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Many factors fueled Trump's rise -- but the media's gleeful cynicism helped turn a reality-TV star into Cthulhu
From: Salon.com | By: Andrew O'Hehir | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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50 Places in Seattle That You're Taking for Granted by edited by Rich Smith You're devastated when your favorite bars, shops, and restaurants close. We know because we've read your 10-paragraph Facebook eulogies about how "necessary" and "vital" and...
From: The Stranger | By: edited by Rich Smith | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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This will be the "Kelly File" host's legacy -- teaching the Republican Party how to surrender to a neo-fascist
From: Salon.com | By: Eric Boehlert, Media Matters | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) As the dominant media and political establishment begin to focus on a general election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Truthout speaks with 2016 presidential...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Facebook may be a rookie when it comes to news judgment, but it is a veteran at data mining. Now, it's using those skills to its advantage. The post With Trending Topics, Facebook Is Creating Its Own News Cycle appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Early last year, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti wrote a blog post titled "Why BuzzFeed Does News," a battle cry for journalism that had the unintended effect of unnerving some members of the news division.
From: CNN | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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On Monday, The Washington Post reported on comments Donald Trump made surfacing the lunatic conspiracy theories surrounding the suicide of late Clinton confidante Vince Foster, a questionable move by the paper that I'll get to in a minute. In the past,...
From: Mediaite | By: Tommy Christopher | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Michael F. Cannon Even though I left the GOP 20 years ago — let’s just say I learned Republicans are less committed to individual liberty than they claim to be — I have continued to work for or with Republicans on health care reform. Now that some...
From: Cato Institute | By: Michael F. Cannon | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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And once you're close ... bring other people close with you — helping them see issues that can otherwise feel far removed The post Samantha Power to the Class of 2016: ‘Get close. Go all in.’ appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Reducing critical medical and public health debates to the level of opinion not only abrogates the public trust, it puts all of us in danger. The post Associated Press Article on 20-Week Bans Underscores What’s Wrong With Reporting on Abortion appeared...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Jodi Jacobson | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Working for someone else can be a drag. Not only do you have to please your boss and toe the company line, but you have to deal with the innate limitations of an hourly or salaried profession: You can only earn a set amount of money. Staying motivated...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Holly Johnson | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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As part of the social network's wider push into live video, Facebook is expanding beyond on-the-ground journalism and in-car Star Wars toy reviews. TechCrunch reports Facebook Live will now also allow for 24-hour, nonstop streaming broadcasts....
From: Switched | By: Andrew Dalton | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Thousands of North Korean refugees live in South Korea
From: Time | By: Chelsea Matiash | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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(Photo: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center; Edited: LW / TO) Human-caused climate disruption is causing "unprecedented" melting in the Arctic, and record wildfires and warm temperatures. It's also a driving force behind increased risks of extinction...
From: Truthout | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Every liturgical year, hours after the great feast of Pascha, Eastern Orthodox Christians gather for a unique service called the Agape Vespers -- during which passages from St. John's Gospel are read in as many languages as possible (based on the membership...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Monday, May 23, 2016
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A few days at China’s Canton Fair, where nearly 200,000 visitors converge to put in the wholesale orders that will stock the world’s shelves
From: The Atlantic | By: Joshua Bateman | Monday, May 23, 2016
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On the occasion of Bob Dylan's 75th birthday and a new gallery exhibit, the Dylan doc filmmaker talks to TIME...
From: Time | By: Kenneth Bachor | Monday, May 23, 2016
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What three decades in journalism has taught me about the persistence of racism in the USOver the course of 2014, America seemed to reawaken to one of its oldest preoccupations: the reality of how race is lived in the United States, and in particular...
From: The Guardian | By: Howard W French | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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No college is more averse to bad publicity than a religious school because of its heavy dependence of like-minded donors and the pressure to keep up the appearance of defending the faith. Which is why the recent contretemps about Brigham Young University’s...
From: Get Religion | By: Julia Duin | Monday, May 23, 2016
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I have a lot of sympathy for folks who work on small newspapers in out-of-the-way states. Back, when I spent a year in northwestern New Mexico back in 1994-1995, I was the only full-time journalist in the state trying to cover the beat. I was also the...
From: Get Religion | By: Julia Duin | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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I think I look at time as more of a circle than a straight line. Some people are very fixed, section their lives off, but I have never been that way. I do find it interesting how things change, but also how they repeat. People’s problems remain the...
From: 3AM Magazine | By: Andrew Stevens | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Jake Tapper absolutely ripped into Donald Trump for rehashing the old Vince Foster conspiracy theory stories, and in the process, committed actual journalism. Tapper meticulously pointed out each and every taxpayer-funded investigation that was done...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Karoli Kuns | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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"This is revolting celebrity sycophancy at its worst."/"I am so sick of the NYT Newsy-Entertainment Department treating this loathsome creep like someone worthy of attention."/"This is not an article about anything worthy of print."/"NYT, why oh why...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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It's that she's a wo ... wait, no, she just needs hobbies.
From: New York Magazine | By: Jessica Roy | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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**Live from the _Huffington Post's_ self-made Gehenna of Lies:** It has a serious quality control problem with Zach Carter too. But the time to talk about that won't come until November... Clean up your act, Huffington Post! **Seth Abramson**: [On Bernie...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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When a big television event occurs -- the kind that don't come along very often -- the standard treatment it gets is usually the following...
From: Mediaite | By: Joe Concha | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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When a former president talks, we journalists listen. That's part of why Jimmy Carter still makes headlines 35 years after he left the Oval Office. The other part is, of course, how active he remains.  The Atlantic wrote in 2012 about "The Record-Setting...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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[Editor's note: back in the day when we actually ran letters to the editor, we'd also allow writers to respond to the wackier scribbles. Then, of course, the Internet came in and ruined journalism and made letters to the editor as irrelevant as Vernon...
From: OC Weekly | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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And it couldn’t happen to a nicer website. Gawker’s basically the worst website on the entire Internet – it’s basically porn for the part of your brain that enjoys salacious, thinly sourced gossip instead of prurient pictures of the opposite...
From: Red State | By: ( | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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By announcing changes to their media guidelines, the Bills managed to anger the press and hurt their fanbase, with no real benefit to be seen Were you looking forward to OTAs kicking off today? Eager to see a Vine of LeSean McCoy doing a ladder drill,...
From: Buffalo Rumblings | By: Dan Lavoie | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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In my series of posts on Snapchat for journalists I mentioned that you can embed vertical video so that it doesn’t have those annoying black bars either side. Here’s how. OK, so YouTube may not support vertical video as a format on desktop (it does...
From: Online Journalism Blog | By: Paul Bradshaw | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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If you thought that Cardinals fans were the only ones getting hit with Papa John’s ads touting themselves as the ‘official pizza’ of the team, it turns out that 21 other MLB clubs have similar deals in place. And all of them include the do X and...
From: Cardinals Diaspora | By: athooks | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Why more content is a very good thing.
From: Washington Post | By: Chris Cillizza | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters filled the Santa Monica High School football field on Monday to hear their candidate’s populist message, with lines stretching as far as the eye could see. If you weren’t able to make it the Southern California...
From: The Wrap | By: Itay Hod | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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"You probably haven't heard of the Constitution Party. They have no seats in the House or the Senate, and probably never will. They don't have any spokespeople telegenic enough for Fox News. They've only been around since 1991, and they've only been...
From: MetaFilter | By: The Whelk | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Justin Bieber didn’t “diss” or “scowl” during Pink’s performance at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday despite the usual attempt at manufacturing a celebrity feud for clickbait by an unreliable gossip blog. Although multiple media...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Page Mackinley | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Keith Stuart’s written a great article over on Eurogamer, recalling the time that he was blacklisted by Sega despite being the Editor-in-Chief of DC-UK, a magazine devoted entirely to the Sega Dreamcast.Read more......
From: Kotaku | By: Luke Plunkett | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Specs Current gig Editor in chief of Esquire; editorial director of Town & Country Previous gig Editor in chief of Town & Country Age 46 Twitter @jayfielden Adweek: Growing up, were you an Esquire reader? Jay Fielden: Sure I was. I tell this...
From: AdWeek | By: Emma Bazilian | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Jacob Weisberg and Walter Shapiro have spotted a piece of bad journalism: NYT again with the mistake of trying to figure out Trump's views, in this case on climate change. He has no views. https://t.co/7rSmISe2ya — Jacob Weisberg (@jacobwe) May 21,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Steve M. | Monday, May 23, 2016
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If there is a God, he must be smiling on the New York Times. The newspaper beat everyone else in announcing a planned chair for the study of atheism at the University of Miami -- said to be the first in the nation. The 1,000-word article suffers, however,...
From: Get Religion | By: Jim Davis | Monday, May 23, 2016
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June. That time of the month for feigning sickness, traversing to the beach, and spending your paltry wad of cash on water ice. You know what’s great to do on the beach? Watch Netflix on your device. Yup. Get the sun out of your eyes, the sand out...
From: Warming Glow | By: Dariel Figueroa | Monday, May 23, 2016
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An overhaul is taking place, looking toward how news will be covered going forward. In a memo sent to staffers Friday, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet outlined several steps in a project, announced in February, to remake the newsroom in a...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Monday, May 23, 2016
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 Live mobile video is evolving beyond selfie-stream rants and citizen journalism. Facebook will now allow non-stop, long-form broadcasting as long as the creators don’t mind that they won’t be able to permanently save and share the video. The new...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Monday, May 23, 2016
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“Creative” editing by Katie Couric, who must have graduated from the Joseph Goebbels School of Journalism, has intentionally and significantly changed the response of VCDL members in a new video called “Under the Gun” - and I have PROOF. VCDL...
From: Free Republic | By: Virginia Citizens Defense League Alert | Monday, May 23, 2016
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With James O'Keefe's botched attempt to infiltrate George Soros's Open Society Foundations, we learn (again) just what a shoddy amateur spy he is.
From: Wonkette | By: Doktor Zoom | Monday, May 23, 2016
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In case you missed this excellent article over the weekend, “Exxon Mobil documents call for a thorough investigation,” Houston Chronicle business columnist Chris Tomlinson cites DeSmog’s research in a hard-hitting call for state attorneys general...
From: De-Smog Blog | By: Brendan DeMelle | Monday, May 23, 2016
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I'm floored that The Mary Sue exists, and I'm thrilled that we have as much freedom to do what we want with the space we've built. But I also know that a lot of our readers might not understand exactly who we are—especially me, since I still feel like...
From: Geekosystem | By: Maddy Myers | Monday, May 23, 2016
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 Earlier today at the Oslo Freedom Forum, the Wickr Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to private communication and uncensored information, announced its first investment in a new secure communications and education app for human rights...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Monday, May 23, 2016
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When you think of BuzzFeed video, you probably think of “27 Weird Things Guys Lie To Each Other About” or the Tasty recipe videos that have taken over your Facebook feed. BuzzFeed has made a huge commitment to building out its video capabilities,...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Joseph Lichterman | Monday, May 23, 2016
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A NYT article by Ronen Bergman says Israel's top military leaders regard Benjamin Netanyahu as a religious, ideological ambitious man who seeks "belligerent" solutions to problems. Then why is Hillary Clinton saying she wants to invite this "dangerous"...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Phil Weiss and Yakov Hirsch | Monday, May 23, 2016
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