The good folks at TVNZ Media7 have kindly shared this cheery video tutorial on what the Official Information Act allows and how to use it.
A while back on Twitter I asked if anyone knew a collective noun for journalists other than ‘pack’. I was so taken with the replies that I thought I’d give them another airing here.
I was talking to my Dad the other night about what news looked like when he was young. He said they didn’t have a radio or a television, and the paper wasn’t delivered. “Only milk and bread were delivered in those days,” he said. The butcher and grocer would deliver if you called in your order. But not newspapers.
Tim Berners-Lee on link data.
Bad Science blogger Ben Goldacre talks about science coverage in the media and in the blogosphere.
I had the good fortune to attend KiwiFoo (aka Baa Camp), a kind of unconference which brings together a cluster of people from various fields who share at least one thing: a burning passion for what they do. Hard to go wrong with a starting point like that and sure enough it proved a hugely […]
Here are some notes from a workshop I participated in at Webstock about managing and sustaining communities online. It was led by Heather Champ, community manager for Flickr, and Derek Powazek, founder of Fray and more recently MagCloud, a web-to-print publishing site I’ve been meaning to link to for a while (but that’s for another post).
I’m at Webstock and I’m sitting across the table from a guy who built the BBC’s iPlayer and customisable homepage, next to the manager of NZ On Screen and listening to US journalist and blogger Annalee Newitz talk about how science fiction gives us vocabulary and a frame of reference for emerging technologies.
Iqbal Quadir talks about Grameen Phone
Clips from the BBC’s Britain From Above series.