Whatever, Screw That Jerk, You *TOTALLY* Want To... →
oliveryeh: In response to his other post, “No, Seriously, I’m Not F#cking Around, You Really Don’t Want To Be A Writer.” Have you fellas met an editor, by any chance?
No, Seriously, I'm Not F#cking Around, You Really... →
oliveryeh: Take a few moments to ingest this funny rant. I think Chuck is being a hog and is quivery I might eat up some of that air he’s breathing.
New research finds when a female news anchor’s sexual attractiveness is played...– Tom Jacobs, Sexy News Anchors Distract Male Viewers
New York Times, Al-Jazeera Do An End-Run Around... →
infoneer-pulse: The New York Times is considering creating an electronic tip line so that leakers of classified documents can go direct instead of having to use a middleman like WikiLeaks, according to executive editor Bill Keller. Keller said that the plan is still in its formative stages, but the idea is to create a “kind of EZ Pass lane for leakers,” to make it easier for them to contact the...
Religion is not really a path to morality, nor can it substitute for a...– Stephen T. Asma, The New Atheists’ Narrow Worldview
Truman Capote reads from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950) This film is Akira Kurosawa’s adaptation of Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s short story dealing with the subjectivy of eyewitness evidence in the solving of a crime. In July 2006, a Japanese court ruled that all Japanese films produced before 1953, including this one, are part of the public domain. Click Google vid controls for full screen.
A vague and gnawing pang of anxiety centered around an IM window that has...– Five Emotions Invented By The Internet « Thought Catalog (via interestingsnippets)
You are a storyteller
How do you convey images of a tragedy without being gory? Do so indirectly. Be subtle. Use a photo of a broken doll on the floor. A gift torn apart by the blast. Instead of mangled body parts, get a narrow shot of a dead mother and daughter or man and wife holding hands. You can also use a descriptive narrative technique instead of straight news. Use your senses. Describe what you see,...
matthewkeys asked: Just a head's up: Saw the note on traditional media and use of the photos. Two editors with ABC News have contacted me today to find out if they could use the photos.
Graphic photos from inside Domodedovo airport
producermatthew: The following photos were passed along to me by an eyewitness who works inside Domodedovo airport in Moscow. The photos were shot following the terrorist attack that took place earlier this morning and are extremely graphic: Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 This eyewitness tells me the bodies of those who were killed in today’s terror attack will remain in the...
Ferdinand Marcos and Cory Aquino documentaries to...
nfctd: Among the country’s staggering list of political icons, none were ever as influential as the late Corazon Aquino and Ferdinand Marcos. Both controversial in their own right, the former Presidents ruled during a time of deep political strife, when the drama that came with Philippine politics was at an all-time high. The new documentaries “Marcos: The Fall of a Dictator” and “Cory...
Pope Benedict Blesses Social Networking
futurejournalismproject: Already the most tech-savvy pontif in the long history of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has blessed conferred his blessing upon the social networking phenomenon that has revolutionized the way we communicate. In a message entitled, “Truth, proclamation and authenticity of life in the digital age,” Benedict said: In the digital world, transmitting...
Philippines' global peace index ranking plunges →
Rampant crime, terrorism and insurgency contributed to the big drop of the Philippines’ Global Peace Index (GPI) ranking in 2010. The Philippines placed 130th on a list of 149 countries in the 2010 GPI, according to a study published by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). New Zealand ranked as the most peaceful country with a GPI rating of 1.188 on a 1-5 scale. Under the scale, 1...