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The Rise and Fall of the TV Journalist

Posted: November 10th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: General, Technology, Visual | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Segment from Charlie Brooker’s brilliant “Screenwipe” by the also brilliant Adam Curtis.

Wait for Antoine..!

Posted: July 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Funny, Social | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Fine investigative journalism. Meme in the making.


Glenn Beck – The Onion Just NAILED Him!

Posted: November 4th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Funny, Social | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

News as entertainment. Entertainment as news. Confusing?

I read recently that teens were getting their “real news” from satirical tv news programmes like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Plus – once you begin to understand how media ‘makes the news’ you can’t watch it in the same way. Brass Eye and Screenwipe spring to mind as the main influencers for me.

News media doesn’t help itself when it gives airtime to weirdo dangerous pinheads like Glenn Beck. However, The Onion just smashed him into a million tiny pieces. I love the Onion.

The Onion – Victim In Fatal Car Accident Tragically Not Glenn Beck

Victim In Fatal Car Accident Tragically Not Glenn Beck

If you don’t know who Glenn Beck is then watch this clip from Screenwipe by Charlie Brooker. It’s a brilliant bit of television that should be required viewing for all media students.

Beck gets going at 7m45secs.

Charlie Brooker on British and American TV News

Can you believe this guy’s got a primetime slot on a major network.

Ringing alarm bells yet?

Honda. News in the form of advertising

Posted: August 5th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Advertising, Creative | Tags: , , , | No Comments »


Newspaper print ad celebrating thousands of Honda workers returning to their production line in Swindon today, four months after the factory closed in response to the ailing car market.

via Somethingchanged