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Suw Charman-Anderson

Suw Charman-Anderson

Suw Charman-Anderson is a social software consultant and writer who specialises in the use of blogs and wikis behind the firewall. With a background in journalism, publishing and web design, Suw is now one of the UK’s best known bloggers, frequently speaking at conferences and seminars.

Her personal blog is Chocolate and Vodka, and yes, she’s married to Kevin.

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Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson is a freelance journalist and digital strategist with more than a decade of experience with the BBC and the Guardian. He has been a digital journalist since 1996 with experience in radio, television, print and the web. As a journalist, he uses blogs, social networks, Web 2.0 tools and mobile technology to break news, to engage with audiences and tell the story behind the headlines in multiple media and on multiple platforms.

From 2009-2010, he was the digital research editor at The Guardian where he focused on evaluating and adapting digital innovations to support The Guardian’s world-class journalism. He joined The Guardian in September 2006 as their first blogs editor after 8 years with the BBC working across the web, television and radio. He joined the BBC in 1998 to become their first online journalist outside of the UK, working as the Washington correspondent for BBCNews.com.

And, yes, he’s married to Suw.

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Dark Blogs Case Study

Case Study 01 - A European Pharmaceutical Group

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Monday, August 30th, 2010

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Sunday, August 29th, 2010

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Friday, August 27th, 2010

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  • Kevin: An interesting development for anyone interested in 'transmedia' and stories. With the rise of social media, there has been a focus on interactivity, which I really enjoy. However, I think we pressed pause on story innovation during this time. The rise of social media and the dot.com crash before it, led to some stagnation in thinking about how we tell stories. Fortunately, I think with data visualisations and the mass appeal of the digital content, we're seeing a revival of exploration. This is a project to watch in that vein

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Skills for journalists: Learning the art of the possible

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I’m often asked at conferences and by journalism educators what skills journalists need to work effectively in a digital environment. Journalism educator Mindy McAdams has started a nice list of some of these skills in a recent blog post. A lot of journalists (and journalism educators) scratch their heads over what seem an ever-expanding list of skills they need to do digital. It feels like inexorable mission creep.

I can empathise. One of the most difficult parts of my digital journalism career, which began in 1996, has been deciding what to learn and, also, what not learn but delegate to

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

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  • Kevin: Om Malik has a very plausible explanation of Foursquare's business strategy. "Foursquare wants more folks to use its application-programming interface (API), and thus build an ecosystem around Foursquare’s data." The more people who build apps using its API, the faster it will grow and the easier it will be start monetising its business. "Foursquare (and others like it) can essentially bring a cost-per-action business model to the real world, perhaps either supplanting or complementing traditional forms of advertising." Very intriguing idea.

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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Friday, August 20th, 2010

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Thursday, August 19th, 2010

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