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New Article: Revealing the platform politics within community journalism


Originally posted on Centre for Community Journalism website, Cardiff University – 7th October, 2014. Revealing the platform politics within community journalism: what do we mean by empowerment in the context of digital storytelling and hyperlocal websites? There is no denying, people have been talking about the ways that the internet and mobile and social media devices allow us to produce…

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What is it that you do?


Hullo. Long time, no write. Question. What AM I doing? Folk keep asking me what is it I actually do. It’s good. I’m living in one place now, not everywhere and nowhere. I can firmly announce that I’m not “olympic girl” anymore, I’m not having to have to self-embargo on my opinions down the pub. I am not mad-for-it on…

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On being in London, “doing the ‘lympics” and putting the brakes on.


The last time I wrote one of these blog posts was back at the end of January 2010, several days before I was due to head out – on my own – to the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. I remember at the time feeling a whole wave of different emotions; excitement as it was my first long distance flight, my…

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On the spectacle of learning…


On the day of the opening ceremony for the summer school that I am attending in Olympia, we were greeted by a professional photographer as we entered building that contained the lecture hall. Thinking nothing of it, as if it was obvious that the person was there to serve some PR remit for the academy, I awkwardly hid my face and stood in…

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