Unhappy with "hosting" Twitter, the Sunday Times has now converted its own Twitter feed to, get this, a protected account. Not that the Twitter feed of the Sunday Times worked in the first place. This is to my knowledge the only Twitter feed in the world today belonging to a traditional media owner that has … Continue reading Sunday Times in Sri Lanka – Another groundbreaking first in online journalism
Not satisfied with such pathbreaking initiatives in the "professional" print media industry in Sri Lanka such as using Wikipedia to defame and plagiarising content from Flickr, the Sunday Times in Sri Lanka proudly announces today that it has "linked up" with Twitter and will be "hosting" the service to boot! Journalist Surekha, understandably a little … Continue reading Sunday Times in Sri Lanka “hosts” Twitter!
The BBC's Nik Gowing writes an excellent piece in the Guardian on how new media is subverting traditional media's vice grip on news and information. As Nik notes in Real-time media is changing our world, Institutional assumptions of commanding the information high ground in a crisis are from a different era. The instant scrutiny created … Continue reading Quick take: BBC’s Nik Gowing on new media
I found the reference in the Sunday Times of 14 June 2009 to Canadian Liberal MP Bob Rae's alleged links to the LTTE, by way of a wikipedia entry, particularly disgusting. This is more than just bad journalism and technical incompetence, it is deliberately misleading the public in Sri Lanka. It's also a great case … Continue reading Wikipedia journalism in Sri Lanka
Image from Sunday Times Smriti Daniel's article last Sunday in the Sunday Times is to my knowledge the first article that appears in the print media in Sri Lanka dealing with growing web based activism via the social networking platform Facebook. It's a well written and researched piece that deals with a phenomenon I most … Continue reading Sri Lanka’s first mainstream media article on Facebook activism