Slate has a long, well thought-out piece on NPR’s digital challenges and opportunities. Namely, NPR seems to be moving slowly as lots of other competitors – especially NPR veterans who’ve left the organization – roll out newer, more exciting audio programming: The debate also raised an even thornier and as-yet-unanswered question: What is the value of … Continue reading NPR’s Digital Challenges and Opportunities
There is a fascinating article in The New York Times that explores the increasing level of coordination between Hollywood studios and Chinese censors. The studios – like all other industries – want access to China’s vast population, which has newfound disposable income and a greater desire for Western entertainment and material goods. But the Chinese government rigidly filters what elements make their way into theaters, generally censoring extreme sex scenes, religious criticism, and lukewarm sentiments about China itself. These limitations are unsurprising, given the government’s ban on pornography, wariness of religion, and repressive maintenance of a positive national image.
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