Not for the first time, a blog post of mine has been adapted into a newspaper story.
Today’s Sunday Age reports on “ghost trams”: On our tramway’s secret service.
Interestingly, Yarra Trams uses the term “ghost tram” for something else already — a tram that’s out of radio contact.
Last year The Age did a story on “ghost trains”.
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I therefore figure if I clutter your comments section with slightly-erudite comments, the media (only the Sunday Age) will come forth to my blog :D
I assume they made contact with you first Daniel?
Reuben, please don’t clutter my blog comments with anything!
Andrew, no, I thought it might be a good weekend paper story (a bit lighter than most) and made contact.
The paper version has a short list of just a few “secret” route numbers.
And I assume they paid you a decent price for this work?
Lobbyists for voluntary organisations don’t get paid.
Fear not, Daniel. All of my comments relate – directly or indirectly – to the story-arc.
I just thought the Journalist was being lazy to plaugarise your web site! Lucky I read the full story at the source ie your blog! Keep up the good work
Astrid, no. Actually, a piece on ways of getting stories into the news might make a good blog post.
> Lobbyists for voluntary organisations don’t get paid.
Still, is writing a piece based on another’s blog post lazy journalism, or are they simply standing on the shoulders of giants? ;)