For those not familiar with it, Britain’s Channel 4 News is probably what the Guardian would look like on television. A very smart former Fulbrighter at Harvard KSG, Felicity Spector will be producing their road coverage of the US Presidential election. She’s an old chum and is blogging here. Worth checking out.
What value do newspapers add to information? A couple of days ago, I bookmarked this piece on product placement, from the New York Times. Basically, it’s about coffee cups appearing on the desk during a local morning news show in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Sun reported it first on Monday: Oooooooh, they’re calling out your name. Two cups of […]
For anyone interested in exploring the limits of citizen journalistic enterprise, and the economics of investigative reporting, there’s interesting news about whistle-blowing site, Wikileaks. Wikileaks is planning to drop the wiki model entirely. In the future, it plans to pre-release selected documents to investigative journalists, then publish them once a story appears. That gives the favored […]