media

Stuck in a web

The latest release from the Office of National Statistics on use of the internet in the UK underscores again just how prevalent the world wide web has become in our daily lives.

40 Days and 40 Nights: the original PR strategy review?

Spring is definitely in the air, the days are longer, tulips and daffodils are appearing and the instinct to do a bit of a clear-out is genetically wired into us.

In praise of… Wikipedia

One the great creations of the internet era has to be Wikipedia. Unsurprising then that it’s the sixth most visited site globally after Google, YouTube, Facebook, Baidu and Yahoo.

Even if it isn’t politically correct should we report the truth?

With all the talk of ‘fake news,’ should we not be more worried by the absence of news where information is deliberately withheld because it could be perceived as controversial or upsetting to certain demographics of society?

It’s a whole new paradigm…

We are in uncharted waters. The television news has become a reality TV show with each day bringing updates on what Trump did today. And not a day goes past without several momentous announcements or proclamations.

The Challenge of the Political Earworm

The Trump administration has surprised everyone withits ability to undermine its own message. This is exemplified no better than the birth of the phrase that may prove to be the political earworm of Trumps’ tenure in the White House.

Safety in Numbers… but for how long?

At a time when “post-truth” news is flooding our news and social media feeds, what does the future hold for research?

“Why don’t we just make it up?”

A key plank of many a public relations programme is activity which comes under the ‘news generation’ banner.

Is Twitter really a news site?

Twitter now characterises itself as a news site rather than a social network – but is this just a rogue decision from them or a representation of the zeitgeist?