Sunday Link-Off: The New Media Rises

You probably didn’t notice but I was on vacation last week. Thanks to Jackie for covering for me and doing last week’s Wednesday links. I’m back in action today with the Sunday links. We’ve got a big week of programming coming this week. All that’s missing is the podcast. I am hoping to live blog today’s Edmonton Indy over on @LowdownLive but no guarantees. But first, here’s Canadian model Kim Cloutier. If you look up Canadian models on the interweb, she seems to be the consensus favourite.

When I first heard about the theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado, I didn’t see it first in a newspaper or on TV. Twitter was the first to the story. Here’s a look at how Twitter and the rest of the social media is reshaping the modern newsroom. (GigaOM)

Reader Sarah tipped this next article to us. A while back, we linked to an article about former CNBC, now ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell getting duped by a fake tip. It turns out that this sort of thing goes beyond one guy. In fact, there’s a website called HelpAReporterOut which is full of people doing the same thing. (Forbes)

You’d think that being a member of the press during a political campaign would be pretty easy. Everything a candidate or his team says would be on the record. Except that campaign press offices for the two US Presidential candidates get to approve the final wording of quotes under penalty of being cut off from the campaign. (New York Times)

After the jump, the lessons the 2012 US basketball team can learn from the Mighty Ducks, Rush Limbaugh and rational thought are two things that don’t go together and call me Obi. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: ‘Tis the Season…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Anyway, Merry Christmas to all the Lowdown readers out there. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, enjoy the holidays! Let’s kick off this edition of the Entertainment Link-Off with Noomi Rapace. She’s having a solid week. Sherlock Holmes sequel is currently in theatres and also the highly anticipated trailer for another one of her upcoming films Prometheus was released this week as well.

After the jump, Oh Christmas Troy, trailers for Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, John Carter and The Hobbit, buddy song for Optimus Prime and the iPhone4S can be very dangerous. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Home Is Where the Heart Is

It’s Saturday, so it’s time for another Entertainment Link-Off. This weekend at the box office, it’s a face-off between the star studded/critically bashed New Years Eve or there’s the less critically hated The Sitter starring Jonah Hill. Oh you can also find Ari Graynor in The Sitter, so let’s start off the ELO with her.

After the jump, the new Spider-Man poster, some Battleship related links, save Greendale Community College, reaction to The Dark Knight Rises prologue, a few more movie trailers to check out and ending it all off with the latest music video from Magnetic North. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: SDCC 2011 Edition

Comic-Con is happening this weekend. The reports from panels and other events at SDCC 2011 will continue to roll in, so expect updated links as we go along this weekend. Kicking things off is Mila Kunis from the Friends with Benefits premiere. Of course, if you prefer comic book flicks, Captain America: The First Avenger is in theatres this week as well. To the folks in Aussieland, it comes out next Thursday.

After the jump, some collectibles to be on the lookout for, copycat film showdown, Spidey-news, Chuck’s final run on network TV, The Dark Knight Rises trailer… animated style and a new downloadable Mortal Kombat character revealed. Continue reading