[MEDIA] Keep calm and carry on: a slogan for an age of crisis in @ConversationUK

With my book officially released today, I wrote a piece for The Conversation ('Academic rigour, journalistic flair'). The piece starts: The slogan Keep Calm and Carry On has been ubiquitous within newspaper headlines in 2017 as the UK careered from one crisis to another. It seems to sum up a very British character – yet it is used the world over to represent the fight against adversity. Some people may be getting sick of it…

Social media: helpful or hurtful in a crisis like #Manchester, Drive with @DelaneyMan, @TalkRadio

Thanks to all those who responded on Facebook regarding the story of 'how problematic is social media for the kind of event that happened in Manchester (at the Ariana Grande concert)', does it add to the drama, and what is the responsibility of social media companies in all this? Especially interested in this academic paper from Cardiff University in which the following stages of social media response to a crisis appear evident: reporting, requesting, responding/recruiting, risking,…

Social Media Plays a Big Role in Helping Haiti

Retweets from the States has meant that Red Cross has been trending for around 24+ hours, as people are asked to donate $10 each via text messaging. My tweet 9 hours ago: "Red Cross have been using amazing text campaign for Haiti in the States, but in UK, can donate online: http://ow.ly/WfBA". ITV 'This Morning' has started to appear on Twitter this morning: "RT @itvthismorning: Haiti Emergency Appeal http://bit.ly/81BXKE Red Cross 24hr Donation Line: 0845…