[The Chaser team present their criticism of contemporary Australian news and current affairs through their "newstainment" parody which includes stock exchange rates performed by their Dow Jones Dancers, current affairs presented through their Blankety News Blanks game show and news through their Chippendaily News and News Bingo.]
Fig.1 "CNNNN Golden Moments of Newstainment"
Online news is changing. Increasingly, stories are broken and analyzed in near real-time and away from established news sites. memeorandum offers you a window into this new world of news, focusing primarily on U.S. politics and current affairs. It auto-generates a news summary every 5 minutes, drawing on experts and pundits, insiders and outsiders, media professionals and amateur bloggers".
At the UK Museums on the Web Conference 2006 Simon Waldman, Director of Digital Publishing at the Guardian Newspaper described memeorandum as being a more useful source of quality online news than Google news.
"The [Enemy Image] traces the development of the image of war on American television from Vietnam to the present day. Enemy Image uses outstanding reports and images from American wars of the last 30 years to explore the changing role of the war correspondent and the strange disappearance of dead bodies from the image of war. Writer-Director Mark Daniels comments, 'This film developed out of my encounter with the remarkable Vietnam War reporting of Wilfred Burchett and Roger Pic. They witnessed and reported that war as no other Westerners could, and their body of work remains an historical treasure. 'Their films opposed American images of technical and material power with images of revolutionary solidarity, improvisation, and sacrifice. With the War in Iraq, - journalists 'embedded' with American and British forces brought sights and sounds from the battlefield to the living room, live.' But where was the tragedy? Where was the cruelty? Where was the heroism?"