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

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by Mathew Lowry

A hand-picked selection of posts designed to give you something to think about as the year turns. (note: this first appeared as the December 22 edition of my roughly fortnightly newsletter. Browse all editions and subscribe if you like it.) — Looking back: the 2015 list of 2015 lists Because now is the season to… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by Mathew Lowry

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

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by Mathew Lowry

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

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by Mathew Lowry

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

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by Mathew Lowry

This post provides the content from my EuroPCom session on online communities, plus some takeaways and extra links. I might follow it up with a Communities 101 post, as I was surprised by how many attendees had not heard of some of the fundamental concepts. In summary Firstly, a simply incredible executive summary composed by… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by Mathew Lowry

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

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by Mathew Lowry