Why Substack's evolution is beginning to worry me
Is the newsletter platform a boon for independent journalism — or the beginnings of another attention gatekeeper that we'll all regret supporting?
When less journalism is more
The shift to digital unleashed the floodgates on a tidal wave of journalism of often variable content. And, finally, publishers are discovering that smaller amounts of more valuable work can be better.
The other impact of Covid-19 on journalism: more competition for attention
Lockdown is trapping people at home, and pushing everything online. And that means a while range of organisations have suddenly become publishers.
Engaged Reading Digest: who won the attention election?
A quick round-up of useful digital publishing reading from around the web, including the Beeb on the Dark Web, and journalism LIVE.
Why completion matters to digital journalism
There's a psychological impact of completion we ignore at our peril
The World Record Egg: hacking attention for mental health?
We now know who was behind the World Record Egg - and what they plan on doing with the account. But what does this tell us about today's attention economy?
Camping, burnout and a digital diet: exploring slow social media
A week's digital disconnection has left me refreshed, but lacking enthusiasm for reconnecting on social media. Here's what I'm going to do about it.