Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Taking the piss out of 'global cooling' and other climate nonsense

Author Chris Mooney, writing in the Washington Post, dissects those who would claim that global warming has stopped or that scientists were hysterical about “global cooling” in the 1970s. From the Washington Post: (seen first at Twitter) A recent controversy over claims about climate science by Post op-ed columnist George F. Will raises a critical question: Can […]

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Sat, March 21 2009 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media » 6 Comments

'Afghan officials in drug trade cut deals across enemy lines'

The Globe and Mail's Graeme Smith has a very disheartening story about the pervasive narco-corruption that reaches into Afghanistan's government — a situation that only benefits drug dealers and the Taliban. From The Globe and Mail: In the shadow of the craggy mountains overlooking the road between Kabul and the eastern city of Jalalabad, a […]

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Not exactly a glorious time to be a new j-grad, but …

J-prof Kelly Toughill thinks the up-to-date online skills of new journalism grads — plus their willingness to work cheap — are edges in this extremely tough job market. She also plugs the overall value of a journalism education. From the Toronto Star: Journalism schools don't train students just for journalism jobs any more than political […]

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Sat, March 21 2009 » Main Page, Media » 2 Comments