Internal Communications

Interesting piece on the need to keep staff informed internally - always something that we've talked about in the age of social media - if you want people to tweet good stuff about your organisation, they've got to feel a sense of ownership/involvement in it (aka not just 'nice glossy newsletters from top-down') - and also need to know the good stuff (but also a recognition that those 'up top' understand the down stuff too):…

Odiirah Kemerwa: Communications and Promotions Officer for Pentecostal Assemblies of God, Uganda. #TFBloggers

So, yesterday afternoon, I finally grabbed that promised chat with Oriidah, who has been our local contact for the trip in Uganda.  I was interested in the route she’d taken to get to the role she’s in now, and what her role consists of … I then asked some further questions about ‘digital Uganda’ which will form another post for this afternoon. Training Odiirah undertook a BA in Journalism & Communications at Kampala University, where…

Book Review: Cultures of Mediatization

Anyone read this book? Sounds quite hard going! More worrying, this book is dated by the use of words such as "cyberculture", "cyborgs" and "cyberpunks". While there is attention paid to the Frankfurt School (again) and the medium theory of Harold Innis and Marshall McLuhan, the participatory nature of the read-write web is neglected. Certainly there is attention in chapter 3 to theories of mediation, building into a definition of mediatisation, which is described as…