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Thomas Crampton: New job requirements – the Phnom Penh Post recruits

Interesting post from Thomas Crampton – not only because it flags up a promising internship role at the Phnom Penh Post, but more because of the requirements stipulated in that job’s description.

Candidates for the social media internship must have:

– At least 150 followers on Twitter
– At least 200 Facebook friends
– Administrator or creator of at least one Facebook group
– A blog with a Google Page Rank of 2 or higher

Which raises the question, as posted by Doug Fisher, what journalism/communication schools are teaching these skills?

Online writers respond to Pulitzer announcement

As noted last week, the Pulitzer prizes will now allow entries from online-only publications. But, as online writers were quick to comment, not all bloggers are welcome.

As Robert Niles notes, “the awards are not throwing open their doors to every blogger on the planet. Entries are restricted to U.S.-based publications which ‘regularly engage’ in original reporting.”

He gives a full guide to entering, with some additional comments from Sig Gissler, administrator of the Prizes. “The Pulitzer Board is not creating new categories for online-only work at this point, but he [Gissler] noted that the Pulitzers ‘have changed a lot in recent years’ in expanding eligibility for online work,” Niles writes.

LiveBlogging across the Trinity Mirror titles: as we type

Trinity Mirror regional titles, Newcastle’s Journal, the Birmingham Post and the Liverpool Post have joined forces to report on the economic situation on this live blog, happening right now, as we type this post.

It’s charting the falling FTSE share index and the Liverpool Daily Post reporter Alison Gow twittered this morning that it is the brainchild of Birmingham Post editor Marc Reeves and the head of regional multimedia David Higgerson.

Its purpose: “to provide live information on breaking news surrounding the banking crisis, as well as informed opinion from our team of experts across the country,” the administrator wrote at 12.19.

The poll shows that 63 per cent of voters think that yes, the government should offer 100 per cent protection on all savings.

At 14.23 Sion Barry of Media Wales writes that the length of of the recession ‘really is the golden question. Some sectors of the economy have been in recession from a while… just ask a housebuilder.’

The papers are using Coveritlive.com to create the blog.

End of the road for Charterhouse Communications

Financial publishing company Charterhouse Communications went into administration last week reports thisismoney.co.uk.

The publisher of the What Mortgage and Home Buying magazine and web titles suspended share trading in February and the last news headline on the What Mortgage site dates April 3.

KPMG has been appointed as administrator of the company.

According to thisismoney.co.uk, the group is the latest publisher to suffer from the squeeze in the mortgage market following the closure of Niche News and Publishing in March.