Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

When FOI requests are no substitute for real journalism

Here’s a great post on FleetStreetBlues about a Guardian story on the lack of ethnic minority representation at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Alongside the reported difficulty of black and minority ethnic students to gain admission to Oxford and Cambridge, the Guardian reported: “The FOI data also shows that of more than 1,500 academic and lab […]

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Tameside Council blocks microbloggers – because they get the story

Tameside Council has declined to provide “Twitter accreditation” to bloggers and other citizens – thus supposedly preventing them from reporting via social media from council meetings. It seems the council is much more comfortable with the idea of “professional journalists” covering its activities. Could this be that they are less of a threat? The Daily Telegraph […]