The Politico may have lots of fine journalists who know a lot about Beltway stuff, but at least one of their reporters — and presumably, the editors above them — don’t know shit about the climate crisis. CJR’s Curtis Brainard explains.
Offshoring evangelist and online publisher James Macpherson says American newspaper publishers need to follow his lead and start shipping jobs to India.
Mumbai: People witnessed. They Twittered. They Flickr'd. Observers of the violence and chaos in Mumbai were Twittering so much that there was a Mumbai tweet about once per second. From the NYT: The attacks in India served as another case study in how technology is transforming people into potential reporters, adding a new dimension to the [...]
Rem Reider of American Journalism Review has noted that Citizen Kane has gotten better press than Beverly Hills Chihuahua. There's a reason for that too. From the Dec.-Jan. '09 issue of American Journalism Review: A study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism found that the media cast McCain in a much more negative light [...]
Last week, a Toronto Star cartoon had a sign up saying “Cheap Crappy Toys” above what appeared to be some “Tickle Me Elmo” dolls. “Made in China?” asked a woman. “Worse. Made in Detroit,” responded a man (see it here). That got the ire of some in the automotive sector. From public editor Kathy English's Nov. 29 column: [...]
From The Globe and Mail: The Ontario Court of Appeal yesterday overturned a libel conviction against the Toronto Star in connection with an investigative article that explored a dispute between a developer and neighbourhood activists in Ontario's cottage country. The court ordered a new trial, citing a succession of errors the trial judge made while [...]
Former business reporter turned academic Chris Roush argues the U.S. business media did try to get the public's attention about building problems in the financial system. But no one listened. From American Journalism Review: The problem isn't that the business media were dazzled by soaring real-estate prices and Wall Street profits and failed to see [...]
A very arresting photograph: You can read the Guardian story about it here.
To a certain extent, that headline is gallows humour, but columnist Richard Siklos sums up some of the bad news coming out of the United States for media companies operating there.
From The Globe and Mail: Vancouver Police want to interview Globe and Mail columnist Gary Mason in their investigation of the leak of confidential information about city council’s decision to approve a $100-million loan to developers of the 2010 Olympic Village. But Mr. Mason is declining the request, leaving police uncertain about how to proceed [...]