Time for kids

Time gives their person of the year award to Zuckerberg for “bringing people together” – otherwise known as data mining the rubes. Tea Party gets second, Assange pulls up third….

googlevision

And in news that will likely make  TV executives around the world shit their pants, google has announced Google TV. The likeithateit team will be signing up.  Watch out for Likeithateit TV as soon as we can afford some lights.

Oligarchism

An excellent piece from Paul Krugman on the dangers of Fox and News Limited….
From The New York Times,

As the Republican political analyst David Frum put it, “Republicans originally thought that Fox worked for us, and now we are discovering we work for Fox” — literally, in the case of all those non-Mitt-Romney presidential hopefuls. It [...]

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Journalism warning labels

how the news gets made

don’t look away

When you look at the picture of the couple, they’re smiling and happy.  Once you look away he’s beating her. A very clever campign discussing the nature of domestic violence.

format

It takes one to know one…

A colorful, acerbic and entertaining discussion of the business practices of Rupert Murdoch from one time combatant, Conrad Black
(from The Daily Beast)

The developing dispute between Italian prime minister and media owner Silvio Berlusconi and News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch is a brave new frontier for the insatiably expansionist Murdoch. When General de Gaulle was [...]

more fishwrap

I know, I know, I’m always posting something about the poor fucking newspapers and how they’re swirling round the sinkhole of oblivion and why won’t someone give them a break or at least some fucking money so they’d stop whinging for a moment and write about the news. Yet, I’m interested in this for a [...]

fishwrap

Strong article on the future of newspapers, if you can be bothered reading it
“….The curious thing about the various plans hatched in the ’90s is that they were, at base, all the same plan: “Here’s how we’re going to preserve the old forms of organization in a world of cheap perfect copies!” The details differed, [...]

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