If you missed today’s Armistice Day two minute silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, you can listen again on the BBC iPlayer (link opens new window).
You couldn’t make it up
Thanks to Patrick Smith of Paid Content via @psmith on Twitter (link opens new window)
Wannabe journalist William James deserves a job for his use of Twitter to track down Guardian careers advice panel members during the live advice session this afternoon. Continue reading
This morning a power cut brought down the servers, preventing me from posting my early morning news to the content management system (CMS) of the websites for which I write.
But that is nothing compared with the technical no-no yesterday.
A woman sent an explicit and personal email meant for her boyfriend to me by mistake. Continue reading
The happening is that Mark Watts is at it again, uncovering “scandals” about reds under the beds in the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) election for a new editor of the Journalist magazine. Continue reading
My daughter, Molly, is part of the Common Dance troop in this Guardian video (link opens new window).
The show opened last night and was sublime. It is truly beautiful.
Am I a proud dad? Too bloody right I am.
The opening credit pic of this video is this screengrab below. My daughter is the girl on the right in mid-air (cut out).
Here’s two lists of journalists on Twitter:
Some of these may technically be the journalist’s twitter details but several rarely if ever post.
And I am not on either list – do I want to be?
You’ve got to admire my source
Thanks to a Journalism.co.uk tweet for this.
Journalism.co.uk story (link opens new window)
Aggregator site News Now has revealed a few more details of the legal battle it faces against the major daily and local UK newspapers over its linking.
In a Q&A format (link opens hew window), it claims News International objects completely to any linking to its stories, while others want payment for including those links.
We should all defend News Now’s right to use headlines and links.
I had a bath this morning. I doubt I am any cleaner than the extensive soap and flannel body wash I had standing on one leg each day since I left hospital after my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee operation on Monday. But I feel completely different.
And how you feel is vital. When you have an injury, illness or something else that knocks you back – especially as a freelance, potentially alone for long periods – you need a strategy to cope. Continue reading
Voting in the election to be the next editor to he National Union of Journalists (NUJ’s) magazine The Journalist has been extended to 16 November because of the postal strike, the NUJ has announced.
Several candidates had requested the extension. Some had not received their voting forms.
The NUJ announcement (link opens new window)
Mark Watts, candidate for editor of The Journalist, chose to organise a red hunt in the National Union of Journalists and allied himself with a former Ulster Unionist MP, Lord Laird of Artigarvan, to ask a question in the Lords.
Today he has secured the support of the British National Party (BNP) in London. Continue reading