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Monday, February 7, 2005

So much for last week's idea of creating a regular Sunday item made up of clips from my aggregators... I was offline on Sunday, but have added a few pieces here, in this post and a couple below it that are verbatim from the aggregator engine.

Writing hacks -- "Hacking your life, it seems, is beginning to catch on," says Chip Scanlan of the Poynter Institute, offering enough distractions to keep you from writing all week disguised as links to tips about "the journalistic equivalent of 'life hacks,' those little tricks, shortcuts, gadgets, productivity methods designed for overloaded 21st century computers, minds and lives." (I especially like the "-ly detector."

INdTV offers $15,000 prize -- "Check the channels. There's plenty to watch, but viewers in their twenties and thirties don't have much of a chance to help shape what actually makes it on TV. That's about to change... All you need is a video camera and an idea."

Google Video -- "Our mission is to organize the world's information, and that includes the thousands of programs that play on our TVs every day. Google Video enables you to search a growing archive of televised content [^] everything from sports to dinosaur documentaries to news shows."

EPIC 2014
-- A "future history of the media"(hint: Google again) done as a Flash movie, but there's a transcript here for the bandwidth-challenged.

6:35:27 PM    

In California, a court will soon decide whether bloggers have the same legal protections as journalists under "shield" laws that protect reporters from revealing their sources. [Christian Science Monitor]

6:16:07 PM    

All the News That's Fit to Buy. A couple of websites purporting to be legitimate news outlets are the subject of a probe into the Pentagon's practice of paying journalists to write articles and commentary to influence opinion. The military calls them 'information operations.' [Wired News]

5:57:31 PM    

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