Just reading the sad news of John Barry’s death, and notice at the end of the BBC Online article that they’ve finally updated the way their comments work: Not sure if it’s a permanent change or they’re just experimenting. I’m yet to see ‘Ouf of Africa’, but the Editors’ Picks should make it a little [...]
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Posted in journalism on Jan 13th, 2011
Been a while, etc. Moved to write by this particular piece of twattery by the BBC. Birds dying, you say? Binge drinking you say? That sounds like a story combining recent bizarre avian trends with the warm glow of Puritan superiority. But wait, what’s this? The full story reveals that the birds died from (presumably [...]
I’ve gone freelance. It hasn’t gone horribly wrong. Yet.
I thought I’d take a moment to share this story from the Mail – apparently it isn’t from 1974. Susanna Reid had to stand in for Andrew Marr after he was late arriving for the paper review part of his weekend show. I guess that’s vaguely interesting to those with an interest in politics or [...]
Election night in High-Definition? I almost voted.
Earlier at work I chanced on the latest issue of Marketing Magazine. The second story is a survey, commissioned by the mag, which trumpets: “British Airways’ YouTube videos win public favour“. Which is total cock. The story explains how BA responded to the first of two cabin staff strikes by publishing videos on YouTube which, [...]
By now, surely the only person who hasn’t seen this Renault Clio being shunted sideways down the A1 (M) is the truck driver responsible, so just in case he’s reading: While the Mail has since tracked down the unhurt 31-year-old Clio driver, details were thin on the ground on Thursday last week as the surely-it-can’t-be-real [...]
Interesting blog post yesterday from BBC News editor Steve Herrmann, essentially asking “how should we link?” As Herrmann points out, the BBC has always provided relevant links – something I think is essential to good web journalism – but to date it hasn’t seemed comfortable bringing them into the body copy. That’s where the majority [...]
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