Is this a ‘Have you no sense of decency momment?’

The Atlantic: James Fallows: “On Today’s Hot Media Stories: Sherrod, “Journolist”. The only way it would be so is if we collectively stop watching, stop clicking, and stop linking to such witch hunts, such hatred, served in pursuit of traffic and ratings. And you would think that by now, in our media-savvy land, we’d instinctively […]

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Reading books before bedtime is great but…

Hearing from your daughter that she wants to be an Astronaut is beyond great, it’s awesome. I highly recommend “Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11″ by Brian Floca. It conveys, with simple poetic words and illustrations, the awe of space flight. And it is just too much fun answering, “yes, even the toothbrush floats in […]

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Ethan Zuckerman at TEDGlobal on the challenge and opportunity

Interested in how information reaches those it needs to reach? Intersted in acts of journalism crossing cultural gulfs and divides? Interested in web services and connectivity? You will want to watch Ethan Zuckerman’s talk at TEDGlobal 2010 and I hope be inspired: “Ethan Zuckerman: Listening to global voices”: Check out his ideas on how to […]

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A metal band that bridges cultures

Al Jazeera: “The Maiden frontier”: As many metal fans from the region have pointed out to me, Maiden’s songs remind them that they should not trust the hype and slogans promising a better tomorrow, that progress demands putting aside easy prejudices in favour of a much harder but more honest discussion about the future and […]

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