Why is public money being doled out to politicians in Lichfield?
This week, Lichfield District Council’s cabinet approved a pilot to hand £14,100 of public money to councillors to dish out at their discretion with a scintilla of oversight that leaves the scheme wide open to abuse, in a step that seems to be a solution without a problem. In the report to cabinet, a lack […]
Sorry, you were born in the wrong place
An attempt at demonstrating the idiocy of borders, and discriminating based on the accident of a birthplace.
Content creators are the ones moving journalism forward
A while ago I spoke at the news:rewired conference organised by Journalism.co.uk about The Lichfield Blog and hyperlocal in general. The panel I was on got around to the whole ‘citizen journalist’ debate and who is or isn’t a journalist. I made the point (one I feel strongly about) that many hyperlocal bloggers do not […]
News is an onion
A wise ogre once told a donkey, “Layers. Onions have layers. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers.” I’d like to add a third to the ‘things with layers list’; online news. While the news industry is going through all this change I’m making sense of it by comparing […]