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Zoom fatigue, lockdown houses and a defence of journalism

In a month in which government slogans became memes as soon as they were released, a video spoofing the new lockdown advertising clichés went viral, and the novelty wore off Zoom, I’ve been wondering if this is the “new normal”

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Weeknote 20: Sustainable development, tech in Oxford and why you need subeditors

Things I’ve done since my last weeknote: 1. Started work for two new clients The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is an independent research organisation that focuses on sustainable development. That’s right up my street, so I was

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Five things Brexit can teach you about communication

The repercussions from the UK referendum on leaving the EU are going to run and run for a long time. That’s another discussion, but I’ve found it interesting to see the different conversations on the subject have been taking place

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Criticism and context: why we still need professional reviewers

Is being a music writer “tough and important work”? Well, one music writer thinks it is. Tim Sommer, writing in the New York Observer, argues that “Daily newspapers need music writers now more than ever.”

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Five reasons why journalists should build an online presence

I took part in an interesting discussion at the National Union of Journalists’ Oxford branch last week on why and how journalists can build an online presence. I’ve often noted that there’s a wide range of views about the world of

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