birkbeckmedia was a site for journalism and media courses at Birkbeck, University of London. The facilitator, Paul Caplan, is now Senior Teaching Fellow in Digital Media & Design at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton where he's doing something similar on Facebook (www.facebook.com/WSAgmm) and on Evernote (wsagmm.theinternationale.com).


This is a site for Paul Caplan's media and journalism students at Birkbeck in London. It's in the cloud, alongside Paul's Twitter annotations and his Delicious bookmarks. The site was built by Paul's company the Internationale which specialises in Open Source Content and cloud learning. 

This site is for Birkbeck students taking:
These 'cloud spaces' run alongside the face-to-face teaching to provide materials but more importantly peer-to-peer opportunities for learning. And in that spirit, just because you are on one of the courses, feel free to read and contribute to pages from the other courses. You can keep up-to-date with changes to the site (and so any course announcements) on the News page. If you're interested in the ideas behind the site, check out the cloud philosophy page.

Note: You will have to set up a Google Account to be able to make full use of the site. For full details see: Using the birkbeckmedia site.

Site & Course News

Site news

  • Web Journalism assessment deadlines You'll probably have noticed that there is a mistake on the assessment timetable. Bearing in mind that the course finishes on 14th July and I need to hand all ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2011, 1:00 AM by Paul Caplan
  • Business Models 11 July Looking into possibilities of changing the class on 11th July to another day. I have a conference that day and might not be back in time. Would that be possible ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2011, 3:52 AM by Paul Caplan
  • 'Publication' 'presentations' this Thursday Added some thoughts to the page. Any problems, let me know.
    Posted Apr 5, 2011, 3:43 AM by Paul Caplan
  • Strike tomorrow 24th March As you probably know the UCU at Birkbeck is calling a strike tomorrow Thursday. I am not a member of the Union and although I fully support protest against the ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2011, 3:26 AM by Paul Caplan
  • Thoughts on first Web Journalism discussions In case you're interested... my thoughts. 
    Posted Jan 14, 2011, 3:31 AM by Paul Caplan
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Annotations of a flaneur:

As I wander around the Live Web, I find things that spark ideas and thoughts. I Tweet the links with a tag #birkbeckmedia which helps me and anyone else find the annotations relevant to these courses. If you like you can follow @internationale on Twitter or you can see them here. And if you want to join in annotating news and ideas, simply Tweet them with the hashtag #birkbeckmedia or follow that hashtag. Any question, as you know, you know where I am.

on Twitter

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Follow @internationale and tag your own annotations #birkbeckmedia
You can also follow the birkbeckmedia Twitter list here:


As I wander around the Live Web, I also clip pages into my Evernote notebooks. I have made one of these notebooks public so that you can search the cuttings or even browse by the tags. If you have anything you think should be in the 'shoebox', simply Tweet it with the tag #birkbeckmedia and I'll add it. You can access the notebook here or if you are an Evernote user, you can link to it so it will always appear in your browser/client.