It would not be an exaggeration to say that encountering the Atari ST began my career as a technology writer. Though I’d played with Sinclair Spectrums and Amstrad PCs in the 80s, I had never used a computer as a production tool. My undergraduate dissertation was written in longhand and … Continue reading
Did Twitter Just Remake Storify? Writerly types will know that you’re not supposed to end a headline with a question mark because readers can always answer with a swift and resolute “no”. It’s called Betteridge’s law after m’colleague +Ian Betteridge – who coined the rule. But in this case the question … Continue reading
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The Zero Theorem My local newspaper website, www.examiner.co.uk, has switched from a subscription based commenting system where people were able to define their own user names to a Facebook based system. The result? Engagement has died overnight. From an average of between 15 or 20 comments on each story to … Continue reading
I review music. That’s a thing I do now. If you’re in a young (or not so young) up and coming band, get in touch – khodge at gmail.com. I like post-rock, garage rock, electronica, prog, nu-folk and post-punk. If you have a release I can review, I might be … Continue reading
Journalism and video games come together as a new form of storytelling in Brazil » Nieman Journalism Lab Jeux sans frontieres…
Headlines Get Shorter, says Gawker
Writing Style for Print vs. Web An old piece I’m clipping for later.