Like Jeff Jarvis, Charlie Beckett, and Richard Sambrook, I too was at Ditchley recently for a conference on the media and democracy. Present company excepted, it brought together a fascinating and lively group of people (not always the case at conferences). Sir Jeremy Greenstock, formerly Britain’s man at the UN and in Iraq (and someone who speaks in […]
The European Court of Human Rights could be greenlighting the kind of political advertising that the United States has grown used to. Russ Taylor at Ofcomwatch alerted me to the ruling. My caveats? The Government doesn’t want it Newspapers don’t want it Political parties can’t afford it.
The Columbia Journalism Review takes on a familiar trope — the scarcity of attention — and riffs on it in relation to journalism. Attention—our most precious resource—is in increasingly short supply. To win the war for our attention, news organizations must make themselves indispensable by producing journalism that helps make sense of the flood of information […]
This is some of what’s caught my attention in the past hours: