hope you’re well!
This is just a quick message to let you know that Delimiter will be posting a slightly reduced amount of stories this week — perhaps about half as much as usual, or a third. This is because I’ll personally only be working half days, as a means of taking a bit of a break from the daily treadmill and recharging, as well as strategising for the year ahead. Think of it as an annual fast to help clear the system ;)
We’ll still have two or three fresh articles every day, but we won’t be as up-to-the-minute as we usually are. Of course, there are plenty of other media outlets out there, and I’m confident that readers, those seeking coverage and even our great modern democracy will all be able to survive a bit a of a ‘go slow’ week from us ;) We’ll resume full service on Monday next week.
One final note: As I’ll be doing a bit of strategising this week, please let me know in the comments below what you would like to see more of from us this year, or what we could do better, and I’ll try and incorporate it into the plan. We’ve learnt a lot over the past year about what works and what doesn’t work.
If I could sum it up, I would say that we believe that most people seem to want more insightful, contextual, referenced articles. We’ve had a great response to our NBN ‘fact-checking’ articles over the past few weeks, and more of those will definitely be arriving. Both sides of politics, as well as the big corporate interests, could do with some more accuracy in relation to their statements. In 2012, context and analysis is likely to be king in Australian journalism — going beyond breaking news to deliver insight.
Editor + Publisher, Delimiter
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