As if the Presidential Election weren’t exciting enough, American TV networks raced to use new tech gadgets to match the event’s historic importance with a presentation that was comprehensive and visually dynamic, ranging from the use of Virtual Reality studios, 3-D system and supersized high-def plasma screens to help display election returns, maps and an endless parade of commentators.
WIRED （November 4, 2008）
2. TELEPORTS TRANSFORMED INTO BUSY HUBS
With content deployment choices getting more varied, teleports and earth stations are now becoming active media hubs for a growing number of content providers and aggregators. There is a growing trend for broadcast transmission providers to combine various delivery solutions allowing for a more extensive footprint of terrestrial fibre-optic lines and multiple global teleport offerings.
ASIA-PACIFIC BROADCASTING （October 2008）
3. TELEVISION AT ITS MOST EXTREME
A dangerous overseas shoot can rapidly become an exercise in survival, and producers planning extreme shoots must satisfy daunting risk assessment criteria before broadcasters will green light a show. Luckily, specialist firms worldwide are on hand to help.
BROADCAST （September 19, 2008）
4. DE-COLONISING JOURNALISM CURRICULA
This paper argues that there is a need to decolonise journalism curricula and practices from the prevailing Western models. Putting journalism curricula in the wider context of higher education in developing and non-Western countries is an important step towards this direction.
MEDIA ASIA （Volume 34, Number 2）
5. BACK TO WHAT WAS ONCE THE FUTURE
There was a time when the simple combination of live action with animation was where motion graphics was at. In the overwhelming welter of new technology that has since swamped the field, have we lost sight of the intrinsic beauty of the formerly straight-forward approach?
IDN （Volume 15, Number 5）