The Journalist and the Murderer – the art of interviewing

Interviewing and ethics “In The Journalist and the Murderer (1990), [Janet] Malcolm described the inevitable betrayal involved in the journalist-subject encounter; the subject will regress like a patient in psychoanalysis, childishly trusting their questioner, only to discover that the journalist is not a compassionate listener but a professional with an agenda and a story to …

SEO What?

SEO What? (SEO and Journalism) View more presentations from petermoore. Just as the English talk about the weather, everyone in digitaldom talks about SEO. A brief overview of search engine optimisation is included in this presentation along with a number of the most popular viewpoints. As ever, comments welcome. – Sources Used: “Daily Mirror’s Matt …

Meanwhile, elsewhere…

An overcooked moral panic? Yes. 150 people have died from swine flu. But, amongst the panic, I thought that it would be a good idea to note that at least three other things that are happening in the world at the moment. It would be nice if just one newspaper, or one television station devoted …

Digital Times: new media, same problems

Here are some extracts from an article that appeared in the Westminster Review in 1833, a year before the twenty one year old Charles Dickens became a political journalist for the Morning Chronicle, and when Queen Victoria wasn’t a queen at all, but a princess of the awkward age of fourteen.