What Daniel Okrent misses in his column in the New York Times is that the Net is the driving force behind the MSM’s wider adoption of commentary is its value proposition in the age of technology-driven, immediate online news. On the difference between news and opinion….which Noam Chomsky says better than me…is the notion that…

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Legendary Variety gossip columnist Army Archerd was the opening guest on AMC’s Shootout today. In his interview, he astutely pointed out that the source of much of the gossip we read in the news today comes from reporters reporting on other reporters, with too few reporters actually digging up scoops themselves in the field. Rightly…

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According to author/editor Robert Gottlieb, who appeared on Charlie Rose last night to plug his new biography on famed ballet choreographer George Balanchine, legendary ballerina Gelsey Kirkland — who Balanchine made famous — is not worth even a mention. Gottleib mentioned the most important dancers Balanchine worked with without so much as acknowledging Kirkland, who…

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Writing in today’s Financial Times on the same day the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Conference opens in London, George Soros explains how better disclosure of the funds major corporation pay corrupt, oppressive governments in exchange for the right to mine their natural resources is paramount to alleviating global poverty. EITI’s Publish What You Pay program…

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This Sunday, a story ran in the N.Y. Times on how the government uses video news releases to sell their policy agenda through news broadcasters, who air the VNRs without acknowledging their source. The PRSA just released a pretty disappointing response to the story by putting the responsibility for disclosure squarely on the shoulders of…

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Want to get paid to blog? You’re going to have to work for it. The television show “Dukes of Hazard” is accepting applications [PDF] for a Dukes evangelist willing to watch the shoes and blog about them. Very cool online marketing commmunications campaign. The Social Media Boot Camp comes to Los Angeles, August 16-17, 2010.…

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