Tag Archives: Tony Lankester

Thoughts about the Leaders: The columnists 2.0 model

We’ve launched our third Leader site in Sports Leader this week. It’s been toil and trouble for Nic Haralambous and our devs who have put together a fine site. This follows Tech Leader and Thought Leader which we launched a while back. On Sports Leader we’ve already seen traffic which could eventually make it bigger […]

Gathering of the Bloggerati

Bigup to the bloggers, geeks and media people that made it to the first ever Bloggerati Cape Town at the Long Street Cafe. The idea was to have a casual meet up over drinks (name tags were banned) and it turned out to be a rather cracking evening. In fact it was testament to blogger […]

Thought Leader

We’ve launched what I call an “editorial blog” platform, called Thought Leader — the third part of our blog strategy, after the amas — amatomu.com and amagama.com. We’ve been trialling the site for about three weeks, ironing out bugs and getting new writers onboard. It’s a hybrid blog-media product which I think combines the best […]

Audio of Jimmy Wales interview now available

We’ve published the audio of my one-on-one interview with Wikipedia co-founder, Jimmy Wales, which you can get via the M&G Online article on the interview. This is thanks to Jayne Morgan and Tony Lankester, as well as our very able production assistant Sthembile Gasa. I believe that the M&G Online editor Riaan Wolmarans, who is […]

Last questions for Jimmy Wales

I’m in Cape Town until Saturday for some business and to interview Mr Wikipedia who is in South Africa. Going to see the 24.com crowd, some other businesses, a few agencies, and attend some of the creative commons events. I’ve received some questions and emails from people that I’ll put to Jimmy Wales from the […]

Mail & Guardian launches its first podcast

Well, well, well. We launched our first podcast. We decided to go the route of a professional broadcaster rather than hearing the untrained raspy, stuttering, coughing voices of M&G Online journalists. I think it turned out great, if I may say so. Tony Lankester is the host — he is ex-SAFM and now works for […]