this week comes the news that CBC’s Brave New Waves has been cancelled. At least that’s how I got the news. Jamie and I are exactly the same age – I might be a couple of weeks older – and I remember that even in Ottawa, BNW seemed like it was coming from Mars it was so different than the early-Muchmusic, Video school dance environment I came from. The show has always been an oddball on CBC Radio 2, but still, it’s a sad development at the Corpse that they couldn’t find a spot – in the middle of the night – for such innovative – after all this time – programming.
journalist and writer extraordinaire and long-time friend of mikel.org, has just published his annual roundup of the year in errors: Crunks 06: The Year in Media Errors and Corrections at his great Regret the Error site.
an extended excerpt of the new book, “Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush,” by Eric Boehlert. It’s a scathing critique of the media’s handling of the run up to the Iraq war. Well worth a read, particularly the parts about Judith Miller at the NYTimes.
is still a fascinating subject, though if anything the newspapers appear to be moving even further away from “getting it” than ever. Alan Rusbridger is the editor of The Guardian and has some important thoughts on the subject that he delivered in a speech on the 16th of March in London. Jeff Jarvis has posted a detailed summary with quotes on his blog, BuzzMachine.