The Evening Standard used good old fashioned investigative journalism to bring...– - Mayor of London Boris Johnson on a hugely impressive campaign by the Standard. Didn’t do much online - but you have to ask yourself: If your print edition has half a million readers every night, does the web even matter? Standard victory in campaign over paupers’ graves - Journalism...
An interview with the Irish singer Gavin Friday included this quote: “And...– Possibly my favourite newspaper correction ever. For more like this, you should really check out Regret the Error. Corrections and clarifications | From the Guardian | guardian.co.uk
Lighter Later – the climate change campaign to... →
What would you do with an extra hour of daylight in the evenings? A longer game of after-work football perhaps, or a less hazardous journey home from school for your kids. Brighter evenings could also help the country meet our carbon emissions targets by saving almost 500,000 tonnes of CO2 each year, equivalent to taking 185,000 cars off the road permanently.
Mr. Edison, I was informed, had been up the two previous nights discovering...– AskOxford: Was the first computer ‘bug’ a real insect?
BBC delays iPhone apps | Media | guardian.co.uk →
The launch of BBC News and BBC Sport smartphone applications is to be delayed, after the BBC Trust heeded industry calls for it to review the corporation’s apps proposals.
Clever little do-dah which gives you a random page from the day’s Guardian. How tricky to do one with other outlets?
Aid dogfight: Geldof and BBC in war of words →
I was involved - at the production stage - in this story and have followed its progress obsessively around the web. So far, this analysis piece from ABC News (Australia) presents by far the most reasoned counter-argument to Martin Plaut’s original report for the BBC. At the moment, the issue seems to be stuck in the “did they, didn’t they” style of questioning. In other...
BBC debate demonstrates power of machine... →
Some work of mine from yesterday’s awesome SuperPower Nation Day.
Claim your Tube delay refund by iPhone app | News →
A new app has been designed to ease the pain of delayed Tube journeys. Tube Refund, a 59p app for Apple’s iPhone, promises to pay for itself by allowing users to apply for their money back easily.
Dear google.com, I visited your website and noticed that you are not listed in...– Bog-standard SEO guide from Google - but this line made me laugh. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Webmaster Tools Help
Channel 4 News team come under fire from insurgents in Afghanistan. World News Blog - Video blog: under fire in Afghanistan
BBC - Over To You: Round-up: Assignment, Ethiopia... →
An Assignment documentary into the use of aid money in Ethiopia during the 1980s has provoked much debate across the world’s media.
John Simpson: 'I'm very pessimistic about the... →
Words cannot describe how much I admire this man. Has this country ever had a finer broadcast journalist? I challenge you to suggest one. Read his books and be marvelled by his insight.
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An inexplicable attempt to undermine the unity of my family, the legacy of...– Now I’ve heard of people saying ‘I was misquoted’ and so on, but denying the interview even took place?! That’s pushing it a bit, you’d think. Will follow this one. BBC News - Winnie denies interview criticising Nelson Mandela
I noticed that the doormat was at a slightly crooked angle. I reached down and...– The dullest blog in the world
Co-Create London - What Would You Do To Make... →
Read about this in the Blog Paper. Some really good ideas, actually.
THE SUN today unreservedly apologises to Nicklas Bendtner after his stunning...– Cheeky ‘apology’ from the Sun’s sports desk. A pseudo-apology from the Sun (U.K.) | Regret the Error
BBC turns down Gordon Brown as Match of the Day 2... →
Downing Street asked if Brown could appear in the MOTD2 studio alongside the presenter, Adrian Chiles, and pundits, who include Lee Dixon, towards the end of last year. The prime minister’s advisors wanted him to talk about England’s bid for the 2018 World Cup, but after taking advice, the show’s production team declined.
Please follow the strict application procedures below. We do not accept...– Lots of us on Twitter chuckling about this. The most cheerful job advert ever. Editorial jobs :: Social issues journalists/writers/editors
Mayor Boris starts the search for London’s best... →
Mayor Boris starts the search for London’s best young buskers London’s most talented buskers are being sought by Mayor Boris Johnson in a major competition to crown the capital’s best musical talent.
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Guardian still the UK’s leader in interactives. Only the NYTimes does it better. No frills or stupid graphics, this just tells you the story nicely. Good work.
If someone has got grey hair or wrinkles, don’t go asking them about it....– BBC News - Finishing school for Indian IT graduates
BBC News - S Korea child 'starves as parents raise... →
A South Korean couple who were addicted to the internet let their three-month-old baby starve to death while raising a virtual daughter online, police said.
How the Chilean quake shortened the day - New... →
The Chilean earthquake that killed more than 700 people on Saturday probably shifted the Earth’s axis and shortened the day, according to a NASA scientist.
Candidate must be 18+, keen to write and run errands and see the occasional...– Most tempting work experience placement ever. gorkanapr