Thursday, 30 October 2008


I love books. Buying them, reading them, owning them, stroking them. They're mine, all mine! That's why I love Librarything. It's Facebook for books - Bookface, perhaps.

Why The Plashing Vole?

You'll have to read Scoop by Evelyn Waugh to find out.

If You Go Down In The Woods Tomorrow

…you're in for a big surprise: because I'm one of the howling ghosts in the wood!

Is blogging unsuitable for political journalism?

John McCain certainly thinks so, according to Robert Draper. The idea is that blogging journalists are so desperate to get a 'gotcha' comment online that they've lost the art of sustained questioning - though neither candidate has gone out of his way to encourage this type of interview. 

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Inaugural Message

Greetings to the world - and in particular to the Wolverhampton University Media MA students, to whom this blog is dedicated as an example of new media.

The topic for the week is the U. S. election

If you would like to develop your blog into a substantial and sustained piece of work, you may wish to put this forward as your research proposal (due Tuesday 2nd December), to be developed into a finished product. 

Hint: to comment on a posting, click the posting title to open a new page: a comment box will be at the bottom.