Late again. A long drive back from a client’s offices on Friday night prevented the newsletter going out Saturday morning, so this is now your virtual version of the Sunday Times, without the danger that dropping it will kill small mammals.
One unpleasant - and unexpected - side effect of the internet is the psychological toll being imposed on those journalists who’s job it is to look at and verify disturbing media. This article proposes some solutions.
I am both pleased and annoyed to link to this. Pleased, because it’s a great initiative to celebrate female journalists. Annoyed that this trade is still run in such a way that awards like this are necessary.
Anil Dash makes a worrying case that the internet is closing down - that the sort of freedom to organise and protest we use dot enjoy is being curtailed as big internet companies rise to central prominence.
Basically, it sucks to be a woman in academia - especially if you have children. My wife is more intelligent and harder-working than me, and knowing that she faces this sort of prejudice makes me despair of our society.