From BoingBoing: (seen at Twitter and Facebook) The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has signed up with iCopyright, the American copyright bounty hunters used by the Associated Press, to offer ridiculous licenses for the quotation of CBC articles on the web (these are the same jokers who sell you a “license” to quote 5 words from the [...]
I dropped $200 on an iPhone 3GS, returning me to the world of mobile communications. This Poynter Online article influenced my purchase decision: BlackBerry or iPhone, Which one is better for journalists? Most people I know love their iPhones, but some hate the virtual keyboards. As I understand it, Berries are better for messaging and [...]
This amusing bit of satire by Brit Charlie Brooker, which takes aim at the conventions of TV news, was pointed to by multiple Twitter sources over the course of Thursday:
CBC Radio's The Current had a decent discussion this morning on covering Haiti. I'll try and make some notes when I get home tonight. Sometime later today, the show should have the audio posted (it ran in the second block after 9 a.m.).
I just heard CBC Radio's Andy Barrie say this about the iPad: “I think this is going to be as important as Gutenberg. I really do.” That's quite a prediction! What do others say? Damon Kiesow, who blogs on mobile tech, has a great roundup of iPad reaction at Poynter Online. My shallow thoughts as I [...]
MadTV played around with the idea of an iPad back in 2006: Myself, I was amused at how the Huffington Post played the story. I asked myself, “How would the HuffPo cover the end of the world?” I came up with this. Paul Wells, tweeting as @inklessPW, offering this bon mot: iPad pricing “starts” at $499. [...]
From the Jan. 27 Barrie police blotter: Occurrence Type: Suspicious Person Occurrence #: BA10-003571 Date: 27Jan10 Details: During the mid day hour, reports of a male checking residences in the south east of Barrie was placed to the Barrie Police by local residents. Officers responded and arrived on scene, and located the male suspect as [...]
Scott Rosenberg, formerly of Salon, holds forth on why he thinks established news organizations are approaching the business model question backwards.
Alan Rusbridger engaged in some tough talk on paywalls Monday, taking direct aim at News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch. From the Jan. 25 Guardian: The Guardian editor-in-chief, Alan Rusbridger, has delivered a riposte to Rupert Murdoch's campaign to introduce paywalls to newspaper websites, claiming that it could lead the industry to a “sleepwalk into oblivion”. Delivering [...]
The Toronto Star has an interview with Ariana Huffington, who will be in Toronto today, but doesn’t bring up the subject of the Huffington Post’s legions of unpaid contributors or its propensity for extreme downmarket content.