Take control of your development with “My CPD”​

Give something a three-latter acronym and it sounds important and powerful: HMG, USD, CID, and JCB. Then there’s CPD: not the carbon disclosure project but Continuing Professional Development. In reality, training while in employment. Many professional bodies have CPD requirements for their members: they have to keep their noses to the grind stone by keeping their knowledge and Read More

Fragmented libel blocks documentary on Scientology from the UK screens

The fragmented state of libel laws in the UK means you will not be able to see a US-made documentary about the Church of Scientology. English and Welsh libel was reformed in 2013. The hurdles for the claimant were raised and the defences strengthened. Northern Ireland has the old libel But Northern Ireland kept the Read More

A UK internet troll seriously damaged the reputation of a US lawyer, the High Court decided yesterday. Jason Page put a false review on Google maps about the Colorado lawyer Timothy Bussey, the Court decided. Under the new law Page now faces a £100,000 bill after losing the case. It is one of the first Read More

PPA Professional Certificate at UEL

Journalism students at the University of East London (UEL) will next year have the opportunity to take the Professional Publishers’ Association (PPA) Certificate, created and administered by ContentETC. This agreement was reached at the PPA’s Magazine Academy Awards on Wednesday night as three UEL students were awarded their Professional certificates having taken the certificate this Read More

“Gamification”: name of the game?

We at ContentETC are starting on a project to build online games to support our training.  “Gamification” is a big subject is training now: how can you make your training more like games, is the question. Al Gore, ex vice-president of the USA says: “Games are the new normal”, whatever that means. It means, to Read More

NEW online Certificates for journalists

We’re really excited about our new partnership with the Professional Publishers Association (PPA)  to offer two new journalism certificates. Here’s what’s happening: We at ContentETC  have partnered with the PPA to develop and launch two new journalism certificates, available online and designed for writers and journalists who want to earn recognised journalism credentials. These new Read More

A word in your ear?

I had the pleasure of listening to my daughter practising her lines for the school play last night. Very gratifying, especially witnessing her childish enthusiasm for the task. A couple of times I had to ask her to slow down, explaining that while she may be very familiar with the text, her audience would be hearing it for the very first time. So Read More