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  • Politics Home’s Paul Waugh tops new Portland NewsTweet index of influential journalists on Twitter

    In the second Portland NewsTweet Index, a study of over 340,000 tweets by UK journalists during October–December 2011, PoliticsHome.com Editor Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) has emerged as the UK media’s most influential Twitter user, unseating Sky News Digital Editor Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) from the top spot. Waugh was propelled to the top spot particularly by being the first […]

    Public Affairs News: Subscribe now

    Many congratulations to David Singleton on a vintage edition of Public Affairs News. Coverage to note kicks off with some excellent reflections on being on the wrong end of bad lobbying from our new colleague James O’Shaughnessy here. James’s three rules – be brief, be relevant and bring solutions – are a timely reminder to us […]

    How will the new Sky News Twitter rules affect Sky and the Twittersphere?

    According to the Guardian, Sky News have issued new rules of Twitter engagement for their journalists. From now on, they are forbidden from retweeting any content produced by non-Sky journalists or by Twitter users, and are instructed to pass tweets outside their brief to the journalist charged with following the particular issue. Any sensible organisation […]

    New Research reveals how Africa Tweets

    South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco lead Tweeting on the continent  Young people Tweeting from mobile devices are driving the growth of Twitter in Africa, according to How Africa Tweets, new research launched by Portland in Nairobi today. In the first ever attempt to comprehensively map the use of Twitter in Africa, Portland and Tweetminster analysed […]

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