Media Editorials

Pay per click journalism is the future

When contacted me in late 2013 they were looking for European financial writers who would contribute 500 plus words to the website a few times a month for a modest fee (way below typical per word rates) plus a "per view" bonus.

This bonus depends on whether the viewer is looking at my work for the first time or is a "returning" reader, which pays a higher rate.

Censorship Of 'Exodus' Raises Fears of Proxy Media War

Hard on the heels of North Korea’s outraged response to ‘The Interview’, authorities in Morocco, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have banned ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’, Ridley Scott’s latest biblical epic depicting the life of Moses.

Citing historical inaccuracies, all three countries take exception to the movie’s contention that the Jews built the pyramids and that an earthquake caused the Red Sea to part, allowing Moses to lead his people to safety.

The future's bright, the future's online, published in the Press Gazette

David Nicholson reveals why there has never been a better time to sell journalism online.

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The Death of the Press

by Rebekah Law

‘That’s it, it’s over! The free press is finished!’ declared Ian Hislop on Have I got News for You. With daily reports across the media the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the press has been the cause celebre in recent weeks. It has brought the question of the freedom of the press vs. individual privacy to the fore. Whatever the future of journalism, rarely has there ever been such interest in the profession not just for the news it supplies but also for its own sake.

Making money writing for the internet, published by Morris Journalism Academy

It's important to keep the content brief, write in clear, plain English, and give the reader a sense of how you are different (and better) than the competition.

Who's afraid of the digital age?, published in the UK Press Gazette

Companies increasingly want their websites to resemble the more credible and authoritative sources of information, aware that the public has become tired of empty marketing rhetoric.

Print: dead or alive?, published in The Independent

Subsiding into a bearded grump, the glowering Gowers ended with the reflection that online journalism doesn't even seem to pay very well.

Online markets open up for journalists, published in the UK Press Gazette

With the growing hegemony of the internet the lines between journalism, copywriting and PR are becoming increasingly blurred. Companies are realising that they no longer need to hire advertising or PR companies to transmit their messages for them.

Adult content in your hand, published in The Guardian

Listening to a sex chat line on your phone is a private affair. Looking at pictures or videos of couples at it, doing all the many-splendored things which internet porn artists do, could provoke more deeply-held objections.

I have Joan Collins and you give me peanuts?, published in The Independent

Collins, turning 60 in June, has more money than time. She is at work on her third novel (working title Hell Hath No Fury), having ditched her fourth husband in favour of an old Etonian art dealer. She eats mini-Mars bars in a modest dressing room, Michael Medved's Hollywood versus America sharing the shelf space with a Scrabble dictionary and her second novel, Love and Desire and Hate ("You have a degree in literature? Well you'd better not read it").