Why is my [media] diet failing?

Now I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent the last decade or so steadily cutting back on my media consumption. After all, I’ve had to find time for surfing the web, playing video games, loading – and listening to – my iPod, and of course, to spend hours seeing “what else is on” while scanning the EPG on 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

Wikileaks: a fine new institution worth defending

Wikileaks, the website devoted to leaking what the authorities don’t want us to know, faces two problems. It has internal problems to solve and it is being criticised for its revelations.  These revelations possibly put people in Afghanistan and Iraq in danger.  It has moved its operations to Sweden with its more liberal press laws Read More

Good and bad in UK press

The good and bad of the UK media were on show this weekend.  The good is the News of the World investigation into bet rigging in cricket.  A first class piece of investigative journalism: On an issue of public interest; Causing other media to follow it; and Digging out a story which will run and Read More

Investigative journalism works at H&H

Investigative reporting works. Investigative reporting works as a key tool to unearth exclusive news and features for readers. It works as a boost to morale of the writing team. It works as a sales tool. Horse & Hound, the weekly bible of the equestrian world, has launched an investigative journalism campaign. The first fruits of Read More