Thursday, September 11, 2008

you can finde me elsewhere

I am now on friendfeed as part of social media research, apologies to those wondering why the subscriprion. Feedfriend newbie

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

What happened next department ...

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

I do not agree with much of this

But have a look anyway

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

My small town

Spice up your sports pictorials with a crowd shot. Here's a good one from the a NSW bowls match.

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Quirky is good.

Marketing ourselves

Another Sydney newspaper group has produced an online video explaining it's demographics. Look for the link at the right of one of their web pages
I'm not to keen on the box moving about the map though.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Something worth remembering

I found this nifty quote on the web page of ABC Television's Media Watch:
Being a newspaper columnist is like marrying a nymphomaniac - it's great for the first two weeks."
- Lewis Grizzard (1947 - 1994)

This former columnist can verify all of the except for the bit about marrying.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Brain food

One of the reasons I'm in this game is the childhood association of takeaway fish and chips being wrapped up in newspapers. Ah, the romance of it all. Some years ago this was banned because of concerns about contamination from printing plates and ink refined from crude oil. Now that we use plates made with lasers and put non-toxic inks through the press can't we restore the practice?

Double plus ungood reports: "BEFORE Christ" has been written out of some history books in NSW schools and replaced with "Before Common Era" in political correctness gone mad, the State Opposition said today. Details here.

About our papers

Nifty profiles of the community papers I work on are now available at The other gig is a day a week at the Illawarra Mercury, a regional daily.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Wikipedia warning

I'm seeing more stuff on the internet citing Wikipedia as a source. Let's be pretty clear that it is not an authorative one.
User beware.

1966 Encyclopaedia of New Zealand

This three-volume work, from which I learnt so much as a lad, is now online.
No cracks about the country not being part of the modern world please.

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