Even though « Finance » was my second major, back in Business School, I am not keen on talking with my banker. Somehow, the discussion always ends up about the way I (mis)use my money, with a loth of sighing and frowning in the process. I was not thrilled, then, when Steve asked me to fly to Frankfurt to meet 40 bankers from European and National Central banks.
The Huffington Post, created in May 2005, is the new current star amongst online media. Forget about Slate, Salon and don’t event think about old media venturing into the digital era. HuffPo beats them all.
Speaking lightly of serious things and seriously of light ones is not only a motto every educated French men is bound to follow – at least if he was raised by the same grand father I had – it’s also an editorial online model which prospers on Internet. To the extent that it could be [...]
There was a time networked journalism was called « citizen journalist. » Then a smart guy asked if you would trust a citizen dentist or a citizen brain surgeon and the term was dead, until it was rebranded as… network journalism.
I still have to think about which professional archetypes defines me best (the team is welcome to let me know). And you? Read Seth Godin’s post and let us know in the comments ;-)
If you still believe the European Parliament has no impact on your daily life, maybe you’d reconsider your position after reading this article by AP: Italy fears for Nutella with new EU food labels. Read also our Press release.
You may have noticed: there is an ongoing World Cup… Jean-Pierre Evrard is a talented photographer, former football player. He travels the world and shoots the goal he finds in remote places. His slide show is just inspiring and beautiful, even if you can’t stand football anymore. (via Rue89).
Our friend Ben Rooney has spotted the The Cold, Hard Numbers Of What’s Happening To Newspapers. If you’re in the print business, this could hurt.
Branding, weither it’s online or in real life, has become one the key factors of your success, whatever your line of business is. There’s a blog of a Latvian branding expert I would recommend to you: Rue Archimede. Not yet Seth Godin but on his way.
Do you remember the first link you published on Internet? It may well have been by using Frontpage or Dreamweaver. Or a text editor in which you were coding in html – those were the days you were wild and crazy. It should come as no surprise that this very simple act – posting a [...]
The creator of Google News, Krishna Bharat, shares his views on the future of journalism in the next five years in a video spotted by Zee on TNW Google.
In a small bunch of posts, I’d like to explore and share my thoughts about the current online editorial models and what they could bring to the European Parliament online editorial strategy. Yep, that will be a hazardous process in progress, with no real structure and random assertions. That’s what blogging is about, after all? [...]
If you ever wondered if we look as good IRL as in our videos and photos, if you’d like to know more about the way we work, where you can find the EP online and if you happen to pass by Brussels this Saturday, May 8th – then you definetely should come and meet us [...]
Our fellow social-media colleagues at the European Commission (yes, THE Commission) just opened a blog (yes, a BLOG) called “Waltzing Matilda”. Why waltzing? Why Matilda? Why a blog? All answers in their first post. We say Hi to Matilda.
Update on Sunday 18 April – 15h Riga Time I was at Riga Airport again this morning because, guess what?, my rebooked flight has been cancelled again. I want to underline how Air Baltic people are professional and nice. The situation, in terms of mess, has positively evolved: line was only 45 minutes long. There [...]
Now that the device is on sale, the dust has settled a bit and only Europeans (and the rest of the non-US world) are still kept on their toes until beginning of May (when the iPad will be available in stores outside the USA), I’d like to share quick thoughts about what was going on [...]
EUDO is an observatory based in Florence interested in European democracy. They are setting up a discussion café on various EU democracy issues. Their first post is on the question of how to reform the European Parliament and is written by the eminent English professor Peter Mair. They would like to engage every EU interested people [...]
If you ever want to become a good web-writer, you’ll find inspiration in this funny and very well written text.
Back to basics: we were surprised by some internal comments regarding the workload of our team of editors. Outside of our beloved 1st and 2nd floors, it seems most of our colleagues don’t have a clue what we’re doing. Yeah, we’re the “Web-guys and girls” and it doesn’t sound that tiring. Well, time for a reality check.
Here’s a nice experiment: go and read this article on Read, Write Web. Don’t forget to read the comments – it’s essential. Then come back. So? Yep, I was too. This teaches that users surf on the web via Google – not via their bookmarks nor their URL bar. They search, they click. It happened with [...]