Is it time to rethink media regulation? #oscarpistorious
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Is it time to rethink media regulation? #oscarpistorious

Unsurprisingly, the news that South African sporting hero, Oscar Pistorious (a.k.a. the ‘Blade Runner’) allegedly shot dead his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, broke first on Twitter in the early hours of February 14th. In the tirade of tweets and social media posts that ensued, the details of the incident started to emerge, leading to conflicting … Continue reading

Cogito ergo sum – Thought leadership in the digital age
Corporate & Institutional Communications / English / Journalism / Marketing & Advertising / Media

Cogito ergo sum – Thought leadership in the digital age

Thought leadership is often viewed as a corporate communications tour de force.  It combines essential components of a successful communications strategy by using storytelling and relationship building to establish strategic positioning and brand awareness.  But as we find ourselves spending more and more time sifting through the online chatter, the management of information dissemination is … Continue reading

It’s just not going away: will the sun set?
English / Journalism

It’s just not going away: will the sun set?

Met probes claims that Sun paid some public officials more than £10k a year Source familiar with News Corp internal inquiry says it has found ‘serious suspected criminality over a sustained period’ Lisa O’Carroll, guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 15 February 2012 The Scotland Yard investigation into alleged illegal payments by Sun journalists to police and other public … Continue reading

English / Journalism

Christopher Hitchens obituary

With only a few hours of a rather cold, wet and windy Friday left, I couldn’t let this sad event go unmarked on our blog; from The Guardian: Maverick, polemical journalist whose career was a rollercoaster of love and loathing Peter Wilby   guardian.co.uk, Friday 16 December 2011 06.11 GMT (Full article) Christopher Hitchens – ‘one of the … Continue reading

Journalism / Teaching

(former) Colleague and France’s Brain Drain

Former colleague, Maile Cannon, was interviewed by Libération journalist, Marie Piquemal, last week regarding her run-in with French visa authorities who refused her working papers. Via two brief profiles of young, talented, international individuals, Piquemal sums up the nation’s challenges to openly diversify its economy in a presidential election year. “Croire qu’on vient étudier en … Continue reading