Kevin: How Barack Obama routed around the soundbite media. Soundbites dropped from almost 45 seconds to 7 seconds in the 2008 US presidential election. Obama "routed around the soundbite press to address the public directly," says Ari Melber. The Obama campaign "used the web not only to shape media coverage but to replace it with his own content and distribution networks."
Kevin: Chinese authorities have closeddown 414 video and audio websites this year for operating without a licence or for containing pornography, infringing copyright or containing other 'harmful' information.