Wise egg, that Jon Snow…

June 24, 2009

Certainly, judging from his inputs at the Association of Journalism Education Event recently.

The comments and insights from this veteran journalist were particularly relevant for newly-qualified and long-time hacks alike, covering politics, technology, the internet, social media and hyperlocal reporting. I found this especially pertinent:

“Start going where there aren’t many hacks, because that’s what will interest people. It’s now more possible to do that than at any other time. It’s an incredible time to be somebody who can retrieve, prioritise, order, create and write in a way that makes it irresistible to read or listen to or view.”

Not an endorsement of citizen journalism, rather a nod to the time-honoured tradition of actually uncovering News.

Wise egg, that Jon Snow…heading off to his Twitter feed now.


2 Responses to “Wise egg, that Jon Snow…”

  1. debsylee said

    Very sound advice that actually applies to all areas of business.

    So often we head to where the local trends are, without giving a thought to creating something orginal of our own.

    • bristoleditor said

      Hi Deborah

      Glad you enjoyed it, and yes, there are fundamentals in Mr Snow’s piece which cover far, far more than the development of journalism – after all, the one constant in Life is change.

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