Author and journalism academic Dan Gillmor asks whether the words “journalist” and “journalism” apply in a world when everyone is capable of creating content.
The NYT’s Timothy Egan on the wilful ignorance (if that’s the right term for it) of far-right Americans and the media that abets them.
Hopefully, you will have seen that as a The Night of the Hunter reference — one of my favourite films of all time. Here’s a YouTube clip: Here’s Roger Ebert’s review. I find it to be spot-on.
Saw this on the Twitter tonight: 2001: A Space Odyssey – Promotional photos, high resolution What a visually dazzling film, even in still images!
Some tunes I tweeted: A neurology lesson from Cabaret Voitaire – http://tinysong.com/sdBM (Warning: Very trance-y) Paul Oakenfold: “Ready, Steady, Go” – http://tinysong.com/hYW1 Donna Summer: “I Feel Love” – http://tinysong.com/igKd (the wellspring of all trance; listen to it with headphones) Madonna: “Ray of Light (Calderone Club Mix)” – http://tinysong.com/ehDx Kruder & Dorfmeister: “Trans Fatty Acid” – [...]
Belgian information designer Stijn DeBrouwere wrote the following in a blog post Monday: Last month, I wrote a guest piece for Paul Bradshaw’s Online Journalism Blog about how, sometimes, it’s really okay to give readers what they want. The piece got some interesting comments from, well, old-timers in the craft. It’s fascinating to see how [...]
Chrystia Freeland, global editor at large for Reuters, argues that Mikael Blomkvist, the hero reporter of the popular Stieg Larsson novels (eg. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), would sneer at those business reporters who are too close to their subjects. But she also has something important to say about cognitive bias. Ultimately, I think that’s more important [...]
Pity the poor film critics. While The Expendables gave them a good chance to flex their sarcasm muscles, the audience kicked sand in their faces on the way to the theatres, proving them to be taste-making weaklings.
At about 2 a.m., I posted the following to Twitter: Some late listening: Gary Numan: “Down In the Park” – http://tinysong.com/wFiv* * This is a terrific live version: Numan in the film Urgh! A Music War New Order, “Your Silent Face” – http://tinysong.com/6N0h Beth Orton, “Central Reservation” – http://tinysong.com/vKhk New Order, “Perfect Kiss” – http://tinysong.com/jCOj [...]
Some songs I posted late Monday to Twitter to mark the 33rd anniversary of the passing of Elvis Presley: Elvis Presley died on this day in 1977. A few favourite tunes: ‘Mystery Train’ – http://tinysong.com/ijBN This is the song that caught the ear of Sam Phillips, owner of Sun Records – ‘That’s All Right Momma’ [...]