Welcome to Logically!

Since 2018, Logically has worked to bring every available technological tool to bear on the myriad problems apparent in our new media landscape. I'm not going to list those problems now; If you're here, or if you've been somewhere near the internet recently, you will be well aware of how overwhelming the challenges involved in being a well-informed, fair minded and responsible citizen have become. The Logically app is one part of our response to this (and I greatly encourage anyone who reads this to download it, and be an active part of its continued development). But, technology, however advanced, will never by itself solve these problems. Tools, as nobody in particular once said, are only as good as the person who wields them. The aim of our new content will be to make us all better at wielding the tools that we, and others, are building to navigate our new media landscape.

Those of you who have been frequent visitors over the last couple of years will notice some upcoming changes to what we do, and the way we do it. After this short hiatus while we recruit, discuss, argue and otherwise prepare our new editorial direction, we plan to make Logically.co.uk a vibrant, vital destination for high quality, accessible and approachable analysis of the new media ecosystem. We will publish daily content from our own staff writers, guest pieces from experts, academics and anybody with something interesting to say on the subject. We will also develop resources to help those who want to engage in the body politic without causing it unnecessary bruising.

We don't pretend that these are easy matters to talk about, to publish on, or to engage in. There is an enormous temptation to secure trust by merely pretending that nobody behind these screens has any particular political beliefs, nor any particular political history; but as someone in particular did say, "we are who we pretend to be, so we must be careful about who we pretend to be." We won't pretend to have no opinions, because we do have them, and we think it is right that we do. However, we will demonstrate that it is both possible and desirable to talk and work across political divisions, to foster constructive and intellectually honest debate across the public sphere, and to find new ways of being good citizens together in a world which now seems tailor-made to make that as difficult as possible.

Thank you for your patience while we adjust our course. We'll publish topical content intermittently in the run up to our relaunch, and keep a selection of previous articles here on the landing page for our new visitors. In the mean time, please do get in touch if you have any suggestions for us, or if you would like to write for us.

Yours,

Al Baker