A Blogger Joins the Beeb

This morning’s BBC News carried the story of a 22 year old blogger who’s been asked to join the Beeb for a week as a Citizen JournalistWhen I was a 22 year-old, the job offered was News Trainee, and a lot less glamourous.

He will apparently be posting all week from deep inside the Mother Corporation. Compare his account with what the BBC is saying from its side of the fence.

Thanks to the BBC story, I’ve now stumbled on Wikinews, which says it’s the free news source you can write. The rhetoric sounds wonderful, until you look at what they have for North America – a week old and totally underwhelming:

13 June 2006: Dallas beats Miami again in NBA Finals, leads series 2-0

13 June 2006: Thousands of Floridians evacuate from Tropical Storm Alberto

13 June 2006: Computer-controlled ankle patent awarded to Oklahoma City company

13 June 2006: Entertainment Software Association says new Oklahoma law unconstitutional, plans to sue

12 June 2006: Rice University baseball team beats Oklahoma, will play in College World Series

12 June 2006: Oklahoma baseball team defeats Rice, evens series in NCAA Super Regional

11 June 2006: Anti-Tubby Smith ad rejected by University of Kentucky student paper

11 June 2006: Third former Williams trader admits manipulating natural gas prices

11 June 2006: Grolier Poetry Bookstore Has New Owner

11 June 2006: Lauren Nelson crowned Miss Oklahoma

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