Is the future bright for investigative journalism?

November 8, 2016

By Paul Harman, Director, Cleraun Media Conferences

In 2011, investigative journalists at the Guardian uncovered a major scandal of phone-hacking by fellow journalists at the News of the World . Their reports led to police investigations, a parliame...

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TestTown- an opportunity to make a positive change

November 1, 2016

Ruth Rowe, Entrepreneurship Officer at Bridgend College

Bridgend is ‘ My Hometown’ and to echo the words of that Bruce Springsteen song, I cared that ‘seems like there ain’t nobody wants to come down here no more.’ Being a Carnegie UK Test Town...

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The Carnegie of Carnegies: 80 years of the best children’s literature

October 27, 2016

by Gail Irvine, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

Last week the nominations for the 2017 CILIP-Carnegie and Kate Greenaway’s children’s book awards were unveiled. And so begins the countdown to name the next modern classic of children'...

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Hacking a new look for Scotland’s libraries

October 14, 2016

by Gina Wilson, Carnegie UK Trust

Libraries are trusted resources. They’re free; safe; easy to access and located in the heart of communities. But in a rapidly evolving digital world, will libraries still have an important role to p...

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Kindness matters

October 12, 2016

by Jim McCormick

Gradually it comes into focus, when you step back from the routine. Words and acts of kindness – even very small – are part of what makes us human and makes our lives liveable. The Carnegie UK Tr...

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The importance of unusual friends – Reflections on JRF’s New Campaign

October 4, 2016

by Martyn Evans, Chief Executive, Carnegie UK Trust

‘Solving poverty is good business’ . When I read this sentence  in the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report We Can Solve Poverty in the UK I knew we were moving beyond safe territory and into far...

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We all have a responsibility to tackle the digital divide

October 3, 2016

by Douglas White, Head of Advocacy, Carnegie UK Trust

Read: Digital Participation and Social Justice in Scotland One of the top challenges of this digital century is how we harness technology to create a more equal society. This is harder than mig...

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September 28, 2016

By Soo-Jin Kim, Policy Analyst, OECD Regional Development Policy Division

Your zip code matters – but not only to get your mail. It determines your chances of going to a good school, finding a well-paid job, breathing clean air or even living longer. Our day-to-day experi...

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September 22, 2016

Colin Mair, Chief Executive, The Improvement Service

Scotland has had an evolving outcome focus since 2003, and it has been central to public service reform and improvement since 2007.  “Outcome focus” is intimately linked to other ideas, “preven...

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Wellbeing Frameworks for Cities and Regions

September 14, 2016

by Carnegie Associate, Pippa Coutts 

Wellbeing is not just up to families and individuals. Where you live matters: access to green spaces, and leisure facilities; adequate housing and safe streets all impact on wellbeing. Local, regional...

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