All Blog Posts Tagged 'politics' (9)

Newsnet Scotland - an online news site with a big difference

The Scottish mainstream media is not know for its impartiality. Congratulations are therefore due to Newsnet Scotland, which continues its online, onward march with a brand new design and expanded following. Newsnet is an online newspaper…

Added by Joan McAlpine on January 30, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

To vote Ed your next PM, text 'Ed' to 63188....

A piece in the Guardian today hails Ed Milliband's win as "a strike against the old media and political establishment". A bit of a simplistic reading if you ask me.

The political world seems to be teetering on the brink regarding the power of digital media. With ever-falling voter turnout and particular apathy amongst young… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on October 1, 2010 at 10:43 — 3 Comments

Design Competition - Common of Houses: Electoral Reform

Apologies all, I should have posted this competition on here a few weeks ago. The deadline is only 5 days away.


At the start of the month I launched a design competition called Common of Houses: Electoral Reform which is asking artists and designers to rethink the UK voting system from a creative point of view. This can be through redesigning the… Continue

Added by Alburt on April 14, 2010 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

The Chancellor: Tweet or Twat?

Did you catch the debate between our three prospective Chancellors last night on Channel 4?

C4 News' Krishnan Guru-Murthy chaired an hour-long live debate between Alistair Darling, Vince Cable and George Osbourne, which invited viewers to send in their questions. The event drew 1.8 million viewers… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on March 30, 2010 at 11:14 — 3 Comments

24-hr media and Parliament

24-hr media and Parliament

Informed, personable although somewhat smug, here's your chance to listen to Nick Robinson's views on the media's influence and points on issues including:

Is 24-hour news good for politics?

Are we excluding the public from political… Continue

Added by Arvind Salwan on January 20, 2010 at 8:00 — No Comments

4iP Invests In Slugger O'Toole: Local political news networks

Investing in the stability and growth of the UK’s political blog with arguably the most local reach represents what Channel 4 and 4iP is all about. This week 4iP announced its investment in the Northern Ireland-based political blog Slugger O’Toole, in the fund’s first co-investment with Northern Ireland Screen. The…


Added by Ewan McIntosh on November 26, 2009 at 12:03 — 2 Comments

Be careful what you wish for

We often hear our politicians talking about creating a more "entrepreneurial society" in Scotland, and indeed across the UK. However, is that something they really want to do? The idea of a society filled with entrepreneurs fills me with dread...

Entrepreneurship is about waves of "creative destruction" - the instabilities that reshape the way we all live. A society filled with entrepreneurs would be a highly scary place. New… Continue

Added by Ray Macsweeney on February 26, 2009 at 17:03 — No Comments

What's that Mr Brown, Mr Obama, Mr Sarkosy. You want to put it all on green?

I'm just wondering if writing economic development papers is really a very simple process.

1. Watch bubble burst

2. Open word document "We need to grow our internet industry"

3. Find "internet"

4. Replace with "housing"

5. Save

6. Watch bubble grow

7. Watch bubble burst

8. Open word document "We need to grow our housing industry"

9. Find "housing"

10. Replace with "green"

11.… Continue

Added by Ray Macsweeney on February 26, 2009 at 16:11 — No Comments

Friday fun - tell the NI Assembly what to do!

Well, it's Friday. What can I say... I thought I'd have a little social experiment and set up a ideas/voting site like for the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Add your ideas, cast your vote, pass it on!

Already picked up by Slugger… Continue

Added by Darryl Collins on November 14, 2008 at 20:06 — 10 Comments

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