Yes, it’s that time again when we let you know what journalists, journals and online articles have been the focus of our hack-ttention in the past seven days. Please let us know of any other interesting blogs/sites/articles by commenting below, emailing us at email@example.com or tweeting us (@wannabehacks). Here goes…
We begin this week with Adam Tinworth and his blog: One Man and His Blog – looking at the evolution of the ‘live’ blog and what it means for journalism which was in response to a post by Martin Belam on the Guardian’s live blogging.
Next up a post from Matthew Brown on dealing with PR – this follows on from a debate we ran on PR hindering or helping journalists, it’s his top five tips for dealing with PR companies and he writes:
In my current freelance work I communicate with PR agencies almost every day. Some are great, some are rubbish. Some were very useful when I was starting to cover an unfamiliar industry. Developing a good working relationship can be productive for both sides, and doesn’t have to compromise a journalist’s integrity. With that in mind, here’s a few tips on how to deal with PR.
Head on over to read what he has to say.
On the Community Roundtable blog Rachel Happe outlines the dangers of an unmanaged community – something to take on board as we all push to develop communities rather than ‘readers’ or ‘subscribers’ to our little parts of the internet.
Finally, for the word nerd in you – some copy writing tips from (surprise surprise) the Copy Editing blog it’s building on the 25 commandments post written by Tim Radford that did the rounds a few weeks ago and extrapolating the major points for non journalists - so why would we link to it here? Because good writing matters and even those these aren’t journo specific tips it doesn’t mean you cannot put them to work.
Anything we have missed? – Let us know in the comments or via @wannabehacks