I have day-to-day oversight of the BBC's eyewitness media unit (UGC Hub) and largest social media accounts for news. This involves managing a team of audience engagement producers and writers posting regular content to accounts including @BBCBreaking https://twitter.com/bbcbreaking, BBC News on ...
Sharing the news of Nelson Mandela's death on social media
We humans have long sought to enhance ourselves beyond normal through cosmetic surgery and drugs. Science is increasingly becoming humanity's partner and handmaiden in those efforts ( 1 ) and has added genetic manipulation to our enhancement tool kit. Many forms of human enhancement are becoming more feasible, sought-after, and even justifiable in the quest for healthier, happier, and longer lives.
I've read a lot about live-streaming on social media recently. There's little doubt it will remain a big part of the landscape in 2017 for news journalists. However, as opportunities to 'go live' grow by the day are we becoming more creative or just a little lazier?