A Sunday ponder: International Women’s Day. What’s it all about? Of course I’m in support, why wouldn’t I be? Obviously, it’s important and, without doubt, the rights of women, their safety and equality should be at the top of everyone’s agenda. There are women and girls in the world who can’t get education, who are […]
This morning the Panther of News and Boy Three put on their visors and rolled up their sleeves as they held the first editorial meeting for the Boy’s new newspaper. It was such a hit at nursery that, if the Panther’s not careful, he’ll be running master-classes for a whole roomful of four-year-old hacks.
Today, in the papers, there’s another story of a teacher who is alleged to have had sex with a pupil. The teacher was 35 and married and the youngster only 17. Behind the headlines is doubtless a grubby and painful tale of a marriage wrenched apart, families hurt and bewildered and a victim coming to terms […]
Newspapers are all wallowing in Shit Creek and Paddles R Us has gone out of business. The Internet has murdered print media, punters read it on the phone and advertisers no longer see the point. Right?Not exactly. Not according to Carnegie UK Trust and Co-operatives UK.This week they ran a meeting designed ultimately to inspire […]
On the ceiling of the Grand Central Hotel Glasgow. I was on the way back from the Co-operatives UK and Carnegie UK Trust’s session on community-owned local media. There was much food for thought, but my head’s too full right now. If you can stand the suspense I’ll bring the best thoughts up tomorrow. […]