Play our Keep it Legal game: beta version

Game on!  There’s a horrible term in training: gamification.  It means turning training into games.  That way, apparently, people learn faster, with more fun and what they learn sticks.  You can also test through games if people have got the point. So we have a game: at least in beta mode.  It is Keep it Read More

Berlusconi behind Kate topless pictures?

Here’s a conspiracy. Silvio Berlusconi is behind the revelation of Kate Middleton’s upper half  in France and Italy.  He owns both magazines carrying the photos, Closer in France and Chi in Italy through Mondadori. He owns the mags His representatives say that the Italian media mogul had nothing to do with it.  But as Mandy Read More

Same rules for all: citizens and professionals

It is no coincidence that The Times today has a page of debate about the role of professional journalists as Blottr.com claims to have 1,000 “citizen journalists”.  Can’t show you The Times articles bacause of its fire wall. We know the perceived state of professional journalism: ethically challenged and less able to serve its purpose Read More

10 lessons from the NoW closure

1                     To paraphrase the Sun: “It’s the advertisers whot won it.”  Senior News International executives talked about the loss of trust by the readers as the cause of the closure of the NoW.  It wasn’t any such thing.  It was because the advertisers bailed out.   It was a ruthless closure inflicted on a team which Read More

Mosley tries for pre-publication privacy notice

Max Mosley is trying to make UK newspapers and magazines tell the subjects of stories before publication what they are about.  He claims this is necessary for those subjects to have their privacy defended. His lawyers were in the European Court of Human Rights today arguing that the UK should be told to introduce this Read More

Is he really a Wiked Witch?

Everyone in the media is closely following the current travails of Julian Assange and the ramifications of the Wikileaks news torrent. Whatever your political leanings, or opinion of the legal issues confronting Mr Assange (and I talk here of the civil suits threatened by the US among others, not the Swedish prosecutor’s charges), it is impossible to ignore the Read More