Browsing All posts tagged under »journalism«

1.5 journalists for every PR in the UK

May 4, 2012


New data shows there are 62,000 journalists and 42,500 PRs in the UK, or 1.53 journalists for every PR.

The risks and rewards of data power

June 8, 2011


The rise of the ‘infographic’ has been a long time coming. At a recent Claremont Communications event at the RSA, Guardian news data king Simon Rogers, pointed out that the first ever edition of the then Manchester Guardian in 1821 dedicated a significant chunk of one of its pages to a table of deprivation in the city. […]

One PR for every journalist in the UK?

May 4, 2011


Was interested to read how there are now three PRs in the US for every one journalist – and the gap is widening in favour of PR’s, contributing to an increase in churnalism. But, it’s not easy to find the UK equivalent – which given the debate around the decline in numbers of journalists (especially […]

The NUJ must keep to its core mission

November 4, 2009


A PR and a member of the National Union of Journalists? Surely not. Heresy some will cry. Well, I am one. Before I get on to the editor of the Journalist debate, perhaps I’d best set out why I joined. Years ago the NUJ helped me in a contract negotiation and my membership has been […]