Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Inventing the online persona of a soulless lawyer

This NYT article looks at the person behind anonymouslawyer.blogspot.com, supposedly a highly-paid partner of an L.A. law firm. While people in the U.S. law biz swear it reflects their reality to them, the blog is actually written by a law student who's never even been to L.A. (and is too young to have watched L.A. Law in […]

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Blog-gate revisited

This is an imperfect but useful look at some of the issues surrounding 60 Minutes II and the infamous memos about Dubya in the Texas Air National Guard. An excerpt from the story by CJR assistant editor Corey Pein: “The drama began when CBS posted forged National Guard documents on its Web site and, that […]

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Saving Journalism

Philip Meyer, a pioneer of computer-assisted reporting in the U.S. and a sage commentator on the economics of the news business, is back with another essay, this time in Columbia Journalism Review. In some ways, it's a re-working of an essay he wrote for American Journalism Review about nine years ago on the need for publishers […]

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Zerbisias rates the year in media

Toronto Star media columnist Antonia Zerbisias looks at the year in North American media and rates it better than 2003. Among the victims she IDs: Kitty Kelley (?!?!).

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Hey Toronto: Clean your ##$$%@@!!! sidewalks!

The headline says it all. [ /30 ]

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