…and it’s back

After an extended delay, the time is right to make this blog a ‘thing’ again. Here are some of the exciting developments that have occurred in the meantime…

Death knocks: public interest or of interest to the public?

It’s the coming of age for any cub reporter. After guidance from tutors, anecdotes from seniors and goading from the news desk they will one day be asked to prove themselves on possibly the toughest assignment of all – the death knock.

Palestine, Beer and Ocktoberfest Under Occupation – a DIY documentary

The story of how DIY documentary maker Lara Van Raay packed up and went to the West Bank to make a film about a brewery and beer festival in the most unlikely of settings.

Al Jazeera’s World Cup blackout leaves ITV in the shade

For every spectacular goal scored, or dive unpunished, World Cup audiences in the Middle East are on the edge of their seats for reasons that have nothing to do with the action in Johannesburg, Rustenburg, Cape Town or any of South Africa’s proud sporting stadia.

How to get rich, popular and blogging

Just to be clear (and now that I have your attention): this post won’t get you rich, won’t make you popular but will tell you a bit about blogging. I’ve been doing this for a little while now and had some positive feedback so I thought I’d share my experiences so far.

The Times paywall site: WordPress with ooomph?

A review of the new-look Times and Sunday Times of London sites that are going to be the first major UK newspapers to be put behind a paywall.

Was it Twitter wot won it?

I was asked this week if I thought the UK General Election was the first ‘social media election’ and the short answer is – yes, it was.

Non-affiliate’s review of the premium Headway theme for WordPress

A non-affiliate review of the Headway Theme for Wordpress, the main rival to Thesis. The theme itself is good but not without its problems, as I discovered.

Abu Dhabi Media Summit: Live blog

A live blog I completed over three days in March 2010 for The National newspaper. Guest speakers included News International chairman Rupert Murdoch, Eric Schmidt of Google and many more. Enjoy. Media Summit live blog: launch date March 9th 2010