Most Retweeted: First 10 Columns

How to judge the appeal of your journalism – quality of comments,  number of readers?

Now there’s another way – the number of people prepared to retweet it on everyone’s favourite microblogging site, Twitter.

Based on this arbitary method, here, in RT order, are the pieces I’ve written so far for

  1. This is arguably the most creative period in news journalism since movable type – new forms, new applications and new execution. Newspapers are embracing video and audio, radio stations do pictures, and TV has gone blogging. []
  2. In what may feel like a twist of logic too far, there are a growing number of non-media companies who are adopting the Fourth Estate’s digital business model. []
  3. Rather than two distinct models, there’s a continuous line that runs from commercial radio, trade publications and freesheets to subscription satellite channels, consumer magazines and national newspapers. []
  4. The strength of hyperlocal is also its weakness – disparate projects in far-flung places. But here’s the thing. What works in KW1 – the business model, the editorial proposition – is likely to work just as well in TR19. []
  5. Certainly change is disruptive, but old technology rarely disappears completely. Rather it coexists with the new. []
  6. The demise of print media leaves a vacuum where once newspapers acted as a bulwark against the excesses of commercial and political classes. In place of accountability you have ‘casual, endemic, civic corruption’. []
  7. It’s now four years – give or take a few weeks – since broadband Britain reached its tipping point. []
  8. Is the news disintermediated? Not yet. Instead we have a symbiotic – if dysfunctional – relationship between the blogosphere and the traditional media. []
  9. To be fair to the papers, the job ad on which they were basing their copy lacked clarity. With its calls to ‘embrace’, ‘re-engineer’, ‘extend’ and ‘engage’, the technocratic language is certainly open to some interpretation. []
  10. Despite Grade’s confidence there are grave doubts that paying per clip is going to work. Here are four reasons to worry: []

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