Category Archives: Journalism

Outsourcing

Trying today to keep up with a rather deep political discussion elsewhere while also minding my kid and doing everything else that needs doing has made me realize: there just aren’t enough hours in the day/spoons in my drawer for me … Continue reading

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Boston

Not enough time at the moment to write a lot about this, but a couple of points: 1. There’s a certain painful humor in watching racists falling all over themselves to blame the people they think of as enemies. The … Continue reading

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Are commercials an endangered species?

Fascinating little Variety story here reporting on the Television Critics Association events going on this week. It covers comments from Netflix’s chief content officer regarding whether his company might make their ratings public. Gist: “Why would we do that?” Money quote: “If people watch it … Continue reading

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Creative math

Surely, I’m not the only one who’s tired of box-office press that goes only for the total amount of money a movie has made? By sheer gross revenue, every new blockbuster is going to seem like a bigger deal than … Continue reading

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Facts and media bias

Disclaimer: I’m not speaking on behalf of any current or former employers. One my Facebook friends posted a link to this juxtaposition of political cartoons re: media bias, which brought up an old pet peeve of mine: the notion that media can … Continue reading

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Ethics? Whazzat?

So, that FCC commish who pushed through the NBCU/Comcast deal? Just quit to go work as a lobbyist for the company. There are no words to describe how nasty this is. I thought I’d have some big, long, ranty post … Continue reading

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Attn: Ginia Bellafante and the NY Times

It might help to actually do some research on the number of women SFF fans before you go spewing uninformed, insulting drivel like this ‘Game of Thrones’ review. Aside from the essentialist twaddle involved here (who knew that all women are … Continue reading

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Tabloid politics

Carrying on from the Hugh Grant tabloid exec interview topic, there’s another angle, aside from unjustified invasions of privacy, that disturbs me about what that guy was saying. His conflation of celebs and politicians in his justification illustrates the disheartening … Continue reading

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