On the Norway reportage

I’ve been loath to do anything on the Norway tragedy just because of the enormity of the situation. It’s too hard and too awful almost to comprehend, and then to put that into words…? However, I think the Australian media has done an excellent, sensitive job on bringing that story back home to us, halfway … Continue reading

Quote of the day

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” Winston Churchill

Just Read – America The Edible: A Hungry History, From Sea To Dining Sea

Attention fellow epicures. You do not know food is done until it’s been Man v. Food done. This has now become the food book I judge others by. I’ve just finished reading the delectable Adam Richman’s America The Edible: A Hungry History, From Sea To Dining Sea. Where do I begin? I can summarise it … Continue reading

Do you agree?

Journalism: “A way to apprehend the world” (Duffield, L., Cokley, J. eds. 2006. I, Journalist. 1st ed. NSW: Pearson Education.)  

Doyle Dane Bernbach changed the way we see Volkswagen

I’m continuing the Mad Men theme here, apologies. At the moment I’m re-reading “Mad Men Unbuttoned: A Romp Through 1960s America” by Natasha Vargas Cooper. I recommend you have a peek. BUT. This is something that really stuck out at me – how ad agency Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB) changed the public’s very perception (and … Continue reading

Don Draper on Public Relations

“PR people understand this, but they can never execute it. If you don’t like what is being said, then change the conversation.”

The Vanity List – tools of the trade

Inspired by Stuff That I Bought, I’ve compiled a nice wishlist of my favourite tools of the trade. Now I’m not really one for gadgetry so what I’ve got here is the definitive list. And why not? A lovely new voice recorder. Old faithful to the right (Sony IC) is good but I have just … Continue reading

And that’s the way it is … Walter Cronkite

Also known as “Walter Wilcox” during the earlier years. In my opinion the world’s most pioneering newsman, with a career spanning more than five decades. He reported wars, political stoushes, scandals and triumphs, travels into outer space … broke the news JFK was shot, and had died. Too much to list here. He told the … Continue reading

Journalism no-no

This is seriously funny. Tom Scott has made an excellent set of warning stickers for shoddy reporting.

Sunlight is the best antiseptic

These guys are the business. Journalists whom I deeply admire. And please click onto Daniel Pearl Foundation, “to promote tolerance and understanding internationally through journalism, music and dialogue”.

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