Communication technologies in the field

Two recent articles on the use of communication technologies in the field – disaster and development work – take a look beyond the tech to see why its not a simple fix.

From Huffington Post, ‘Voices From the Ground: How Tech Can Help Services Respond to Citizens‘.

But behind the hype (around digital citizen feedback platforms), report numbers and response rates are often disappointingly low and practitioners working in complex environments are trying to understand why.

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Project to improve local news reporting seeks partners

A new project from The Carnegie UK Trust will explore how to support more accessible, pluralistic and diverse local news for citizens and communities in the digital age. The Trust will be seeking applications from local commercial and civil society organisations across the UK and Ireland to become a Carnegie Partner in this Neighbourhood News project, launching 10th January.

More details available then but background at http://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/changing-lives/neighbourhood-news » Continue reading news item ... “Project to improve local news reporting seeks partners”