Category Archives: Birmingham Budget Cuts

Infographic: Birmingham Council salaries merged with corporate structure

It’s only human nature to be interested in what other people get paid for a living.  It’s even more interesting when those people are top executives at a City Council in the midst of an unprecedented austerity program. Birmingham City … Continue reading

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London tuition protest

In the end, I missed the money shot.   I covered the demonstration against tuition fees in London on Thursday and I don’t have video of Princes Charles and Camilla being confronted by protestors.  I don’t have any footage of … Continue reading

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Discrimination against online journalists?

Every journalist has their breaking point and today I met mine. For anyone who may be visiting this blog for the first time, I publish the website birminghambudgetcuts.blogspot.com along with Andy Watt. It’s a news website that aggregates information about … Continue reading

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Developing a community

2600 pageviews and counting!   It’s not what you’d call viral, but after three weeks online, our website birminghambudgetcuts.blogspot.com has developed a respectable following. In order to find out who our users are and why they’re coming, I’m analyzing the … Continue reading

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Data journalism

I’ve tried my hand at another data journalism project and posted two articles about job cuts in Birmingham based on raw numbers and data visualizations at birminghambudgetcuts.blogspot.com. This is my second attempt at data, the first being a Google Map … Continue reading

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Britain’s budget cut day

After months of anticipation and speculation it seemed as though much of Britain was bracing itself for Chancellor George Osborne’s Comprehensive Spending Review on October 20th.    Depending on who was doing the prognosticating, the UK was going to tame … Continue reading

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Launching the website

The launch of  the website birminghambudgetcuts.blogspot.com was timed to coincide with an anti-cuts rally in London that was to be attended by trade unionists from across Britain, including a busload of protestors from Birmingham.  It was our hope that by … Continue reading

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In the beginning…

What a difference a week makes.  In the last seven days, I have launched my first news website and created my first blog.    An insignificant achievement, I’m sure, for all those who’ve been in the trenches of online journalism … Continue reading

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