Category "Blog"


A career in sports broadcasting?

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Back in the summer of 2014, the International Amateur Athletic Federation brought me in to give some social media training for their athletes at the World Junior Championships. The others...


My #REF2014

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The #REF2014 results came out, but the details are still unpublished. I led the Unit 36 submission for the University of the West of Scotland, which managed to achieve a 25%...


Live Event: Sports Media

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On Wednesday 17th December, I will host a webinar event for the International Olympic Committee MOOC on Sports Media, which will feature British Olympian Samantha Murray. Register here   Here...


Oscar Pistorius is more than just a fallen hero

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This entry was initially published as a blog piece, but later in the Huffington Post It was only a few days ago that the world of sport was talking about...


My take on Lance Armstrong in Wired Magazine

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A couple of weeks ago, I talked about a new, radical article on Lance Armstrong. That article never made it to print, at least not yet. A number of news...


TEDx Warwick

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On Saturday 9th March, I’ll give a talk as part of TEDx Warwick. This will be the second time I’ve spoken at Warwick, the first being at the Virtual Futures...


The Value of Arts and Humanities Research

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This week, the AHRC asked me to submit some quotes to them that spoke to the value of arts and humanities research. The request came a couple of weeks after...


TV Like Us

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A new book edited by Hanna Harris with Suvi Kukkonen, Olli-Matti Nykänen and Jenni Tuovinen, of the Finnish Institute in London, considers the role of community media today. It includes...


PODIUM 2012 Awards

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Last night, I attended the PODIUM awards on behalf of #media2012. PODIUM is the London 2012 education initiative, which has been focusing the HE, FE and school sector on the...


the #media2012 Charter

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This week, the #media2012 collective launched the #media2012 Charter, a document that outlines the mission and values of the community. The website has a Q&A with me, explaining what it’s...


Republic of the Moon

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Last week, the new exhibition @FACT_Liverpool opened, bringing together a number of installations that are themed around the concept of space exploration and occupation....


Light Shower

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While at the #braingear conference last week, an art installation was presented by Dutch artist Lambert Rozema. He took a few snaps while I was inside the apparatus. The experience...


Liverpool Riots

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UPDATE 2011.08.09, 4pm: The streets in my neighbourhood (L8) are quiet, but there is news that shops in the city centre are closing early to be on the safe side and...


The Olympics (2012)

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Dr Beatriz Garcia and I have just launched the website of our new book, due for publication by Taylor and Francis in February 2012. It is titled ‘The Olympics: The...


North West 2012

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Photos from the annual North West 2012 (#nw2012) annual conference, a meeting for regional stakeholders of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It began with the LIPA Balloons project...