I have been preparing myself for e-reader age by downloading entire books and many articles everyday. In the mean time, I am looking and waiting for the proper model to begin with. Editors Weblog introduces QUE…
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A compilation of 10 cases of manipulated photography, used for political purposes. Click to see them.
One of the explanations for the emergence of the programmer/journalist is the move of news organizations from print (or radio or TV) to the web. While some newspapers have gone online-only, and many are still trying to move to a “web-first” mindset, there are still newsrooms that view the web as a secondary medium.
The BBC is creating a new ‘social media editor’ position, the Guardian is reporting, amidst growing interest in the value of web services such as Twitter and Facebook to news publications. The BBC‘s decision comes as part of a wider campaign announced last month, designed to relaunch its websites with a greater social media focus.
Kodak asked me to write them a short essay on home media servers for a campaign they’re running with Boing Boing. I decided to look at what excites me about media players (what we could build if every senior entertainment exec dropped dead tomorrow) and what seems to be easy and solved (hooking up a monster hard-drive to a PC with some A/V outputs).
Turkey’s largest media company Dogan Yayin launched a court challenge yesterday to a demand by tax authorities for a guarantee for the $3.3 billion fine the group is facing, which was then rejected, according to Today’s Zaman. The tax authorities are asking for the full value of the fine as collateral while the group makes an appeal in court. The company was ordered to pay $2.53 billion in early September for back-taxes and fines, a total which has since increased.
“Press Freedom: The Politicization of Turkish Media
Seda Savas and Aaron Stein | 17 Sep 2009
World Politics Review
The European Union’s 2007 Ascension Partnership with Turkey (.pdf) calls for Turkey to reform its laws to adapt them to the Law of the European Union. Among the required reforms is legislation to protect and expand the media’s freedom of expression, which has been stifled in Turkey by broad interpretations of the Penal Code — specifically a clause known as Article 301 — as well as simmering domestic tensions between secular Kemalist and Islamist groups.”