Thursday, April 23, 2009

Niki Cheong: Technology, Food & Journalism

The Star's Assistant Editor for Youth Desk, Niki Cheong was in my college the other day to give a talk on "Technology & Reporting."

Although the talk was very much focused on journalism and technology, we managed to extract a few questions about food journalism and blogs from him.

For one, Cheong admits that food journalism is a niche market in this country, although the culture of makan is very much alive here.

On the other hand, food journalism seems to be able to work really well in blogs. In his words, "blogs are really crazy with food." Yes, we agree with you wholeheartedly, Niki. 

But what set a good food blog apart from the rest, is that the pictures must really look good and entice the readers. Ah, so that's the secret to a really succesful food blog.

That, and make sure you eat good food la for your blog... 


Inspektor Sedap.

P/S: I will post up a review on Klang Bah Kut Teh soon! Keep your eyes peeled. :)