Mixmag DJ Pierre

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We’ve been thinking recently about installing some facilities for streaming shows at Village Underground. My first three month catch up meeting at VU (slideshow to follow) led to us discussing the possibilities of starting a small radio station or video streaming studio. In the mean time we’ve been trying out different alliances including Boiler Room… Read more »

Radio Womad gets Mashed

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Continuing my experiments with mobile journalism, this weekend I embedded myself at Womad Festival with the onsite radio team. I used last year’s project with Shambala as a template for my activity. The live blog in particular carried through similar elements, including a mobile friendly blog and distribution techniques – but there were differences, as… Read more »

Counting the cost and benefits of community managers

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The role of community manager has gone from being a social experiment to an integral part of the newsroom. But are they there to teach old hacks new digital tricks or is there now a genuine business imperative and ROI factor in having staff to represent your brand through social media? Which side are you… Read more »

Spaghetti Junctions #1

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I’m currently working on game based around a kind-of psycho-geographic version of the ‘six degrees of seperation’ idea. Basically, the game encourages players to (tenuously) link together Birmingham facts and myths. Here’s a version played on Google Wave before Christmas: [wave id='googlewave.com!w%252Bbh7I02lyA'] It was quite fun but as you can see it collapsed when we… Read more »

#Brum Meet One

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This is our first real meeting for#Brum a new hyperlocal news site for central Birmingham. We’re still very much in development at the moment and we’d really like involvement, help and suggestions from non-MA Online Journalism students. It would be great if you could comment on the conversation we had, or you can also track… Read more »