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Archive for February, 2006

Mudslingers: 25 Worst Political Campaigns

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Mudslingers: The Top 25 Negative Political Campaigns of All Time — by Professor Kerwin C. Swint is highlighted on yesterday’s Diane Rehm show. Swint is a professor here at Kennesaw State University. You can hear it here. Of course, it has lots to do with the media.

Murdoch’s News Corp. Fully Buying into New Media

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Not long ago Rupert Murdoch warned news executives that they cannot idly standby in this new digital media era. He is certainly taking his own advice. The Hollywood writes in part:
This far-reaching, proactive strategy for mining and testing the new media was broadly outlined by Fox Interactive media executives in a UBS media [...]

Top Newspaper Sites Win Digital Edge Awards

Monday, February 27th, 2006

I am a little late on this, but just for the record here is the list of Edgie Awards given by the Newpaper Association of America for newspaper websites.
Here is information from the NAA:
This year’s winners were selected from 187 entries in 10 categories– Best Overall News Site, Most Innovative Multimedia Storytelling, Best [...]

Birmingham News Posts Lost Civil Rights Photos

Monday, February 27th, 2006

The Birmingham (Alabama) News has a must-see multimedia website with photos never shown from the Civil Rights era.
This from the News’ story about the photos:
The hundreds of photos from that era were lost, sold, stolen or stored in archives. Some of those pictures appear today for the first time in the newspaper, in an [...]

Contest Focus on Copyright Laws, Digital Sampling

Monday, February 27th, 2006

The Creative Commons is helping sponsor a contest for Hip Hop artists to illustrate how copyright laws can stymie creativity in the digital era. The winners will have their work prominently displayed in the upcoming documentary entitled Copyright Criminals.
Here is the promo for the contest and the documentary:
Drawing from more than fifty interviews with [...]