I recently hosted a podcast discussion at Birmingham City University for my MA Online Journalism students on ‘platform publishing‘: in other words, journalism on platforms other than traditional websites.
My guests discussed their experiences of publishing for email, SnapChat, Tumblr, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. They were:
- Channel 4’s Jennifer Rigby, who managed WhatsApp and SnapChat accounts during the Scottish Referendum (interview here)
- Luke Addis, the web designer behind the award-winning Birmingham Updates, whose Facebook page has over 175,000 followers. He also publishes on Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram.
- And Tom Cullen, who ran email magazine Mr Hyde for ShortList magazine, before publishing his own email magazine iChoose BIrmingham (interview here)
You can listen to the two parts of the discussion above: in the first part we talk about the different qualities and demands of each platform; in the second Tom and Jennifer take questions from students.