Criticism in Review

Eight ways to explore work critically, without being too negative Read More

Your Role at Concerts — The Committed Observer

How do you create a great new-story from a gig or a concert? A music journalist uses their verification capabilities and their storytelling art to make a gig-report newsworthy. A good show review is not written merely to inform readers, it also adds value to the concert itself… Here are some tips to help your report stand out from the rest … Read More

The Verification Process in Rock Journalism

We all know that feeling. It’s late and you’re very tired. You have just deleted a shed-load of unsolicited mail from your inbox. But one press release stands out. Perhaps the band’s name rings a bell. And the photo makes you smile. Maybe you are persuaded by the subject line that fools you into thinking… Read More