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Beauty vs. Tragedy : what's the bigger eye-catcher?

Oct
23

While surfing the web today, my sister came across this article about the

refugee crisis in Pakistan.

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Perfect Symmetry a perfect package?

Oct
23

Once in a blue moon, there comes an album which removes all doubt of its potential inadequacy and delights those who listen to it. Sadly, Keane haven't quite managed to fulfill their potential. Tim Rice-Oxley may have cleaned up his act along with the rest of the "piano rock" (which is what exactly, apart from a very lame form of generalising) group, but perhaps they haven't quite replicated the performance of those they admire.

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Altered Images

Oct
23

This is the piece about the Madrid bombings that I discussed at conference. This is a picture from the scene with the body part clearly visible.Madrid Bombing 

Reuters/El Pais 

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Blogging is Dead

Oct
23

Interesting piece by Paul Boutin in Wired, the Web Magazine.  Apparently the future is multimedia.

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Profit v conscience

Oct
22

Geneva Overholser at the Online Journalism Review wonders whether the traditional business model for journalism - i.e publishing companies run for profit - has distorted the social responsibilities of journalists. She quotes former investment banker Adlai Wertman, who claims that profit-seeking companies "quickly go from no social mission to no social responsibility" - resulting in a distorted notion of "what the public wants" when it comes to journalism, and a terribly inadequate news diet for a self-governing people.

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C4 pays ransom for journalist in Afghanistan

Oct
22

We talked about this piece today in conference. I just checked with my source at the production company to see when the programme was being transmitted and found out that it won't be, as there was no footage.

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GottaMUSTabsolutely HAStobeLIVE!!

Oct
21
Lorna?

The BBC's obsession with LIVE reporting plumbed an amusing new nadir of absurdity last night. Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon travelled from her base at Pacific Quay in Glasgow to the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders to cue in a report about Norwegian salmon rivers that are infected with bacteria. The connection to Scotland? Well Scottish rivers have salmon too, silly head.

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Clever Amoebae?

Oct
20

With occasional exceptions, British journalism is not at its best when reporting science. Usually we ignore it. When we pay attention we have a tradition of laziness and misunderstanding that too often leads to entirely deliberate hyperbole

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Palin on Saturday Night Live

Oct
19

Did anyone see this? (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/deadlineusa/2008/oct/19/usa-uselections2008)

How could they let her go on a satirical sketch show? Is this going to make her MORE popular with Americans? Has vacuous celebrity become political acumen? Is black white? I thought the Americans invented public relations, what kind of perception-management is this?

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Photoshop Part One: Arghhhhhh!

Oct
18

Feeling a bit small.

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