Guardian America editor Michael Tomasky welcomes everyone to the Guardian’s new American news website. Interesting read.
Archive for October, 2007
Here comes another one, just like the other one, du du du du dah dah: GEMMA!
Cambridge United manager Jimmy Quinn will be sending his players to an army boot camp to prepare for their F.A Cup clash against Stafford Rangers.
Chris Kamara reports on… erm…. he doesn’t know! Classic clip from Sky’s Gillette Soccer Saturday show.
Stuart, a coursemate at Lincoln, has been waiting to do some shifts at BBC Radio Lincolnshire for months now but couldn’t — he uses a hearing aid and couldn’t hear people on the phone. ‘Adam’ at the Beeb has sorted out the problem.
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The Times in Wikipedia source shocker. I bet the journo responsible for this is still red-faced…
Because of my involvement with a lot of the media stuff that goes on at the Uni of Lincoln, I tend to sit through a lot of meetings. Often, we make plans for this and that, but then, sadly, go away in the same position as when we went in. I’m sure this is the same with meetings everywhere.
Anyway, this trend was wonderfully bucked today. A sit-down with Richard Keeble to discuss my dissertation resulted in leaving his office with not only a much clearer idea of what I wanted to do, but also an absolute confidence in how I should go about doing it. I now have an action plan, interviewee ideas and a true sense of direction.
Not only this, but Richard offered his advice on the The Linc, which, regular readers will know, I edit. He’s passed on all manner of ideas of how to really push the boundaries of what we can do with the paper.
So yes, a productive afternoon. I’m meeting with my team tonight to discuss Issue 5. Hopefully they’ll be as enthusiastic about it as I will. Specially when I tell them we have an extra four pages now. Ooop.
During my time at Press Gazette, there was a lot of activity surrounding the website. It all focused, mainly, on one burning question: What should they do with it?
A lot of great ideas were thrusted about. Some I’d love to talk about now, but at their request I won’t be. Instead, I’ll wait until they are rolled out before commenting. It will be interesting, to me at least, to see which of the ideas takes off best.
The most recent of these improvements has been the decision to put articles from ‘The Knowledge‘ onto the web. The Knowledge is, for someone like me, the most useful part of Press Gazette. In it, top journalists write about learning new skills, utilising old ones and all manner of things. In short, it’s a goldmine.
After my posts last week about Phillip Knightley and his negative attitudes towards multimedia journalism, I’ve been in search of an article that explains, from a more experienced person in the industry than myself, how multimedia journalism shouldn’t be a burden to journalists.
Step forward Rhidian Wynn Davies, consulting editor at the Daily Telegraph. His piece, “Don’t fear moving on to multimedia” explains in simple points how to utilise the best tools for the job.
From the article:
Running about town shouldering a video camera, mobile phone clasped to your ear, microphone in hand, pad and pencil between your teeth? No need to worry about a pension because you won’t be around to collect one… The truth is, however, a little less dramatic.
Staff moving to The Telegraph’s new headquarters last autumn were perhaps understandably wary of our strong commitment to offering high- quality content across a range of multimedia platforms, at different times of the day. How were they to cope, when the vast majority were from soley print backgrounds?
Many were reassured by our training programme, which offered editorial staff basic multimedia training. But what we really hope everyone took away from the week-long programme was the reinforcement of one central principle: the story is king.
The story is king. Always.
I’d highly recommend any student journalists — and, indeed, working journalists — to take a look at The Knowledge.
Video reports getting a little more popular, but still a long way to go, says Mindy McAdams.