It’s been a while (ok, over half a year!) since I posted here directly, although I’ve continued to feed my editorials from the paper through here. What can I say, we’ve been busy at the Cork Indo!
The main reason for lack of posting here was that we were busy getting http://www.corkindependent.com revamped. The site now includes a blog of its own as well as much more comprehensive and regularly updated content. We’ve been busy tweeting, Facebooking, blogging and updating, as well as having some changes at the paper otherwise.
But, like every January, it’s time for me to pick this up again and run!
I’ll start 2012 with this site, which every journalist should keep an eye on – and not just journalists, but people who consume news. It’s well worth analysing your own motives and influences when writing a piece, and we all need a reminder once in a while about ‘framing’ in news. 2011 was a fascinating (if in many ways very depressing) year to be a journalist, with Leveson in the UK and the debate that sparked. I’ll be bookmarking News Frames and checking it often to remind myself that, even when I don’t mean to, I might be playing to someone’s agenda.