My intention to cut down the length of Digital Education is starting to be honoured more in the breach than the observance. Here's what happened in a recent editorial meeting:
Me: OK, that news item is not absolutely vital, so bin it.
Editor: Hang on, it could be of interest to some people. People like to know about the brains behind the newsletter. Well, they want to know who's behind it anyway.
Me: It's about High Street Kensington tube for goodness' sake, and where I sweated over a hot text book in my teens.
Editor: Exactly. It's the human interest angle. OK, what else have we got?
Me: Well, there's this article by Derek ---
Editor: Bin it.
Me: --- Blunt. Why?
Editor: We can't afford a libel suite.
Me: OK, what about this assessment piece?
Editor: Definitely. And we'll also have some news about the Bett show, the London Book Fair, e-safety, classroom apps, Ofsted, research, book reviews ---
Me: Wait! I thought we were going to keep it short? You're the editor. Editors are supposed to edit, ie cut stuff.
Editor: Hmm. Maybe next time.
So, dear reader, you can't say I haven't tried. The latest issue of Digital Education is not too overwhelming, but it's not a one pager either. To read it, and avail yourself of various free resources and past issues, sign up here:
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