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December 1, 2012

Kim Kardashian in Bahrain: a tale of two media genres

  • entertainmentWant to know how things went during Kim Kardashian’s trip to launch her milkshake chain in Bahrain? GlobalGrind has you covered: "The 32-year-old reality starlet… made her way to the middle of the desert to visit some camels. It doesn’t look like she took a ride on any of them but at least she attempted to engulf herself in the culture. And, we don’t blame her, she was a little homesick, missing her man Kanye West. …Kim has gotten a lot done overseas as she even visited a cancer patient in the Middle Eastern country. …It looks like the Kardashian hype has gone completely international!"
  • mainstreamOkay, okay, maybe not completely covered. Per Reuters: "Television celebrity Kim Kardashian brought out screaming fans, angry Muslim hardliners and police throwing stun grenades on Saturday when she visited Bahrain to launch a milkshake franchise, witnesses said. About 100 Sunni Salafists demonstrated with banners outside The Walk Bahrain, an upmarket mall in the capital Manama, after some MPs tried to block the visit over what they called her "bad reputation"… Witnesses said police dispersed the demonstrators with stun grenades as the inauguration proceeded inside. There were no reports of casualties." source [1] [2]
17:39 // 1 year ago
December 31, 2010

Top 10 abandoned big-media Tumblrs of 2010; know any others?

  1. detnews (no posts in over one month – which is really depressing, because this is a really good blog with a great custom design and a good feel for the medium; hopefully it comes back)
  2. mediaite (no posts in three weeks – come back, we miss you!) They’re baaaack!
  3. huffingtonpost (no posts in one month, plus numerous other HuffPo-related Tumblrs that haven’t gotten much love lately)
  4. nytimes (“coming soon” since June 24 – thanks idroolinmysleep)
  5. nylonmag (no posts in over one year)
  6. CBS (no posts in a year and a half)
  7. pitchfork (no posts in nine months, then no posts in two weeks … but we have a feeling they’ll be back for good soon)
  8. pastemagazine (no posts in four months, though they’ve had a rough year, so we’ll cut them some slack)
  9. emusic (a little bit of a stretch, but their last post is titled “The Best Albums of the Summer”) 
  10. slateinbrief (no posts in one month, and they were just tweetworthy links to Slate, anyway)

… have any others? Send them to us! (Disclaimer: This is not meant as a criticism of the hard-working journalists who work on sites like these on top of twelve other things, but a reminder that for every Atlantic, NPR or Newsweek, there’s a CBS that’s been forgotten about. To criticize the journalists who run these things, or at least try to, would be unfair. Also, with the new year, corners can be turned. And there are still many media entities which don’t even have one! Examples: CNN, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and dozens of big-city newspapers. Need some help, guys?)

15:10 // 3 years ago