Niiiice, real nice:

Followed beautifully by this touching online headline rewrite for the same story:

The 7.30 Report on edumacation. While reporting on the debate in the Senate over the Schools Assistance Bill The 7.30 Report kindly provided an example of why our education system requires a revamp:

  Wrong peach:

  A map of the internet’s black holes. The series of tubes famously dubbed the “internets” by president G.W. Bush constitute a world wide web of interconnectedness. But there are some black holes in that web. They represent the 15 countries that limit or prohibit their citizens’ access to internet as a way of censoring the free flow of information:

Strange Maps

Triple M poach Roy and HG from the national broadcaster. Roy and HG have been ABC fixtures for over two decades, but a money flinging Austereo, no doubt attempting to rebuild itself with fresh talent after a disappointing couple of years ratings wise, has finally convinced the comic duo to jump ship. The hope is that Roy and HG will prove to be a decent rival for Hamish and Andy who currently dominate drive time radiowaves. — Defamer

A guide to magazines that have ceased publication.  A continuing farewell to magazines that quit print under pressure from recession and digital media. Some brands continue online, but many do not. — Advertising Age

NYMag.com goes mobile. Unlike, say, Conde Nast no one can ever accuse New York Magazine of being afraid to embrace the internet. They have more blogs over there than we know what to do with. And now you can get them all on the move! NYMag.com has just launched a beta mobile site featuring content from Daily Intel , The Cut , Grub Street , and Vulture . — FishbowlNY

State of the blogosphere. Since 2004,  Technorati ‘s annual study has unearthed and analyzed the trends and themes of blogging, but for the 2008 study, they resolved to go beyond the numbers of the Technorati Index to deliver even deeper insights into the blogging mind. For the first time, they surveyed bloggers directly about the role of blogging in their lives, the tools, time, and resources used to produce their blogs, and how blogging has impacted them personally, professionally, and financially. — Technorati

A media mogul with relentless moxie. According to Michael Wolff’s supercilious yet star-struck portrait of Rupert Murdoch, the planet’s most notorious press baron has a crude, simple, primordial idea of a good time. “Being warlike is his point,” Mr. Wolff writes. “He likes to be the cause of the conflict. He likes to set the house on fire and watch all the fire engines drive maniacally down the road.”  — New York Times

Huffington Post more valuable than some newspaper companies. As long-rumored, The Huffington Post took $25 million in new funding at a $100 million valuation. It’s a healthy sum given the company has aggregated a huge audience — 8.8 million people a month, according to Quantcast — primarily on links to content it does not produce (newspaper stories) or pay for (columns). The funding means Arianna Huffington’s news blog is now considered more valuable by its backers than quite a few publicly traded newspaper companies. — Advertising Age