I gave a seminar today on “Blogging and the new media ecosystem” at the new Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in Oxford. Afterwards, Paddy Coulter, Director of the Reuters Fellowship, entertained us to tea and gossip. As usual, I tried to capture the moment using David Hockney’s ‘joiner’ approach. As usual, I failed. Sigh. Joiners are much more difficult to do than you’d think — or than Hockney makes them appear.