Weekend roundup

In the last week on Paperhouse: not much, blogwise. A Venue review of Tom Craine’s stand-up show and a short interview; a long and loving review of Alasdair Gray’s last novel originally published in the ORB; my first feature for the New Statesman, on government funding and support for the games industry; one original Paperhouse piece, noting Peter Hitchens’ idiosyncratic approach to evidence; and a CiF entry on the abuses of evolutionary psychology by headline writers.

The top five most-read posts on Paperhouse were, unsurprisingly, mostly old:

  1. Conserving ignorance
  2. About Sarah
  3. Mirror’s Edge: Seeing Is Believing
  4. The stripped-down documentary
  5. Film reviewing the Christopher Hart way

And my hackery has been powered this week by Fugazi. See you after the weekend/tomorrow!

Weekend roundup

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This week on Paperhouse: I’ve written about the trend for journalists to come from wealthy backgrounds and how that might affect what gets written and published; a new and brilliant broadsheet and a relaunched and brilliant news magazine; the value of news and comment for papers; how I fell out of love with The Observer; what happened at Richard Desmond‘s libel trial; and the ways in which news is and is not like a bagel, and what that could mean for the introduction of paywalls.

These are the top five most-read posts from the past week:

  1. Making the difference in reporting
  2. Save the Observer, 2003 edition
  3. Mirror’s Edge: Seeing Is Believing
  4. Eady’s errors
  5. Stitched up

And I’ve been listening to rattle-and-moan merchants of musical collapse, Royal Trux. See you after the weekend!

© Sarah Ditum, 2009