Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Andy Davies – the unseen casualty of the Jonathan Ross affair

Lots of meejah chat about the passing of Jonathan Ross from the BBC airwaves this week. Some decry him as “a tacky agent of unthinking self-harm” (Quentin Letts, unsurprisingly); others celebrate a “fresh, irreverent TV natural” (Mark Lawson). But all overlook the collateral damage from his fall. No, I’m not talking about Russell Brand (he […]

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

How Bristol local radio turned into Spotify

Tuesday’s trip to Bristol to meet fellow blogger and digital evangelist Bristol Editor, and hang out with my old animation buddies from UWE, was enlivened by a drama playing out on local radio station Original 106.5FM. The station was apparently hijacked by “shock newspaper columnist” Mike Ford – a supposedly controversial contributer to the Bristol Evening […]

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Electric Ink: the funny side of an industry in crisis

It seems the cutting edge debate between old-style inky-fingered hacks and bright new multimeeja journalists has now been turned into cosy Radio 4 situation comedy. I’ve only just caught up with Electric Ink, which is now on its third episode, but all the tension between old-skool journalism and the weberati is there in a handy […]