The cream finally rises

untitledThere are visible and happy signs that online publishing is evolving – in a good way. Continue Reading

Take a proper gander


It’s the sort of deadpan headline you’d expect to see on the Daily Mash, but yesterday the Independent published the story, “British public wrong about nearly everything”. Continue Reading

Too much, too soon

Eleanor Mills, writer and journalist for, among others, the Sunday Times, effectively asks the question: do the big ISPs such as BT, Sky, TalkTalk, EE, O2 and Virgin, and the big web companies Google, Twitter and Facebook help or hinder pornographers? Continue Reading

Dance, monkey, dance!

“I hate reality,” said Woody Allen, “but it’s still the best place to get a good steak.” One can only assume that he was referring to TV programmes. Continue Reading

Surreal connections

The Spectator is, arguably, the one organ for which every professional journalist aches to write. Those who do not feel that need are at best enthusiastic amateurs. Continue Reading

Star suckers

Michael Douglas, the film actor, is currently all over Google and other online publishing sites, not unlike a rash, if you’ll excuse the analogy. He’s not there because of Thespian activities but because of a rather startling claim he made regarding the source of his throat cancer which is (may Zeus be praised) in remission. Continue Reading

Personality costs nothing

Is Twitter a content publisher? Or is it a just another community of captive prospects whose marketing and targeting data it sells to the corporate world? Continue Reading

Grammar, style and pedantry

As in the difference between ‘less’ and ‘few’ so the difference between ‘shall’ and ‘will’ is a mark of distinction. Some people will judge you (or should that be shall?) if you get these simple rules wrong. Continue Reading


“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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