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Keeping Watch on Mainstream Media While Having Fun To Boot!

August 18, 2006 By Gus in Miami: Local News

ABOVE: Reacasting Castro photoshop challenge, Miami Herald. (Supersize Pic)

In the Business section of todays Miami Herald Joseph Tartakoff reports on how technology is making it easier for bloggers to criticize stories they find amiss.

“Fidel Castro is still alive—chatting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in a video shown this week. But that hasn’t stopped bloggers from speculating that earlier photos, the first released since Castro’s illness, were doctored.


Community website opened a contest Monday allowing users to manipulate a photo showing a rosy-toned Castro holding up a copy of Cuba’s Communist newspaper, Granma. The creator of the best image wins a ticket to Disney World. One entrant placed a copy of Maxim magazine in Castro’s hands; others came up with more devilish versions.”

‘‘Blogs have really put the mainstream media under a microscope,’’ said Jim Romenesko, who runs the media blog Romenesko. ``Every step is being watched and being criticized.’‘

I want to thank Joseph and the Miami Herald for mentioning our Photoshop contest, but remind them they forgot to add the link like they promised.

And you wonder why we’re keeping watch on you mad

FYI, it’s not too late to enter. The contest ends at 3pm today surprised

Fidel sayz: The contest is over. Click HERE to see the Winner.


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Gus Moore heads up Miami Beach 411 as site administrator. You can reach him at 1-305-754-2206.

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