Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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More on the shaky reliability of Wikipedia

OK, the Register started the ball rolling in October, but the NYT is now on the case! An excerpt: ACCORDING to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, John Seigenthaler Sr. is 78 years old and the former editor of The Tennessean in Nashville. But is that information, or anything else in Mr. Seigenthaler's biography, true? The question […]

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The Christmas wars

The NYT's Adam Cohen on how some religious conservatives are pushing hard against retailers who don't use the phrase “Merry Christmas.” Some excerpts: Religious conservatives have a cause this holiday season: the commercialization of Christmas. They're for it. The American Family Association is leading a boycott of Target for not using the words “Merry Christmas” […]

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When lottery wins kill

Generally speaking, I don't buy lottery tickets (I view them as a tax on the stupid, and in that regard, I've paid my share). When I waver is when I start thinking about how I'll ever afford a home in an area I like in this very expensive (by Canadian standards) city. But every once […]

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November's dominant clickthroughs

For starters, let's acknowledge the passing of The King — For the first time since I started this blog in August 2004, my posting on Elvis's Death Day isn't in the top 10 (it's #11). An amazing run, though. Here are the top 10 most clicked-on stories: 1. Wikipedia founder admits to quality problems (Oct. […]

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