There’s no doubt that media is in a time of change. Magazines and newspapers are hard pressed to save money, journalists are let go, there’s restructoring, and so on. All of this isn’t because of the financial crisis, but it sure speeds things up. So where do we turn for information about these things? To the blogosphere, of course, because that’s where we can read about the people that were let go, without having to filter out everything the hidden agenda of the so called old media. They are partial, you know. Of course, so is a disgruntled journo just sacked from his newspaper, but at least we expect him to be pissed.
Enter a group of anonymous people that tweet about who’s fired, who’s in trouble, and who stays. The Media is Dying Twitter account is a phenomenom, an excellent source for anxious and curious journalists and media enthusiasts altogether. And there’s plenty of them, the account’s got over 9,000 followers. The mysterious media professionals were kind enough to participate in an interview. read more
It’s been a busy year for the Blog Herald. I took over as the new editor, and relaunched the site with a new design in August. I have focused on getting into a rhythm myself, and there has been some shifting in the staff. All natural stuff.
I’m happy with how the Blog Herald have been the last couple of months. We’ve got great WordPress coverage through Lorelle’s WordPress Wednesdays, and the addition of Billy’s Movable Type Mondays complements this. We might add further features like these in the future (do tell me if you’re missing something!), but for now I’m pretty happy with it. read more