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Challenging government – whose job is it anyway?

Freedom ofthe Press

Sometimes it’s difficult to know whether politicians are being deliberately incomprehensible when it comes to the media or if they just have no idea whatsoever about how journalism works. Yet again this week, there’s more “advice” from a politician and accountant who’s also an expert on reporting.

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Moorhouse media misunderstandings

Sometimes it’s hard to see what politicians are getting at when it comes to the media – and sometimes they don’t make it any easier to understand them. In Tynwald this week, Arbory, Castletown and Malew MHK Jason Moorhouse asked a very odd question which had a number of implications. And it’s not the first […]

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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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Audiences, adverts and A-level maths

Audience figures… the lifeblood of media organisations. The bigger your audience, the more you can charge advertisers for promoting their brand. But how do you calculate an audience, and how do you know whether that’s a good or bad figure?

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