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Escape to Puerto Rico, Hunter S Thompson style

May 11, 2009


It’s the sort of reporting that makes you feel better.  Jason Booth’s almost poetic comentary on a recent trip to Puerto Rico inspired by Hunter S Thompson’s novel The Rum Diaries soothes over you, an effect due as much to its delivery as its content. Retracing the steps of the fleeing Gonzo journalist, Booth escapes the media hubbub […]

An open invitation – journalism’s new futures

May 11, 2009


For the past year and a half I’ve been running a (more or less) monthly session where I gather together hot young talent working at the top levels of British journalism. The sessions are made up of journalists, producers and editors working in print, radio, television and online. The ‘gatherings’ have ground to a halt after […]

Boycott Buy a Newspaper Day

January 27, 2009


Don’t buy a newspaper, support online advertising instead! 2 February has set aside as Buy A Newspaper Day in the US. Just last week, French president Nicholas Sarkozy announced a €600 million package to prop up France’s ailing newspaper industry. The proposed measures include free newspaper subscription for 18 year-olds, paid partly by the government […]

Katy Perry DID kiss a girl

October 21, 2008


Stop the presses, forget the credit crunch, dismiss concerns about global warming! The breaking news story of the day? Californian songstress Katy Perry has admitted in a candid interview with OK magazine that she, yes, really did kiss a girl and, yes, she did like it. What on earth is the world coming to when […]

Network news – inside the dragon’s den

October 20, 2008


Back on the day shift and the joys of the morning editorial meeting beckon. Each morning at an hour long meeting takes place in which the programme editors of the news bulletins thrash out what news you the viewer will consume. It’s a bit like the Roman gods; they decide what stories the correspondents will […]

Even online advertising is doomed

October 13, 2008


In the second quarter of 2008, the online revenue of the Newspaper Association of America was down 2.4 per cent compared with last year, to $777 million. This is the first year-over-year drop since the group began measuring online revenue in 2003. Maybe it’s time to bail on the media game in the UK and start farming cocoa […]