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How to make a GIF (and other essential skills)

January 28, 2017

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As we get used to the new normal (i.e. computing and Internet services everywhere) we need to rethink the skills that are important. For educators there’s a renewed focus on teaching STEM subjects, and a new computing syllabus that starts at age 5 (aside: great idea, but only if primary school teachers are computer literate […]

Health journalism at its finest

May 20, 2016

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Let’s face it – industry publications can sometimes make for dreary reading. It’s either time-pressured journalists replaying a press release or smug industry professionals dishing out tired marketing messages. But there’s a lot of great journalism around health, medicine and biotechnology. Here are a few of my favourites: Kevin MD Doctors writing for doctors. Minimal […]

Journalists on the future (or demise?) of news media

January 19, 2016

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   Happy prediction season! One of my favourite times of year and, if you’re familiar with Kevin Kelly’s Futurist’s Dilemma, especially hard to take seriously: “Any believable prediction will be wrong. Any correct prediction will be unbelievable.” Predictions usually are wrong, but that doesn’t mean they’re not useful. They tell us a lot about the zeitgeist […]