Saturday, August 30, 2008

AM Radio


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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Major Mainstream Media Archives Online

The move away from gated content towards free continues apace. Cartoonists, Magazines and newspapers are offer their extensive archives -- both online and for sale on DVD -- dating as far back as the 1850s.

Jason Kottke describes this as "an incredible record of recent human history, the ideas, people, and events that have shaped our country and world as recorded by writers, photographers, editors, illustrators, advertisers, and designers who lived through those times."

• Harper's Magazine offers their entire archive online, from 1850 to 2008. Most of it is only available to the magazine's subscribers.

• The NY Times provides their entire archive online, most of it for free.

• Time Magazine has their entire archive online for free, from 1923 to the present.

• Sports Illustrated has all their issues online for free, dating back to 1954.

• The Atlantic Monthly offers all their articles since Nov 1995 and a growing number from their archive dating back to 1857 for free.

• The Washington Post has archives going back to 1877. (Not free)

• The New Yorker has free archives on their site going back to 2001, although only some of the articles are included. All of their articles, dating back to 1925, are available on The Complete New Yorker DVD set for $40.

• Rolling Stone offers some of their archive online but the entire archive (from 1967 to 2007) is available as a 4-DVD set for $79.

• Mad Magazine released a 2-DVD set of every issue of the magazine from 1952-2006.

• Nature has their entire archive online, dating back to 1869.

Old media is slowly figuring out that more content equals more traffic, sometimes much more traffic.


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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

American Focus


via The Week

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Spitzer's Brain

Cover of NY Magazine this week is too too funny:


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Monday, February 25, 2008

What's Up With Tom Ford?

Surprisingly explicit print ads from fashion designer Tom Ford:

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Tom Fords A Valley

What A Dildo: Designer Tom Ford's Phallic Fragrance   

Through advertising, Tom Ford continues to inform heterosexual men that he doesn't want them buying his products.   

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Faked China

Who ever would have guessed that the Chinese communist controlled media would fake a photograph?

Earlier this week, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, issued an unusual public apology for publishing a doctored photograph of Tibetan wildlife frolicking near a high-speed train.

The deception -- uncovered by Chinese Internet users who sniffed out a Photoshop scam in the award-winning picture -- has brought on a big debate about media ethics, China's troubled relationship with Tibet, and how pregnant antelope react to noise.

The antelope imbroglio began in the summer of 2006. The Chinese government was celebrating its latest engineering feat, and an enthusiastic wildlife photographer from the Daqing Evening News was camped out on the Tibetan plateau eating energy bars and waiting for antelope to pass.

Front page WSJ:
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courtesy of WSJ

As published:


courtesy of WSJ

China Eats Crow Over Faked Photo Of Rare Antelope
They Didn't Truly Run With a Train to Tibet; Xinhua Agency Recants
WSJ, February 22, 2008; Page A1

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Monday, January 07, 2008

A Year in Iraq

Click thru for full graphic:


A Year in Iraq
NYT, January 6, 2008


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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Dove Onslaught

Dove warns parents about their own industry

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Foot Fetish

‘Just advertising departments with legs and high heels.’ — Richard Avedon



via The New Shelton Wet/Dry

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Demographics of American Newspapers

1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the
country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country
but don't really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like
their statistics shown in pie charts.

5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running
the country -- if they could find the time -- and if they didn't have
to leave Southern California to do it.

6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the
country and did a far superior job of it, thank you very much.

7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who's
running the country and don't really care as long as they can get a
seat on the train.

8. The New York Post is read by people who don't care who's running the
country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably
while intoxicated.

9. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country
but need the baseball scores.

10. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure there
is a country . . . or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose
all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders
are handicapped minority feminist atheist dwarfs who also happen to be
illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course,
that they are not Republicans.

11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the
grocery store.

12. The Pensacola News Journal is read by people who have recently
caught a fish and need something in which to wrap it.

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