Sometimes news has to stew a bit

Here's a nice post from technology journalist Charles Arthur on why news doesn't have to be, well, new. The Brand/Russell broadcast, Arthur points out, should have been cold potatoes by the time the Mail on Sunday picked it up more than a week after it had gone out. Not so, as we have seen. And he gives a neat definition that encapsulates a newspaper law: "News is what the reader doesn’t yet know, but you can persuade them they want to".

Blues Get Back on Track at Hull

Chelsea recovered from their defeat to Liverpool at the weekend by dispatching a below par Hull side this evening 3-0. There were some shaky moments - most notably when Daniel Cousin hit the post in the first half - but Luiz Felipe Scolari can be happy with his side’s response to the first significant setback of his short reign.

Library training session

If anyone wants to learn about internet-based research I'm going to be taught by Sarah Root in the library next Monday or Tuesday afternoon. She's going to cover online searching techniques, locating and using online journal resources, online databases, subject gateways etc.

She can do either Monday or Tuesday, I was thinking I'd arrange it for about 3.15 after History, so if anyone wants to come along please respond to this and indicate if you have a preference for either day.


Midweek football

Can I just point out how nice it is to see nine Premier League games being played simultaneously midweek? It's something we haven't seen for a very long time due to the UEFA Cup, Champions League and hectic schedule. It's nice to be able to enjoy a very rare occurence like this! If only Newcastle didn't play last night and it'd be a full house!

 Match of the Day at 10:45, BBC One. :)