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September 29 2013

August 29 2013

Prévenez _le Monde_ : le New York Times a sifflé la fin de la récréation ce matin. L'« Editorial…

Prévenez le Monde : le New York Times a sifflé la fin de la récréation ce matin. L’« Editorial Board » te fait savoir qu’il faut pas y aller : More Answers Needed on Syria
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/opinion/more-answers-needed-on-syria.html

Mr. Obama has yet to make clear how military strikes — which officials say will last one to two days and target military units that carried out chemical attacks, the headquarters overseeing the effort and the artillery that have launched the attacks — will actually deter chemical attacks without further inflaming a region in turmoil and miring the United States in the Syrian civil war.

Any action, military or otherwise, must be tailored to advance a political settlement between the Assad regime and the opposition, the only rational solution to the conflict. If military action has a broader strategic purpose and is part of a coherent diplomatic plan, Mr. Obama needs to explain it.

Et de toute façon, les fabuleuses preuves contre Assad vont ressembler à « un modeste communiqué de presse » : U.S. Facing Test on Data to Back Action on Syria
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/world/middleeast/us-facing-test-on-data-to-back-action-on-syria.html

And yet it appears that the public presentation of the Syria evidence will be limited. Instead of the theater of Mr. Powell’s 2003 speech — which included satellite photographs, scratchy recordings of conversations between Iraqi officials and a vial of white powder meant to symbolize anthrax — American officials said the intelligence assessment they are preparing to make public will be similar to a modest news release that the White House issued in June to announce that the Assad government had used chemical weapons “on a small scale against the opposition multiple times in the last year.”

Based on that conclusion, Mr. Obama authorized a limited program of supplying the Syrian rebels with arms, which have yet to arrive.

August 15 2013

Your First Visual Arts Crush - NYTimes.com

Your First Visual Arts Crush - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/14/arts/design/your-first-crush-visual-arts.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130815&_

This summer, a number of New York Times critics are writing about their cultural first crushes — the moments or works that prompted them to write about the arts. A new essay will arrive each week, paired with stories from readers who work within the given discipline about their own cultural epiphanies.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/08/14/arts/design/14firstcrush-readers-a/14firstcrush-readers-a-articleLarge.jpg

#art #arts_visuels

July 24 2013

Sympathy for the ‘Devil'

Sympathy for the ‘Devil’
http://africasacountry.com/sympathy-for-the-devil

This past Sunday’s #New_York_Times features a delightful article (“A Visit From the Devil: Feared Traditional Priest From #Ghana Spends a Year in the Bronx“) on Ghanaian priest Nana #Kwaku_Bonsam’s year-long residency in the Bronx. Reporter Jed Lipinki is fairly non-judgmental and respectful in his depiction of what is commonly called #African_traditional_religion (ATR), [...]

#JOURNALISM #MEDIA

July 17 2013

From Tom Paine to Glenn Greenwald, we need partisan journalism | Jack Shafer

From Tom Paine to Glenn Greenwald, we need partisan journalism | Jack Shafer
http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/07/16/from-tom-paine-to-glenn-greenwald-we-need-partisan-journalism

New York Times business journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin called for the arrest of Greenwald (he later apologized) and Meet the Press host David Gregory asked with a straight face if he shouldn’t “be charged with a crime.” NBC’s Chuck Todd and the Washington Post‘s Walter Pincus and Paul Farhi also asked if Greenwald hadn’t shape-shifted himself to some non-journalistic precinct with his work.

The reactions by Sorkin, Gregory, Todd, Pincus, Farhi, and others betray — dare I say it? — a sad devotion to the corporatist ideal of what journalism can be and — I don’t have any problem saying it — a painful lack of historical understanding of American journalism. You don’t have to be a scholar or a historian to appreciate the hundreds of flavors our journalism has come in over the centuries; just fan the pages of Christopher B. Daly’s book Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism for yourself. American journalism began in earnest as a rebellion against the state, and just about the only people asking if its practitioners belonged in jail were those beholden to the British overlords. Or consider the pamphleteers, most notably Tom Paine, whose unsigned screed Common Sense “shook the world,” as Daly put it.

(...)

My paean to activist and partisan journalism does not include the output of the columnists and other hacks who arrange their copy to please their Democratic or Republican Party patrons. (You know who you are.) Nor do I favor the partisan journalists who insult reader intelligence by cherry-picking the evidence, debate-club style, to win the day for their comrades. (...) ask yourself: Where would we be without our partisan journalists?

July 10 2013

Global migration and debt

Global migration and debt

http://flowingdata.com/2013/07/09/global-migration-and-debt

Ça c’est pas mal du tout

Global Economic Dynamics, in collaboration with 9elements, provides an explorer that shows country relationships through migration and debt. Inspired by a New York Times graphic from a few years ago, which was a static look at debt, the GED interactive allows you to select among 46 countries and browse data from 2000 through 2010.

http://flowingdata.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/GED-Viz-625x521.png

Each outer bar represents a country, and each connecting line either indicates migration between two countries or bank claims, depending on which you choose to look at. You can also select several country indicators, which are represented with bubbles. (The image above shows GDP.) Although, that part of the visualization is tough to read with multiple indicators and countries.

#data #statistiques #visualisation #dette #agglomérations #villes

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