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The end of spin as we know it?

The Labour Party has just published a full transcript of Tony Blair’s interview with The Times. This is a potentially interesting development as if it becomes standard practice then it will certainly add a new dynamic to political reporting. I…

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FT article on importance of blogs in French politics

Today’s Financial Times has an interesting article (free today, paywall later – I think) on the growing importance of blogs in French politics. tags: Financial+Times, blogging, politics

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Real Business editor Adam Leyland to edit The Grocer

Real Business is one of my favourite business magazines and Caspian Publishing is also responsible for The Business Editors blog. Press Gazette reports that Real Business editor Adam Leyland is leaving to join William Reed as new editor of The…

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MPs get down with the kids on YouTube

I’m Simon Dickson should be mandatory reading for anyone interested in how new media is impacting on government, democracy and campaigning. He now brings us news that the Home Affairs Select Committee is using YouTube to help it consult with…

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Guardian leader admits journalists must share the blame for spin

Today’s Guardian has a surprisingly thoughtful leader on yesterday’s Conservative Party story about the increase in spending on ‘government spin’. In a balanced leader it starts by saying “There are large dollops of, er, spin in the Conservative claim….” It…

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TechCrunch UK gets the story – 17 days late

I’m still not sure what to make of the new TechCrunch UK and hope it is just a case of Sam Sethi trying to find his feet and it will start to break news. The latest post about BT Business…

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More proof that the media spin

Today’s Daily Telegraph has a story about the growth in the number and spend on what it calls ‘government spin’. Comment from Philip Young and Ian Green, but my favourite is from Simon Dickson. My take on it is that…

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New Statesman on blogs and business

New Statesman has a rather weak cover story on Bloggers for hire about the relationships between blogs, bloggers and business. tags: blogs, business, New+Statesman

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Right-wing French political party wants its members to blog and podcast

Loic Le Meur reports that right-wing French political party UMP is encouraging its members to blog and podcast. It is offering free blogs to its members, and most importantly is also offering training. Loic reports that the move has attracted…

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PR blogger suspended by Orange

Inigo Wilson, community affairs manager for mobile phone company Orange, has written a lengthy racist article on ConservativeHome, one of the UK’s top political blogs. The article which is meant to be a humorous ‘Lefty Lexicon’ includes such includes definitions…

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