I am heading for Southport for the National Union of Journalists’ (NUJ’s) Annual Delegate Meeting (ADM). In 2009 why can’t we get a Vodafone and 3G signal on a Virgin East coast train?
Tomorrow I am running the NUJ student members’ conference. We should have 25 students there. A mix of students of journalism and students journalists working on student media. Continue reading
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)
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
National Union of Journalists (NUJ) members could change the union for the better. But they won’t because the biggest complainers are either too lazy or prefer to complain than to fix what’s broken. Continue reading
An open letter from news aggregator website News Now boss Struan Bartlett (link opens new window) about threats to close down services that deep link to news stories.
This threatens the whole web way of working.