Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Volunteering the news

Carbondale, Col. lost its newspaper. So some townspeople banded together to replace it using mainly volunteer labour. However, one of the organizers is wondering how sustainable such an operation can be. From the L.A. Times: Though people sometimes complained about the Carbondale Valley Journal, its demise came as a blow after 34 years as the […]

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Covering the world for profit

GlobalPost.com hopes to fill the the gap in international coverage being created by the retrenchment of newspapers and hopes to do so at a profit. From the NYT: Overseas reporters have been a casualty of budget-chopping news organizations, leaving an opening for the online start-up GlobalPost. But at a time when many news executives are […]

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CBC catch-up post

I was a lazy blogger on Thursday and Friday, so I'm making this post a note-to-self on some of the CBC news that went on late last week. From CP via globeandmail.com (March 20): Heritage Minister James Moore says he has never been approached by the CBC for an emergency advance on future federal funding […]

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The NYT can't shake its anonymous source addiction

NYT public editor Clark Hoyt scolds the paper for continually breaking its own rules on anonymous sources. From the NYT: THE Times has a tough policy on anonymous sources, but continues to fall down in living up to it. That’s my conclusion after scanning a sampling of articles published in all sections of the paper […]

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A senior Canadian business journo’s mea culpa

The Toronto Star’s David Olive admits he and his fellow business journalists weren’t skeptical enough about the forces driving the real estate and stock market booms that preceded the drastic economic collapse we’re currently enduring. But I’m left without any sense as to how greater journalistic vigilance could have helped, except to encourage individual investors […]

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