Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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'Paris has the media burning'

From journalism.org: It was shortly after one p.m. eastern time on Friday June 8 when cable viewers witnessed a scene that was part paparazzi, part “Cops,” and part “Entertainment Tonight.” A handcuffed Paris Hilton was deposited into sheriff’s car #865 for a trip back to court where Judge Michael Sauer would send her back to […]

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Sports blogger ejected from NCAA baseball game

From the AP story on MSNBC: A sports reporter was ejected from an NCAA baseball tournament game for submitting live Internet reports during play. Brian Bennett, a writer for The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal, was approached Sunday by an NCAA representative in the bottom of the fifth inning and told that blogging from an NCAA championship […]

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Zerby quits as media critic

David Akin posts on his blog that Toronto Star media critic Antonia Zerbisias will be moving on from her media critic's gig to some other as-yet-unnamed gig within the Star. Apparently she broke the news via Facebook. No word at this point if the Star will fill the media critic's gig. In Akin's post, Zerby […]

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War (hunh!), what is it good for? Not for filling air time on Fox News

From the AP story on Yahoo! News: On a winter day when bomb blasts at an Iraqi university killed dozens and the United Nations estimated that 34,000 civilians in Iraq had died in 2006, MSNBC spent nearly nine minutes on the stories during the 1 p.m. hour. A CNN correspondent in Iraq did a three-minute […]

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A Perfectly Frank lawsuit

Frank D'Angelo, the guy who brought us the “Do you Cheetah?” commercials with horse racer Ben Johnson, has sued an Ottawa blogger. From the CP story on CTV.ca: The president of Hamilton-based Steelback Brewery has filed a $2 million lawsuit against an Ottawa-based blogger he claims repeatedly libelled him on his popular sports website. Filed […]

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Hannah wants more one-sided reporting on climate crisis

Actress and environmental activist Darryl Hannah thinks the media should stop giving coverage to those who say global warming is not a real phenomenon. She was speaking on a panel about environmental responsibility and the media at the Banff television festival. From the CP story on CTV.ca: “The media has always felt that it needs to be […]

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