‘Website is where Al Jazeera audience comes for in-depth coverage

‘ Robert Hernandez has a Q&A up on his blog with Al Jazeera online producer Bilal Randeree. Hernandez introduces the piece thus: Without a doubt, the leading news organization covering the historic Middle East unrest isĀ Al Jazeera. Available in limited markets here, their website has been the home for its impressive coverage. “We had figures …

If you find any of those website elves, send them my way

Is it just me, or do you find in your organisation that people expect websites to mushroom by magic, as if little elves were at work while you slept? I’ve lost count of how many newsrooms I’ve come across which rely on the efforts of a single, young, overworked web editor to monitor and update their website 24 hours a day, seven days a week (impossible, of course, they just do their best Monday to Friday and hope nothing breaks on the weekend to make them look like muppets).