Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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CBS U: What have you learned?

The Poynter Institute's Jill Geisler says there are many lessons to be learned for newsroom managers in the report on the Bush/Texas Air National Guard report by CBS 60 Minutes II. An excerpt: Spend an evening curled up with the “Report of the Independent Review Panel” and you're bound to take away some management lessons. That's what […]

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Quotes of the day

Someone caught this Tuesday in a TV interview with Hillary Duff: “Half of my friends didn't even know the tsunami happened.” I have no doubt of that, for some reason. These were two I picked from a wire story on CTV.ca about the wars between the celebrity magazines over the break-up of Brad Pitt and […]

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Now what?

As I write this, it's about one hour and 22 minutes past the deadline for the feds matching donations to tsunami relief. It's about 12 hours and 50 minutes since I read a Globe and Mail story that said Federal tsunami aid hits $425 million … as cash woes hurt African AIDS fight. Here is […]

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‘Daily Show’ on the CBS memo-gate scandal

I was watching The Daily Show tonight, as is my habit, and as usual, it offered an amusing and thought-provoking insight, this time into the CBS memo-gate scandal. Jon Stewart’s riff on it wasn’t great, but Stephen Colbert’s piece was terrific — a not-so-thinly-veiled linkage between the Bush Administration’s myopic zeal in going to war in Iraq […]

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Beer in Ontario corner stores some day? Pinch me!

Ontario Finance Minister Greg Sorbara reported that the Liquor Control Board of Ontario may see its monopoly ended and that could mean pints available at the local depanneur. The full Toronto Star (actually, CP) story is available here. Personally, I hope this comes to fruition. In Alberta and Saskatchewan, hotels were allowed to make “off-sales” — beer […]

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