politics

Oct
29
Social & Digital coffee break: escaping the Facebook shadow

Social & Digital coffee break: escaping the Facebook shadow

It’s not really a surprise that Facebook can’t be trusted — but are we really taking the steps we need to end our additions to it? This, and many other useful topics in today’s digest.
7 min read
Oct
09
The need for intelligent skepticism, proved through links

The need for intelligent skepticism, proved through links

Can you trust your commenters? Can you trust your transcription service? In the digital world, here be dragons…
4 min read
Oct
05
Schadenfreude as a personal indulgence, not a public performance

Schadenfreude as a personal indulgence, not a public performance

You might be enjoying Trump's illness — but does posting about it actually help anyone?
1 min read
May
27
Social & Digital lunchbreak: inflection points in politics and subscriptions

Social & Digital lunchbreak: inflection points in politics and subscriptions

4 min read
Mar
05
Engaged Reading Digest: 17th Birthday Edition

Engaged Reading Digest: 17th Birthday Edition

This blog may by 17 years old, but that's no excuse for stopping the links coming!
4 min read
Feb
05
General Election 2019: the news media failed profoundly — but not in the way you think

General Election 2019: the news media failed profoundly — but not in the way you think

Reuters Institute research shows that most of what we believe about the general public and politics news is wrong — and that we are profoundly failing to engage them.
6 min read
Feb
04
TikTok is the social media hype cycle on speed

TikTok is the social media hype cycle on speed

TikTok stars are “fading” already - and the reason why suggests the challenge ahead for the platform.
1 min read
Jan
07
Dominic Cummings’ blogpost, direct dialogue and its threat to mainstream political journalism

Dominic Cummings’ blogpost, direct dialogue and its threat to mainstream political journalism

The Prime Minster's Chief Special Advisor outlined a new vision for the civil service in a blogpost — and with it, a new way of communicating policy, in way we need to pay attention to.
7 min read
Dec
13
Three questions about the UK's journalism landscape after the General Election result

Three questions about the UK's journalism landscape after the General Election result

A major shift in the political landscape of the UK raises some critical questions about the role of truth and journalism in the social media mindscape.
4 min read
Dec
11
Election Watch 2019 #1: Lies, Leaks and Dead Squirrels

Election Watch 2019 #1: Lies, Leaks and Dead Squirrels

Connecting up some of the reporting about the use of misinformation and propaganda during the 2019 UK general election.
5 min read