TV, saving the world one episode at the time:

“A CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode about prejudice and an Alzheimer’s documentary with Maria Shriver are among eight programs to be honored Wednesday for demonstrating the power of TV.” — Huffington Post

Traumatised Ware and CNN’s duty of care

“Michael Ware has spent so much of the past nine years reporting from war zones for Time magazine and CNN that it’s almost like he’s a citizen of Iraq. That experience, he says, has left him with post-traumatic stress disorder.” — New York Times

The story behind the story on the iPhone wars

“Last week,‘s Threat Level scooped the rest of the tech world by identifying the guy who appears to be the person who found the next-gen iPhone (and subsequently sold it to Gizmodo).” — WebNewser

Tweeting the Logies — from the future

“Every year the Logies triggers a number of ‘fallout’ stories. Last year it was Karl Stefanovic hosting the Today show in a buoyant mood and Gretel’s hosting duties. Some go back as far as the classic brawl between Ernie Sigley and Don Lane. This year Twitter is at the centre of several stories.” — TV Tonight

Murdoch v Google … and the BBC, and the world

“Fox News is blatantly infringing on the rights of an individual photographer. The irony, or hypocrisy, is that Murdoch himself is going after Google, the BBC and many other companies that he believes are infringing on the rights of his news empire.” — TorrentFreak

The going rates for internships: $47,000

“The only way to ‘make it’ in the media now is to pay a huge bribe to secure a coveted ‘intern’ slot at a failing media outlet, where you can begin sleeping your way to the top. The going rates? Start saving now, poors.” — Gawker

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