Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just Like on Jon Stewart: You Can View CPAN Clips Too!

One of the regular (and funny) segments running on The Daily Show features government representatives and the changes in their rhetoric over the years. Jon Stewart's relentless minions isolate and find sudden changes in political viewpoints to show the hideously partisan underpinnings of elected representatives.

Well now citizens have that same power at their fingertips. You no longer have to have a full time CPAN research team to find comments of elected officials from the last 25 years. You know have CPAN's entire archive available online for all to see.

Read details here in the New York Times coverage of CPAN's archives launch.

Or visit CPAN's top picks from its archives here.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Journalism's Top Prize Goes to Amateur Cell Phone Video

In a dramatic turn of events, for the first time journalism's top award went to a cell phone video sent by an amateur from Iran.

A Youtube spokesperson said, "Social media has taught them [people] to think of their lives as almost living documentaries."

Read the full article here.

You can see the
video from a CNN report here.