Sign up to get my Tokyo 2020 daily briefing for the Guardian

I’ve been pretty much live-blogging either US politics or the global coronavirus pandemic every weekday now since something like March last year, so I’m absolutely thrilled that I’ve got a bit of a change of pace coming up. Starting later…

Do my quiz! Euro 2020 version

I’ve had so much fun putting together a Euro 2020 football anthems quiz for the Guardian today that it seems a shame not to share it with you. When else am I ever going to be able to write three…

Living the Eurovision dream

No Friday Reading this week afraid because I have been too busy living the Eurovision dream. Not only have I put together the Guardian’s fiendish Eurovision quiz, but I am absolutely thrilled that for the first time on Saturday I…

Stuart O’Connor

I was very sorry to hear that Stuart O’Connor, who was known as ScreenjabberStu on Twitter, has passed away in Australia. He was a colleague of mine who worked on the Guardian’s tech, media & games coverage in the early…

Happy birthday to the Guardian!

Happy birthday to the Guardian!

The Guardian is 200 years old today and there’s lots of stuff online to celebrate it. As I see it… STEP ONE: Start a radical campaigning newspaper in Manchester. STEP TWO: In two hundred years time, have some rando writing…

“DO MY QUIZ!” – a new weekly online quiz for the Guardian

I am very excited that I am starting a new series at the Guardian which will allow me to shout “DO MY QUIZ!” at you rudely every Thursday lunchtime. My mantra for writing Guardian quizzes is that you want *most*…

‘First rough draft of history’ – live blogging article for InPublishing

“I’ve always thought of the role of the live blogger as being a little like that of a radio DJ on a news-driven morning or drive-time show. You need to be lively and entertaining, you need to convey things quickly…

The moment has been prepared for – my first Guardian Doctor Who episode-by-episode recap

It’s a new year, and a big day for me personally. I’ve got the job in the worst way possible because we lost my friend and colleague Dan Martin earlier this year, but I’m taking over the Guardian Doctor Who…

Typerighter – the Guardian’s automated tool for spotting when I’ve strayed from the righteous path

Typerighter – the Guardian’s automated tool for spotting when I’ve strayed from the righteous path

I posted about this on Twitter and there seemed to be lots of interest so here’s some more detail in an old-fashioned powerful blog post. The developers at the Guardian have recently added a new tool to our content management…

This is the desk where I did all my live blogging from.

“Thank you, America!”

“Thank You America” is one of my favourite Cabaret Voltaire tunes, so I nicked the title for this post. Regular readers may have noted that I’ve spent quite a bit of the last few months live blogging US politics and…