This is the second in a series of ten short extracts from my sixth annual round-up of social media trends from the Middle East and North Africa (written with University […]
This is the first in a series of ten short extracts from my sixth annual round-up of social media trends from the Middle East and North Africa (written with University […]
The use, and adoption, of social media continues to rapidly evolve. A new white paper from Damian Radcliffe and Amanda Lam at the University of Oregon provides an up-to-date analysis […]
Over the past six months, some of the brightest minds in media have visited the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication to discuss issues ranging from flaws in mobile design, the challenges of data journalism, as well as the role of small town newspapers, and how citizens of the Arabian Gulf are embracing social media.
Despite these varied subject areas, all five talks had a core thread running through them: trust.
Six years after the Arab Spring rocked many parts of the Middle East, the region continues to feel ramifications from this turbulent period. Here are five key trends that journalists and news organizations working in the region need to consider.
Where Twitter once held sway, Facebook video, visual platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, and — amid privacy concerns — closed networks like WhatsApp are now the social media of choice in the complex Middle […]
These slides highlight key themes from my fifth annual study on the state of social media in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), following previous publications covering developments in 2012, 2013, […]
The continued rise of visually orientated social networks, the dominance of Middle East social media by Facebook and the wider Facebook family, and continued tensions between telecoms providers and services […]
Notes from a presentation at the University of Oregon on 3rd March 2016 exploring take up of social media and key questions this poses for news publishers and journalists.
Presentation given to the What is Media? conference in Portland, April 2016. My slides explore seven major tech trends and how they are impacting on content creation and distribution.