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“News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising.”
~attributed to Lord Northcliffe
By tigtog on September 12, 2010
Single sentences that struck me forcefully over the last few days -
By blue milk on September 9, 2010
This lesson comes courtesy of the Courier Mail. Four political stories about four different federal politicians and all of them use the politician’s last name in the title of the story, except one. Which story was it?
By blue milk on September 8, 2010
No, me neither. Until Crikey. As Bob Gosford points out, when hundreds of Aboriginal men get together we’re just not interested in reporting on them unless they’re doing something bad.
By tigtog on September 8, 2010
… it’s a timely reminder that now is the time to make your opinion count in terms of the latest Australian films that are contenders for awards. For those concerned with social justice and media representations of marginalised groups, it’s an excellent opportunity to vote up films with diverse and inclusive casts and storylines.
By tigtog on September 3, 2010
Which means it must be just about time for a US Congressional election. Yup, here come those midterms. So people are going to start talking to and about Sarah Palin again. Great.
By tigtog on September 1, 2010
There’s hardly anybody in the MSM writing anything worth reading about the current situation, because there is nothing to do but wait until 3 men who don’t give a toss about Big Media make their minds up in their own sweet time (as they should).
By tigtog on August 25, 2010
to recast election campaign news coverage away from the horse-race and inside-baseball paradigms that currently masquerade as informing the public
By tigtog on August 18, 2010
Something which most junior high schoolers could tell you straight out of their civics textbook, “Dr Laura”
By tigtog on August 13, 2010
How would campaigns and campaign coverage be different if a law was passed saying that no party could provide a campaign bus for the press, that journalists would have to make their own way to cover a campaign itinerary stop, assuming that the itinerary as outlined looked sufficiently newsworthy to them and/or their editors?
By Beppie on August 9, 2010
This has been a pretty damn depressing election campaign for all of us, I think. It’s been filled with bigotry and gossip about ALP internal politics, and there’s been very little analysis of policy or what either major party is really offering to voters. But today, at least, I saw something that made me happy. [...]