Entries from September 2009

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The ups and downs of internships

I posted a while ago about the graduate journalism show at UCA in Farnham. I was impressed by several of the final year projects, and mentioned the F1-focused piece by Adam Leveridge. As it happens, a little while after the show Adam landed a nice internship with a web content company called Adfero. It’s the […]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Back to skool

This week sees the undergraduate journalism timetable crank back into gear – and this year I’m getting more involved. As luck would have it, I get to be lead tutor on a second-year online journalism unit at UCA, and I’m also having quite a bit of input into the third-year unit. The big change has […]

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Exit poll

I think one or two votes have trickled in over the past week or so, but it’s pretty much time to wind up my informal recession poll. I’m going to take it down on Wednesday night – at the end of the month. If anyone fancies adding their tuppenyworth before then, please do. I’ll pontificate […]

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Test MP3


Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Media meltdown: news from the USA

I have been asking readers about how their media recession has been going. From the Big Apple, NYBlues writes in (anonymously, so I can’t link, but he or she does exist) to sketch the ghastly reality of media life across the Atlantic. Not sure about UK market, but over here all that’s left are specializations which are […]

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Poll snafu

For some reason the poll on the right has lost its questions – at least in Safari. No idea why – maybe it’s a WordPress glitch. I planned to keep it running to the end of the month, but if I can’t get it fixed I’ll have to close it early… UPDATE: Must just have […]

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Plugin madness

Moving to my own hosting space and unleashing me on the world of WordPress has been a bit like letting a small, excitable dog loose in a butcher’s shop. For my world is suddenly chock full of plugins. Plugins to do virtually everything, it seems, bar the washing up. (And I understand someone somewhere is […]

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Self-hosted 3-column Pressrow

Well, it’s been a long, hard road, but here we are. A brand new web host and a brand new look. Well – a brand new look that looks very much like the old look, but hey. All visitors from the old wordpress.com address should be automatically redirected here. I’ll probably try to nudge people […]

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Google’s “real-time hack”

The tech world is abuzz with the news that there is a not-so secret URL hack to change a normal Google search string into a near-live search.  Which is exciting because it makes a Google search like Twitter! And we know how much the media loves Twitter.  Trouble is, the reports all seem to rely […]

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Murdoch good, BBC bad

For all his BBC connections, culture secretary Ben Bradshaw says the BBC has got too big for its boots and that News Corp boss James Murdoch raised “legitimate questions and […] genuine concerns” about its range and influence in his MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh TV festival last month. Could this have anything to do […]