Traditional magazine publishing had (and still has) it’s own set of roles. Journalists, subs, editors, layout… A current observation is that those roles are beginning to collapse into each other. But what new roles are there in publishing? What roles should there be? To answer that question we need to … Continue reading
I love Simon Brew’s new Den of Geek piece about Rise of the Guardians. He interviews Peter Ramsey, the animated feature’s director about the film’s relatively underwhelming box office performance. Why I am linking to it here? I think this is a great example of the kind of personal and … Continue reading
“Small is Beautiful” says Media Briefing The Media Briefing again with a follow on round-up of publications sold to small publishers. It’s not quite evidence of hyperniche in practice (photography and heavy metal are hardly sub-sub-cultural), but does pick out an emergence of specialist titles handled by smaller teams. The … Continue reading
The History of Data Journalism at the Guardian
I’m really intrigued by the Kickstarter launch of The Big Roundtable – one of several longform web publishers to appear in the last year. Not because it’s longform (though, yes, the longform publishing trend is a welcome turnaround in a medium that has been training us to deliver content in … Continue reading
The post-Leveson fall out continues and, for once, I find myself closer to agreeing with the Conservative side of the house than the opposition. The Tories favour renewed commitment to existing law. Labour and Lib Dems favour new press regulations. If a set of new press regulations are brought in, … Continue reading
In the name of “progress” our official culture is striving to force the new media to do the work of the old. Marshall McLuhan – The Medium is the Massage
Continuing the vilification of comments, Rory Cellan Jones – the BBC’s technology correspondent – announces on Twitter that he doesn’t read them. A curious position for a journalist who has embraced blogging, Twitter and so on. Perhaps he still sees journalism as asymmetric?