The Vince Cable cables: The Murdoch empire strikes back

December 22, 2010 Leave a comment

After Cable’s slip up, The Times mounts the moral high ground and plants News Corporation’s flag high and proud

The Times coverage was calculated and complete

The Times coverage was calculated and complete

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The real digital natives: iPads are child’s play

December 16, 2010 1 comment
A tech-geek father proudly films his "User-interface experiment"

A tech-geek father proudly films his "user-interface experiment"

These kids are just as impressive as the technology they are using.

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WikiLeaks – About time…

December 14, 2010 Leave a comment

The media readily propels Assange onto the front page

The media readily propels Assange onto the front page

UPDATE:  Of course, on the day I finally release my grievances with the media’s treatment of WikiLeaks, suddenly something does happen to change the way reporting is done!!!

But the original post still just about stands up.

As a) this is a media blog and b) one of the most significant moments in 21st century journalism has gone, so far, unmentioned here, perhaps it is about time I said the word(s) “WikiLeaks”.

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The Times – Please Advertise Responsibly

December 12, 2010 1 comment
"Chivas - Live with Chivalry" - But was The Times piece fair play?

"Chivas - Live with chivalry" - But was The Times' piece fair play?

In a blatant act of product placement, The Times pushes the envelope of advert articles with a scotch sponsored feature on chivalry.

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Mandelson’s dark arts loom over an even darker documentary

November 24, 2010 Leave a comment
Mandelson with his trousers down or was it intentional indecent exposure?

Mandelson with his trousers down or was it intentional indecent exposure?

Suggestion is a potent art-form for documentary film makers, as much as it is for politicians.

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Supplements are bad for your health – Newspaper supplements that is…

November 21, 2010 1 comment

“Doctor, doctor, I’ve taken too many supplements and now my life’s a mess…”

A heavy supplement user will archive heavily

A heavy supplement user will archive heavily

“Stop buying the Sunday papers then”

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A background in books – The portrayal of experts in the media

November 8, 2010 Leave a comment
"Expert" complete with bookcase AND model globe

"Expert" complete with bookcase AND model globe

The insistence on bookcase backgrounds behind talking heads in news reports is a strange but revealing quirk.

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