Archive for the ‘Journalistic win.’ Category

Sad how rage is the best motivation. An introduction; my phone cannot send texts, hasn’t for about a week. It’s an HTC Desire HD on orange Dolphin 30; unlimited texts, 500 minutes, something data. Possibly 500mb. Besides the point, for now. I got through to the help centre on a home phone to find out […]

And I don’t mean to sound naive, since there have been deals going on for years that have ‘released music onto the internet before it’s scheduled release date without prior knowledge’. As the Guardian states, “People – even downloaders – only have a finite amount of money. In times gone by, sure, they would have […]

Seriously though, hear me out. My recent (completed, yayay) dissertation has got me thinking about crowd-sourcing and the recent Ryan Giggs… scandal? (he who shall not be named can have the title back) “Journalism, according to Ryfe and Mensing (2010), has been an ever-present commodity in everyday life because it represents the relationship between democratic […]

This first session this morning is with Jennifer La Fleur of Propublica, obviously with an investigative journalism prowess. The degrees of Hank Paulson network is the first that really stands out. Beautiful. Manyeyes (grrrrrrrr) amongst other online sources enable you to make interesting network diagrams that can be manipulated for sometimes clear  but always visually […]

An attempt at the livest of live blogging. I’ll update the top. Look to the bottom of tips on scientific journalismness. *yelps* ‘Fake’ investigative journalism is going to be challenged. S’nice start. MRSA spread over UK hospitals, as told by the News Of  The World and The Sun. ‘Dr Christopher Malyszewicz’, being the “respected MRSA […]

Ahhhh yes. Just hit twenty years old and we go to the first ever summercamp. It’s not a summercamp. I promise. Honestly. I’m a “delegate”. ^^. But, to business. First session this morning (yeh, they are “sessions” as well) was statistics, or in other words, ‘Everything you ever wanted to know about using statistics in […]

Or, in other words, the wonderful Help Me Investigative (and Paul Bradshaw) sending me and my classmate? collegue? Kellie to the big ol’capital to participate in the CIJ Summer School. This. Is. HUGE. Nervous and excited and not quite sure what to expect. And that’s just the hotel. I’ll be vlogging. Blogging. Tweeting. The normal. […]