The reading list: Week 11

It’s that time again when we let you know what journalists, journals and online articles have been the focus of our hack-ttention in the past seven days.

Please let us know of any other interesting blogs/sites/articles by commenting below, emailing us at or tweeting us (@wannabehacks). Here goes…

First up is a brilliant little tool called ‘Social Collider‘ – it is described as a tool that “reveals cross-connections between conversations on Twitter.” Rather than try and explain it, go use it. I have also included a picture of the Wannabehacks connections below so you can get an idea of how the tool presents these connections.

Wannabehacks on social collider

Wannabehacks on Social Collider

Next up, a bit of freelance advice from Freelance Switch – First Draft Success: A Method for Meeting Client Expectationsit is always useful to remember that managing client expectations from the beginning can save you a lot of pain later on.

On ‘The Media BriefingMartin Belam writes about How the shift to mobile is revolutionising online news design…

Designing for mobile first’ means getting down to the real atoms of delivering news. And services like Instapaper or Readability are reminding us that news stories are there to be read without clutter. By concentrating on the pure reading experience, and ditching the bells and whistles that make up so much online furniture, they encourage deeper and more engaged reading.”

It is certainly worth a read.

Guy Berger has written about the ‘health’ of journalism on the Mail & Guardian.

… and finally Andy Boyle makes the case for not needing an internshipthe introduction doesn’t do what follows justice:

“I write this as a schmuck who had a summer internship every year in college after I decided to be a journalism major. Yeah, of course I can say that you don’t need an internship, especially when I had the luck to do four. So keep that in mind while you read this, because I might be full of crap.”

Anything you would recommend our audience should be reading? Please feel free to pop links in the comments…


About Nick Petrie
Social Media & Campaigns Editor @TheTimes of London. Co-founder @Wannabehacks. Interested in communities, conversations, storytelling.

2 Responses to The reading list: Week 11

  1. Andy Boyle says:

    Thanks for the link, Nick!

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