Digital Media

Confused By the Mysterious World of Children's Digital Books?

Dr Natalia Kucirkova | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Natalia Kucirkova

A body of research concerned with e-books on laptops and PCs shows that high quality e-books can support children's vocabulary, story comprehension and word reading. However, e-books and digital books on tablets with many hotspots and multimedia features which do not correspond to the narrative can diminish children's story comprehension and vocabulary.

What Is the Future of News Media?

Lindsay Pattison | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Lindsay Pattison

Increasingly, I link from Twitter and now Facebook as much as I go to news brands' own sites. The enmeshing of 'Old' and 'New' moves the speed versus veracity debate on to a more realistic debate of authenticity and engagement on consumers' terms.

Revisiting Thrills and Swoon: Can Feminists Enjoy Mills and Boon?

Bethan Forrest | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bethan Forrest

Mills and Boon produce over 100 titles a month in a variety of ranges which range from the hospital romance to traditional historical romance to their Blaze series which is decidedly more sexually risqué. As of 2008, over 200million Mills and Boon books were sold per annum...

Hacktivism to Balaclava Punk: Protest Must Be Protected in All Its Forms

Thomas Hughes | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Thomas Hughes

Protest is increasingly going digital. Whether it is using the internet to organise and report physical acts of protest, using online space as a platform on which to take action, or targeting online infrastructure itself: across the world, people are taking their right to protest online.

Five Tech Priorities for the New UK Government

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Although the future of the BBC is likely to be the most high profile part of John Whittingdale's portfolio; technology - as a job enabler and creator - will no doubt also be a key priority. Here's my take on the top five tech issues likely to be sitting in the ministerial red box

How Can a Social Network Tackle Diversity Issues Within the Creative Industries

Ciarán Burke | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech
Ciarán Burke

It is fair to say that Facebook has revolutionised social interactions for most people. Whilst, once, friends would call each other on their parents' landline during the evening to catch up, now they are constantly connected in a network where information, news and events enrich and improve the lives of all members.

Building Influence in a Fragmented World - How Can Brands Forge Meaningful Relationships With Consumers?

David Pemsel | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK
David Pemsel

The digital revolution has caused seismic changes for brands - from the way they connect with their audiences, to the channels they can use to reach them. The way people are consuming news has been turned on its head, with more and more people accessing content from global sources, using multiple platforms and sharing huge volumes of self-produced content themselves.

Election Response - What's Next for Digital Democracy?

Matt Chocqueel-Mangan | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics
Matt Chocqueel-Mangan

After an election there is often a period of reflection. I hope our politicians will see this as an opportunity to learn the lessons of the past 5 years, and the last 5 weeks, to build a better future for us all. As someone committed to improving our democracy, so will I.

Giving Voice to Tokyo's Street Furniture

Ben Barker | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ben Barker

From Saturday using text messaging on their mobile phones Tokyoites will be able to talk to the famous outdoor vending machines, street mirrors and any other city object with a serial code. As the objects wake up, they will learn from Tokyo's inhabitants and share back the stories they hear.

Why Jail Time Isn't The Way To 'Treat' A Troll... By A Troll

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It focuses o...

On Making Peace With Social Media and Navigating Life Online

Christobel Hastings | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Tech
Christobel Hastings

We would do well to remember that it isn't social media that's made us unsocial. We simply over-indulged, lured away from living in the moment as we hungrily traversed the web. The platforms themselves enable us to make connections... by nature their vast reach makes them ideal for proliferating dialogue, highlighting injustices and uniting people through common causes.

I Hate Mums

Stuart Smith | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Parents
Stuart Smith

I hate mums. I love my own mum. She's lovely. I love my wife, who's also a mum. Oh, and also lovely. These mums, I love to bits. Not literally. The mums I hate are those collectively used as a depictor or descriptor of who does the childcare.

Jessica Elgot

What Happened When Free Speech Campaigners Joined A Trolling Victim And Anti-Bullying Champion?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It...

Brand Development in Scandinavian Style

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

The region has proved that innovation is the key factor to growth and sustainability; hence they invest in research and development. In fact Scandinavia has the highest number of researchers per million people; with Finland being the world leader followed by Denmark.

Grab Yourself a Piece of the Growing Tech Economy

Karen Price | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Tech
Karen Price

It's genuinely exciting to see that there are now entry routes for people from the widest possible range of educational backgrounds, all of them getting the chance to climb a career ladder that can take them right to the top.

Growing a Generation of Digital Creators

Helen Goulden | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Tech
Helen Goulden

Demand among young people to try digital making is high, but it is only going to be sustained if we provide making experiences that are engaging and relevant - tapping into broader passion points such as making digital music, art or fashion, and not just an interest in technology itself.

"Who is Hillary Clinton?" Meet The Journalist Breaking Down Politics For Generation Y

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Field | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"Where is Gaza?", "How big is the deficit?", "Who exactly is Hillary Clinton...?" News and politics can often seem to alienate young people. Politi...

Are Traditional Media Bosses Too Old to Compete in a Digital World?

Colin Morrison | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Colin Morrison

Sky News recently revealed that only 18% of 16-24-year-olds in the UK trusted mainstream media to provide them with relevant information. It's a media generation gap which is threatening to swallow up decades of newspapers, magazines and broadcast channels.

Lots to Learn From Business in India

Paul Blanchard | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Tech
Paul Blanchard

They're not in the slightest bit embarrassed about having huge global plans for their own business and believe they, as a nation, are in it together for the long haul. They have a collective social conscience and are determined to ensure India's growth benefits the many not just the few.

Publication paradise

Danielle Wood | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Wood

It is not only the magazines which cost a small fortune that catch my eye, it's the freebies that are distributed at underground stations for your journey home: Stylist and Shortlist. My publication passion stems from my obsession with culture and need for current affairs across all realms.

Forget Video, 2015 is All About Audio

Grace Regan | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Tech
Grace Regan

The truth is, audio makes sense in a mobile world. Staring at text and images on a small screen will give you a headache, whereas consuming information through your headphones is effort free.

This Is How to Halt Instant Gratification

Jojo Furnival | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

Google will provide an answer to pretty much anything, but I'm afraid there are some things that Google just can't help us with. Google can't tell you what you should be doing with your life, or reassure you that you made the right decision yesterday. So, in our fragile, digitally reliant states, we worry. And more and more of us are worrying more of the time.

What's It All About, Selfie?

Arabella Noortman | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech
Arabella Noortman

We all know about the stratospheric rise of the 'selfie'; I mean, it would be pretty difficult not to. Selfies are prolific. They have become a cultural norm, the very word an established feature of our vernacular.

Brazil Invests in Digital Media to Promote International Tourism

Vicente Neto | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Vicente Neto

With the growth in the number of people with access to the internet and the use of smartphones and tablets incorporated into daily life, we have the possibility of expanding our digital communications campaigns, seeking out contact in a more direct manner with various audiences interested in getting to know Brazil, our culture, our gastronomy and our people.

Harvard Nieman Foundation: Visiting Fellowship 2015

Jack Riley | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Jack Riley

Apple, Samsung, Motorola and the other wearable manufacturers have been squaring up, tweaking their products and getting ready for a multi-year assault on the consumer market... I'm excited to start my project at Harvard in February, where I'm researching and writing a report on how the relationship between smartwatches and content companies is going to develop.