Quality online

Chris Horrie has done lots of stuff around journalism, writing and lecturing, and he’s also a writer of books including “Stick it up your punter!”. He predicts journalism will become an all female professional based on the evidence of the students coming through his post graduate journalism course at the University of Westminster – 70% […]

Martini Journalism

Peter Knowles, from BT, (right) says 70% of staff can work everywhere – what he calls “location based”. 40-50% of the time desks are empty – desk sharing or hotdesking can improve utilisation of property. Each desk costs on average £9k per year. BT’s view was that every job was to be a home working […]

RSS at the Register

Drew Cullen editor in chief of the Register says 300,000 readers come in through RSS, partly driven by good naming conventions (story links read back to normal URLs). 15,000 come from Bloglines, reading 6 or 7 pages each, compared to average 11 or 12 pages for mainstream readers. The home page is now only 17% […]

Content Licensing

Sue Shimmin shares some impressive figures about licensing growth in RBI. Web content is a very low percentage of what is licensed and as it is a very easy format this looks an obvious area for growth. She pointed to Information Week’s “license this” link as a good example of how technology can help. David […]

Analysis, Attitude and Arsiness…

…or “Putting personality back into Online Publishing” is the title of Mike Butcher’s presentation. Mike was a former editor of New Media Age and The Industry Standard and has a view that mainstream publishers have in some way lost connection with their readers in a way that blogs are starting to do. He says humour, […]

Organising paper and web teams

Chaired by Andrew Rogers,the session sets out to debate the best way of organising for online publishing: a dedicated team or using one team to do both. Damian Carrington, online editor of New Scientist, set out the key questions for organising editorial teams around innovation, focus, work culture, product type, rivalry, efficiency, cost, staff development […]


Peter de Monnink coined a new word – “klogs”, which he defined as “knowledge blog”. Brian Weatherley thinks it’s a Dutch thing – “a kloggy is a Dutch blogger”, he says.