[MDCM3000 - Media Forms post]
Here are some places to go for weeks 8 and 9. Via these links, you can explore issues such as the future of journalism, new forms of media discussion and activism. There is also a small case study set of links concerning climate change.
Bold links are the most useful. Also, if you use Diigo or Delicious to tag sites you find, it’s useful if you also tag these sites as “mdcm3000″ and perhaps, for example, “digitaljournalism” or “climatechange”.
More specific links below, but, broadly speaking, it’s worth glancing through my links on these and related topics at:
Current and Future State of Journalism
This concerns more than journalism—in fact communications in general—but it’s relevant to journalism. Mark Pesce on new forms of power and communications (very succinct and powerful summary of the issues).
And here’s a very recent—and informative—discussion of the present and future of journalism in the New York Times. (registration, for free, might be required)
Swine Flu, Hype and Media
SourceWatch (lists the often hidden affiliations of various “experts” and institutions such as think tanks)
Documentary reflecting on series 5 of The Wire (warning: Spoilers! - go the The Wire - The Last Word)
New Kinds of News Sites
and this on “daylife” kind of sites
The Daily Beast
Global Internet Activism
Seed Magazine Videos on Design
Journalism, Recession and Climate Change
Virgance (”Activism 2.0″)
Climate Change/Global Warming
The Road to Copenhagen (Nature magazine on the current situation - a good primer)
Global Warming 101 (video below)
Propaganda and Skepticism Towards Climate Science
The Case of Ian Plimer’s recent book Heaven and Earth.
Brave New Climate
The Science is Missing
Review of Ian Plimer’s earlier book
Deltoid on the graph that came from ..
“The Australian’s War on Science 35″
“The Australian’s War on Science 36″
The supposedly “silenced” Ian Plimer
Ian Plimer on ABC’s Lateline
The Australian’s initial Framing and Coverage of this Event (please note that none of the below is written by climate scientists)
and, to be fair, here is a counter to Plimer’s arguments in the Australian
and once again in The Australian, long after the initial fuss, this devastating review
and for some commenting/reporting on what’s currently happening in terms of policy in Australia
The Age - The Skeptic’s Shadow of a Doubt
Why Isn’t the Brain Green?
Taking a Stand for Science
The Global Warming Debate—A Layman’s Guide
Arguments from Global Warming Skeptics
What does it all mean?
International Journal of Inactivism
Nature on Climate Change
and Climate Science related journals … for those who want to go to the source(s)
and finally, an interesting recent scandal concerning academic/science/medical publishing