Here’s a video of the bloggers’ session at the totally excellent Convention On Modern Liberty a few weeks ago. My bit starts at 11min:10secs, and I speak in a crescendoingly impassioned manner in praise of chaotic puerile disseminated investigative journalism, this time in relation to the Dore “miracle cure for dyslexia” saga.
Although this was off the cuff, it’s an analysis I absolutely stand by: documenting and indexing your whims, analyses and meandering investigations; following your own passions and fleeting obsessions rather than any commercial imperative; throwing in asides from your own fields and abilities…all of this can painlessly generate novel investigative content of real value, as long as it is online, searchable, and linkable.
Apologies if this was extremely obvious to you already.
Other joys include Brian Eno and Will Hutton, Cohen and Rusbridger, some toffs, my black helicopter friends and much more. I can’t find the video of the final plenary with Billy Bragg and Cory Doctorow which I missed but I’m sure it was great.