Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowledge, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

Ben Huh and The Moby Dick Project

If you’re interested in future journalism, particularly the ‘open’ model, check out the Moby Dick Project sometime. It poses this question: Why are we still consuming the news like it’s 1899? That links to a May 23, 2011 blog post by Ben Huh of I Can Has Cheezburger fame.

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Sat, April 14 2012 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Ben Huh and The Moby Dick Project

Open journalism the Guardian way

Here is a ‘Storified’ collection of tweets from Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger setting out operating principles for the practice of  “open journalism.”

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Thu, April 12 2012 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Open journalism the Guardian way

Facebook and its frictionless eavesdropping

Ivor Tossell turned his gimlet eye to the topic of Facebook’s frictionless sharing, one more step to have everyone operating completely stripped of privacy in its sphere.

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Wed, April 11 2012 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Facebook and its frictionless eavesdropping

CBC News closes foreign bureaus, kills two shows

CBC staff got more grim details today about the extent of cutbacks at the public broadcaster. I “storified” some reaction.

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Tue, April 10 2012 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on CBC News closes foreign bureaus, kills two shows

Yep. That’s suggestive

Master tweeter Roger Ebert posted a link to an Independent story about a French anti-smoking ad that likens puffing on a ciggie to being forced to perform oral sex on someone.

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Mon, April 9 2012 » Main Page, Media, Minutiae » Comments Off on Yep. That’s suggestive

Prominent broadcasters and depression

Mike Wallace, who died Sunday, and Shelagh Rogers share something besides career paths. Both suffered from depression.

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The ongoing battle of words against newsroom ‘curmudgeons’

A couple items rolled through my Twitter feed this weekend that are worth checking out in the ongoing battle between the digerati and those rooted in the ways of print and ink.

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Mon, April 9 2012 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on The ongoing battle of words against newsroom ‘curmudgeons’

‘The Hipster Games’

“It’s kind of like Battle Royale, but with white people.”

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Sun, April 8 2012 » Film, Main Page, Minutiae, multimedia » Comments Off on ‘The Hipster Games’

Project Glass

Google has offered a taste of its augmented reality project: Here’s the Google Plus page for Project Glass. For those of you who don’t like glasses, from the NYT’s Bits blog:

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Wed, April 4 2012 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Project Glass

Wildrose wrangling with the lamestream media

The Globe and Mail’s Gary Mason said the Wildrose Alliance party, the presumed frontrunner in the Alberta provincial election, isn’t restraining itself to correcting matters of fact.

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