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Robin Williams: respect for the dead?

Do we have this anymore? For celebrities, death becomes a news story pumping the cycle with comment and speculation.

Robin Williams’ death like the suicides of anyone are a tragedy in a horrible world which makes people want to die and has no panacea to save them. 72 more words

Just Thinking

Careful with your coverage of the Redfern murder case - especially pics #Wran

By MARK PEARSON Follow @Journlaw

A media scrum gathered outside a Sydney court this morning where Harriet Wran – the youngest daughter of the former premier of New South Wales Neville Wran who died this year – was charged with murder and other offences. 1,181 more words

Facebook, Peace, and Documentary

Last week, I used my own changing Facebook experiences during the gruesome Israel/Gaza conflict to think about the often unattended-to subtleties of Internet echo chambers in light of family, identity, friendship and war. 482 more words

Media Ethics

Sob stories sell: poverty porn and the ethicality of humanitarian media

There is a story we have all grown up with, in one form or another. It is that of the dirty street child clothed in rags, shoeless. 578 more words


To and From Facebook: Being Together in our World of War

Last week, I was sitting with a dear old friend on a shady deck. We were enjoying our summer vacation at his family’s beach house. Conversation turned to Israel/Gaza, and we commenced a now-too-familiar dance: judiciously floating tidbits of sentiment to mark each others position. 1,357 more words


Ex-Formula One Head Sues Google For Prostitute Pictures

(Photo credit: BBC)

From BBC:

“Ex-Formula One boss Max Mosley is suing Google for continuing to publish images of him with prostitutes at a sex party. 152 more words

OkCupid Modified User Profiles For Study

(Photo credit: mysite.verizon.net, Nick and Rudy)

From Washington Post:

“In a lengthy blog post, OkCupid cofounder Christian Rudder explains that OkCupid has on occasion played around with removing text from people’s profiles, removing photos, and even telling some users they were an excellent match when in fact they were only a 30 percent match according to the company’s systems. 269 more words