Media Reform Coalition: Response to Harriet Harman’s speech on media ownership

16 06 2013

MRCOn Thursday 13 June shadow culture secretary Harriet Harman used Westminster University’s annual Charles Wheeler lecture to call for laws which would limit media ownership. Read the rest of this entry »





Social Media: How many people use Twitter and what do we think about it?

16 06 2013

Twitter logoThe influence of Twitter on the media continues to rise – Gary Hayes’ Social Media Counter (see below) suggests that there are over 4 million tweets a day.  But how much Twitter activity is there in the UK?  The position is not entirely clear.  On 13 June 2013, the Office of National Statistics reported that the UK has the second highest proportion of social networkers in the EU: 57% of internet users said that they used “social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter“. Read the rest of this entry »