I’ve been heartened by the enourmous but comical collapse of News of the World; a state of affairs made all the more tragic by the local loss of the beloved NZPA.
The good news is the demise of News of the World brings back the number of newspapers I’ve been named in connection with a “celebrity scandal” in to zero. I’m sure Gordon Brown’s family must feel the same.
I once worked in the busiest press office in Europe, in London, and admired the sheer power of Fleet Street first hand. I love London newspapers and without a doubt print is the dominant media there. Someone explained to me newspapers sell because people commute on public transport.
I found it interesting because here in New Zealand people drive to work, and radio is dominant.
I want to write as much as I can about information, more particularly communication here, because I love it, commnication is sharing and sharing is happiness, and sharing is vulnerability and sharing is trust.
But if you’ve come here to read a journal, you’re in the wrong place (try twitter).