Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Media Marriage Counselling: How New-Old Media Relationships Can Survive, Thrive

No doubt, the relationship between the so-called New Media and Old Media has gone through some, well, ups and downs. Below you can watch one of the low points: a clash between a grey-haired newspaper columnist and a sprightly 'shockblog' founder.

The ABC News site reports that on 30 November 2006, Glenn Milne, who writes for the Sunday Herald Sun, Sunday Telegraph and The Australian, had to be restrained and escorted from the stage of Melbourne's Crown Casino Palladium Ballroom, after he attacked and berated another journalist during what the Australians consider their most prestigious journalism awards.(Thanks to Geert Lovink for the pointer).

Not all Old-New media relationships are made in hell (or Australia). For a discussion on cases and issues, join the 5th Journalism Leaders Forum at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston or online on February 6th 2007.

Details about the open event and how you can participate in person or online, see the Forum blog.

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