Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Digesting the Daily XII

Recent editions of the Daily Northwestern, the student newspaper of my alma mater, featured several media-, technology-, and activism-related items that might be of interest to Media Dieticians.

City hangs up on phone booths
Cell phones blamed for demise of street-corner fixtures in Chicago
(April 10, 2003)

"The Journey" documents college grad's 5-year trip
Filmmaker interviews students, actors, former president in quest for identity
(April 14, 2003)

Al-Jazeera hits campus TVs nationwide; NU will wait for vote
University official says no requests made for channel offered in Arabic
(April 15, 2003)

Journalists urge women to be daring while reporting
"Pioneers" chronicle history, influence of females working in the newsroom
(April 15, 2003)

Weekend detention to Bottom of the Food Chain cartoonist Alex Thomas for his cryptically homophobic comic strip about the TV show "Will and Grace" on April 16. While the punchline is sentimentally clever, the portrayal of the show's content begs some question.

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