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The importance of being private

When is private and personal not private and personal?

An interesting lesson in social media misunderstanding, delivered by a politician recently – starring a woman in a flip-up dress. Kate Beecroft MHK had to defend a post she made to her Facebook timeline, which annoyed a fair few people. And her defence, well… was a bit silly.

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Four simple media lessons for Onchan MHKs

Well, another week another mishap with the press. It’s pretty much the vogue at the moment for politicians to blame the media for their own mistakes, and there’s a pretty good example of that on Facebook. Onchan MHK Rob Callister, just recovered from the Bushy’s fiasco, plonks down a marker on social media. His beef? […]

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Trust me, I’m a journalist: 5 reasons not to fear local reporters

A new poll out shows journalists have taken a kick right in the trustworthiness. The annual research asks people whether they trust a whole range of professions. Since I started as a cub reporter in the early 90s, the media’s always had a hard time in this survey – so should you trust a local journo?

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