Will we really see prison reform?

It’s very unusual for any Prime Minister to make a speech about prison reform, let alone a Conservative one…

Let me tell you a storify

00000This is the second in a mini-series covering three tools for curating online content.   Storify This week’s tutorial shows you how to use Storify to curate content on a particular topic. I use Storify when I want to gather news, views and reaction to a breaking story. (For curating topics over a longer term, try Scoopit to create online magazines, as described in last week’s post.) Storify’s strength is that is exceedingly quick and easy to …

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The curious case of the crime commissioner candidate

00000Mervyn Barrett is an independent candidate to be Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (the election is on 15 November 2012). Highly regarded for his background in crime prevention, commentators wondered where he was getting the money to run such a high-profile and expensive campaign. On Saturday (20th October), his entire campaign team resigned ahead of a story in Sunday’s Telegraph saying that his campaign “was being secretly backed by American neo-conservative lobbyists and companies pushing …

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