Media

June, 2009

Potential Globe buyers emerge

, Jun 15, 2009

According to insiders, potential buyers of the Boston Globe include a Boston Celtics owner, a former advertising mogul, and a member of the family that ran the Globe for generations.

The future of editorial cartoonists

, Jun 15, 2009

Newsroom layoffs around the world aren't just affecting journalists -- editorial cartoonists are feeling the heat too, as the numbers narrow in the already niche field.
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Writers and poets take over Hareetz: the full edition

, Jun 15, 2009

Last week, Israeli newspaper Hareetz gave their journos the day off, and let some of the country's most prominent writers and poets cover the news for an entire day. Here is the whole day's edition.

Citizen journalists blog (and tweet and video) Iran election result

, Jun 15, 2009

Although there are signs the Iranian government is trying to cut some communications with the outside world, citizen journalism appears to be thriving on the web. BBC wraps the coverage.
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Ads on magazine covers: crossing the line?

, Jun 15, 2009

More and more magazines are featuring advertising on their covers as the economy continues to tighten and advertisers look for more bang for their buck. But just how far can publishers go before destroying their integrity?

#CNNFail: Twitterverse slams CNN’s Iran coverage

, Jun 15, 2009

An unexpected Twitter hashtag began to trend over the weekend in the aftermath of the Iran election: #CNNFail, noting the network's lack of coverage on the issue.
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Wikipedia: the hardback edition

, Jun 15, 2009

Artists Rob Matthews has printed all 2559 of Wikipedia's featured articles into a lovely hardback edition of 5000 pages.

First The Punch, now Fairfax takes opinion online

, Jun 15, 2009

The National Times was a weekly Fairfax title from 1971 to 1986. Now the company is resurrecting the title as an opinion hub. But is it a standalone site or a rebranded Fairfax section? asks mUmBRELLA

Family posts pics online, ends up in Czech ad

, Jun 13, 2009

If you were looking for another reason not to post family photos online, how about this: They might be used to sell groceries in Prague, says David Griner.

Five ad industry myths debunked

, Jun 12, 2009

Mass media marketing isn't dead and the future isn't in online advertising. So don't believe the hype -- or the myths.