If radical thinking is the solution to declining newspaper circulations then this proposal from the American Recovering Journalist blog is at the sharpest end of the most acute cutting edge.Â To secure theirÂ futures, suggests Marc Andreesen, newspapers should stop printing paper copies now and force their readers (and avertisers) to appreciate the online product. I think the idea isÂ closer to insanity than radicalism, but perhaps I'm missing aÂ glorious business opportunity.
InterestingÂ piece by Paul Boutin in Wired,Â the Web Magazine.Â Apparently the future is multimedia.
The BBC's obsession with LIVE reporting plumbed an amusing new nadirÂ of absurdity last night. Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon travelled from her base at Pacific Quay in Glasgow to the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders to cue in a report about Norwegian salmon rivers that are infected with bacteria. The connection to Scotland? Well Scottish rivers have salmon too, silly head.
With occasionalÂ exceptions, British journalism is notÂ at its best whenÂ reporting science. Usually we ignore it. When we pay attentionÂ we have aÂ tradition of laziness andÂ misunderstanding that too often leads toÂ entirely deliberateÂ hyperbole