November 15, 2005 |
Why has broadcast television devoted relatively little coverage to the recent South Asia earthquake? Should the networks have done more stories about President Bush's troubled swing through South America earlier this month? And just what do viewers gain when television reporters deliver live reports while standing outside in the middle of raging hurricanes? Those are just a few of the questions that have been raised on blogs in recent weeks, but not by outside critics of broadcast news.
March 14, 2005 |
American consumers confront an ever-broader river of news from myriad sources, but the standard for gathering and presenting the information tends to be "faster, looser and cheaper" than in the past, according to a survey of the news business to be released today by a media watchdog group.
June 2, 2004 |
Welcome to the white-hot center of Washington's most salacious gossip. Never mind that it's a blue-trimmed house with a shaggy lawn plopped squarely in suburbia -- Wonkette lives here, armed with a PowerBook and a wicked tongue. For the uninitiated, Wonkette.com is the fearless political gossip blog generating buzz inside the Beltway and beyond, and Ana Marie Cox is the wit behind it.
December 28, 2007 |
NEW YORK -- So what do you really think of John Galliano's deconstructed Christian Dior ball gown or a human-hair top hat by Odile Gilbert? Inquiring curators want to know.
October 5, 2006 |
Sun Microsystems Inc. Chief Executive Jonathan Schwartz has asked U.S. regulators to relax corporate disclosure rules so he can announce company news on his personal blog. "If we have material news to disclose, we have to hold an anachronistic telephone conference call or issue an equivalently anachronistic press release," Schwartz wrote in his online diary Monday. "I would argue that none of those routes are as accessible to the general public as a blog, or Sun's website."
March 7, 2010 |
They say that if you're a new arrival, it takes four years to make a life in Los Angeles. How this axiom got started is anyone's guess. But no matter where the accepted L.A.-ism originated, the fact remains: Getting intimately acquainted with all the hidden corners of this sprawling metropolis might take a lifetime. Now help has arrived. On the recently launched website Mondette, founder Tasha Nita Adams, 35, and partners Lilliam Rivera, 39, and Christina von Messling, 36, do the heavy lifting for you, offering style-centric CliffsNotes from a local perspective about specific L.A. neighborhoods.
April 23, 2009 |
No sooner did Cuban American relations hit their warmest notes in half a century than former President Fidel Castro stirred from retirement to say: Not so fast. The 82-year-old Castro tossed cold water on U.S. interpretations of his brother Raul's overture to President Obama last week. His successor as Cuban president had offered to discuss "everything, everything, everything" -- from human rights to political prisoners -- with his U.S. counterpart.
October 9, 2005 |
There was a time, way back in the late 1990s, when coolhunting was still cool, when nearly every Madison Avenue ad agency wanted a resident hipster to interpret the spending habits of those inscrutable Gen-Xers. Then the Internet exploded, connecting everyone to everything in an instant, and suddenly, the art of predicting the next big trend got way more complicated.
December 3, 2005
RE "Making Oscars a Mule Race," Nov. 29: I don't know what Patrick Goldstein is getting so lathered up about. The Oscars have always been more about politicking for awards than about recognizing great art. And to fret over blogs? Get real -- 99.9% of all blogs aren't worth the paper they're not written on. ROBERT NEWCOMBE La Canada