Last Call for Car Journos

I read a comment on Facebook somewhere recently: ‘they’re falling like flies’. And I flinched for a moment, because the flies being referred to, was us. But it’s not too late to save our species though.

Falling like flies

On a wider scale, we’re seeing the erosion of real quality journalism with unfortunate consequences on real world events that will impact us all sooner or later. But I’ve written about all that elsewhere. Today I want to micro this down to automotive media, and further zero-in on our region.

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YouTube Love for Lincoln Continental video review

Great feedback on my latest video review

Who doesn’t love a bit of appreciation and positive feedback on the Internet? Not always easy to come by, innit?

lincoln continental positive feedback

Click through to watch the actual video review

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Nonfiction

All wannabe journalists should read this

3 Sides to a Story

“When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip; and the whip is intended for self-flagellation solely.” – Truman Capote

It isn’t easy being a journalist.

It’s long hours, horrible pay and trauma.

I studied journalism and media studies for four years.

Initially the only reason I decided to go into the journalistic sphere is because I just wanted to write. I didn’t care what I wrote about I just wanted to get my words out because I thought my opinion mattered.

Those idealistic opinions soon change when you enter the practical environment. The fast paced nature of newsrooms, the spur of the moment trips into dangerous terrains and the hourly deadlines seems exhilarating at first but soon loses its gloss.

After my four years of studying I was thrown in the deep end of the pool. I was sent to the biggest tabloid newspaper in the…

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Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 Review

Don’t say it, don’t say it, don’t say it… oh dear – I’m gonna say, aren’t I?

Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 Review

I just watched the first episode of new, new Top Gear (although that should probably be new, new, new, new, new… for me, since I’ve been watching it from way back when good old William Wollard presented it – who else remembers him?).

Anyway I’m feeling right smug, innit?

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I was a panellist on a discussion about digital media. Here’s what I should have said…

Last week I was invited by the nice people at Secret PR to come and be a panellist on a discussion entitled: ‘Going Digital: How can we stay relevant in the ever-growing digital world?’

PR Pressure Conference

As a media practitioner and constant student, I found the discussion fascinating and the comments of the fellow panellists and moderator insightful and thought-provoking.

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The Top-Three 10-Point Plans of Five-Steps to a 101-Things to blah blah blah

Count up, count down, count out! Everything is a number, but a number is not everything.

Numbers everywhere

‘Hey how are you doing’ asks an innocent passerby at the Metro station.

The reply?

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