I READ PAPER copies of newspapers during the weekends because it helps me see things from the perspective of a layout editor. It's an exercise with information architecture.
Kathryn Thomas (pictured at her Audi gig) took a page in the Sunday Business Post Magazine and mused about how she might document her trip to Chernobyl with Adi Roche.  I'd look no farther than how Christian Payne documents those kinds of trips. Actually, I'd get an Audi Estate with 100,000 miles on the clock to push off from Budapest to Kiev and then towards Chernobyl. I'd document the journey with Audioboo, Bambuser, Flickr and Instagram. I'd set up a Flattr campaign to encourage viewers to drop micropayments into a tip jar and I'd eat only what my Flattr money compensated.
On a totally unrelated note, I'm experimenting with the format of my blog posts to see how media elements and horizontal rules affect Sound Gecko's text-to-speech processing. I don't expect anything beyond this sentence to be processed by Sound Gecko and that means a new Zemanta extension probably does not get harvested by Sound Gecko.
-- Brother Hubbard gets big props from Ross Golden-Bannon. 
-- Bankers, politicians and official are to be summoned to appear before a high-powered banking inquiry.  Where you might expect the Public Accounts Committee to take this tasking, my bets are with the Finance Committee since it's chaired by a government politician.
-- I expect another pay cut because there's no deal on the table between unions and the government. 
-- The Irish government could cut planned adjustments in the next two budgets by close to €1 bn and still hit its 2015 borrowing target. 
-- The European Investment Bank, the EU's lender for economic development, has a new funding scheme for smaller SMEs in partnership with AIB. THis is a €200m arrangement. 
-- The US State Department has warned American tourists visiting Ireland to be on the lookout for fraud and to be aware of a police force negatively affected by austerity policies. 
-- Pension advisers are warning that trustees of insolvent retirement schemes may be better off forcing companies into bankruptcy. This would guarantee full state compensation instead of giving up benefits to cover deficits. 
-- Most activist organisations have not registered with the Standards in Public Office Commission. 
-- Irish farmhouse yogurts and cheesecake producer Glenilen Farm is to invest €300,000 in a new yogurt range for children. 
-- Pirates will always find a way to counteract any anti-copying measure. 
-- The Six Sigma diploma offered by the University of Limerick is one of the postgraduate modules delivered as distance learning modules. 
-- Dorothy Keane, a marketing lecturer at IT Carlow, watches students work on live projects with companies in the region to develop appropriate social media strategies. 
-- The Institute of Art and Design in Dun Laoghaire continue raking in the awards for animation. 
1. Fiona Ness -- "Kathryn Thomas, 34, TV Presenter, Dublin" in the Sunday Business Post Magazine, April 28, 2013.
2. Ross Golden-Bannon -- "Brotherly Love in Dublin," in the Sunday Business Post Magazine, April 28, 2013.
3. Cliff Taylor -- "New law clears way for major banking inquiry" on the front page of the Sunday Business Post, April 28, 2013.
4. Nicola Cooke -- "Pay cuts in June if no deal is struck with unions" on the front page of the Sunday Business Post, April 28, 2013.
5. Cliff Taylor -- "New figures show that state has room to ease austerity" in the News section of the Sunday Business Post, April 28, 2013.
6. Jon Ihle -- "EIB in new funding scheme for Irish SMEs" in the News section of the Sunday Business Post, April 28, 2013.
7. John Burke -- "American tourists warned of rising fraud and weakened garda presence" in the News section of the Sunday Business Post, April 28, 2013.
8. Jon Ihle -- "Waterford Crystal ruling may lead to more bankruptcies" in the News section of the Sunday Business Post, April 28, 2013.
9. John Burke -- "Abortion debate groups do not disclose funding" in the Abortion Debate section of the Sunday Business Post, April 28, 2013.
10. Samantha McCaughren -- "Glenilen Farm is building its business on a culture of success" in the Media and Marketing section of the Sunday Business Post, April 28, 2013.
11. Margaret O'Brien -- "Taking the fight against piracy to the next level" in the Intellectual Property section of the Sunday Business Post, April 28, 2013.
12. This was a commercial profile written for a Technology in Higher Education section of the Sunday Business Post, April 28, 2013.
13. Commercial profile -- "Emphasis on social media key for IT Carlow" in in the All Eyes on Carlow section of the Sunday Business Post, April 28, 2013.
14. Dave Boland -- "IADT Flies the Flag for animation education" in Animation section of the Sunday Business Post, April 28, 2013.
Listen to this clip on Audioboo or watch it on YouTube. Bernie Goldbach teaches college students creative multimedia.