Just a thought on the level of abuse journalists have been receiving during the #Indyref campaign in Scotland. Tom Bradby writes a post about how he isn’t enjoying the experience of covering the referendum because of the level of abuse…

An open letter to the Independent about reporting the royal baby news

If your schtick is that you don’t make a big fuss about reporting news about the royal family, then tweeting out that that you didn’t make a big fuss about it with a #RoyalBaby hashtag appears to be self-defeating How…

Last time I checked the internet was not short of opinions about the Scottish Independence Referendum. So please feel free to ignore mine. Although it does include a little bit about the experience of running Ampp3d during the process which…

The Scotsman really has banned mention of Wings Over Scotland in their comments

UPDATE It’s been pointed out to me in the comments here, and I’ve tested it, and the ban on mentions of “Wings Over Scotland” has now been removed Original article from September 8th: In all my years of commenting about…

I’ve made a few sarcastic tweets over the last few days moaning that people are over-reacting to “the horror” of Twitter mixing in favourites with tweets and retweets in your timeline. Woaaaaahhhhhh it’s almost like all your Twitter favourites weren’t…

Construction sites and catcalling at women – the metadata never lies

Doree Lewak has written for the New York Post about how being catcalled in the street by people on construction sites is fun and empowering. Luckily for humanity, the metadata never lies…

I’m always surprised by the extent to which some newspaper columnists are disturbed by the unwashed masses being able to communicate their feelings of grief. First Dylan Byers and then Rosamund Irwin have felt the need to write newspaper columns…

There’s a tweet doing the rounds exposing an internal email that makes pretty grim reading about trying to SEO the death of Robin Williams. SEO is making us better people. pic.twitter.com/8JH8039k9d — Mike Monteiro (@monteiro) August 13, 2014 I can…

…it should be this powerful one by Mary Hamilton: “Reporting suicide: how not to kill your readers” “Fundamentally, the media doesn’t care about the guidelines. It doesn’t care about the people they’re meant to protect. Mentally ill people who die…

Maybe the Daily Star should have checked their own website before complaining about the BBC’s Savile article?

The Daily Star is mightily annoyed with the BBC today – “BBC bosses were blasted last night after a glowing tribute to paedo Jimmy Savile appeared on their news website.” The story? The BBC’s obit of Jimmy Savile has found…