Monthly Archives: October 2014

How About a Fact-checking App for Articles?

Some computers like IBM’s Watson can store millions of facts and that’s a fact. If Watson could do that, it’s so believable that it could also check if articles are factual and do not contain false ‘facts’. Free Journalism Ethics … Continue reading

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Why investigative journalism is so important

Originally posted on Plato on-line:
‘Bloggers appear to have filled a void particularly in political commentary. A key difference between bloggers and traditional media is that bloggers have little or no reputational risk or editorial objectivity in what they comment…

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Cartoon Network Seeks Filipino 3D Artists

In 1993 when 3D animation isn’t popular yet, Walt Disney subcontracts our office Tokyo Animation in Manila. Lion King was just one of the movies we created scenes of. ‘Silas Hickey, Cartoon Network’s creative director for animation development in Asia … Continue reading

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The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature

‘The question of what reading does for the human soul is an eternal one and its answer largely ineffable, but this hasn’t stopped minds big and small from tussling with it — we have Kafka’s exquisite letter to his childhood … Continue reading

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The Most Expensive Typo in Legislative History

When I was a public Internet manager, a client brought a handwritten affidavit who wanted it to be word processed. While I was doing it, I came across a sentence saying, ‘…I jumped ON the van…’ I told the client … Continue reading

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Amazon Labels’Tom and Jerry’ Racist

Tom And Jerry cartoons depict ‘ethnic and racial prejudice’, warns Amazon ‘Without mentioning specific examples, the Amazon blurb reads: ‘Tom And Jerry shorts may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were … Continue reading

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