There are some exciting new technologies in the blogging world, and I'm trying to adapt them to the kind of blogging I'm doing, linked to a different medium.
I'm hoping that by next Monday one of the newest forms of blogging will be apparent here.
Meanwhile, some excellent points raised in response to my earlier post about the time constraints in radio news, from the Le Monde blogger in France, Hors Sujet.
"We often expect the reporter carrying out the interview to be a neutral relayer of the interviewee's point of view, however, by carefully choosing his questions the reporter has a lot of power to put things in the other's mouth or pushing an agenda.
One of the key weakneses I see in your programme, which I listen to regularly, is the fact that we are often given very little background information on the people interviewed. Only today, a Palestinian official was interviewed. The listeners were told what organization he belongs to, but that doesn't really tell us a lot about him. Does he speak for a large and influential body? Is it some kind of fringe group? An NGO of little importance? Is he representative of the opinions of a larger group of people? An influential intellectual?
I appreciate that you do make an effort to bring us quality information, but the format of a radio programme unfortunately has certain limitations."