Monthly Archives: June 2015

Partick Thistle take the lead…

This time last week most people in the UK would only have been vaguely aware of Partick Thistle, a perennially under performing Scottish Premiership football club. Few would have known of David Shrigley, a Turner Prize nominated artist. Fewer still would have been familiar with Kingsford Capital Management, a California based investment firm. All three […]

Should we pay for news?

The latest Reuters Institute Digital News Report was published this week and contains some interesting information on how news is accessed by people in 12 countries, including the UK. Perhaps not surprisingly, the study shows that more of us get our news from online and social media sources rather than from traditional media outlets such […]

North South gap in newspapers

I was very interested to read the feature in Press Gazette last week which looks at the density of local newspaper coverage across the UK. It shows that Northern Ireland is best served by the press, with 33 newspapers per million of population. Scotland comes second with 27 newspapers per million, while the comparable figure […]

Leading the Inclusive City

Last night I was one of around 30 or so people who attended a seminar titled “Leading the inclusive city” hosted by Liverpool University’s Heseltine Institute  and the Compass Society.   The main speaker was Robin Hambleton , Professor of City Leadership at the University of the West of England. Professor Hambleton persuasively argued that cities […]