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  • Benjamin Gotts

    Dear Andrew,

    Please forgive the intrusion, I tried to send this to you privately but it returned on me. I’ve been following your blog for some time and wonder if you would mind answering a few questions. I’m a PhD student from the University of Aberdeen and I’m doing some research on online news work, particularly the social forces that are reshaping the public’s relationship to news media, the opportunities that the web has provided for innovation and new news management, and the ways in which news work and news-workers are affected by technological change. Would be fantastic if you (or anyone else reading!) could contact me at b.gotts@abdn.ac.uk

    thanks again,
    Ben

  • http://www.iade.fi hanna weselius

    hello andrew,

    I’m trying to contact you but the message mailed to the adress above keeps coming back. sorry for this – which address should I use?

    best regards from helsinki,

    hanna

  • http://www.livenewscameras.com Rebecca Sanchez

    I work at Fox Chicago where we started a new online project called LiveNewsCameras.com. Its purpose is to display live streaming news sites from across the country and around the world all on one web site. We currently have more than 180 streams, not only from many American stations, but from England, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, China and more.

    We also feature a moderator who guides viewers to streams with breaking news when they happen.

    We believe this is the future of journalism and would love some feedback from you and your bloggers as to what you think about it.

    As far as we know, we are the first to have come up with this news concept.

    Thanking you in advance,

    Rebecca Sanchez
    livenewscameras.com

  • Secretblogger

    I respectfully request that you seek a response and request an enquiry as to the validity/credibility of the report by Tom Winsor in relation to Police reform, pay and conditions.

    This is based on the fact that such a report should be impartial.

    It is clear from the below information this is not the case.

    I would go as far as to say it appears corrupt if not criminal that he should have the opportunity to complete such a review as he clearly has the opportunity to personally benefit from his recommendations

    Tom Winsor (Winsor review) has produced a report that will change the way in which the Government adopts Pay and Conditions for the Police (Winsor 1 & 2).

    A major recommendation is to privatise elements of the Police structure; G4S are likely to do this.

    Tom Winsor is a partner in a Law firm called White and Case LLP.
    http://www.whitecase.com/press-10012010/

    White and Case are advising G4S on a £200 million, police Authority contract.
    http://www.whitecase.com/press-02292012/

    We all know Tom Winsor is the author of the Winsor report – the review of police officers’ & staff pay and conditions, but did you know that he is a Partner in the legal firm White & Case, a company he has been with since 2004 (link to his company profile below)

    http://www.whitecase.com/Attorneys/Detail.aspx?attorney=1700

    And we also know that a lot of his proposals lean heavily towards opening the door for the potential privatisation of the police and the civilianisation of pre-existing police officer roles in an attempt to “cut costs”. This becomes even clear when you have a look at the G4S website and their preparations to expand their recruitment and skill base to fill these roles.

    http://www.policingsolutions.co.uk/

    An interesting thing that you probably didn’t know though is that White & Case are recently responsible for providing advice to G4S to help them secure a £200million contract with Lincolnshire Police to reform the way it does its business.

    http://www.whitecase.com/press-02292012/

    All of a sudden the Winsor review doesn’t look quite as impartial as the Home Secretary would like it to.

    An obvious close partner of G4S I wonder how much Tom Winsor stands to make if the proposals of his report go through and all forces are forced to reform according to his new recommendations.

    Can this be impartial and is this appropriate, I believe not.

    Please also see this link to ‘youtube’

    http://youtu.be/YJRF8ADYoFU

  • Secretblogger

    Email should read secretblogger35@gmail.com

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