Do British newspapers create a distorted impression of how common violent crime is?

For my journalism research project I am attempting to answer the question: Do British newspapers create a distorted impression of how common violent crime is?

Please fill in my short survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DVL7KDL to help with my analysis.

If you are interested in this topic and have something to say please comment below or send an email to teridyer@live.co.uk

Social Networking Facts and Figures

For the best experience view in full screen. ENJOY!

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Social Media for Business

There is a common misconception that social media is where people share useless information like what they had for breakfast. But, in reality it is much more than that. Social media can be a brilliant marketing tool for all businesses, large and small. Unfortunately, some companies are too scared to take the plunge into the digital world. Using the internet will always have security issues but the benefits of social media far outweigh the disadvantages.

Here’s why every business should be active on social media: Read more of this post

Blogging: The importance of planning

There has and always will be a huge blogging dilemma – finding the time to post. Which is why creating a media plan is so important.

The people who have nothing to say have lots of time to waste. And those who have lots to say have no time to say it. That’s what makes a blog easy to start but difficult to maintain.  Read more of this post

Protecting Sources

Everyone knows good journalists never reveal their sources. But do all sources deserve to be protected?

Journalists across the country are urging rioters to come forward in confidence and speak about their involvement. For a source to reveal any incriminating information they have to know that they will be protected and their identity will remain safe. But how easy is it to provide that protection? Read more of this post

London Riots in Video

A collection of video footage taken during the horrific riots of 2011.

One incredibly brave Hackney woman faces down the yobs in heroic style. We could all learn from her bravery.

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Every dog has its day

Dog quote

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BBC News – Third of adults ‘use smartphone’ says Ofcom report

One in three adults in the UK now uses a smartphone, according to a report by Ofcom.

But, with the ability to complete multiple tasks from one handheld device I’m just surprised it’s not more! It’s not a shock to hear that 37% of adults and 60% of teenagers described themselves as “addicted”. I certainly am.

BBC News – Third of adults ‘use smartphone’ says Ofcom report.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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How AOL’s Editions iPad app seeks to master the digital magazine experience | Poynter.

Newsrooms have rapidly developed from the traditional newsrooms we knew just a few years ago. Print circulation is falling; journalism is moving online; and traditional print journalists are converging to become multimedia geniuses.

The latest craze in online journalism is in the form of iPad apps and now AOL claims to be mastering the digital magazine experience. Click the link below to find out more.

How AOL’s Editions iPad app seeks to master the digital magazine experience | Poynter..

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