Monthly Archives: November 2009

Interview tip #1 – Don't insult the journalist

I was shocked after reading Camilla Long’s interview with Cherie Blair in the Sunday Times. It’s almost a spoof of a really bad interview. Mrs Blair manages to insult the journalist from the moment she meets her: “I don’t know … Continue reading

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theblogpaper – a paper made from blogs!

Just when it seemed like London’s freesheet industry had died, along came theblogpaper! This is a fantastic, innovative idea – a crowdsourced newspaper compiling the best blogs. People submit blog articles to the website. They’re rated by readers and then … Continue reading

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A (virtual) coffee with… Mayah Riaz, editor of DEEN magazine

Mayah Riaz is clearly a woman who loves a challenge. She’s recently launched a consumer lifestyle magazine during a recession, at a time when newspapers and magazines are facing job cuts, closures and increasingly moving to online models. I caught … Continue reading

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I’ve been dipping in and out of the TV news coverage of the Cumbria floods all day. BBC News, Sky News (their respective websites) and local TV news bulletins have been keeping me fully up-to-date. It’s major breaking news stories … Continue reading

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From the printing press to the printernet*

It’s ironic that I’m starting a blog about media and PR the day after Media Week announces that its print edition is closing to go online-only. I love print. Reading an article on a laptop screen or phone is just … Continue reading

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