Hannah Lippitt
I currently work as a digital marketer and journalist. I'm interested in how the digital age is helping to shape social and political change. I'm a big fan of social media and hope it can be harnessed postively - although there are definitely challenges to overcome. These topics are the main focus of my blogs, but occasionally I delve into other areas!

My background is in television news. I started working in news and current affairs production and reporting shortly after I graduated. I worked in London for Reuters TV and ITV News for a few years, and then I moved to Doha, Qatar, to help launch Aljazeera English. Next I moved to Paris, where I worked for France 24 and Radio France International. In Paris, I also had the chance to expand into features, such as fashion, culture and film. At the time, this was a welcome change from news! I've also written for the Telegraph Online, Time Out Magazine, along with many property and investment publications.

Entries by Hannah Lippitt

The Technological Revolution Is All Well and Good - But We Must Ensure That the Digital Skills Gap Is Bridged

(0) Comments | Posted 18 October 2014 | (20:23)

The "technological revolution" is well underway, according to the many stories on this subject scattered throughout the media. It would seem that there is an inevitability about our digital future if you were to adhere to conventional wisdom; although so far there has not been proper examination as to how...

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There'll Be Revolution Alright Russell - And It'll Be Thanks to the Internet

(37) Comments | Posted 27 October 2013 | (22:24)

As the world and his dog are by now well aware, multimillionaire comedian Russell Brand has called for "revolution" and for the disempowered everywhere to rise up against "elites" (governments and corporations) for their unfair treatment of the "99 percent" (just about everyone else). In an interview with...

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Why Babyboomers Don't Really Understand the Internet

(3) Comments | Posted 15 October 2013 | (17:45)

I was inspired to write this article after various conversations with my friends, who all seemed to bring up the same topic when referring to their parents. This was, incidentally, a topic that's been the subject of my own observance for a considerable amount of time and is that Babyboomers,...

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Why Newspapers Have to Adapt to the Internet in Order to Survive

(0) Comments | Posted 12 August 2013 | (17:17)

The recent news that billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has purchased legendary US newspaper Washington Post (best known for reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncovering the Watergate scandal in the early 1970s), is unlikely to be an unmitigated shock for those who work in and/or observe the newspaper industry...

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How the Internet Changed the Political Art of 'Spin'

(0) Comments | Posted 3 August 2013 | (11:42)

I'm old enough to have a vague recollection as to how media and politics worked in the nineties. Whilst I never had an irrepressible, wonkish obsession with the dirty goings on of party politics (and I'm quite glad I didn't at such an impressionable age) I was always encouraged to...

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Beware of the Penguin

(0) Comments | Posted 10 June 2013 | (22:38)

Once upon a time in the not so distant past, it was enough to rank on Google page one using what are now known as "black-hat" Search Engine Optimisation tactics. In layman's terms this meant keyword stuffing, directory submission (businesses submitting their domain names to thousands of directories in order...

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Why Getting Funding For Your Startup Is NOT Always the Best Option

(2) Comments | Posted 18 May 2013 | (14:22)

When most people think about start-ups, usually two stereotypes spring to mind: either the broke student struggling with a laptop, a creative idea and zero funds, or the larger Silicon-Valley-backed companies with massive growth and cool offices where everyone jumps around on bouncy balls to get their 'creative juices flowing'...

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How to Avoid the Dreaded House-Buying Chain

(0) Comments | Posted 30 April 2013 | (19:29)

Buying a house can be enough of a headache without the constant stress of the possibility of the broken 'chain' phenomenon. For those who aren't familiar, it's kind of like the domino effect -- put simply a line of buyers and sellers all interlinked. If one falls, the rest tumble...

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Estate Agents Need to Up Their Online Game to Stay Relevant

(3) Comments | Posted 28 March 2013 | (01:38)

Buying and selling property is never an easy or simple thing, particularly if you're a novice. Reams of paperwork, costly fees bombarding you from all sides plus the differing estimates given from various estate agents can leave the average homeowner feeling somewhat confused.

The problem is confounded by the fact...

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Why Is the Press Reluctant to Promote Startups?

(0) Comments | Posted 20 February 2013 | (15:19)

Despite the ongoing media hyperbole about startups, entrepreneurships and how these creative, disruptive businesses are going to change the everyday nature of our lives, it seems that we as a nation are extremely slow on the uptake of new technology and quite cynical about trying anything new.

Perhaps this is...

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