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VICE and the “new journalism model”*

The business of journalism as we know is in trouble and there’s a scramble for a “new journalism model,” with VICE.com held up as the latest prototype (see here, here and here). I am not so sure VICE is the new journalism–it’s partnership with “old media” (CNN, HBO) is old fashioned, it mostly produces sponsored content (nothing new there), owns an advertising agency and makes nice with Rupert Murdoch. Of course, VICE’s style represents something fresh. With its diversity of topics and irreverence, it is a vast improvement on the talking heads of cable news. But, there is also much to dislike about Vice.

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A Room Adrift in London

Here in London we have been having a lot of trouble with pageants. After the riots last August, the state is hoping that summer plans – the Olympics, the Hackney…..

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This is about Congo

ABC News on Ben Affleck’s “time with the people of Congo” and his “odd couple” pairing with Cindy McCain. There’s also this.

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Sunday Ephemera No.8

Disney goes on safari on the “Dark Continent” in 1945. No comment. Via New School Thoughts on Africa.