Twitter @ The MediaNet

"I upgraded my naff LG phone to a shiny new Samsung Android the other week and got very excited over the Twitter application. I wasn’t bothered about the actual phone bit of my new toy! As a Twitter lover, nothing pleased me more than being able to use the social media giant properly in all its glory, especially when I got accepted to attend the MediaNet academy at the Church and Media Conference in Swanwick.…

#cmn10, notes, day 3

The final day of the conference, a few rough notes! DAY 3 ChurchAds – new campaign. PANEL: BELIEVING IN BROADCASTING Tim Levell, Editor Blue Peter. (Lots of news experience) Start off – agree none of our faiths represented well enough (is this like always asking for more sweets). Fears that Christian characters will all be weird! In big crises, etc. everyone goes to the big charities – e.g. Oxfam. Inayat Bunglawala, Muslim Council of Britain…

#cmn10, notes, day 2

As before, my rough notes from the conference, with bits added in as I think of them... Prof. Tony Campolo, Prof Sociology, activist, Evangelical Democrat... The Fundamentals of the Christian Faith.. 1930s... movement 'fundamentalism' started – was respectable... open minded, intelligent, etc... but soon became legalistic & sectarian, separate from mainline orgs. Billy Graham/Christianity Today – decided needed new name = evangelical. Evangelical – means – believe in doctrines of Apostles Creed. High view of…

#cmn10, notes, Day 1

Pretty much unedited notes from the conference (I may add in a few links,  or a few other things I remember!) Digital Environment, Andrew Graystone Most of world now speaks same language (1/0) – live in a cloud of digital information. Whichever form of media you work in, are working within this environment.  A cloud = hard to see what's ahead! Cloud – obscure vision/living under a cloud – for faith = more positive resonance…