Writerly has written 33 posts for PaleInk

iNewspapers: Sites for sore eyes

The NY Times is redesigning its website and is looking to overhaul the way it looks and, in doing so, change the way readers can navigate it. It’s only a prototype at this stage, but it certainly looks nice. It’s clean, organised and seems to be intuitive in the way it helps readers find more … Continue reading

A new year, a new site.

You haven’t heard from PaleInk in a long time. Too long, really. To keep it brief, I’ve been busy. I now have a new blog with a new address that is it’s own site. So if you’d like to keep up with me, come and find me at http://happypragmatist.com. I promise to post more now … Continue reading

Why we need to talk about Facebook

I’m considering breaking up with Facebook. I’ve started to pull back a little, that gentle tug that hints a separation could be on its way. Only I probably won’t make a clean break; but I am considering my options, the value of the relationship, how much time I put into it and what I get … Continue reading

Hey kids, it’s TV time, turn on the internet

One thing I’m interested in at the moment is the future of TV. Just like publishing, well newspapers are at the sharp end, but there are also magazines and books, which is being dramatically reshaped by the internet, the future of TV is uncertain. Do you watch TV in real time ads and all? I’m … Continue reading

Calling time on your digital life

I couldn’t live without my smartphone, my iPad, my wireless router, my desktop computer, my Apple TV or my multimedia storage box. Okay, okay, I could if I really had to but I wouldn’t like it. I’ve come to rely on all my devices for work, entertainment and a bit of help occupying the kids. … Continue reading

Malcolm Fraser: Does it matter who owns our papers? Yes it does

This comes from The Conversation and the story can be found at this link. The Conversation provides independent analysis and commentary from academics and researchers. It is funded by CSIRO, Melbourne, Monash, RMIT, UTS, UWA, Deakin, Flinders, La Trobe, Murdoch, QUT, Swinburne, UniSA, UTAS and VU. The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald have maintained … Continue reading

Saving journalism with click fodder stories

The saviour of longform journalism or the end of quality journalism? That’s the question raised by The Gawker’s experiment with quality vs quantity in online journalism. The Gawker now has an “internet editor” whose job it is to trawl the net and post photos, videos and basically anything to grab maximum page views and lead … Continue reading

Newspapers facing a digital death?

If you’re a journalist, as I am, you are probably worried about the future of newspapers and journalism in general. The net, the loss of advertising revenue and general fragmentation of readers means has had a damaging effect on readership, revenues and jobs. The answer? Well, from what I’ve read, there’s no simple, or single, … Continue reading

Newspapers in the internet age

As a journalist I’m often despairing at the state of newspapers and traditional media as more jobs go, sales are down and writing jobs go to a big pool of freelancers for less money. So I was intrigued to find this blog post about ways newspapers and other media can survive in the new digital, … Continue reading

Sleep coach, Short order cook, OHS manager: the many mes in a day

Sleep coach Short order cook Personal dresser TV broadcaster Negotiator Dietician Laundromat Short order cook Craft consultant Counsellor IT manager Accountant Brains trust Adjudicator Short order cook Gardening consultant First aid officer Home organiser Referee Short order cook Home affairs manager Buyer Storewoman and packer Social secretary/CEO/Chairwoman of the Board Referee Entertainment director and Censor … Continue reading



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