Digital media and online reporting are becoming an increasingly important part of the public debate about issues. Publishers, companies and campaign groups now set up rolling news sites in order to track and influence the debate. In order to be credible, these websites must reflect the whole tenor of the debate rather than just the voice of the host. Clarity Economics provides independent content and editing that ensures that these websites are seen by users as a genuine source of information. As websites become primary sources of information, this independence is vital.
Understanding Capital Markets
We worked closely with The Times newspaper to produce a four week series of articles and interactive data resources looking at the state of business funding in the European Union. The venture, which was sponsored by Goldman Sachs, is now maintained on its own freestanding website: http://www.understandingcapitalmarkets.co.uk/. The four weekly issues looked at: developments in financial integration since the launch of the euro; steps forward and backwards in harmonisation of financial regulations; Europe’s multispeed embrace of alternative finance; and how Europe has acted to help SMEs escape catch-22 funding trap.
CBI Interactive magazine 2011
We provided editorial for the first ever interactive digital magazine produced for the CBI on issues relating to employment relationships. Working with The Peloton Media Co (www.thepeloton.tv) we carried out interviews with CBI executives and senior figures withinin business to put together a mix of text, graphics and video to illustrate the main themes within this complex and sometime controversial area.
We have provided news coverage, background briefings and factual glossaries in the run-up to, and during the Copenhagen climate change conference. This has entailed converting the complex financial, legal and scientific information surrounding global warming into a language that can be more easily understood by a lay audience.
We contribute to this radically innovative website that aims to provide information to provide private finance information to consumers. One recent contribution explains the concept of liquidity and how it affects households as much as banking corporations.
London Summit 2009
Clarity Economics was jointly responsible for editing the content on the Government’s web site that that was active from January to April 2009 as the home for official information and debate in the lead up to the London Summit of the G20.