“Let there be no doubt that whatever sacrifices we journalists make, they are not made for our own glory or enrichment: they are made for you. Whether you deserve their sacrifice is another matter. As for me, God knows I tried.” The final words from the final editorial of murdered Sri Lankan editor Lasantha Wickrematunga. […]


Stakeholder syndrome

September 2, 2008

If you want an illustration of the brilliance and fragility of the blogosphere, take a look at Ofcomwatch. It’s a blog about the world of UK communications regulation which, let’s face it, is about as effervescent as a day-old glass of Alkaseltzer, and the bulk of its posts are the heroic work of Russ Taylor.


Ever wondered where the modern news media started? Germany, 1450s – Johann Gutenberg invents movable type printing and brings out the Bible. Problem with the Bible? You only buy it once. New translations keep presses rolling. They also raise political problems (like Tyndale‘s translation in England). Readers can use their Bible to make up their […]