Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Coincidence? I suspect not

The Tories sponsored a car on the NASCAR circuit. No big deal; that's probably a good way to reach their demographic. Now, who is the car being driven by? CP reports that it's none other than Pierre Bourque of Bourque Newswatch fame. An excerpt from the CP story on CTV.ca: Research on the business model […]

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Mon, June 18 2007 » Main Page, Media » 4 Comments

Captors of Beeb's Johnston deny a deal reached

From the BBC: The alleged kidnappers of BBC Gaza correspondent Alan Johnston have denied that they have reached a deal announced by Hamas for his imminent release. In a video shown on al-Jazeera TV, a masked man said to be from the Army of Islam said there were “developments” in meetings with Hamas. But he […]

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Brit media bites back at Blair

From the NYT: The likening of the British media to a “feral beast” last week by Tony Blair, Britain’s departing prime minister, evoked some angry reactions from the accused. But it may have failed to provoke the larger debate he may have hoped for. Most British commentators said that Mr. Blair’s attack, which came during […]

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Thoof: Trying to take social news to the next level

An old computer scientist (well, 30) is trying to take social news to the next level, trying to ensure that important information has the political impact that it should. So Ian Clarke has invented Thoof to compete with Digg, Reddit and others of that ilk. From the NYT story: “I’m concerned that most Americans still […]

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