Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

Some dismaying markers for U.S. journalism

Shrinking news revenues and shrinking newsroom headcounts continue to cast a shadow over the U.S. news industry.

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Thu, April 3 2014 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

‘Toronto Star’ reporter accepts apology from ZoomerMedia too

Daniel Dale, the Toronto Star reporter who withdrew a libel suit against Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford after receiving a formal apology, has now done the same against ZoomerMedia, which owns Vision TV.

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Thu, December 19 2013 » Main Page, Media » 1 Comment

Mayor Ford’s formal apology accepted by ‘Toronto Star’ reporter

Reporter Daniel Dale of the Toronto Star tweeted that he accepts a second, more formal apology from Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford, in which Ford basically admits everything he told a TV show hosted by Conrad Black about Dale was a lie. This means Dale will not pursue his lawsuit against Ford, although action may yet […]

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Wed, December 18 2013 » Main Page, Media » 1 Comment

‘Toronto Star’ reporter to sue Mayor Ford over interview remarks

Daniel Dale, deputy city hall bureau chief for the Toronto Star, had notices served Thursday on Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford and Vision TV. If they don’t apologize, he intends to sue them for libel for remarks broadcast Monday in an interview between Ford and Conrad Black.

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Thu, December 12 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Conrad Black gets ripped over Ford interview by ‘As It Happens’ host

Ex-convict turned TV interviewer Conrad Black, widely criticized for doing a softball ball interview with Mayor Rob Ford, got schooled by As It Happens host Carol Off. She was particularly interested in exploring Black’s thoughts about Ford’s remarks on the show about Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale.

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Wed, December 11 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

A new low for Toronto’s slimy Mayor Ford

In a televised interview with ex-convict Conrad Black on Vision TV, Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford strongly insinuated one of his main adversaries at the Toronto Star, city hall reporter Daniel Dale, is a pedophile.

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Tue, December 10 2013 » Main Page, Media » 3 Comments

Doug Ford compares Toronto’s news media to ‘Pravda’ of Soviet times

Toronto Coun. Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) just can’t keep from media-bashing, but it’s just silly when he stoops to red-baiting in the process.

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Fri, December 6 2013 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

The ‘Dallas Morning News’ marks the JFK assassination’s 50th, et al

The Dallas Morning News marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy with a huge special — JFK50. A year-long series: The people. The city. The impact. There’s a one-hour documentary on the tragic shooting, a minute-by-minute timeline of that fateful Nov. 22, 1963 day, a Dealey Plaza interactive — […]

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Fri, November 22 2013 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media » Comments Off

‘Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions’

From the GuardianUS: The companies range from investor-owned firms – household names such as Chevron, Exxon and BP – to state-owned and government-run firms.

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Wed, November 20 2013 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off

The Gettysburg Address as PowerPoint presentation

I found this concept to be amusing. From the Atlantic, but pointing to Peter Norvig’s fantastic reimagining of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s speech at Gettysburg, which marks its 150th anniversary today, as a PowerPoint presentation:

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Tue, November 19 2013 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, politics » Comments Off