Tag Archives: Online Journalism Review

BT Brings Broadband To ‘Remote’ Milton Keynes

By | April 22, 2004

I couldn’t help passing this one on, though I don’t mean to mock either Milton Keynes, a charming artificial town in England, or Online Journalism, a very worthy project of the USC Annenberg Online Journalism Review. Online Journalism today picks up a piece from the BBC about how British Telecom is trying to extend broadband connections across the… Read More »

Can Software End Plagiarism?

By | March 16, 2004

With all this gadgetry, you’d think that plagiarism was a thing of the past. OK, it wasn’t plagiarism, more like fiction, but the point is the same: Watching Shattered Glass, the movie about fabulating New Republic ‘journalist’ Stephen Glass, the other night, I couldn’t help wondering why no one had picked up on his lies earlier. I mean… Read More »

Could Moblogging Replace Photojournalism?

By | March 16, 2004

A panel at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas last weekend discussed the future of moblogging — the art of creating online journals composed mostly of photos uploaded in part direct from camera-phones — and, in part, whether such activities may threaten journalism. With so many folk armed with camera phones — and some even… Read More »

Counting The Cost Of Online Crime

By | February 26, 2004

Phishing is beginning to bite. British police at a high-tech crime congress (noted by USC Annenberg Online Journalism Review) say that 83% of Britain’s 201 largest companies reported experiencing some form of cybercrime. The damage has cost them more than £195 million ($368 million) from downtime, lost productivity and perceived damage to their brand or stock price. Much… Read More »

Smelly Emails

By | February 21, 2004

From the Really Silly Ideas That May Catch On So I Better Not Be Too Rude About It Dept, here’s word of a device that will deliver you scented emails. Sort of. The BBC (via the USC Annenberg Online Journalism Review) reports that British Internet provider Telewest Broadband is testing an air freshener that is designed to spray… Read More »