It’s been five years since a journalistic time bomb named Jayson Blair finally exploded at the New York Times, leading to an article published on the newspaper’s website with the following sombre headline: “Times Reporter Who Resigned Leaves Long Trail of Deception.”
The sometimes media critic writes on his thoughts about the $450 million temple to the news biz that recently opened in Washington, D.C. From the Globe and Mail: (paywalled to non-G&M Insiders) … There's lots Canadian in the Newseum. It draws on satires of news like Saturday Night Live that reflect the influence of a [...]
Globe and Mail reporter Katherine O'Neill on her first order of business upon arriving in Afghanistan: Buying a burka. From her Witness: Kandahar blog posting: A new arrival to Afghanistan, on Thursday morning, I met, for the first time, an Afghan man who normally helps The Globe and Mail with interpreting and arranging stories. However, [...]
From the BBC: Russian tanks and intercontinental missile launchers have been paraded through Moscow for the first time since the collapse of the USSR. The Russian leadership has decided to revive the Communist-era custom of featuring military hardware in the annual Victory Day parade. New President Dmitry Medvedev said the army and navy were getting [...]
Guardian columnist Roy Greenslade stands up for journalistic tradition. I think Denton, and others who support his view, are wilfully misunderstanding the digital revolution. They think that “factual news” appears on the net by magic. It's put there by agency journalists and stringers – the downtrodden peasants of the modern journalistic class structure – and [...]
From Globe and Mail Update: The Globe and Mail’s (sic – BD) was recognized with six prizes last night at the 59th National Newspaper Awards in Toronto, more than any other news organization in the country.
The movie I was keen on seeing did not get kind reviews. From A.O. Scott of the NYT: “Speed Racer goes nowhere, and you’d be amazed how long the trip can take.” Rick Groen of the G&M: “… From adults through teens to tykes, there's something here for everyone to dislike – the whole clan [...]