If you want to be a foreign correspondent for a major U.S. newspaper, you might be 20 years too late. The business people say those resources would be better off spent on local coverage. An excerpt from the Washington Post column by Fred Hiatt: Journalist Jill Carroll, studying foreign news coverage for a report published [...]
This NYT story looks at the genesis of a story designed to smear Sen. Barack Obama, candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, over something that allegedly happened when he was seven. An excerpt: Jeffrey T. Kuhner, whose Web site published the first anonymous smear of the 2008 presidential race, is hardly the only editor [...]
Writing in the NYT magazine, Michael Pollan has the following advice: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. That, more or less, is the short answer to the supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question of what we humans should eat in order to be maximally healthy. He went on to take some shots at some [...]
Perky got shot by a hunter in Florida. The hunter dumped Perky's body in a fridge along with some other ducks. Two days later, the guy's wife opens up the fridge to find Perky staring back at her. They take the duck to a vet. The vet operates. Perky flatlines twice on the operating table, [...]
The Age newspaper in Australia has obtained an early draft of the second installment of the IPCC fourth assessment, and it doesn't bode well for the Land Down Under. An excerpt from the BBC story: The Great Barrier Reef is regarded as the world's largest living organism. It is Australia's number one tourist destination, attracting [...]
Harood Rashid of the BBC's Urdu service recently travelled to South Waziristan and managed to obtain an interview with Mullah Baitullah Mehsud, leader of a Taliban militia there. An excerpt: Baitullah's private army along with other militant groups have imposed a strict Islamic code in North and parts of South Waziristan. They run a parallel [...]
I prepared a backgrounder for CTV.ca on what to expect in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report expected Friday.
While looking through some climate change-related photos on Monday evening, one caption for a Reuters photo claimed that 13 per cent of Americans had never heard of climate change. It didn't say whether 12.999 per cent of Americans live in caves.