Friday, April 29th, 2011

Need more traffic to your serious media blog? Try the gutter

It seems the gutter is just the place to be to divert a load of bottom-feeding traffic from Google’s door to your high-minded publication. Here are six of the top ten search strings to find Freelance Unbound yesterday: andrew marr affair andrew marr affair with who did andrew marr have an affair with who did […]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Andrew Marr and Helen Mirren – the affair that never was…

Discovered while idly Googling the latest tabloid media exposé – a Daily Mail profile of Dame Helen Mirren from a couple of years ago. Not only does it feature the Mail’s trademark obsession with mature female celebrities in swimsuits, it also has an ironic Andrew Marr  super-injunction connection: Despite being happily married, the veteran of […]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

No money in classified advertising? Thank goodness sex sells…

Here’s a fantastic argument against the privacy super-injunction by journalism professor Tim Luckhurst in today’s Sun. Essentially it boils down to this: Without stories about sex and celebs to attract readers, this country will lose popular papers that for over a century have made it a genuine people’s democracy. So – the key reason it […]