Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Blog readership growing faster than blog creation

A new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project has found while more people are reading blogs, the percentage creating them grew more slowly. And a large majority of American Internet users still don't know what they are (?!?!). An excerpt from an Associated Press story posted on Yahoo! News: Readership of online journals known as […]

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Tsunami death images stay off U.S. TV screens

This AP story (carried by CTV.ca) tells how U.S. newspapers are getting edgier in their visuals than television — which must worry about offending people while being guests in their living room. An excerpt: Editors at the New York Times and Los Angeles Times showed similar judgment one day last week in running large, front-page pictures of […]

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Crazy tsunami talk in the blogosphere

This NYT piece talks about some of the nutty nonsense being sprewed in blogs over the tsunami crisis,  but also provides evidence that in a free-speech environment, reason does stand a fightin' chance. Some excerpts: … On Democratic Underground, a blog for open discussion and an online gathering place for people who hate the Bush administration, […]

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A.O. Scott goes gently medieval on praise for 'Sideways'

A.O. Scott, chief film critic for the NYT, has proclaimed Sideways the most over-rated movie of 2004. But actually, he likes the film; it's his fellow critics he's really targeting. An excerpt:  Miles, the movie's hero, has been variously described as a drunk, a wine snob, a sad sack and a loser, but it has seldom […]

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Even Einstein had his off days

In this NYT commentary, author Simon Singh notes it is the centennary of Albert Einstein's birth year, which was 1905. As he notes, being a genius doesn't mean the same as being perfect. An excerpt: WE have now entered what is being celebrated as the Einstein Year, marking the centenary of the physicist's annus mirabilis […]

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