Mathew Lowry

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As I mentioned in my previous post, the past couple of years have seen a lot of innovation in online content strategy, coupled with growing disenchantment with “Big Internet”. These trends triggered my return to blogging, so I thought I’d start with an overview. The Rise of Longform Across the pond, the past few years… » read more

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Tonight I’ll be toddling along to Grilling Kippers, a UKIP-focused anti-Eurosceptic campaign from deep within the Brussels Bubble. When I first heard about this, my initial reaction was to worry about the backfire, that the sight of a bunch of elite Brussels Bubble types goading UKIP supporters will reinforce their EU persecution complex. Of course,… » read more

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[Happy Birthday, BloggingPortal! For the birthday present, scroll down] Last Thursday I finally caught up with Eric Maurice of PressEurop, which recently had its plug pulled by the EC following their decision to cancel its renewal tender some weeks after publishing it (sign the change.org petition, check out the team’s volunteer blog). For those who… » read more

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Apparently tomorrow – apart from being Australia Day – is BloggingPortal’s 3rd birthday. What does it’s state tell us about the EU Online Public Space? How many more friends can I lose anyway? [Update: read a blogtour of 11 other posts celebrating this auspicious occasion] BloggingPortal’s USP is deceptively simple: if you want to know… » read more

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A recent edition of The Infinite Monkey Cage, BBC Radio4’s brilliant chat show combining science and comedy, got me thinking again about the parallels between science communications and EU communications. (Note: this post got a “Brexit update” in July 2016 over on Medium) The episode (“A Balanced Programme on Balance“) covered the often tortured relationship… » read more

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At last, an opportunity to blog about gardening and EU comms in the same post. Those who managed to sit through some or all of my Prezicast on the EU online public space would have picked up the fact that my day job involves helping various parts of the Commission communicate their policies and programmes.… » read more

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Via @Niemanlab, a fascinating article on the “Citizens Agenda”, a collaboration between The Guardian and NYU’s Studio 20 program: ” an experimental space dedicated to determining how to get people’s voices heard in campaigns that, though they purport to be concerned with the people’s interests, all too often ignore them.” – Civic journalism 2.0: The… » read more

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In response to @SocialEUJ, because Twitter sometimes (usually) doesn’t give you the room one needs … On November 8, MEPs will discuss ’10 concrete political proposals’ for creating the European public sphere via digital media, developed by IHECS (Institut des Hautes Etudes des Communications Sociales) and their partners via Socialeuropeanjournalism.com. The site looks good. At… » read more

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As reported on Bloggingportal.eu: “On January 1st, Hungary will take over the Presidency of the EU Council. On the same day, a controversial new law will come into force that even the OSCE’s media freedom representative has openly criticised – arguing in a recent report that “regulating online media … exerts a chilling, self-censoring effect… » read more

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