September 8, 2006

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Friday, September 08, 2006

9/11 then and now, the convergence of content producers and content users, and Star Trek turns 40.

Standards Issue

President Bush’s description and defense this week of U.S. standards for interrogating terror suspects put the issue of torture back in the news. In 2003, Abu-Ghraib caused a flurry of attention. But much of what we know about U.S. torture policies is the result of dogged reporting. Eric Umansky surveyed ...

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Anchor’s Away

Erstwhile CNN anchor Aaron Brown anchored much of that network’s coverage of the September 11th attacks and their aftermath. Five years later, he joins Brooke to reflect on the moment when media earned unprecedented good will from the American people…and the intervening years when they lost it again.

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Participant Potatoes

Watching TV used to be a purely passive experience. But these days, viewers are sitting up, voting, playing along, and in many cases taking control of the script. In Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, MIT professor Henry Jenkins examines the new media landscape from the point of ...

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Show Us the Money

As long as citizen journalism proponents have been pumping its merits, skeptics have been bothered by one question: Where will the funds come from? NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen thinks he has an answer, and is launching a website to test it. He tells Bob how NewAssignment.net will attempt to ...

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Video Blog Killed the Regular Old Blog Star

Last spring, blogger Ze Frank decided to try his hand at video blogging. He launched “The Show,” a two-minute daily webcast in which he riffs on whatever happens to be on his mind. And people are tuning in –at the tune of more than 100 thousand of them a day. ...

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Qapla!

In September 1966, Gene Roddenberry dispatched the crew of the starship Enterprise on its maiden voyage through space and time and into the American living room. It was an inauspicious start, but forty years later the Star Trek universe is still expanding. Brooke explores the various television incarnations of the ...

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