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Entries from July 2008

Advocacy Journalism

July 28th, 2008 by admin | 2 Comments

Advocacy Journalism

The Second Draft asked me to look into a story by Ray Stoss at Pajamas Media about something called Accountability Journalism at the AP. It’s being introduced by their new Washington Bureau chief, Ron Fournier, over the objections of his predecessor Sandy Johnson. Stoss bases his discussion of  accountability journalism on an article Fournier wrote [...]


Clay Shirky on Why I am Writing This

July 25th, 2008 by admin | No Comments

Clay Shirky on Why I am Writing This

NYU media prof, Clay Shirky, has recently published Here Comes Everybody. It’s in the mail as they say, but there is this 40 minute video of Shirky talking about it at the Web 2.0 Expo earlier this year. (Hat tip, John Sumser)  The book puts forward many ideas about how the new media environment created [...]


CNN, Access Journalism, and Emotion

July 18th, 2008 by admin | 3 Comments

CNN, Access Journalism, and Emotion

The Second Draft asked me to comment on a story they are developing about a  report by CNN’s Ben Wedeman on recent events at Nablus in the West Bank. Yaacov Ben Moshe of The Breath of the Beast makes the case against Wedeman and CNN in two posts. The first entitled Nablus, Trashed or Staged? [...]


Fauxtography Update

July 14th, 2008 by admin | No Comments

Fauxtography Update

Richard Landes calls my  attention  to this post at Augean Stables by his colleague Lazar reporting on how a desperate Zimbabwean mother fooled the New York Times by faking injuries to her son and claiming that they were caused by Mugabe’s thugs. They put it on their front page top and center. The details of [...]


Fauxtography

July 11th, 2008 by admin | 2 Comments

Fauxtography

  I love the smell of fauxtography in the morning and I will believe that the Grey Lady is really interested in exposing it when she beats Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs to the punch. Well done..again..Charles and hat tip Augean Stables and to Charles at LGF for the image. But there’s more. One [...]


Purpose

I propose developing a new media theory as called for by Camile Paglia based on the work of Marshal McLuhan, Norman A Brown, Leslie Fiedler, as well as Eric S Raymond, Glenn Reynolds and others. See the Invitation for fuller information and how you may be able to participate. I want your help just like Linus Torvalds wanted help developing Linux.

Email

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