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New media and new politics in NI? Or complacency after conflict?

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This afternoon’s Political Studies Association of Ireland conference in Trinity included a panel looking at new media and new politics and their influence on conflict transformation in Northern Ireland. Chaired by Niall Ó Dochartaigh (NUI Galway), the panel spoke in the order: Alex Kane (Journalist) Paul Reilly (Uni. of Leicester) Brian J. Spencer (Political blogger more…

Has the new media revolution changed anything about the way we do politics?

FitzJamesHorse has some provocative thoughts on politics and the internet – not to mention the continuing ridicule of Loyalism. He comes to the ‘sage’ conclusion (again) that bloggers don’t matter. But Facebook and Twitter and YouTube do, he says. Actually, these are all, in whichever form, micro blogging platforms. In all cases, the primacy of conversation and more…

New media networks are undermining traditional media formats yes, but…

Nice piece from Noel Whelan on media change in Ireland (and further afield)… What makes it interesting is the debate (originally between Conor Brady and John Bowman) about which medium was the main ‘significator’ of change in Ireland, newspapers or television. Whelan is in the Bowman (ie TV) camp: The Irish Times and other newspapers more…

Kicking off St Patrick’s week in London tonight..

NOTSXSW

If you are in London tonight (as opposed to Austin, Texas) come along to the Irish Club for the Not SXSW event. It should be an interesting group of new media, and business folk, and a good way to kick off St Patrick’s week… You can book here….

The lost art of reading (or drowning in too much information)…

Lost Art of Reading

Here’s a great review of a fascinating book (H/T reader Rory) on how the Internet is destroying our capacity for intelligent, focused and critical thought. It opens thus: …here is the news that Ulin brings in this slim, meandering book: that reading is “an act of contemplation”; that such an act becomes more difficult in more…

Total Politics: Top 20 NI Blogs…

Guide to Blogosphere 2010

Fair play to Iain, he managed to get over 2,200 people voting in his poll for the top Northern Irish blogs this year… We (just, I imagine) retained our top spot, with Splintered coming straight in at number 2, no doubt his pet subject du jour will have garnered him a lot of fans… I’ve more…

Bloggers not to blame for the broadening of journalism

Not sure I agree with everything Malachi says in his oped of earlier this week, but this part is worth repeating, for those who still think there is a war on between MSM and the blogosphere: …there is one big flaw in the perception that bloggers and journalists are at war with each other; they more…

Geoff’s blog round up…

Great to see blogs going mainstream in the Belfast Telegraph and Geoff is really getting nicely into his stride… What’s better is that the Tele is going with the internet thing… You have to watch the YouTube Fair Deal’s dug up from Nowhere, Alabama…

General Election 2010: The PDF Action replay panel at RSA London

Highlights from the beginning of a lively session at the RSA in London on May 13th, featuring Craig Elder (Conservatives.com), myself, James Crabtree (Prospect Magazine), Stella Creasy (Labour Tweeter and MP), Anthony Painter (author of Barack Obama: Movement for Change) and Harry Cole (aka the blogger Tory Bear). Well worth the listen not least because more…

On copyright and creative commons…

Since we have moved to the new site, we have been getting better at using uncopyrighted photos. Though, according to Doc Searls, we should probably do more, particularly with regard to Create Commons licences, which often only require attribution. I know for a fact that one of Red Mum’s photos ended up in the News more…