It’s that time of year again, the day where newspapers around the world publish ridiculous and outrageous stories in honour of April Fools Day. I’m not all that sure how I feel about news media publishing made-up stories but I suppose, considering some of theRead More
Is Twitter media? Apparently so according to a new report from Yahoo. The report says that while Twitter allows everyone to have a voice online it is still a handful of celebrities, organisations and media houses that drive the majority of content on the network.Read More
This one’s for the online journalists out there. How often have you needed a quick screenshot to illustrate an article, or for your own records?
Usually this means taking a snapshot, saving it, then opening it in an illustration application, adding text and marks, cropping
Many years working as an editor and writer have taught me one thing: Anyone can write but not everyone can write well.
This doesn’t mean writing technique can’t be improved. Writing is like exercise: the more you practice the better you become. Of course not
In a recent interview published on the Globe and Mail site, author Margaret Atwood was asked: Will the world be worse off if e-books fail? In typical style Atwood responded:
Well, first let us picture what kind of event might lead to that: 1. Solar
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Time to kick off the day with a quick whip-around of the stories making the headlines this morning. First up, online surpasses print. In case you missed it yesterday, online ad revenues and readership exceeded print for this first time in 2010. This isRead More
Sometimes all it takes is one character to turn a plain piece of text into a great one. And that one character is the ampersand.
Here in South Africa think of the iconic Mail&Guardian brand, for example. Take away the & and you have nothing
This made me smile this morning. Sparks‘ song Metaphor, from their Hello Young Lovers album, is exactly what it says it is: A song about metaphors. No masquerading here. It also has a catchy tune and offers sage, entertaining advice on the benefits of usingRead More
Twitter is fast becoming the go-to place for breaking news. If it happens in the world it’s probably on Twitter, somewhere. Which is all well and good considering there are in excess of 200 million Twitter accounts registered, but as a journalist how can youRead More