MPs’ Web Sites

When I set up Planet Westminster in 2006 I thought it would be a relatively simple project to maintain. Over the years, more and more MPs would start blogs. Every couple of months I’d add the new ones and everything would be great. It hasn’t worked out like that at all. MPs’ web sites have… Continue reading MPs’ Web Sites

Ten Years in an Open-Necked Blog

Can’t be anyone in the London NooMeeja scene without a blog. So here’s mine. Welcome to the New Blog in Town – 10 July 2002 That was the sum total of the first post on this blog which was made ten years ago today. I like to think that some of the subsequent posts were… Continue reading Ten Years in an Open-Necked Blog

Mediawatchery Blogging Meet-Up Thingy 3

We’ve done it twice before and they just can’t stop us. So we’re going to do it all over again. This is that occasional thing where the authors of some media-watching blogs get together in a pub to drink a couple of lemonades and make plans that will solve all the world’s problems. The first… Continue reading Mediawatchery Blogging Meet-Up Thingy 3

Review of 2011: Most Popular Posts

As I’ve done for the last few years I’m going to spend a couple of days looking back at the year on this blog. Firstly, here’s a list of the ten most popular posts on the blog this year. Winterval. No surprise here. Because I monitor the Mail’s Corrections and Clarifications column, I was one… Continue reading Review of 2011: Most Popular Posts

Media-Watchery Blogging Meet-Up Thingy 2

Remember back to those hazy summers days in August? A group of media bloggers got together for a high-level summit in a pub in Camden. You were invited. You might even have been there. We talked, we drank, we laughed. A good time was had by all and it seemed like we had put the… Continue reading Media-Watchery Blogging Meet-Up Thingy 2

Media-Watchery Blogging Meet-Up Thingy

At Opentech in May I gave a talk about the informal Media-Watching project that I’m involved with. It’s a loosely-affiliated group of bloggers who like to point and laugh at the British press. Well, the group is about to become that little bit less loosely-affiliated loosely-affiliated. A number of us are going to meet up… Continue reading Media-Watchery Blogging Meet-Up Thingy


Last night over on the bizarrely named “Tory Totty Online” blog I was almost accused of suffering from OCD. I say “almost accused” as the author played that silly game of not quite joining the dots. She defined OCD, she said “certain bloggers seem to be having recurring obsessive thoughts about other certain bloggers” and… Continue reading Obsession