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Indieweb for journalists

I’ve a few ideas about new ways of working as a journalist that overlap with the Indieweb movement. The first is having a syndicated work portfolio. If you like, a single source, feed or river of everything I post elsewhere. This means linking back to my stories published on mainstream media sites. I want to […]

Journalists too mean to tech companies

At The Register Shaun Nichols writes: “The tech press has dared to lean away from its core mission of making technology companies more profitable, says tech advocacy house ITIF.” The ITIF or Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is an industry think-tank. It issued a report looking at “a change of tone in technology reporting” between […]

New Zealand Herald digital — newspaper without paper

The New Zealand Herald sent an email today inviting readers to subscribe to a NZ$25 a month digital edition. This is a good idea. A digital edition is an exact electronic copy of the print edition. The paper is available online at 6am each day. It is separate from the website version of the paper at […]

Media should unfriend Facebook

Scientists say a meteor hit the earth 66 million years ago and wiped out most dinosaurs. Journalists know how they felt. A meteor crashed into our world in the 1990s. The internet’s effect wasn’t immediate. Now, two decades on, mostformer journalists work in other industries. The media companies that employed them have either gone or […]