links for 2010-07-22
by Martin Belam, 22 July 2010
"If you're a blogger and you've been offended somehow by my piece, ask yourself why -- I highly suspect it's because I called some behavior of yours out as not being 'journalist-y' enough. While it's true that we all hold ourselves to different professional standards, the above are pretty basic. If you feel threatened or attacked by what I've written, I suggest you get back at me by taking a couple journalism classes at a community college and doing an internship at a local newspaper; it'll change your writing and your life". Or maybe, the reason as a blogger you'll be annoyed is because, for the nth hundredth time in the last ten years, someone has failed to grasp that BLOGGER != JOURNALIST, or that many bloggers aren't interested in doing journalism, or that essays like this about the wonderful ethics and brilliance of the journalism profession would ring a lot more true if NEWSPAPERS DIDN'T KEEP SIMPLY MAKING THINGS UP TO SELL PAPERS. *And breathe*
"Once you've launched a site, the most important thing to do is be ready and poised to completely change it. Reacting very quickly to real-world feedback can turn unseen problem areas into strengths. I wanted to share a real-world example with you of how we recently did this on a project of ours."
One of the Polis Summer School papers that Charlie Beckett has been publishing on his blog, this one includes a look at the Trafigura injunction & Twitter exposure
I rather think that Oliver Brown has missed the point here. He makes a lot of Hungary not being a fitting choice of opposition. Surely they have been chosen as preparation for the Euro2012 fixture against Bulgaria, which he doesn't mention at all?