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  • 23 June 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    Fashion journalism: the fine art of, well, a fine art

    Fashion journalism involves reporting on fashion and economics, Financial Times fashion editor Vanessa Friedman tells EJC contributor Adrianna Miara as she sets out on an exploration of the mysterious art. Writing about fashion relies on the specificity of the issue itself, on the one hand fashion – clothing, accessories, luxury goods – and on the other, the fashion industry as part of a market economy. Clothing has a social function, too, as Suzy Menkes reminds: “Clothes not only define ourselves, but our position in society and, above all, the times in which we live. [...] Fashion mirrors society, but very few people respond to that consciously.” So how do fashion journalists make sense of it all?
  • 13 April 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    Why the Europeana initiative is still important

    When six European countries initiated a digital museum in 2005, the goal was to preserve European culture online. Later, the European Commission took on the project, which now offers a prototype search engine. It enables users to access cultural items on partner websites. But what European culture does the European Union want to preserve? And what does it actually preserve through the Europeana network?
  • 14 December 2009 | {CATEGORY}

    CNN, Tiger Woods and the All-Star Tribute that wasn’t

    I watched CNN as the 24-hour channel began airing its CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. Live from Los Angeles, California. Big venue. High-profile celebrities and a lot of flash photography. Nicole Kidman, Pierce Brosnan, Neil Patrick Harris, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes… A Hello! Magazine correspondent's dream. About five or 10 minutes into the event: Breaking News. Tiger Woods crashed with his car into a tree in front of his house. He was driving rather slowly, I learned. He was hospitalised. CNN must have been breaking the news on Tiger Woods' car accident for more than an hour.
  • 7 December 2009 | {CATEGORY}

    My new best Twitter friend: Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is blogging. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter. Curious as I am about NATO and the Secretary General's activities, I started following him on Twitter. And now that I know that Anders Fogh Rasmussen is running and biking in between travelling to the ongoing seats of war and saving the world. I kind of like that about him. But exactly how much should the role of personality or charisma count in communicating foreign policy?