This showed up in the (always well worth your read) Sunday Business Post yesterday. I’ve done a fair few of them over the years but, strangely, this one struck me as being the one that most closely gives you an idea of who I am in real life, off the radio, offline.
– Traditional media vs new media?
Both, it doesn’t have to be one or the other. New is great for instant info, traditional for more depth or analysis.
– Do you use a laptop, smartphone or tablet?
I have an old Sony Vaio laptop at home but it’s almost never on, own a Nokia Lumia 800 phone, I’ve never felt the need for a tablet…
– Are you on Twitter? If so, how do you find it? If not, why not?
Since March 11 2008, my account tells me! It’s a brilliant work tool but I’m only ever on it when I’m in work Monday to Friday, never at home at night or at the weekend.
– I never miss…
University Challenge. Mastermind and Only Connect.
– How do you like your news in the morning?
I almost always have Morning Ireland on when I’m pottering around at home making breakfast.
– Port of call for big breaking stories?
The web in all of its many facets, Sky News or the like of I need live pictures…
– Weekly reading?
New Scientist magazine. Used to read Sunday newspapers, gave up and now I spend the day in a little news free bubble…
– Guilty pleasure?
Gaybo on a Sunday on RTE Lyric FM. He plays a lot of jazz…
– What do you appreciate in media, would like to see more of?
Honestly? I try to see less of it. Information overload is something I had to put a stop to in my life a while back. I’m online in work, watch the TV I really want to watch, read a lot more books.
– What don’t you like/ticks you off?
The use of the word “celebrate” in EVERY BLOODY SCRIPT!!! We are not “celebrating” the launch of a new bread. No-one is. Also TV and radio news programmes using “Twitter” as if it’s a person or an expert. “Twitter says…”