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Tell your story

Tell your story, it can change the world. Individual injustices will always provoke more than a faceless mass of victims. In the age of social media, everyone's individual story gets passed on. That story of one is personal and relatable and so, unlike statistics, it creates action. It creates violence- from the riots against police violence to the arab spring. Don't underestimate the impact of social media for spreading the individual's story so well. It may be the only tool we have powerful enough to subvert the political elite and the uncompromising pursuit of growth....

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Murdoch’s paywalls are ‘antithetical to everything’

Speaking at an event hosted by digital agency Albion, Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, outlined his vision of the role that journalists and newspapers will play in an internet-led future, and took another sideswipe at Murdoch's "dubious" business model. He said it was important for publishers to change their mindset from an "us versus them" approach, to place the focus on involvement instead of authority. The editor-in-chief was also vociferous about the "open" model of the internet and the philosophy of "do what you do best and link to the rest". "If you are open, that means you want to be part of the way the web works rather than simply on the web," he said. "I think that leads you to think about the whole democratisation of the web, the whole way it works as a series of links and how all...

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