Monthly Archives: March 2015

Remember when Journalism was not Entertainment?

The HBO program The Jinx raises some interesting questions about where the lines exist among  the genres of documentary,  true crime dramas, reality TV, and entertainment. In my opinion, documentary film making is a form of journalism.  It should convey … Continue reading

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Information should be free / Artists work should be protected

How do we walk this line? There is a certain tension between the Internet’s desire for sharing information and media and the copyright laws which protect the author of creative material. Collaboration and user supported software have revolutionized the way … Continue reading

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Email Metadata is Revealing

We live in a world where we are tracked by our cell phone, credit card, license plate, video surveillence, and our data footprint. This, most of us believe, is a bad thing.  Privacy is a good thing. But data tells … Continue reading

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