Video vs print

This post is permanently hosted on my blog here.

Today the BBC reported that video adverts are going to appear in a print magazine.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Web Wednesday

This post is permanently hosted on my new blog here.

I was trying to rewrite my CV the other day to make it skills-based when I realised how lopsided it is.

Continue reading

Branding

This post is permanently hosted on my new blog here.

If you’re interested in personal development as a journalist, I’d really recommend taking a bit of time to read the first post in Adam Westbrook’s 6×6 series – and, I imagine, all the others too once they’re up. It’s on branding yourself online and in real life, with common sense tips.

There’s some excellent advice and some useful sources, and it’s given me a project idea – I’m going to be building my own website, learning/relearning/honing my CSS, HTML and Flash skills as I go along. Watch out for Website Wednesdays.

NCE results

This post is permanently hosted on my new blog here.

Today, like a fair few other British journalism trainees, I ended up on Hold The Front Page, glued to the examiners’ comments on this season’s NCE results in the vague and desperate hope that there would be some magical alchemical formula there to help me pass the exams.

Continue reading

Pointless babble

This post is permanently hosted on my new blog here.

A study (warning, PDF) was published recently by Pear Analytics looking at Twitter usage, which found that more than 40% of all tweets are “pointless babble”. It’s a startling result – I for one was expecting a much higher percentage of spam and links posts – but I’m fascinated by the idea that a type of communication making up such a large proportion of a medium is defined as “pointless”.

Continue reading

A link to begin with – 12 things multimedia journalists should do

This post is permanently hosted on my new blog here.

Vadim Lavrusik over at Mashable has a post up detailing 12 things newspapers should be doing in order to survive. I’m going to try and start this blog on a positive note – I get enough “print journalism is doomed / ad revenue will never recover / there’s no way out of the decline / we’re all doomed” at work – and talking about how to survive the digital revolution seems like a good start.

Continue reading