When Rupert Murdoch first announced he was putting The Times and Sunday Times behind a paywall I thought it was a rather silly idea. I was determined I would never pay for it, after all when news is available everywhere else on the web for free (or at least ad-funded) what was the point in paying.
This blog post started life as a comment on the blog of Birmingham Post Journalist, Joanna Geary. However, having gone read the comment back I thought it was worth sharing with you as well. Joanna ponders a world ‘beyond the parasitic news model‘. How news will be funded and organised online when the bottom falls out of the ‘mainstream’ media market. My suggestion – let it go. It’s possible that [...]
You may have noticed that, for the past few weeks Jersey has been at the centre of a major news story. I’ve been fairly distant from the story until recently – that changed last Saturday.
I get a lot of requests, as I’m sure do many others, to go to events, invite friends or join groups on facebook and the groups are the ones where I sometimes have to think twice. With my day job I write a wide range of articles on everything from surfboard bans to government reform and on to what you would call a cafe converted from a toilet. Which also [...]
When I was younger, so much younger than today – a day felt like a week, a week felt like a month and a month like year. Back then time seemed to go by so much more slowly than it does today. I swear I’ve been put into some bizarre time machine while sleeping and taken a year into the future – It really does only feel like a week [...]