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You are hallucinating this morning if you think you’ve seen or heard the news that the Royal baby is a boy. It’s not. It’s a girl. Honest. Look, I’ve got all this press coverage to prove it: “Kate Middleton dropped a big hint that she is having a daughter” – The Sun “It’s a girl!” […]
An intrepid journalist from the William James School of Multiverse Journalism brings back this report on how this week played out in a very similar, yet not quite identical, parallel universe. Newspaper industry plunged into crisis as new research reveals they widely mislead their readers Shock new research into the views of the British public […]
A follow up to my earlier email to The Week magazine: I hope a reply to my earlier email will be on its way shortly. In the meantime, I just observe that another week of the Wit & Wisdom column has passed, and once again it was not just dominated by men, it was overwhelmed […]
A stylish newspaper correction from The Scotsman.
From the BBC: Consumers are becoming more willing to pay for online news, although most still choose not to, a study suggests. The percentage of UK-based web users who read paid-for content had more than doubled to 9% during the past 10 months, it said.
An email I’ve sent to the editorial team at the magazine, The Week: I love reading the Wit & Wisdom column with its collection of quotes each week in your magazine. For a while, however, I’ve been struck by how dominated by men it is. To be sure I wasn’t being unfair, I’ve tallied up […]
An impressive response by the Chief of Australian Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, to a sexual harassment scandal. Direct, personal and addressing the issue at hand – avoiding all the sorts of evasion, excuses and jargon that so often makes an organisation’s response to a crisis one that exacerbates it further.
Very interesting slice of the future here – extending the existing software which produces automatic write-ups of sports matches for US news outlets into other fields: Narrative Science is somewhat known in journalism circles for its automated sports and finance articles, but in a fascinating profile last year, Steven Levy wrote about how the company […]
The Sun's Tom Newton Dunn accuses the Daily Mail of stealing photos, again.
Turns out I’ve been guilty of 6 crimes in 55 countries. How do I know? Courtesy of the very smart Trial by Timeline site from Amnesty International New Zealand. You have to give it permission to check through your Facebook content, and it then spots what things you’ve done that would be against the law […]