Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Pope legacy assessments from the Sunday Star

I found these pieces useful in going beyond the “oh, we've lost a great man” wave that's sweeping over everything in the wake of Pope John Paul II's death on Saturday at age 84. First, The Nine Contradictions of Pope John Paul II, by theologian Hans Kung. An excerpt: Karol Wojtyla was not the greatest […]

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The blogging wave-making machine

This BBC article talks about how blogging is upsetting the apple cart in authoritarian regimes and the free and democratic West too. An excerpt: So why are authoritarian governments so worried about blogging? Blogging is a very, very important tool in terms of freedom of expression Julien Pain, Reporters Sans Frontières Perhaps it is because the […]

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Brit papers don't mind a little April Fool's tomfoolery

The NYT reports on a proud tradition in the Brit media — one I wish that would be adopted here: A good April Fool's story. An excerpt: The article certainly looked normal, sitting innocently on the front page of The Guardian newspaper on Friday. Under the headline “New Labor Lines up Countryside Role for Charles,” […]

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March's most clicked-through stories

Come, have a peak and see if what you found interesting on this blog in March was what other visitors found interesting. I'll also list my “wished-they'd-been-read-more” stories. The big hits: 1. New media guru makes an appearance on the Daily Show (March 4) 2. 'Farewell to newspapers' (March 27) 3. Seven questions with Strombo […]

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