Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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The 'wardrobe malfunction' to haunt this year's Super Bowl ads

According to this NYT story, tastefulness will be the operative phrase for the greatest day of the year in U.S. TV commercials! An excerpt: nheuser-Busch, the biggest advertiser on the Super Bowl, the biggest day of the year for advertising, is making good on a promise to clean up its act. A look at some commercials […]

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CanWest to start new commuter tab

According to an item in Report on Business's Feed The Goat column, CanWest wants to get into the commuter tab business in five Canadian cities. They've managed to find a leader: Noah Godfrey, son of CanWest board member Paul Godfrey (former TorSun publisher, Lastman puppetmaster etc., etc.). The name (hopefully a working title), is Dose.  I can only say […]

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Toronto Sun's circulation numbers set a bit

New circulation numbers suggest the Toronto Sun is the paper losing the most circulation ground in the hotly contested Toronto newspaper market, according to a Globe and Mail story. An excerpt: The Toronto Sun saw its circulation decline in the year ended Sept. 30, as the paper lost ground against its rivals in Canada's biggest […]

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Journalistically peeing on Pope brings criminal conviction

Calling Pope John Paul II the “Brezhnev of the Vatican” will apparently get you a trip in front of a judge in Poland. Read more about the case of Jerzy Urban. Here's an excerpt from the BBC story: Pope satirist convicted in Poland Urban insisted he was just exercising freedom of speech One of Poland's […]

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