Posts from the ‘Media’ category

Imitations and Acknowledging Influence

As our remix culture matures, we’re seeing more and more creative works that are derivative of other works. This is great–imitation is an important piston in…

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Groupon: The Unlikely Firehose of Luxury

Can we talk about Groupon? I’m struck by how rapidly the meme that is the deal-of-the-day site has spread through our culture. The service is about…

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What’s a Magalog?

Apologies for the lack of posting. I was up getting my mind blown in the usual ways up at Web of Change, and then had to…

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What Are the Messages of Cosmo and Maxim?

I make a practice of looking scornfully at the cover of Cosmopolitan and other magazines of its ilk in the line at the grocery store. It’s…

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The Plausible Deniability of Advertorials

I’ve railed before against the slippery slope toward unrecognizable advertorial content in newspapers and magazines. This is the latest example, from Saturday’s Vancouver Sun. Which of…

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When Ad Meets Article

A friend sent this unfortunate combination of a pop-over (is that the right term for this sort of thing) flash ad and an article involving a…

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A State of the Union From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

As regular readers know, I have an ongoing interest in the transforming landscape of journalism and the media. On Twitter today (I’m afraid I lost track…

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Citizen Journalism: Covering and Uncovering the News

“Media is a word that has come to mean bad journalism.” –Graham Greene This weekend I received an email from a local arts organization that began:…

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