Mixed Media Messages
As part of the Broadcast Journalism course at Cardiff I have to do something a little bit counter-productive and paradoxical:
Certain lectures have to be ‘blogged’ for assessment. But as the former editor of the Telegraph website told us yesterday, you should only blog if you’ve got anything interesting to say. And when it comes to many of these lectures, I don’t.
Blogging should be from the heart, which means you have to want to blog on a subject, not be told you have to. I’d be intrigued to know if anyone has successfully “blogged on-demand”, keeping up a regular schedule of entries, or had any success in blogging about topics they’ve been told to write about.
Surely blogging is a little bit like writing a novel, and how often do novelists get told by their publishers what their next book must be about?
I suspect “never” isn’t far from the truth.
So I’m afraid you’ll have to be excused a 200-word entry on the merits of broadcasting regulation, the divide between editorial and advertising or any of the other topics on which I have no great interest in expressing a meaningful opinion on.