Happy Birthday BlogActiv, and Bye Bye (for now)
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Saying goodbye to my oldblog on my old platform’s 10th birthday.

15/10/2017
Back to EurActiv for some media innovation
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There's never been a better time to innovate in media, so it's good to be back to EurActiv. Eight years ago I helped launch BlogActiv, before leaving for the world of EU communications agencies. Give or take a month or two, my 6-month stint fell in the middle of EurActiv's 15 years of life so far. It's good to be back, albeit p…

Oh, so it's the media's fault noone likes the EU ...
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Next week will see yet another physical meeting in Brussels dedicated to exploring the European public space, an irony which appears permanently lost to the organisers of the neverending stream of conferences, seminars and workshops which can be only attended by Brussels Bubble Insiders, and have neither webstreaming nor any online community (Euro…

Scienceblogs: an inspirationally cautionary tale for EU social media? (updated)
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When I came to Brussels in 1991 it was as a science writer. It remained my profession for many years, so when scienceblogs.com was launched in 2006 I checked it out ... but never really had the time to follow it. Now via another (ex?)science writer, I hear news of scienceblog's sudden implosion following a tragic loss of ethical compass.

Happy Birthday, Blogactiv!
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By my reckoning, Blogactiv had its first birthday today... what really sticks in my memory was the eurosceptics. It led to an interesting experiment in handling certain types of online debate... The Pyjama People's immediate assumption was that Blogactiv was an EU-funded front company... CIA-style

Launching a EU policy blogging platform (2007)
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I lead the team that created Blogactiv.eu, the first blogging platform focused on EU policies

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