Monday, July 31, 2006

A shameless plug for my colleague's blog

[Tags: , , , ]. My colleagues at UCE Birmingham will tell you that I am endlessly pushing them to start blogging, so it's great to see that fellow lecturer Pete Wilby has not only given in but done so with gusto with his new blog Screaming Headlines, with a number of posts on PR and journalism that combine brevity with depth. In his own words it is:

"a source, archive and place to discuss Journalism and PR. Hopefully it will address questions on the nature of news, the role of journalism in our view of the world and the impact of PR on the news agenda. Do we get the news we deserve? Or the news we need to know? This isn't just a site for paranoid academics or their students - contributions are also welcome from professionals in journalism and PR or anyone with something to say about the world as presented through the headlines."

Of course I should also mention the blogs of my other colleagues Andrew Dubber (online music and radio) and Caroline Wilson (the more practical side of PR) before they get jealous and start fighting in the corridors...

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

A treasure trove of research papers on blogging at the 2006 AEJMC Convention

[Tags: , , ]. Shame on me for not posting in over a month - but here's one to keep you busy for the next four weeks: Constantin Basturea posts on a raft of papers about blogging and PR from the 89th Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). He lists some of the most interesting abstracts as well as linking to the complete list - everything from uses and gratifications to women in the blogosphere and approaches to teaching blog management in PR courses.