Articles by Patrick Smith
Patrick Smith is a freelance journalist and events organiser.
For many sites, a lot of commenters is a benchmark of online publishing success. But why do publishers encourage comments and what value can they get from it? An afternoon breakout session at news:rewired sought to find out…
We round up some of the most innovative contributions to news:rewired, from the permanently out-of-office approach, to video game storytelling, to the location-based social media explosion
Readers have always thought of themselves in niches, claims Reeves, who calls the regional press foolish for thinking of a community of 100,000 as a single group
Times assistant editor said paywall alternatives meant “enormously intrusive advertising”, and claims that at a lot of sites “the barrier between journalism and commercial was getting very thin”
Speakers from Open Democracy, Reputation Online and the Libel Reform Campaign discuss building networks and communities around content and making content ‘discoverable, shareable and allowing readers to interact with it in a live setting’