Online Media

What It Feels Like to Be the Target of Anonymous Trolls

Grant Feller | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK
Grant Feller

My family, it appears, are a 'bunch of ugly, sad losers'. My wife is so 'desperate' to leave me that she will '**** the next man she has a drink with'. My beautiful children are, variously, 'pathetic... spoilt... probably adopted' because I am 'unable to get it up... a waste of space... a miserable, untalented tosser'. Worst of all though, my kitchen is 'hideous'. So this is what being trolled feels like... The other week I wrote what I felt was a thought-provoking, if slightly tongue-in-cheek, confessional about my enforced 12-month sabbatical as a stay-at-home dad trying to set up a new business after sudden redundancy.

11 Things You Need to Know About Native Advertising

Sharon Jaffe | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Tech
Sharon Jaffe

As I sat with my husband on the sofa after putting our kids to bed, we collapsed on the sofa to watch some TV (prerecorded, of course). While we fired up our screens for a leisurely evening of media consumption, surfing and mild conversation...

The Schumacher Accident Has Showcased the Worst of the Media

Jack Butler | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Sport
Jack Butler

What does it say about the media that this is the coverage we got about a middle-aged man fighting for his life? Often, when we debate media ethics today, there are a lot of grey areas, but personally I think we can be fairly black and white in this particular case. It tells us that the media places little to no value on fact, on privacy, on respect and on basic human dignity.

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Ed Williams | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK
Ed Williams

Anyone involved in the production of news journalism, whatever their medium, feels assailed by a dizzying rate of evolution. Content creation, distribution platforms, interaction with consumers are all in constant flux. But the annual Digital News Report, launched at Edelman's offices this morning, reminds us that all of that change is attributable to some very familiar forces.

Why Websites Are to News What Compact Discs Were to Music

Stephen Hull | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK
Stephen Hull

CDs are dead; consigned to the bargain basement of life, nestled alongside corpses of cassette tapes and decomposing mini discs. I'd argue that websites are to news, what CDs were to music. Desktop, website experiences, once the saviour of publishing, are flat as a pancake and pretty soon, like CDs, websites as we know them, will be gone.

Charlie Thomas

Hello! Lawyers Force New Magazine To Change Logo

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK

It's a David and Goliath battle of the glossy magazine world - Lifestyle glossy Hello! magazine has forced a young rival to change its logo after enga...

The Psychological Effects of Facebook

Stephanie Allen | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Stephanie Allen

'What's on your mind?' Well, isn't that the question. It seems that an extraordinary number of people actually feel like Facebook is personally talking to them when they read this question in the website's status bar.

Hold on... I Have to Tweet This!

Jaclyn Craig | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jaclyn Craig

This weekend I decided to go offline for the day - no blogging, no tweeting, no nothing... to stay away from my laptop for an entire day.

Newspaper Groups in Four Countries Show How to Thrive in the Digital Era

Colin Morrison | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK
Colin Morrison

Daily newspapers will one day provide the most intriguing episodes in the story of how traditional media was tortured and tamed by the digital new wave. But the winners are starting to draw away from the losers in a race many will not finish. Try this hot four of traditional media companies in Europe and the US.

Huff Post UK Editor Scoops Top Media Award

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

The Huffington Post UK's very own Carla Buzasi was named Online Editor of the Year at the prestigious Online Media Awards on Thursday night. Carla,...

Is This Little Swiss Company the Future of Newspapers Everywhere?

Colin Morrison | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK
Colin Morrison

What's wrong with newspapers? We could spend the next year struggling to answer the question, while traipsing through the undergrowth of the internet, of consumer tastes and news appetite, and of the competition for time, money and advertising. Newspapers are, of course, a format, not a media channel.

People Still Care About Newspapers

Sam Blackledge | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK
Sam Blackledge

It feels slightly retro to be writing a piece about newspapers. Remember those? Silly, old fashioned, cumbersome things that left you with inky fingers and something to wrap your chips in. Believe it or not they're still around, and every day thousands of journalists put their heart and soul into producing them.

How Randolph Hearst's Modest Successor Will Out-Pace Rupert Murdoch

Colin Morrison | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK
Colin Morrison

This is a story of three octogenarians. It is 60 years since the death, aged 88, of (William) Randolph Hearst, now the world's second most famous newspaperman. The fearsome publisher-cum-politician, who is debited with creating "yellow journalism", was lampooned in Orson Welles' 1941 movie, Citizen Kane.

Am I A Media Bigamist?

Julian Vogel | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Vogel

A friend emailed me this week asking for contributions to his blog - one of the questions was - Is print media dead?

Time to put a lid on the Cookie Jar

Ross McKenzie | Posted 20.09.2011 | UK
Ross McKenzie

The EU has recently amended the rules restricting use of cookies in a move set to put the lid on the cookie jar for businesses benefitting from the information they gather using them.

The Jekyll and Hyde That is Social Media

Scott Hill | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK
Scott Hill

Britain's children have lost the fine art of socialising. A whole generation has been brought up with their heads in laptops, furiously typing away, oblivious to the world around them. If you - like me - have not already surrendered to the beast, you are considered an alien.

The two Types of Twitter

Leo Johnson | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK
Leo Johnson

So is that it? Is it the return of the end of history? Has the Arab Spring proved that new social media will blow the lid on closed political systems? Are Twitter and Facebook, as Hilary Clinton's advisor has labelled them, "The Che Guevara of the 21st Century", only with bigger IPOs?

5 Reasons Why Google+ Will Be a Success

Jonathan Frost | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Frost

1. Selective Sharing The fatal flaw of other social networks is their lack of a filter, and this is something that Google+ has capitalised. Looking a...

Writing For Free Doesn't Have To Mean Betrayal

Kat Brown | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Brown

When I said, with a glowing "Oh ho!", that The Huffington Post had asked me to blog for them, I received minimal "Oh ho" back. "Write about unpaid journalism," snarked my Twitterfeed, apparently confusing writing the odd piece with being put in a sweatshop and lashed until a Pulitzer came out.