user generated content

Nov
15
Is journalist-created UGC really UGC?

Is journalist-created UGC really UGC?

Should a journalist be asking another journalist for their video?
1 min read
Apr
28

Is the quality of professional photography discernible to average readers?

On professional photography versus reader-contributed photography: Not only did viewers know what they liked, but they were able to accurately
Sep
05

Finally: (public) Facebook posts can be embedded

Interesting thing that happened while I was away: Facebook posts became embeddable by all. For example: (function(d, s, id)
Sep
05

Publishing guessing game of the day

Today’s guessing game: who wrote this? Despite the struggles of the traditional media, there remains an insatiable desire for
May
15

A last word on "citizen journalism" - hopefully

Like many opinionated rant online commentators about journalism, I get fairly regular e-mails from students asking for my comments on
2 min read
Apr
16
GuardianWitness: an interview with Joanna Geary

GuardianWitness: an interview with Joanna Geary

An interview with Guardian digital development editor Joanna Geary about the newspaper’s new collaboration platform.
3 min read
Mar
07
#ftmedia12 - Wikipedia and harnessing the power of social media

#ftmedia12 - Wikipedia and harnessing the power of social media

Wikipedia is becoming increasingly important to our information landscape - but how reliable is it, and how well-balanced are its contributors?
5 min read
Sep
15
Media140: The Unethical Web

Media140: The Unethical Web

Warning: Liveblogging – error, omission and appalling grammar likely Claire Wardle Claire was an academic in Cardiff – deputy ethics officer – lots
4 min read
May
11

Twitpic's attempted copyright grab?

Twitpic becomes the latest in a long line of web companies playing fast and loose with their users’ copyright: The
Nov
01

The new trusted sources

Really nice summation of the problem with the “people will always turn to trusted brands” idea that many people in
1 min read