Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2009«

News, Twitter and Michael Jackson’s death

June 26, 2009

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So Michael Jackson is dead. An era of pop has ended. Sorry to be such a hack about what a great story to go out on. It’s 0145 BST and I’ve just got home after a frantic few hours in the newsroom, extended past my normal late shift finishing time. On the taxi home I […]

Becoming a Thomson Foundation trainer

June 25, 2009

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Just back from a Thomson Foundation ‘Training the Trainers’ day at the Oriental Club, an old-school gentleman’s club in London. It was a jam-packed session enabling practicing journalists to learn the skills they need to share their skills with others in the industry. We were introduced to the tricks and techniques that help people to remember what […]

Funny

June 24, 2009

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Sorry, just took a look at the blog and noticed the irony of the juxtaposition of those two posts. Ain’t life funny!

Another hack bits the dust

June 24, 2009

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In the week that the citizens of Iran used digital media to empower their demands for change and circumvent constrictions on the flow of information, Britain’s largest commercial news broadcaster decides it doesn’t need a website. Go figure! I’ve just found out I’m facing redundancy. But wait, don’t bring out the violins. My situation is […]

What young journalists think about journalism and its future

June 11, 2009

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Young journalists are braced for the rise of multiplatform journalism and the decline in traditional news sources yet few of you imagine yourselves working outside of mainstream news in the foreseeable future. In 2007 I came up with the idea of setting up a dinner club for young journalists to discuss the future of the […]

Back on it

June 11, 2009

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Things have been quiet online because my offline existence has been hectic to say the least. I’ve been settling into my new apartment, embarking on a long-distance relationship with my boyfriend in Ibiza, shadowing with videojournalists on ITV London, hosting dinners, starting a new tumblelog, attending seminars at the Reuters Journalism Institute at Oxford, setting […]