New media: JD is the Champion

I know it says at the top of the blog that I'm a sub-editor (copy editor if you like) on a weekly UK magazine, but that's not strictly true. We've had a restructure recently – which is how Apus managed to engineer his departure – and now I'm a sub editor on two weekly UK magazines (although much more on one than the other).

I am also spending an increasing amount of time working on our 'web publication'. Since the restructure each member of the production desk has been given 'championship' of a particular 'brand', and I am 'Web Champion'. I even have this written in the first paragraph of my job description. With initial caps, no less. And sorry about all the 'inverted commas', but I don't normally use these buzzwordy phrases.

As a result of my increasing involvement with the –ahem– web publication, I can imagine that this blog is going to be addressing new-media-related issues more and more. You may see this as a good or a bad thing, but if it does interest you I would like to recommend the blog Engagement 101. It even uses phrases like "the new journalism tools afforded by the Web 2.0 world"...

One of my duties as Web Champion is to write a daily blog post summarising the events of the day in a particular industry. So that makes me, sort of, a professional blogger. On a part-time basis, at least. Must have been all that practice here on The Engine Room...

4 comments:

mighty red pen said...

Web Champion? What a great job description . . . for a superhero!

JD said...

Yes, I know! Perhaps not as good as being a systems 'Super User' but still not bad...

Apus said...

Red, believe me jd makes a great superhero; unlike me he has the figure for spandex!

Anonymous said...

Not sure about the superhero bit, but i'm convinced he will never give up his day job to be a full time tipster! That aside, our yearly gathering at cheltenham races yesterday went well for some and not for others. Was nice to see you both, see you again soon.
Regards. Darren