It was journalism that was mobile and it should have had a long and happy life. But Mobile Journalism, or MoJo as it became known, is dead. It has ceased to be. MoJo’s obituary reads that it was a way for journalists or reporters to work single-handedly to create audio, video, photographic and text based … Read More
Most of the time reporters don’t get hassled when they’re doing their job. However, there are occasions when things can be volatile – it only takes a moment before moods change and you can find yourself the target for abuse or attack. I’ve had the (mis) fortune to be in that situation a number of … Read More
Wi-Fi isn’t as good as a hard wired connection. Which makes Apple’s decision to do away with the ethernet socket on MacBooks slightly stupid. Not for the first time, Apple gets rid of something before the third-party world of hardware has caught up: iPhone headphone sockets, USB-C, etc, etc. The fact that you could never … Read More
In November 2015, six months after Nepal was hit by a massive earthquake I went back to see what had changed. Journalists often feel they do little good in the world but, occasionally, you realise you CAN do something useful.
The earthquake in Nepal in April 2015 killed an estimated 8000 men women and children. It was an appalling tragedy in a country that was, let’s be generous, not the best equipped to deal with an emergency tang affected such a large area. I heard the news and sent a text message to my News … Read More