Monthly Archives: November 2009

Why a local newspaper’s court and council coverage won’t persuade readers to pay for news online

I read a brief from the Society of Editors conference the other day where an editor- a mate of mine, actually – told his assembled audience:”What we produce is niche. Nobody else sits in our courts every day. Nobody else … Continue reading

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Worst work experience email ever?

Today brought what can only be described as the worst appeal for work experience with a newspaper I’ve seen in two decades of working in a newsroom. It is a genuine application – in case you were wondering – and … Continue reading

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Anti-social media

I’ve blogged over at the Media 140 blog on online rudeness, bullying, Brumplum-gate and the problems of moderating communities if you’re interested in that sort of thing.It was a timely post as I’d sent the words over on Friday, and … Continue reading

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