Innovation in news: Al-Jazeera Labs

Fascinating to see how Arabic and English news service Al Jazeera is approaching the innovation imperative with its Al Jazeera Labs project. In the first couple of months of this year the company has rolled out many deals and pilots in interesting areas, according to a great report on Journalism.co.uk. I’m especially intrigued by things…… Continue reading Innovation in news: Al-Jazeera Labs

Edge of a riot: Social media, balance and truth in the news

When I was a student in 1994 I was on the front cover of The Indpendent the morning after a riot outside the Houses of Parliament. The image was of a grimacing, dreadlocked fellow’s grimacing face lunging over the line of police shields. (No, that wasn’t me…) The picture spoke a thousand words. It told…… Continue reading Edge of a riot: Social media, balance and truth in the news