On the move!
Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, ianking.ca is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.
Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace vancouverscrum.blogspot.com with www.ianking.ca in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.
Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at ianking.ca!
—Ian King, December 13, 2004
Friday, May 28, 2004
Nonetheless, here's a few links to election-related media crit.
- The Globe and Mail have teamed up with the McGill University Observatory on Media and Public Policy (say that three times quickly) to provide statistics on how the leaders and parties are faring in terms of positive or negative coverage. For even more stats, go straight to the OMPP's election website. Surprise, surprise, the Grits are getting way more bad press than anyone else.
- CBC's Peter Kavanagh does a daily analysis of the day's papers. Also at CBC, a "Spin Cycle" piece from producer Ira Basen on what makes political reporters tick. I think he's nailed it.
- For a press review with a distinctly Conservative tinge, Norm Spector's Spectator is worth a daily check. By the time I'm out of bed, Spector has ripped through a gaggle of websites and op-eds and presented his take. As Paul Wells says, it's low-tech, high utility. My only complaint: it's sometimes tough to tell the quoted material from Spector's comments.
- And from the left, the Toronto Star's Antonia Zerbisias. Yes, she might be on the warbloggers' most-wanted list, but that might as well be a badge of honour. Give her mixing it up with them directly with her critics just crowing from her perch. Plus, she liked one of my early Terminal City pieces, not long after I got back into writing, reporting, and columnizing after about 6 years out of the game.
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