Great Charlie Brooker clip from Newswipe, plus a special bonus feature: how to behave in a blog comment thread.
"'New' media platforms were critical to delivering early information about damage and relief efforts in the aftermath of a 7.0 earthquake that rocked the small island nation of Haiti shortly before 5 p.m. on Tuesday."
Mark Potts: "it's important not to look at the forthcoming tablet through the prism of individual media types. Most of those speculating about Apple's tablet aren't thinking big enough. They're concentrating on narrow possibilities—it could be a book reader! It could play movies!—without seeing the much bigger picture of what Apple may be on the verge of creating. To its users, it will be: All Of The Above. And that's huge."
"A look at several trends in content distribution and presentation that we will likely see more of in 2010. ... 1. Living Stories ... 2. Real-Time News Streams ... 3. Blogozines ... 4. Distributed Social News ... 5. News Goes Mobile ... 6. The Year of Geo-Location ... 7. Story-Streaming ... 8. Social TV Online ... 9. Marketers as Producers ... 10. Social News Gaming."
Peter Kirwan: "the vast murmuration caused by Murdoch’s speech overshadowed another, equally important, theme at Edinburgh: the impending clash of civilisations between the broadcast establishment and web video."
"With the death of pop star Michael Jackson, TMZ gave the most potent demonstration yet of its ability to stir the pot of entertainment news. The gossip site once again left TV networks and other traditional media outlets scrambling in its wake, even as they attempted to distance themselves from a source widely regarded as salacious, if not disreputable."
Nicholas Carlson|: "Online publications aren't weak, they're just niche-focused. If newspapers went away tomorrow, people would get their national politics from Politico, their celebrity news from TMZ, their sports news from countless team-specific publications ... Or, more likely, 66% of them would continue to get their news from TV just like they do now."
"Al Jazeera said that since the war started the number of people watching its broadcasts via the Livestream service has increased by over 500 percent, and the views of videos on its YouTube channel have increased by more than 150 percent."
"NME Radio will host and record the Jack Daniels Birthday Sessions twice a week for the whole of September ... The sessions will be recorded in the studios for NME radio and will be filmed in HD at the same time. The video will be uploaded on NME's online video player and may also be used to compile a series on NME TV later this year. Interviews around the performances will be posted online and profiled in NME magazine."
"The BBC will propose sharing regional news resources, including non-exclusive footage, to help ITV with the costs of its regional bulletins, and it will tell commercial radio companies that it is willing to spend heavily to market digital radio."
"[Obama] said the Federal Communications Commission needs to take merger reviews more seriously; asserted that FCC chairman Kevin Martin, like his predecessor, has tried to “dismantle” rules that protect the public..."
Track the helicopter used by the local TV news in Schaumburg, Illinois...
In a rare exception to the usual rules, the BBC was given permission to film inside the courtroom when judges delivered the verdict in a murder trial.
"Hidden behind that appearance of objectivity, though, is a Pentagon information apparatus that has used those analysts in a campaign to generate favorable news coverage of the administration’s wartime performance, an examination by The New York Times h