Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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A crappy way for Australia to lose (and I was cheering for Italy)

Of all the ways to lose a World Cup game, to be victimized by a dive in the final moments of injury time, followed by a successful penalty kick, has got to be the worst. From my vantage point, that's what happened to Australia today in its game against Italy. Fabio Grosso should be known, […]

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Mon, June 26 2006 » Main Page, Minutiae » Comments Off

Product placement payments slipping into some types of news media

From the NYT story: Though product placement in movies and on television shows is a fairly standard practice, it is generally accepted that magazine and newspaper articles, and television and radio news programs, do not accept payment for naming products. A recent survey, however, challenges that understanding. An annual poll conducted by PR Week magazine […]

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Mon, June 26 2006 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

'As Online Ads Grow, Eyeballs Are Valuable Again on the Web'

This story talks about an explosion in content sites as advertisers frantically look to spend money on online ads. If it's that frantic, do I have to start worrying about the bottom falling out again? An excerpt from the NYT article: THE great eyeball chase is back in full swing. And it does not matter […]

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Mon, June 26 2006 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

CNN's bring-back-reporting agenda seems to have vanished

CNN president Jonathan Klein promised last year that his network would redouble its efforts on good, old-fashioned reporting. But that lasted until he realized his ranters and emoters were the people bringing in the ratings, argues the NYT's David Carr. An excerpt: “We are not about fomenting an agenda,” he said. That seems to depend […]

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Mon, June 26 2006 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

NYT's Keller on publishing the bank-records-spying story

Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, has written an open letter to critics assailing his paper for publishing a story that the U.S. government has been scouring the records of “terrorism suspects.” Some excerpts: Since September 11, 2001, our government has launched broad and secret anti-terror monitoring programs without seeking authorizing legislation […]

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