Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Rather, CBS set to part company

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather and the network are talking about his leaving the corporation that has employed him for the last 44 years before his contract expires in November. But he might have his fingers in a new pie, one being backed by billionaire Mark Cuban.

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'China Trial of Times Researcher Ends Without Verdict'

NYT researcher Zhao Yan has a month to worry about whether he'll be found guilty of fraud and disclosing state secrets following a closed, one-day trial on Friday. An excerpt from the NYT story: If Mr. Zhao is found guilty, he could face more than 10 years in prison. He has already been held for […]

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Billionaire to start investigative journalism website (?!?!)

Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, has funded the startup of Sharesleuth, a website that will “focus on corporate chicanery and securities fraud,” according to the NYT article. An excerpt: Mr. Cuban told PaidContent.org, which was the first to report on the new venture, that his HDnet cable network and HDfilms production company […]

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'Blogging Africa's World Cup'

This BBC story rounds up some World Cup commentary from the African blogosphere.

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Helping foreign journalists learn the ropes in Canada

The Globe and Mail had a story about a new program to help exiled and refugee journalists learn how to ply their craft in this country. An excerpt: The 30 or so people who will take their desks next January in Sheridan College's new Canadian Journalism for Internationally Trained Writers program don't fit the college-student […]

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The Oilers now the team to beat

What a crazy series this has been. My analogy is a championship fight between two boxers. One smacks the other so hard, you want to hold a mirror over the poor guy's mouth, let alone hold a 10-count. But despite the shot, he somehow gets up off the canvas and finds it within himself to take the […]

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