Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Hollywood Most Bankable Stars

Read the full article here.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Wikileaks - a good thing or not?

This is such an important topic! Should we have such documents leaked onto the internet? Is it putting informants and soldiers at risk?

Listen to Julian Assange, creator of Wikileaks, by clicking on this link from Ted.com.

You will find number of divided opinions in newspapers and online about this debate.
Besides being a fascinating story (and controversy), it also makes a great case study for A2 Media in the Online Age.

Information from Ted.com about this debate:
The controversial website WikiLeaks collects and posts highly classified documents and video. Founder Julian Assange, who's reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks to TED's Chris Anderson about how the site operates, what it has accomplished -- and what drives him. The interview includes graphic footage of a recent US airstrike in Baghdad.

A2 story - a spoof video pulled from YouTube

This is an interesting story from many angles for A2 students. Read the story of the spoof video pulled from YouTube; the culprits were thought to be EMI but the spoof's writers were actually the ones who took it down. Many debates emerge...

The first headline from guardian online said:
Newport State of Mind forced off YouTube
Music publisher issues takedown notice to video for Jay-Z and Alicia Keys spoof Newport State of Mind

Now the update:
Newport State of Mind: songwriters pulled the video from YouTube
We've identified the culprit behind the Newport State of Mind takedown – and it wasn't EMI Music Publishing

Read the full story and see the video for "Newport" (spoof of Jay Z and Alicia Keys' New York).