Category Archives: Media

Can they hear themselves?

So today government ministers hit the airwaves championing the editorial independence of Fairfax journalists. Gina Rinehart pretty clearly wants to set the front page of the newspapers and figures the quickest way to do that is to buy some. The … Continue reading

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An annoying side-effect of politics

Thanks to this furious sturm und drang going on in Canberra, Stateline has been pushed off the air for the week. I find this rather annoying. We have a satellite received here which lets me tune into the NT’s Stateline to get some flavour of home. I’d rather have that than another half hour of [...] Continue reading

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The Daily Show on news media

It’s no secret that I don’t think very highly of journalists. Too many of them use lazy shortcuts dressed up as serious journalism. The most common is “two-soundbites-and-that’s-a-wrap” trick, where they just get two different people, who they’ve decided to label as rivals, to provide a soundbite each. Then they write it up and head [...] Continue reading

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At long last

International customers can buy Amazon Kindle ebook readers without jumping through tricksy hoops!
I am quite excited about this. I spend a lot on books shipped via Amazon. The Kindle means that I would spend less per book and eliminate shipping costs.
Edit: Though it looks like they’re only going to sell the plain Kindle, not the [...] Continue reading

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What’s Killing The Newspaper? It Isn’t Bloggers.

In the last few months, the discussion of the future of newspapers has become a recurring topic in the media and online. Several common themes and arguments have emerged. The most common gripes are either that newspapers are being killed by bloggers, or that newspapers are being killed by failing to get their own news, [...] Continue reading

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What’s Killing The Newspaper? It Isn’t Bloggers.

In the last few months, the discussion of the future of newspapers has become a recurring topic in the media and online. Several common themes and arguments have emerged. The most common gripes are either that newspapers are being killed by bloggers, or that newspapers are being killed by failing to get their own news, [...] Continue reading

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