Friday, November 10, 2006

I am appointed Student Editor of Jo's Toolkit

Well, Carly and Gregor, the founders of Jo's Toolkit are graduating and entering the "real world" of work and taxes and "real media" etc....

Jo's Toolkit is, without a doubt, one of the richest online journalism resources that I have ever come across. It is unique to South Africa in that its material is submitted by users of the site, industry professionals and academics alike who do this through their own goodwill and without payment. Similarly, access to the site is totally free and it is licensed under Creative Commons. Jo's Toolkit also went on to win the Highway Africa Awards for Innovative use of New Media in Africa at the Highway Africa Conference 2006.

I am therefore honoured to take up the position of student editor of Jo's Toolkit for 2006/2007.

Being student editor means that I am Jo's representative in the student media sphere, I do web maintenance, handle submissions and post things on the website- all in consultation with Gregor and Carly. I also report back the status of the site to Carly and Gregor on a quarterly basis.

It is a very exciting time at Jo's as, with Gregor and Carly moving into a new sphere, they can cultivate some excellent contacts in grassroots and online media while I can concentrate on getting more submissions from student media sources.

Onward ho!

7 comments:

JEN said...

Well I guess congratualations are in order...

Peter Barlow said...

I don't know, are they? ;-)

JEN said...

I assumed Jo's Toolkit was something of great importance as Elle always talks about it. But maybe I was wrong.

Peter Barlow said...

Go and have a look at it (I am not going to ask you to tell me what you think because you will do that anyway)

Yes, I believe my blog lets you know how I feel! :-)

JEN said...

it's just a compliment... I have had a look at Jo's Tollkit.. commented even. I feel it's important fo rppl like u and elle.. But hey what do I knw...

Stephanie said...

WOW! Congrats, Peter! Think Carly and Gregor made a good choice. :o)

Nikki said...

Ahh.. you hurt Jen's feelings... What a shame.