Google and the 'right to be forgotten'


A European Court of Justice ruling in May means anyone in Europe can now ask Google to hide links to sites with information about them – but only in search results for their own name.

In this week's podcast, we hear from one of the first UK journalists to have been on the receiving end of the new Google rule, a media lawyer who advises on what publishers can do to respond – and a digital rights activist explains the broader context.

This week's guests are:

  • Jason Collie, assistant editor of the Oxford Mail @ukcavhead
  • Cleland Thom, media law consultant, trainer and author of the 'Internet Law' handbook @ClelandThom
  • Joe McNamee, executive director of European Digital Rights, a civil rights group @EDRi_org


How to make audio formats more socially shareable

Case studies and tips in producing audio content to generate shares and discussion on social networks, from three people currently experimenting in this field

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How NPR is innovating with social, visual and digital products

A look at digital strategy at National Public Radio, and the challenges and strategies being employed around visual content, social media and digital products

The death of the homepage, or another evolution?

Figures detailing the decline in homepage traffic to the NYTimes.com sparked a new debate about the relevance of homepages in the age of social media, but is it really that bad?

Posted by Alastair Reid on 30/05/14

Monitoring the web: practical tips and tools for journalists

Advice for journalists monitoring their patch on social media and elsewhere online

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 23/05/14

Social media tips for local news organisations

Online editors from two of the UK's most popular news organisations on social media share their advice for Local Newspaper Week

Posted by Alastair Reid on 16/05/14

Three case studies in narrative journalism

A journalist, a researcher and a long-form publisher discuss their approaches to narrative journalism, and the challenges of producing long-form content.

Posted by Abigail Edge on 09/05/14

How sports reporting is responding to digital opportunities

A look at how both traditional media companies and digital-only outlets have responded to digital opportunities, particularly around live engagement, mobile audiences and data

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 02/05/14

How newsrooms are using WhatsApp to engage and report

With the BBC currently using WhatsApp to push out content around the Indian general election, are chat apps the next 'mobile-first social media sites'?

Posted by Abigail Edge on 25/04/14

How audience collaboration could revive local, longform journalism

Two recently crowdfunded publications have made readers central to the editorial process, could this be the start of a new trend in collaborative local journalism?

Posted by Alastair Reid on 18/04/14

What are the key digital skills for those entering journalism?

If you are currently on the hunt for your first journalist job, here are some tips on the digital skills and awareness which may be expected of you, on top of your journalistic ability

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 11/04/14

Ask Me Anything? How journalists are using Reddit

From newsgathering to engagement, we look at the different ways in which journalists and newsrooms are using Reddit

Posted by Abigail Edge on 04/04/14

Is it time to slow down the news?

The speed of modern communications means there is more news than ever, but would a slower pace make for better reporting?

Posted by Alastair Reid on 28/03/14

Taking a 'start-up' approach to news innovation

A look at how Belgium broadcaster VRT set up and run an internal start-up focused on engaging the 'YouTube generation'

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 21/03/14

What gaming can teach journalists about digital storytelling

This week's podcast delves into lessons that journalists can learn from the gaming industry – including what the Flappy Bird app can teach us about mobile news

Posted by Abigail Edge on 14/03/14

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