What’s piqued your media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats for any current sociopolitical reportage on legacy/new media.
A fascinating long post from Clay Shirky on the information age’s transformation of the media landscape, via @Colvinius who referenced it as part of his 2012 Andrew Olle Media Lecture.
There was a bit of a controversy on Sunday when The Daily Telegraph, which is apparently still passing for a newspaper, put up a story called “PM Julia Gillard and Senator Pansy Wong – a reluctant embrace of an emotive issue; gay marriage”. Here’s the story in question. Let’s be very kind and move past the coding as gay of… Read more →
The SMH is at it again.
Feel like you do it all? Well apparently you are to blame for that too…
Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. Please leave your own interesting links in comments.
James Massola’s outing of Grog’s Gamut‘s legal name and position in The Australian is an example of silencing of the less powerful: anyone who will not or cannot expose all of their words present and past, their name, their face, their body, their clothes, their family to mass scrutiny is being denied the ability to have political influence.
And the “fair and balanced” mainstream media quote of the day goes to … The Australian! From “Redefining feminism: Have activists morphed into female chauvinist piglets?”: Unlike the professional feminists who love to wallow in victimhood in their purple ghettos, Ms Palin exuded strength in her first major speech of the campaign. Like Margaret Thatcher a generation earlier, she showed… Read more →
In the “What were they thinking?” stakes, Leeds University spinout company “Xeros” claims to have invented the near-waterless washing machine. The machine uses one cup of water and some detergent to wash a whole load of clothes. (They don’t mention how big that load of clothes is.) Amazing! Remarkable! Fresh! This will save the planet! Or so the company would… Read more →
This post is a part of Blogging Against Disablism Day. Update: BADD isn’t over yet, but if you want to get a start on reading the posts, check out the roundup at Diary of a Goldfish. For most people, health is not life’s goal. Public health is not a religion, or, as recently seen in the United States of America,… Read more →