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New Types of Typo
The digital publishing revolution has led to an exponential rise in the amount of words published - and mistakes made. A BBC report published last week claims bad spelling online can hurt revenue because it reduces reader confidence in the website and its brand. The article quotes William Dutton, an academic from the Oxford Internet Institute, as saying that while consumers “might be wary…
Booksellers and Readers Have Reason to Hope
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It was standing room only at our recent Meanland event on future directions for books and bookshops. Chaired by incoming Meanjin editor Sally Heath and featuring presenters Chris Flynn, Corrie Perkin, Jo Case and Michael Webster, the discussion canvassed a wide array of anxieties and hopes for the future of books and the shops that sell them. Despite the rapid…
Kids’ Show Accused of Pushing Ideological Barrow
German 'Sesame Street' logo via WikiCommons
A new book claims that television shows such as Sesame Street propagate radical left-wing ideology. Newspapers across the world - including this Telegraph report, taken up in The Age - have reported on the publication of Primetime Propaganda, by US conservative columnist Ben Shapiro. Shapiro interviewed leading producers of shows like Sesame Street, and concluded they…
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