It’s been a strange and busy start to the year in the world of digital journalism. The changes to, and discussion of, social media have been fast and dramatic, and the news business has been at the heart of it. In fact, these changes are so rapid that at least one person is doing a daily e-mail on the topic
It’s odd seeing the world that was an much-mocked obsession to myself and a few others 15 years ago become a central part of the political discourse.
Tracking it all, and figuring out what matters to my work, has kept me insanely busy, to the degree that taking an hour or so to polish up this e-mail seems like a ridiculous luxury.
But that is why I need to do it.
While One Man & His Blog
is about the practice and profession of journalism in the digital age, this newsletter is to share the products of online journalism and writing. It’s a unashamedly non-algorithmic, personal take on what’s worth reading. It’s an excuse for you to sit down, indulge, and take some time to read and think. And it forces me to do the same — to read outside my bubble and see what people are doing with
the tools I write about.
It’s best consumed in an armchair or sofa, with something nice to drink in your hand, be it whisky or a herbal tea.
If you’d rather just get the latest OM&HB posts by e-mail, you can do that instead
On with the links!