Journalism

Is that what it’s called when you write and create content for magazines and newspapers? Would ‘Writing for money’ be a better menu item? When the web arrived I called it Content Creation on my business card. These are examples being gathered from all over and there’s still a lot on my Thinktag site as html, but it’s ok to click. Come back here if you get lost.

I’m only adding things I think have a wider value to media history and theory, and that deserve to be preserved. It’s slow.

Let’s start with Cinema Papers. That’s a biggy, 15 years or so of writing about the radical changes in the film industry, so there’s a sub-menu there.

The Video Age  – Equipment reviews of old video equipment that was new when I wrote them.

21c magazine – again new products section but as ‘Objects of Desire’, like in WIRED

I did a regular column for Firmware, distributors of  multimedia software, like Macromedia Director. The company doesn’t exist anymore but these are a real time capsule. They have lots of links so lots of link rot. Sorry. It’s the Internet you know. Here’s my ‘bio’ at the time, 1998

• Is Web Animation Vulgar?
• I Like Banner Ads
• Smile Geek! now on this site updated a bit.
• Miscellenium
• A New Age Guide to monitor alignment

SYTE The Australian computer section and the SMH (Sydney Morning Herald) Computer pages.

All that MultiMedia stuff turned in Australian Multimedia Magazine, which started in Melbourne and bought by Murdoch Magazines in Sydney.
It has it’s own archive that just needs some love before I show it. I was the editor until it died and did an HTML web version for a bit.

Food writing for Good Food, The Age and SMH
Oshinbo – Eat your Manga

Photo Journalism for the local country papers, Bungendore Mirror, Palarang Bulletin. Country town life and politics from where I lived for 17 years. Includes ‘The pictures John Mitchell rejects’

Regional Food Magazine.  If you don’t think publications are telling it right, start your own. After all those years in advertising and writing we knew how to do it backwards. This is what they looked like in print (Issuu) , and the website is still sitting there and has it’s own archives backstage.