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Clare Cook
Media researcher: exiled media, media technology and innovation
Interests: Media innovation, journalism, social media, technology, exiled media, civil society
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Media in exile battle a peculiar set of circumstances - and funding implications are particularly acute. Here's what I've been reading http://gijn.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/files/2015/10/PublishingforPeanuts_Public.pdf tags: startups media exiled innovation open society phd fojo GFMD interviews: How to finance Quality Journalism ? |... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Clare Cook Online
Social media has really emerged as a craft in the last year, like writing great headlines in print ten years' ago. Here are my list of 21 best writing styles for Twitter and Facebook posts to boost engagement and get... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at Clare Cook Online
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Social media is a key tool in the exiled journalist's kit: they are operating outside of their country so need to connect digitally more than anyone. For the readers too, especially those still in country, accessing alternative news and information... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at Clare Cook Online
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Understanding cross overs and potential collaboration for economic benefit for media under threat. Photo: Lynn Liu For media seeking to support the free flow of information in fragile environments, the issue of financial sustainability is complex. Both media in exile... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Clare Cook Online
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Hyblab is a data journalism project that is pushing the boundaries of pedagogic delivery of data journalism: and emerging a great way for knowledge transfer for media organisations and councils. It's the brainchild of Ouest Media Lab with Sciensecom, Polytch... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Clare Cook Online
I've experimented this week with a new form of delivery for my seminar classes on Digital Journalism part of my teaching of post graduates on journalism courses at Uclan. We used Coveritlive which has recently joined paid-for solution Scribblelive It... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
Post graduate international journalism students explore immersive storytelling Live Blog Social Media Storytelling Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
Post-graduate students at Uclan exploring more about Social Media Immersive Storytelling Live Blog Social Media Storytelling Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
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New media services, platforms, producers are emerging all the time. And there seems to be a particular interest around the all important horizontal - rather than vertical - media space. By that I mean the services which connect across different... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
Hyperlocal is as popular a topic as ever. Damian Radcliffe has done an effective round up of some of the key points the sector faces, and also in academic circles. So is the business of news. There are some pretty... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
At a May event at the Media Innovation Studio, I talked about what open media innovation is in the context of a 48 hour startup hack. Clare Cook Open Media Innovation Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
I've spoken recently about an umbrella term proposed to represent emerging steps by media organisations to pool resources or content in some way in order to generate revenues. This could be shared paywalls, adveritising networks, shared print distribution, or cooperative... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
Collaborative revenue capture is evidence of an emerging business model for media. The term is proposed to capture moves by stakeholders to pool their media content in some way in order to generate revenues. It could be that they become... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
Entrepreneurial journalism is a disruptive force as well as a response to disruption and requires new skills, says Prof Jane Singer. Professor Jane Singer currently from City University talked about unpicking the definition and skill set of entrepreneurial journalism at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
Whether it is through incubation units around mainstream media, media innovation labs or studios, or complex capital developments such as The Landing, media innovation ecosystems are developing rapidly. I was invited to present the Media Innovation Studio at web2day -... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
I am delighted to have been involved in preparing for the first UK Media Lab Session at the Media Innovation Studio. The line up is really cool All the information for people attending is summarised here - or at least... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
Two panels at #ijf14 discussed the business model of journalism. Yes, it's disrupted. But where should the focus be if solutions and evolutions are to emerge? New competitors: Brands are getting into storytelling. Pepsi etc are taking advertisers and becoming... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
The VP for Kindle Content talks journalism and publishing with @pandemia at #ijf14 What is your opinion on what is happening with the digital opportunities for journalism? The change to digital is likely the biggest change we will see in... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
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De Correspondent raised thousands in days. The International Journalism Festival itself raised enough to help keep it afloat this year. Indeed crowdfunding was essential to help people understand how much the festival was needed: crowd loving rather than crowd funding.... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
How to find money for investigative journalism is a complex issue David Kaplan exec director GIJN Global investigative journalism network This is a great tools for connecting with the network around the world - other journalists, data, fixers and a... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
The International Journalism Festival 2014 panel discussed verification and user generated content, and explored the legal responsibilities to newsrooms dealing with UGC. Verification is very hard and with it comes great responsibility: Claire Wardle Tow Center for Digital Journalism Fergus... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
IN a whistlestop tour of the latest developments in data journalism, a packed conference in the International Journalism Festival heard how data should be used for seamless immersive journalism packages, and data can be used to help Africans stay safe,... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
Sustaining journalism on the net is proving illusive. I've worked with a team of researchers to gather together nearly 70 startups with a business model that looks robust enought to last over the medium to long term. And I've been... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
As the new semester kicks in, these are great articles about column writing How a free email newsletter turned a computer programmer into a Newsweek columnist » Nieman Journalism Lab tags: jn2049 writing social techniques columnist brand The Telegraph drops... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at Clare Cook Online
It's not just the free market that is grappling with sustainability issues I am currently working with Internews to ask how to sustain media in exile - where the market is so fragile that advertising and the like don't work... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Clare Cook Online