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The Icon Bar: News and features: New Editor for Acorn User: round 3 (updated)
 

New Editor for Acorn User: round 3 (updated)

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 09:43, 4/12/2001 | ,
 
This is a story that could run and run!

Step up to the plate Michael "Arenaman" Stubbs, well known for various RISC OS related projects including Melotech, which sells RISC OS hardware and software.

Having read a few of these things in the past few months, I'll just give a brief summary of the press release. As before, the new look and improved content is bigged up, and a new news editor is in place. Comments have been taken note of, and more are welcome at editor@acornuser.com.

Michael's a commited RISC OS fan, and so hopefully we now have someone in place that will take AU forward - and I can stop posting items on changes in staff at our only news stand magazine.

Update
The new news editor is Alex Singleton, a freelance journalist who has worked for a number of magazines in both the RISC OS arena and further afield. More info is available on the comments page.
 
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Andrew Weston Message #89471, posted at 10:40, 4/12/2001
Unregistered user Go for it Arenaman!!!
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Mr Jake Monkeyson Message #89472, posted at 12:33, 4/12/2001, in reply to message #89471
Unregistered user Who is the new news editor?
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Richard Goodwin Message #89473, posted at 12:49, 4/12/2001, in reply to message #89472
Unregistered user No mention in the press release. Perhaps Mr. Stubbs will read this and let us know? :)
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James Message #89474, posted at 13:11, 4/12/2001, in reply to message #89473
Unregistered user Where is the Press Release?
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Stephen Courtney Message #89475, posted at 13:43, 4/12/2001, in reply to message #89474
Unregistered user It's online at http://www.myriscos.co.uk (and probably elsewhere too).
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James Message #89476, posted at 16:04, 4/12/2001, in reply to message #89475
Unregistered user Hmmm. As Mr Stubbs had made it to my kill file, I'm strongly suspecting the new AU shall make it to my bin.

However, I wish him luck. I don't think it'll be an easy task.
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Robert Message #89477, posted at 16:22, 4/12/2001, in reply to message #89476
Unregistered user What's he done to get into your killfile?
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Gerph Message #89478, posted at 17:00, 4/12/2001, in reply to message #89477
Unregistered user No, I'm Spartacus!
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Alex Singleton Message #89479, posted at 17:46, 4/12/2001, in reply to message #89478
Unregistered user I'm pleased to be able to introduce myself as the new News Editor of Acorn User. I wrote for Acorn User as a columnist between 1994-5, and have written also for RISC User and Archive. Most of my writing has in recent years been for the PC press in magazines such as Personal Computer World, ComputerActive and PC Direct, where I have been writing a combination of features, tutorials, reviews and news analysis.

I would be very happy to hear from any readers with thoughts about AU's news coverage. Press releases can be sent to acornusernews@alexsingleton.com

Best regards,
Alex Singleton.
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Wibble Message #89480, posted at 18:07, 4/12/2001, in reply to message #89479
Unregistered user I wonder if you'll get shat on like the poor buggers who are still due money many months (years) after writing articles and not being paid. AU know who they are, yet seem happy to piss people off. Cruel.
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John Hoare Message #89481, posted at 18:23, 4/12/2001, in reply to message #89480
Unregistered user Good luck to you, Michael and Alex. I'll send off my subscription form tonight! :)
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Stan Boland Message #89482, posted at 18:39, 4/12/2001, in reply to message #89481
Unregistered user Michael Stubbs?! Woo!

I just wonder how quickly 'MicroDigital User' will change to 'Castle User'... In fact, I wonder how long it will be before some anti-MD/pro-CTL editorial gets AU sued...
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Michael Stubbs Message #89483, posted at 21:11, 4/12/2001, in reply to message #89482
Unregistered user Hello Stan. Acorn User will not side with either Castle nor MicroDigital. There will be no anti-MicroDigital editorials, nor any such theme running through the magazine. Should MD provide the Omega, it will be reviewed fair and square and, if it's fantastic, that's what will be stated. The magazine is not a vehicle for my personal opinions for or against any particular RISC OS company. I hope that clarifies things.
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Florence Message #89484, posted at 22:21, 4/12/2001, in reply to message #89483
Unregistered user Alex, how exactly are you going to be able to edito news when, let's face it, there isn't any ?
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Trevor MacDonald Message #89485, posted at 23:53, 4/12/2001, in reply to message #89484
Unregistered user Here is the news.

And finally, folks are still using Acorn machines!
Hehe. Some people never learn.

Until tomorrow, goodbye.
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Robert Richards Message #89486, posted at 00:27, 5/12/2001, in reply to message #89485
Unregistered user I love these comment pages!

I'm sorry, but the last few comments have just made me laugh out loud in front of 100 students doing last-minute coursework :-)

Ah well, back to my last minute coursework. :-/

Robert
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Alex Singleton Message #89487, posted at 08:35, 5/12/2001, in reply to message #89486
Unregistered user "Alex, how exactly are you going to be able to edito news when, let's face it, there isn't any ?"

It's all a question of being a decent reporter. I don't accept that there isn't any news. When I wrote the business column in Acorn User, most of the news-type pieces came from phone calls, and very few from press releases. All it takes is some effort.
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John Hoare Message #89488, posted at 08:53, 5/12/2001, in reply to message #89487
Unregistered user "All it takes is some effort." I think by those words we can be assured that the new team have the right idea. :-)
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Stan Boland Message #89489, posted at 11:33, 5/12/2001, in reply to message #89488
Unregistered user Hi Michael,

Thanks for your clarification.

Will the reviews be back to the old standard? If you are unsure as to what I mean, please consult any new Acorn computer reviews between the Electron, B+ or Master 128, up to, say, the Risc PC. All the reviews since have been SERIOUSLY poor. Please take note of this.

And why isn't Acorn User in WH Smiths?!
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Snig Message #89490, posted at 13:10, 5/12/2001, in reply to message #89489
Unregistered user Hi,
Good luck to the new editor of the Acorn User. There was no doubt in my mind that the magazine needed a change. Will there be any changes to the design (appearance) of the magazine? The current design layout could have be used as toilet paper then entered for a difficult spot-the-difference competition.
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John Hoare Message #89491, posted at 13:26, 5/12/2001, in reply to message #89490
Unregistered user The main problem with the page layout is... how can I put this... overuse of white space. You could get about double the info on each page if it was redesigned.
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Michael Stubbs Message #89492, posted at 13:47, 5/12/2001, in reply to message #89491
Unregistered user I will do my very best to ensure that all reviews are to the highest standards.

Acorn User *is* in WHSMiths. Send an email to editor@acornuser.com stating which one you can't find it in and we'll see what can be done about it. I would like to ask everyone to email me if you have a problem and not just comment on the Internet; if you email me, I can try and do something about it. Ta :-)
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Katie Phwoarham Message #89493, posted at 14:56, 5/12/2001, in reply to message #89492
Unregistered user Yes Trevor we're still using them and having a lot of enjoyment.
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James Message #89494, posted at 15:21, 5/12/2001, in reply to message #89493
Unregistered user "You could get about double the info on each page if it was redesigned."

And have a magazine of half as many pages? That would make it pretty thin I fear.
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John Hoare Message #89495, posted at 16:23, 5/12/2001, in reply to message #89494
Unregistered user I had hoped with a new editorial team, the content would also double :-)
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Guy Message #89496, posted at 17:12, 5/12/2001, in reply to message #89495
Unregistered user Alex, there has been some comment on TIB that a change of name would be a good idea, say RISC Format or something. Is this being looked at?
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Alex Singleton Message #89497, posted at 19:17, 5/12/2001, in reply to message #89496
Unregistered user No, it is not being looked at. Don't ask such a silly question.
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Alex Singleton Message #89498, posted at 20:07, 5/12/2001, in reply to message #89497
Unregistered user I did not post the above comment.
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Bob Message #89499, posted at 21:30, 5/12/2001, in reply to message #89498
Unregistered user A design along the lines of Mac User would be nice, very nice. Come on Acorn User! How about it? Let's make this new era for AU look professional from the start!
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John Hoare Message #89500, posted at 21:43, 5/12/2001, in reply to message #89499
Unregistered user Michael - from which issue are you taking over?
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