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Building an ethical framework around disinformation

Communicators are – or should be – held to ethical standards around misinformation and disinformation. Here’s how to provide some tools for building an ethical framework that can inform your approach.

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5 sources of free valuable audience insight

Understanding your audience is critical. Here are five sources of free, valuable audience insight for communicators and writers.

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Exe-Lit festival’s second year delivers

Exe-Lit festival’s second year showed how a small city can deliver creativity, as has Exeter’s recognition as a UNESCO city of literature

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How does information flow in your organisation?

I’ve been reading the Remotely Interested report from Jenni Field (Redefining Communications) and Benjamin Ellis (SocialOptic). I was particularly interested in the findings about line management and information flow.

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The only essential writing tools I always have with me

I can happily procrastinate with stationery for *weeks*. Here’s the essential tools my decades of research have settled on.

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There and back again: how solo travel can clear the mind

One of my ambitions for going freelance is regaining my creativity. I’m trying to get a balance between fiction, non-fiction and adviser work. To do that, I needed to rebalance my thinking so I booked myself some solo travel. I’ll cover how to make the most of a week’s retreat in a future post: this…
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Talent has no postcode

I wore my indie comms adviser hat last week, attending the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) South West annual general meeting. It’s reminded me why I’m a member.

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Writing for hire over the summer

I know what I did this summer. Here’s the list of the writing for hire I got published, with insight into why I pitched them.

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My writing – April and May 2019

Round-up of published writing for April and May 2019, covering commissioned work and guest blogging.

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Knit happens

You know the mind squirrels, right? The thoughts that chase each other around your head at the precise point when you know you need to stop thinking those thoughts.