links for 2009-08-06
by Martin Belam, 6 August 2009
"An independent group, led by outgoing PCC board member Vivien Hepworth, will carry out a review of the Press Complaints Commission, it was announced in a release yesterday. The PCC heralded the review - the first since the creation of the self-regulatory body in 1991 - as Baroness Peta Buscombe's 'first major initiative' since she took over as chairperson from Sir Christopher Meyer in April 2009."
"Aged 15-17, female, and a resident of one of London's poorer boroughs? Then there could be a one in thirteen chance you're pregnant. This is one of the sad statistics gleaned from a report by the London Assembly on the capital's teen pregnancy and sexual health."
"Of course cynics may question whether enough time had actually elapsed since Robson's death last Friday 'to brew a special ale in his honour', given the fermentation and cask conditioning required, or whether this is a hastily printed sticker slapped on an existing brew
"Last week Radio Labs and RAD held a joint mini-hackday to explore visualising some of our music data. We had several multi-disciplinary teams building quick prototypes and hacks, what I called "sketching with data, designing with code". Here are some snapshots of the results..."