Monday, October 19, 2009

MediaWatch 19 October 09

Want the lowdown on the Blogosphere? Check Technorati!

Previously, I blogged about Conservative bloggers and radio talk-show hosts under fire... well, that fire continues to burn!

Michelle Malkin blogs about Protesting the media culture of corruption - Plus: Reuters punked. And a Balloon-Boy/media conspiracy?

Where does "The News" come from?“Society doesn’t need newspapers,” wrote Clay Shirky in a widely read blog post this March. “What we need is journalism.” Shirky was trying to shift the conversation from the fate of particular institutions to the project of original reporting. But who does in fact break news? Where do previously unknown twists to a story come from? Rather than exploring the question rhetorically, NYMag conducted a little experiment.

The New York Times carries a rare "Postscript" in Saturday's paper -- apparently under legal threat -- raising new questions about those infamous Washington Post "salons" and its editor's past statements about them. *more

British oil trader Trafigura has finally released The Guardian newspaper from a secret injunction preventing it from reporting the so-called Minton Report, after an extraordinary week of online activity. A report from Global Voices.
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