Media’s role in the rise of the Tea Party

We are debating the relationship politicians and the media in the Leveson Inquiry.  What, then, is the role of the media in the development of America’s most important political development, the rise of the Tea Party (TP)?  Anthony DiMaggio has a startling answer in his book: The Rise of the Tea Party.  Far from being Read More

Leveson faces contradictions

The Leveson inquiry has to join up three major criteria in the regulation of the press: each with a contradiction in them.  They are:                 How should the public be involved?                 How can it be independent of both the press itself and the government of the day? And                 How can it be voluntary Read More

The Times’ spelling bee

A headline in The Times, page 49 today: “Public prosecutor can issue arrrest (sic) warrant”.  With my mild dyslexia I often have to look at the typos published in Private Eye several times to get them.  But this one just leapt off the page. Three “r’s” in arrest? Is that coded message from the The Read More

Social media starts with content

Not often you find something really interesting from a recruitment consultant, apart from a job.  But CNA, the job hunters for social media jobs, is an exception.  They’ve done some thinking about social media use this interesting diagram from Hayes and Papworth.   There you are in the centre of the web: involved, creating, discussing, Read More