Daily Archives: 12 May 2007

‘The past is safer, the present is terrifying’

The name Marshall McLuhan trips off most mediamen’s lips. The medium is the massage message, and the global village, words made famous by the Canadian communications theorist, are used loosely ad nauseam. But how the did the man look like, how did he speak, and did he really predict the rise of YouTube 40 years…

The Japanese on what is expected of newspapers

Japan’s newspapers operate with the kind of If-you-don’t-enter-my-turf-I won’t-yours monopoly that newspapers in India earlier did. That however didn’t stop the Japanese Newspapers Publishers’ and Editors’ Asociation from organising a symposium on “What is expected of newspapers today”. Their key findings: # Newspapers should give more facts now that chats and forums on which opinions…

Where a T-shirt is a symbol of loss and love

In memory of a soldier. In memory of a player. In memory of a grandmother. In memory of a hustler. In memory of anybody you can think of. In Liberty City, in the heart of black Miami, in a city where death is a stable business, Studio X owner Chino Mizrachi has put the faces…