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Entries Tagged as 'newspaper'

IHT unheralded

January 5th, 2004 · No Comments

Does anyone know why the International Herald Tribune’s website hasn’t been updated for a good two weeks? Do they normally take a long holiday in December, or is something more sinister afoot? I need to get my international news fix, now! (Looks like they went back to work today, the website has finally been updated)

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More inaccurate reporting

December 11th, 2003 · 1 Comment

I was initially pleased to see that the Guardian Online had an article about Alternate Reality Games today, and then disappointed to see an inaccurate and overly simplistic piece of journalism. Soon after reading it, I wrote an email to the author, Andrew Losowsky, which I’ve included below:
I have a few comments on your article [...]

Tags: arg · newspaper

Alive and well

May 19th, 2003 · 2 Comments

Some utter fool has written an article in the Times (part one, part two) on the failure of psychology. My views are reflected quite accurately in this Metafilter thread which I contributed to.
Psychology is alive and well, and if you want to attack the strawman of psychoanalysis and outdated views of early 20th century psychology, [...]

Tags: mefi · newspaper · psych · science

Guardian sees the light

April 3rd, 2003 · No Comments

Guardian launches new science section – and not a moment too soon, either. British science reporting is woefully poor (with the exception of the BBC) and often completely exaggerated (Sunday Times, anyone). I’m happy to see that the Guardian recognises the importance of decent science reporting.

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March 6th, 2003 · No Comments

MetaFilter has just become energised about a new project: MetaFilter Online Journalism (aka MoJo). You can see the origin of this idea in this thread. It is basically being put forward as some kind of website in which members of the public will be able to perform collaborative and investigative journalism, something which has been [...]

Tags: mefi · newspaper · web

Guardian best blog

September 26th, 2002 · No Comments

The Guardian has released the results of their ‘Best UK Blog’ competition, in which I was pleasantly surprised to see on the shortlist. Also check out the related Metafilter thread for more comments.

Tags: mefi · meta · newspaper · web


September 22nd, 2002 · No Comments

I just renewed my subscription to Salon is one of only three places on the web that I’m prepared to pay to read (the other two are Kuro5hin and Metafilter – both of which I’ve donated a few dollars to). I don’t visit Salon quite as much as I used to in the past, [...]

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Twisted words

September 20th, 2002 · 3 Comments

One of the things that I despise the most in this world is when someone twists your words. Glenn Reynolds recently said in a column that Sir Martin Rees, by saying:
“If they were governmental or international (expeditions), Antarctic-style restraint might be feasible. On the other hand, if the explorers were privately funded adventurers of free-enterprise, [...]

Tags: mars · newspaper · space

A Blog Too Far

July 18th, 2002 · Comments Off

The Guardian has just launched a competition for the ‘Best British Blog’. As far as I know, it’s the most lucrative competition of its type ever, with a £1500 prize fund. I, like many others, believe that this isn’t a good idea. It fosters an uncomfortable kind of competition in an area that doesn’t need [...]

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June 26th, 2002 · 2 Comments

Israeli media article on mmoes (PDF translation). I recently found out that there’s an article online at some kind of Israeli website (feel free to read it if you can understand Hebrew) all about the Cloudmakers, AI, Lockjaw and mmoes. I was quite happy about the way it linked to all the appropriate websites and [...]

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