Browsing All posts tagged under »journalism«

1.5 journalists for every PR in the UK

May 4, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]