A is for Art
There’s an exhibition of student artwork under way in the Atrium, in fact we can see it just underneath our office windows! I went to have a look, and we’ll have a brand new video up of it before much longer. Other than that, we’re keeping busy by making the website easier to use, as well as putting up loads more new content. There’s some rather interesting stuff about Adamsdown’s resident author and an item on the newly-refurbished Anderson Fields. There are also a couple of brand new pieces about the campaign to save the Vulcan. That’s before we even get onto the huge back-log of stories that are ready and waiting to go online, and there’s more in the wings too!
B is for brain-numbed
There’s a certain point in this where you begin to wonder: is it all worth it? We’re a small team trying to cover events in a small area, which you’d think is relatively simple. Not so. Sometimes it seems like we’re spending too much time wrestling with the computers and not enough time actually story-gathering. That said, we still manage to get a new set of stories on the site every day, so who’s worrying?
C is for Controversy
Controversy is not something we wanted to have. Reporting on it, yes. However, we’ve realised that our reporting of one particular controversy might seem a little… controversial. What I mean is that the really big story in Adamsdown, at least according to us, is the battle/debate over what should be done with the Vulcan Hotel, the pub across the road from us. It’s due to be demolished to make way for new flats and shops, but there’s a large number of people who want to keep it going. Now, what might be controversial is that we’ve run so many pages on it – are we really just a publicity machine for the Vulcan preservation people?
Well, no. It so happens that the action to demolish the Vulcan is opposed by a very large number of people, and we have not published a story without there being something new to say. Also, we do try to ensure our reporting contains a balance of views and opinions.
That said, we are aware that this is a site for the whole community, so we can’t just focus on the Vulcan. Besides, it could look a bit lazy…
D is for David
I’m now off duty until next week, but I’ll leave you in the tender care of Chris. After a day slaving over a computer keyboard to keep the site up-to-date, tomorrow he’s the primary reporter. I’ll be back on Monday, but there’s still a few more things to do today, not to mention some stories I’d like to have ready by then…