[MEDIA] Mobile phone zombies are endangering themselves on the street, so how do we solve the problem? with @theipaper

Dean Kirby, Northern Correspondent for the iPaper, contacted the MMU press department yesterday, looking for someone to comment on the fact that he's observed so many people walking into things because they are paying too much attention to their phones. I'm very happy to have my words quoted in full, and as the final word on the article: Dr Bex Lewis, a senior lecturer in digital marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, says the…

Black and White and dead all over? @timeshighered

For those who care deeply about the future of journalism, the phone-hacking scandal could hardly have been less well timed. Professional journalism's survival is threatened by the economic impact of digital technologies. The plurality and diversity of voice upon which representative democracy depends is in jeopardy. Needed urgently is debate about how well-resourced, professional news gathering can be sustained. Instead, tired 20th-century concerns about the ethics and ownership of popular newspapers are diverting attention from…