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February 11, 2008

Monday Links: Why every j-student should read Flat Earth News

By Dave Lee STD

Every Monday I’ll be posting a selection of interesting links related to what we do. If you think I’ve missed anything, feel free to add some in the comments!

[INDEPENDENT] Hard truths for the trade in ‘Flat Earth News’

Amazon are winging my copy to my house as I type (or at least I hope they are). ‘Flat Earth News’ has really got people talking. The author, Nick Davies, delivers a stinging criticism of the modern media, arguing that the pillars of good journalism — accuracy, research, morals — are eroding away. Get it bought! Or, if you’re a bit hard up for coins, you can read extracts from the book in this week’s Press Gazette.

[ANGRYJOURNALIST.COM] I find out shit half an hour after everyone else does – without fail.

This could really take off. Post your angriness to and share your grumps about the industry with the world.

[MINDY MCADAMS] How to shoot video interviews

Mindy is the journalism tutor we all wish we had. If you haven’t ever read her blog, take a trawl through her archives; there is some really great stuff. In this particular, she gives a quick crash course on how to shoot video interviews. The best thing about these tips is that they are extremely easy to remember.

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