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I see this nonsense meme is making the rounds again. It’s not true, and I wonder what the real motivation is.

ATL Remembers… On The Radio, During The Conflict Friday 22 January 2016 – Archive link

From the BBC’s blog archive the story of The Bottom Line/Across the Line

What do you want to say? First know your audience

My communications mantra hasn’t changed much over the years. I have found it serves me well.

Podcast: Producing virtual reality

Virtual reality on the podcast this time. Davy Sims talks to three people creating a VR and an immersive media industry in Northern Ireland. Dee Harvey is a producer as is Phil Morrow who runs the production company RETìníZE and Nigel McAlpine who runs Storyfx and Digital Catapult in Belfast.

Podcast: Stuart Bailie – Trouble Songs

Music journalist Stuart Bailie’s new book Trouble Songs will be officially published in May, but it’s already starting to stir conversations and commentary. He takes on difficult stories from our history since the mid-1960s at the place where music meets social and political change and through interviews and analysis tries to understand and explain what happened.

It will be in the shops around now, but you can also order it on the web at TroubleSongs.com

Maxine Mawhinney’s “The Moment” and Gareth Quinn of Digital DNA

Innovations and new ventures in this episode of the podcast (with the really clever name). From TV to YouTube and celebrating collaboration with Digital DNA Belfast. Maxine Mawhinney’s The Moment and Digital DNA in Belfast

Funding creativity – from guitar strings to global exports

How do you fund creativity? If you are planning to make a business from your passion? Creativity and innovation needs support, funding and professional advice. Investment is the theme of this episode

Podcast: Episode 5 – Matthew Scott Founder and CEO of Navada Group

Matthew Scott is the CEO of Navada Group. Navada HQ is in Newcastle Upon Tyne, but it has a presence in Belfast, London, New York and about to open an office in Sweden. But the founder is from Bangor. He lives there now in preparation for a major development expected to be announced officially in June.

Podcast: Episode 4 – Technology bringing real people together in real spaces

We have two interviews. Victoria McCallum is one of the organisers of Women Techmakers Belfast – the event is to be held on 14 April in W5 Belfast. Andrew Bolster one of the founders of Farset Labs. He tells the story of the lab’s beginnings and expectation for the future.

Podcast: Episode 3 – Deepa Mann-Kler artist and VR developer

Deepa talks about her journey from being a teenage photographer, studying social policy at the LSE in London,  moving to Belfast to work as an equality officer in the city,  becoming an artist and now a creator of virtual reality and immersive experiences.

Peter McVerry of U105 and John Rosborough talk local radio

With an investment estimated to be over £1million from its new owner the Wireless Group, Belfast radio station U105 has moved to new offices and studios in a lough-side development.

A week after a nervous mid-day hand over from Frank Mitchell who presented the last programme in Havelock House to Carolyn Stewart in the new City Quays HQ, I sat down with current station manager Peter McVerry and the first station manager John Rosborough.

Returning to Podcasting

After much thought and deliberation (i.e. dithering) I have decided to revive my tech and media podcast – and extending it to music. Testing for the bathroom effect in the kitchen. (Audiophiles will get that one). 

First recording next week with Popup (Ross Moffett) and musicians Sonja Sleator and Chase the River). That should be available Thursday 8 March. Subscribe here.

First recording next week with Popup (Ross Moffett Sonja Sleator and Chase the River)

Blogging Tips

I declare myself a really crap blogger. You can find plenty of evidence here. I am inconsistant – rather than put any effort into it I only blog when I feel like it I almost never research anything – opinion, opinion, opinion. Does anyone really n…

Blogging Tips

I declare myself a really crap blogger. You can find plenty of evidence here. I am inconsistant – rather than put any effort into it I only blog when I feel like it I almost never research anything – opinion,… Continue Reading →

Epic 2014 / 2015

With the release of Facebook Places, talking to a journalist from ‘old media’ today, and lunch with a pair of bloggers, I remembered this video. The original version made in 2004 and updated in 2005.  It is set in 2015… Continue Reading →

Belfast Media Square Mile (and a bit)

This is not much more than a Sunday afternoon doodle locating the creative and digital industries (and related offices) around approximately a square mile in Belfast. View Media Square Mile (and a bit) in a larger map The idea came… Continue Reading →

Harrison Photography

John Harrison is one of Northern Ireland’s news photography legends. I was asked to write a profile about him which has just appeared in digitalassetmanagement.org.uk “When John Harrison founded Harrison Photography in 1994, he didn’t realise that…

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