Monday media madness
The very public shaming of journalist Wang Xiaolu of business magazine Caijing also serves to signal China’s growing control over news media, indicates a New York Times report. "Alarming crackdown by #China on financial reporter ... Made to call his own reporting 'sensational,' 'irresponsible'," shares KPCC's Sandra Oshiro. "If we didn't live in a democracy I suspect that could/would have been me and a few others!" reflects CNBC's Herb Greenberg. Elsewhere in media, BBC News announced they will offer staff and content to help local newspapers and that they are expanding their world service, which includes their first radio broadcasts to North Korea. "BBC North Korea service is a bloody good idea. Information is light," reacts John Sweeney with BBC Panorama. Oh, and check it out--it's Rebekah Brooks' first day on the job.