State of the Union

A while back I posted a short online poll to guage Irish journalists’ perceptions of the NUJ. My motivation for doing so was my own ambivalence towards the organisation, stemming from not having had much to do with them, having witnessed their toothlessness in the face of tough management, and having had some disagreements with…

Post-script

If I had a euro for every time someone watched my social media guru video…I’d have around €20,000 by lunchtime today. Which would be nice. Last Thursday I spent 30 minutes writing a script and building a little animation around it using a site called xtranormal.com. The vid took a swipe at the self-proclaimed social…

Basic Branding 101

Adam Westbrook is two posts deep into his 6X6 series for journalists, six posts with six tips in each on a particular theme to help journalists kickstart their careers in a new multimedia environment. The first post, on branding yourself, carries some simple, universal rules that should apply to  international entities as well as they…

Feeds for thought

My reader is crammed with goodies at the moment, so I though I’d share five of the more recent additions. First up is the Guardian’s Writers’ Rooms series, which features in the Saturday edition. Gives a great insight into where great writers do their stuff. Sebastian Faulks is the most recent, but it includes Gillian…