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Media missteps make mayhem

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izzyabraham
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on Sunday, 20 May 2012
in Digital Blogs

Truth, objectivity, public interest, fair comment, accuracy. Some of the most basic and essential media ethics that have been breached time and time again.

The media undergoes numerous stresses such as financial pressures, looming deadlines, lack of public confidence, and external censorship. It’s inevitable that organisation defects will rear their ugly heads now and then.

Print publications, radio stations, television programmes and websites are not stand-alone entities; people are the driving force behind them. And as some are fond of repeating, “Mistakes are part of being human” – this is what distinguishes us from robots.

Expanding the e-book nook

Posted by izzyabraham
izzyabraham
A 4th-year Journalism & Media Studies student, specializing in New Media. I'm fr
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on Monday, 14 May 2012
in Digital Blogs

“To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations - such is a pleasure beyond compare.”  -Kenko Yoshida-


The UK Publisher’s Association released its statistics in early May: consumer e-book sales increased by 366% in 2011. Overall digital sales grew by 54%.

The Pew Research Center found that 21% of Americans have read an e-book, and the average digital reader has read more books than non-e-book consumers.

At such an expansion rate, what hope is left for regular books?