I bought a pumpkin today, and decided to name him Paulo. Paulo seems to have a slightly skeptical face on him already, but he’s friendly enough. I wonder what design to carve… Suggestions on a postcard
Where life comes to words
The everyday hubbub and bustling newsroom at BBC South West. People from all different areas were sat together and sharing resources; working on radio broadcasts, editing TV packages for the next show and updating the various BBC websites and social media.
Working interactively, journalism becomes a never-ending organic business of placing material in the public domain, of adding to it, clarifying it, correcting it, editing, contextualising, analysing, responding…
The users are deciding what the point of their engagement will be — what application, what device, what time, what place.
Just a few years ago, we would be talking about last night’s TV at work or at school. Now, we’re having those conversations live while watching TV – using social media, text and instant messaging.
What irritates the hell out of people is if they click a story which says ‘Britain buys 100 new tanks for the war in Afghanistan‘ they then click on the video and it’s just a bloke standing in Whitehall saying ‘they’re going to buy 100 new tanks for the war in Afghanistan.‘ The viewer could say ‘you’ve wasted my time‘.
None of the exciting photos of fish came out, because it turns out there’s a second or so’s delay on a GoPro camera, meaning everything was blurry. We got some nice photos of us around London though.
We spent the vast proportion of the day wandering around Hyde Park, South Bank, and then went into the Aquarium. Along the way, we also found some pretty old buildings. Can anyone guess which one this was? Answers on a Postcard.
Whenever I go up to London I always make sure to get a burrito. I love burritos. A shop that sells them just opened in Falmouth but they’re far more expensive and nowhere near as good. Seeing as I was in London, I made sure to come to Tortilla (just off from Oxford Street) for lunch. Tortilla put some proper care into their burritos, and you leave feeling warm and floaty inside whilst satisfyingly full. All in all, my favourite restaurant for lunch by a long shot.
The millions that are blogging, exchanging views online and uploading clips to YouTube are building communities and networks and excluding us
I was given the opportunity for a brief jaunt up to London this weekend, and given that I have a deep passion for London since living there last summer, and a girlfriend who has been for barely a day in her entire life, I jumped at the opportunity. Here’s me pretending to be Big Ben.
If you think you want to be a journalist, I now don’t think there’s any excuse not to have a blog. The closer you get to looking around for jobs, the better it should be maintained. If you enter the jobs market without one, no matter how good your degree, you’re increasingly likely to lose out to people who better present all they can do, and have the experience of creating and curating their own site.