Posts Tagged ‘Asia’

Asia Media News

February 2, 2009

It just dawned upon me that the closure of quality media news outlets in Asia like VarietyAsia brings citizen journalism (e.g. this blog) to the forefront. Anyone know of any other good Asian media news websites? The only other one I know of is AsiaMedia, which I’m not too sure has their own full-time staff based in the region.

VarietyAsia shutters its doors

February 2, 2009

Received an email from the staff of VarietyAsia this morning announcing the indefinite suspension of their magazine.  They’re one of the more credible sources of media news updates in Asia, and closing the entire operation as part of cost-cutting measures seems to be really short-sighted.  JFK’s quote from his speech at the University of New Hampshire in 1960 is quite apt to describe the current situation:

In the Chinese language, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one representing danger, and one representing opportunity. The danger now is clear. But this crisis also presents an opportunity – not only for India but for all the West. But if these opportunities are lost now, they may never come again.