A round-up of some media news and opinion from the past week.
- Wannabe Hacks: “New Twitter and what it means for journalists”
- The Guardian: “Women’s representation in media: who’s running the show?”
- The Gender Report: “Women journalists in the news”
- Nick Lawrence: “PCC censures The Mail: but where’s the fine?”
There’s also the Student Human Rights Reporter Award run by Amnesty International in conjunction with the NUS and The Mirror. The competition is open to any student in the UK whose story has appeared in a recognised student outlet (that covers anything that has been published or broadcast) between September 2011 and February 2012. Closing date is March 1st 2012.
- Amnesty International: “Student Human Rights Reporter Award”
Regarding Twitter’s new redesign, The Entrepreneur’s Wannbe Hacks article makes some excellent points on how the site can be used to a journalist’s advantage. I’m more inclined to think that the redesign will benefit readers more than hacks, however. Some interesting comments can be found on the Guardian’s article from last Thursday, especially from technopeasant, toner4ever, dude1981, and tammykahnfennell.