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Judith Townend: Media law for the little guy

Judith was a journalist at journalism.co.uk. Her interest in media law has taken her to city university where she is now engaged in a PhD about just that. Judith has been carrying out research about how small news orgs and bloggers deal with legal issues – ‘Keeping It Legal Without the Night Lawyer’. She says […]

Will disco dads save the local newspaper business?

Roger Green is one of the most important men in local online journalism in Britain. As the boss of Newsquest‘s digital division, he’s the head honcho for more than 150 newspaper websites up and down the country. Remarkably, however, Roger isn’t too enamoured with all the fuss about clever-clever technologies and is more than a […]

Ten things Birmingham can do to welcome the pirates

In a speech made today to an audience of Birmingham’s top business folk at the Big Debate, future seer and Financial Times super guru, Charles Leadbeater, encouraged Birmingham to become a home for pirates. Sadly, Leadbeater wasn’t suggesting repatriating the Somali sailors who’ve been wreaking havoc in the Gulf of Aden for the last couple […]

Moseley Road Baths

Last night I went to Moseley Road Baths for the first time. The swimming pool complex, opened on October 30, 1907, is the only Grade II-listed baths in England and an extraordinary example of Edwardian public architecture. I’ll be going back there again on Saturday, for the Memories and Memorabilia day, where I hope to […]

Mosely Rd Baths: memories, the future and the first national swimming musuem?

Yesterday I managed to grab a chat with Russ Spring, the chairman of the Friends of Moseley Road Baths. Russ was able to tell me a bit more about the Friends’ plans for the Memories and Memorabilia Day at the baths on Saturday and how it feeds directly into a longer term project, the eventual […]

How readerships differ from print to online at the Daily Telegraph

I was lucky enough to be among a small group of online journalism students who yesterday had the chance to the pick the brains of Kate Day, recently appointed the Community Editor at the Daily Telegraph. Kate gave us a fascinating insight into life in the famous broadsheet’s online arm. I asked Kate about her […]