political debate: Then I