My last couple of posts can be found over at journalisnt.net – enjoy!
Having set up journalisnt.net as a site for alternative journalism, the observant observer would note the absence of any New Journalism or even a humble travelogue – until now, I have held the “I” aloft in my jottings. Today I’ll offer that travelogue, then. Having returned from a couple of weeks spent in Hong Kong… Read more
About a decade ago, when the internet had so recently transformed our homes and offices, sociologists spent a lot of ink worrying about the broader effect all this computer time would have on the way we associate with each other. There were a lot of fears of de-socialisation; the resonating picture of us sitting in… Read more
At the end of the year, I like to pull my writings back from the brink of chronic complaint and challenge conventional news’ negative bias by listing “ten good things” about the annum at hand. To wit: 1. Wikileaks has greater presence and influence thanks to news audiences’ appetite for martyr heroics. Nothing could have… Read more
Western culture doesn’t look fondly on anger. It is usually relegated to safer cultural realms, where its power is nullified; loud music, horror movies. Ever wonder why teenagers have such an unparalleled appetite for horror movies? Ever wonder where all that excess anger in teenagers ends up? There are a lot of reasons to watch… Read more