The BBC and the Guardian both have interesting interactives showing how the tsunamis developed. If you come across any other cool interactives, please leave a note below. [ /30 ] For those of you who read the post and didn't roast my ass for spelling tsunami 'tsumani', I wish you good karma in 2005. :)
The BBC also did a section in its year-in-review on blogs. I use the story as an opportunity to do some opining of my own. First things first. The last two paragraphs of the BBC story might well be the most salient: In any case, as bloggers rarely go out and about, many of those who […]
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Four BBC journalists look back on the year that was in Africa: The good, bad and amusing news. They also try to identify the emerging news from there in 2005. An excerpt; it is Mohammed Allie's pick for most amusing story from South Africa: One of the most bizarre tales this year, was in South […]
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A BBC journalist, who is Chechen, has put together a photo essay to try and show the human side of her damned little republic. Here is the introduction: My name is Sapiet. I am a Chechen journalist working for the BBC. In 1994 I came to Moscow to finish my thesis, but two months later […]
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The Globe and Mail’s Andre Picard, an award-winning public health journalist and author, has written a useful article on how to make medical reporting better. However, substitute the word ‘health’ or ‘medical’ for virtually another other beat, and the advice would still be valid.
This NYT story talks about a new U.S. survey which finds that the average U.S. Internet user spends about three hours per day online — a block of time which is cutting into (gasp!) TV watching and other recreational pursuits. An excerpt: AN FRANCISCO, Dec. 29 – The average Internet user in the United States spends […]
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This NYT article tells an interesting story about the gowing social instability in China over the ever-widening gap between rich and poor — one exacerbated by corruption and cronyism. Welcome to capitalism, folks! An excerpt: ANZHOU, China, Dec. 24 – The encounter, at first, seemed purely pedestrian. A man carrying a bag passed a husband […]
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Just saw this at Ianking.ca: This Magazine's blog ranks Canada's political columnists — I'm presuming it's a collectivist effort. :) Here's the top of the class: Chantal Hebert:A+She's easily the best political writer in the country right now, in French and English Paul Wells: AGives people a reason to buy Macleans. Has one of the few […]
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CTV colleague and fellow blogger David Akin posted a link to this article to CAJ-L. It's from Direct Marketing and it's about the U.S. magazine industry An excerpt: We have run out of readers in this country. You may have heard about the recent, mind-blowing study by the National Endowment for the Arts in which […]
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