Mathew Lowry

With independent journalism increasingly looking like an endangered species, a EU communication strategy that helped European media build the European Public Sphere would be a smarter longterm move than propaganda and brochureware. This is a longer version of an article I contributed to an upcoming book about EurActiv’s first 15 years. Democracies need media to… » read more

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As usual, Jay Rosen captures both the essence of blogging, and how it has changed so much over the past few years, in Blogging is doing your work in public. For me it’s slightly different – this and my other blogs are where I do my thinking in public – but I guess it amounts… » read more

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This week NHSCitizen – one of the case studies I brought to my EuroPCom 2015 workshop on online communities – holds its first NHSCitizen Assembly, where the NHS Board meets citizens to ActionPlan the participants’ top 5 priorities. Time to summarise the Hangout-On-Air I had on NHSCitizen with the Democratic Society‘s Anthony Zacharzewski. NHSCitizen is… » read more

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The number and diversity of communications skills needed to implement a communications strategy never stops growing. How are you organising them? I’ve helped organise communications operations in four different organisations – three private sector agencies in EU Comms, and one EC Comms unit. Within each, human resources are each given a label – editorial, web,… » read more

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It’s not every day I get a new toy to play with. [Notes: Reposted from my blog on Knowledge Hub – see disclaimer, below.] I’ve been experimenting with online communities since 2002, and thought I’d seen every useful idea already implemented. Knowledge Hub (“K-Hub”) has a lot of features common to Community of Practice platforms:… » read more

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