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This is a must-read. Michael Massing asks is this "the end of news"? According to this article in the Review, "The Bush administration has restricted access to public documents as no other before it. According to a recent report on government secrecy by OpenTheGovernment.org, a watchdog organization, the federal government classified a record 15.6 million…

The End of News

imageThis is a must-read. Michael Massing asks is this "the end of news"? According to this article in the Review, "The Bush administration has restricted access to public documents as no other before it. According to a recent report on government secrecy by OpenTheGovernment.org, a watchdog organization, the federal government classified a record 15.6 million new documents in fiscal year 2004, an increase of 81 percent over the year before the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001."

"The conservative columnist William Safire, usually a supporter of Bush's policies, complained last September that "the fundamental right of Americans, through our free press, to penetrate and criticize the workings of our government is under attack as never before."

Posted by Joel Schettler on November 20 2005 • Journalism

Mac Attack

This is pretty cool. A group of performance artists in Berlin have used a Mac Mini to create some really unique public art. They put the small computer, along with a projector and a large battery supply into a suitcase and suction-cupped it to the side of a subway car. Once in motion, the Mac begins to project images along the subway wall. In this day and age, I think I would be a little nervous watching someone attach a suitcase to the outside of a subway car. Nevertheless, this is fun.

Check out the video clip here.

Posted by Joel Schettler on November 05 2005 • Multimedia

Media History 2014

In the year 2014, The New York Times has gone offline. The Fourth Estate's fortunes have waned. What happened to the news? What is EPIC?"

Click on this eight-minute clip to find out. It's chilling. It's what we wanted, right? Here is some of the back story. Evolved, Personalized, Information, Construct.

Here is a new version. EPIC 2015.

Posted by Joel Schettler on November 05 2005 • Journalism