I don't understand a goddamn thing being said, but the beauty of this clip is, you don't have to! (seen first on Twitter) Addendum A colleague who speaks some Japanese offers up a few snippets of the dialogue (thanks, Phil!) Female anchor: 'You must have oily hands' Male anchor: 'Why don't you try changing fingers?' [...]
From the Oct. 21 Guardian: The BBC is attempting to embrace social media by appointing a social media editor in its newsroom and redesigning its website. As the September traffic figures for US political blogging site Huffington Post reveal, the strategy is clearly a wise one. In short: embracing social media boosts traffic. The figures [...]
Slate editor David Plotz told a University of Missouri j-school audience why he thinks 500,000 loyal, engaged visitors interacting with his site is better than seven million “uniques” every month.
Slate editor David Plotz told a University of Missouri j-school audience why he thinks 500,000 loyal, engaged visitors interacting with his site is better than seven million “uniques” every month. From the Knight Digital Media Centre: (seen first on Twitter) More sophisticated ways of measuring usership and engagement will change focus from mass audience, Plotz believes, and [...]
Esther Enkin, the CBC's executive editor of news operations, talks about how her organization handled the ethical minefields of being contacted by both hostage-taker and hostages during an incident Wednesday at the WCB offices in Edmonton. From CBC.ca: In tense situations like this, there are always competing values at work. As journalists, it is in [...]
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Toronto on Wednesday at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce convention, answering questions on the economy, when the following came up: From CityNews.ca: “I tend to watch (mainly) American news; I don't like to watch Canadian news and hear what Allan [Gregg, the pollster/CBC pundit seated in the audience] and [...]
This happened to newsreader Peter Hitchener in Melbourne, Australia: From News.com.au: Ever the professional, the news stalwart only mildly flinched on noticing the seagull but later told 3AW radio the studio cameramen hid behind their cameras to hide their laughter. “I was reading away, and it was a serious story, and I suddenly thought, 'Oh my [...]