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Hand-made links (for a change)

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Why is it that some of the most salient material presents itself — and in the greatest quantities — when one already has a mountain of mental meal on one’s plate, with nary a cranial cranny remaining into which the new material may be stuffed? I’m at the point where even bookmarking to Diigo isn’t […]

Survival in the newspaper business: rethinking mass culture

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Terrific post by CEOs for Cities, Rethinking Mass Culture: “If the average reading level is eighth grade, in a mass-culture model you want to write to that level and hope you capture the largest demographic segment. And you hope that those below the level will give you a chance. In fact, you aggressively court this […]

More on Black Press scandal

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

On August 21 I wrote about the scandal brewing at Black Press here in Victoria, which I learned about through — and which was otherwise consistently covered only by — local political writer and blogger Sean Holman. The whole story was otherwise largely ignored. (On Aug.28, I added an update to the original entry, again […]

Another Victoria newspaper scandal, being ignored by …newspapers

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

(Updated Aug.28/07, see below…) Some readers might remember the Vivian Smith scandal from early July last summer: I blogged about it here, on July 20/06 after reading about it on Sean Holman’s Public Eye Online. (Note: re. my July 20/06 entry: pardon the opening two paragraphs — I was coming out of a period of […]

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