7 reasons to keep calm and carry on

1.  Decorum. Because a hubbub or a brouhaha would be unseemly. 2.  Because You’re British. It’s what’s expected of you.  It’s what comes naturally.  Your reaction to an unforeseen and potentially frightening event should be one of unflappable fortitude and apparent indifference.  No flapping.  Got that? 3.  Consequences. If you should flap then someone with a plummy voice will be forced to administer a swift slap and command you to “pull yourself together”.  That constitutes a scene.  No one…

Book Review: Networked, A contemporary history of news in transition

Looks like an interesting read, reviewed by Tim Luckhurst, who wrote an article in a similar vein the other week: In the vortex of angst generated by scandal at News International and the complicity of Britain's political class, it is cheering to read a book that makes one feel a little more optimistic about the purposes and future of journalism. Networked hits the mark. Adrienne Russell sets out to analyse a time of transformation in the history…

Work's Intimacy, a review in @timeshighered

Here's another on the wishlist!! In a lively and compelling read, Melissa Gregg examines the impact of technologies on the work and lifestyles of employees in the knowledge economy. This book covers a lot of ground in a relatively slim volume, and considers mobile working; part-time and contract working; online team interactions; the use of social networking; online branding; and the implications of work being done in the home environment. Times Higher Education readers may see…
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