I’m giving the Track Breaking News Online course in London again on Friday 26 September at the Royal Society of Medicine. That’s me above working on the course structure and materials. Creating a day long course like this usually takes me around seven days of solid work. The effort is more than worth it when you get such positive feedback. The last time I gave this course was just over a month ago and like all the courses I do, I’ll be tweaking it slightly for the next session.
Liverpool Daily Post journalist Alison Gow went on a similar course run by Paul Bradshaw. She seems to have come away mightily impressed with the power of Yahoo Pipes. After comparing notes with Paul about his course I think I might just add a section on Pipes for this upcoming session. My only reservation is I don’t think it’s 100% reliable, and I’m not alone on that. It falls over too often when handling a lot of feeds and/or misses too much stuff. However, having tested bespoke news feeds on a number of bloggers, including Rob who seems perfectly happy with his Somalia news pipe, I can see the value. Just maybe not enough to rely upon it all the time.
Alors, there are still some places for the course in London later this month. It is good fun and you learn shedloads 🙂