Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things. It is now in its eleventh season. Sign up here. From the opening picture caption of…

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Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things. It is now in its eleventh season, and will be working from early in the morning…

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Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things. It is now in its eleventh season, and is also available as an email newsletter. Sign…

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things. It is now in its eleventh season, and is also available as an email newsletter. Sign…

The Apparition Phase

Last night I finished this novel – The Apparition Phase. When Tim and Abi decide to fake a photo of a ghost to frighten an unpopular school friend, they set in motion a deadly and terrifying chain of events that…

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…

That #GamerGate butterfly effect in full

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things. It is now in its eleventh season, and is also available as an email newsletter. Sign…

As soon as the Education Secretary was insisting a few days ago that schools would re-open on time in January you knew full well that they wouldn’t, such is the usual comms method of this government during the pandemic. Insist…

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…

Have yourself a Womblin’ Christmas

What a lovely end of year treat a #TimsTwitterListeningParty for the Wombles’ album Superwombling was. That was my Wombles album as I kid. I suspect the vinyl is still lurking at my parent’s house somewhere. The passage of time is…