Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

Burman summarizes the 'State of the Media' report

Tony Burman, CBC News' editor-in-chief, plucks out seven major trends identified in the State of the (U.S.) News Media report issued last month. An excerpt: The study identifies “seven new major trends”: 1. News organizations need to do more to think through the implications of shrinking ambitions. As newsrooms get smaller, there is a move […]

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Wed, April 4 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

And the oddball story of the last 24 hours goes to … !!

Keith Richards, who claimed to have taken some of the cremated remains of his dear departed father, mixed them with some cocaine, and then snorted the whole sentimental mix. His manager insists the claim was made in jest. And we should believe her because …? True or not, it doesn't matter. The thing with Richards is that […]

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'We need to sort lots of information. Would you like to do it for free?'

Topix is looking for volunteer human editors to help its news-aggregation site. An excerpt from the AP story on globeandmail.com: Topix LLC is soliciting editors to oversee the forums covering every U.S. town and city. One or more volunteers from each of 32,500 localities will be in charge of marking the best messages and news […]

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Talking state spy cams — outstanding!!

From the BBC: There are around 4.2million CCTV cameras in Britain “Talking” CCTV cameras that tell off people dropping litter or committing anti-social behaviour are to be installed in 20 areas across England. They are already used in Middlesbrough where anyone seen misbehaving can be told via a loudspeaker, controlled by control centre staff, to […]

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