I'd like to keep the site ticking over during the Christmas break, so am proposing a New Labour-style package of measures to stimulate the blogging economy during those bleak, lesson-free weeks. So I'll be offering music vouchers (itunes or an alternative) for the following:
For those of you who missed today's lecture, the assignment briefing for your next piece of assessed coursework is now on the site. Check the convergent journalism section of module notes. If there's anything you're not sure about, then do ask. The deadline is 12noon on Thursday 18 December.
Following this week's exercise in sub-editing, I discovered this clever tribute to the art from the Washington Post. It's by Pulitzer-winning writer Gene Weingarten, and praises the newspaper industry's copy editors (the US term for subs) by demonstrating the sort of nonsense we might have to read if they didn't exist. See how many of the 57 errors you can pick up.
No, the headline is not simply toÂ make Laura feel more at home. This is the German term for citizen journalism, which is being pushed by the country's biggest-selling newspaper in an intriguing way.
The Gods of Journalism are vengeful and mysterious.Â So today we must offer them a new sacrifice in the form of a fresh editor for the Centre for Journalism web site. In the time-honoured way, they have this morning revealed to me the name of the candidate they wish to be delivered to their altar...