Online journalism - meeting offline
FLESHMEET. Not nearly as messy as it sounds, this
is just one of the names given in online discussions to a meeting
under the F2F protocol (face-to-face). And we're having one, in
collaboration with NUJ Central London Branch, on 14 October,
probably at the TUC building.
The agenda is still under discussion, but the goal is clear: to
work out how to offer better service to journalists who work in
online media, whether staff or freelance. Some may think of themselves
as "Web-monkeys" or HTML hacks, but what they do is just as
much journalism as a page sub-editor arranging carbon on mashed tree.
And, of course, increasing amounts of writing and photography are
destined for the virtual world.
So put the date in your diary, scheduling program, knotted hanky, quipu or other device