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An interview with the filmmaker as her documentary on mass surveillance hits theaters....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Friday, October 24, 2014
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There are more ways than ever to make money writing about travel—from writing for third-party outlets (publications, websites) to working with travel-related companies such as luggage and clothing manufacturers, hotels, airlines, and tourism boards....
From: National Geographic | By: Don George | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Frank Mankiewicz, who served as press secretary to Robert F. Kennedy during his presidential campaign and gained national fame when he had to announce the candidate's assassination, has died from massive heart failure, his son Josh confirmed via social...
From: The Wrap | By: Jason Hughes | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Sundance Institute has announced the six projects set for this year’s New Frontier Story Lab, a hands-on initiative for developing content that converges at the intersection of “film, visual art, media, live performance, music and technology.”...
From: Tabsir | By: tabsir | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Users with similar names and similarly scant Internet histories have made intellectual rights claims against two YouTube videos that cast a negative light on presidential candidate Aécio Neves.
From: Global Voices | By: Global Voices | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Users with similar names and similarly scant Internet histories have made intellectual rights claims against two YouTube videos that cast a negative light on presidential candidate Aécio Neves.
From: Global Voices | By: Taisa Sganzerla | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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"Satyamev Jayate" aired an episode on October 19, 2014 called "Accepting Alternative Sexualities" that attempted to challenge misconceptions about India's LGBT community. Soon after, #FreedomForLGBT was trending on Twitter.
From: Global Voices | By: Rezwan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Several years ago, I was asked to travel to Prague to speak to the newsroom staff at Radio Liberty. The topic: Efforts to improve news coverage. However, once I was there it became clear to me that some members of the staff wanted me to discuss a much...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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New York Times investigative reporter James Risen is taking a stand. Despite being hounded by both the Bush and Obama administrations to reveal his sources, he has vowed to go to jail rather than abandon his pledge of confidentiality. As fellow journalists...
From: Truthout | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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English NHS ambulance services are spending twice as much on private ambulances than they were in 2012, according to Labour, while response-times have lengthened and ambulance staff appear increasingly disgruntled. So… Continue readingThe post NHS...
From: Spectator | By: Anne Jolis | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In an open letter to Chicago Sun-Times Chairman Michael Ferro Jr. Wednesday, veteran reporter David McKinney resigned after a critical report he wrote on Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner led his paper to try and demote him from him beat....
From: The Wrap | By: Jordan Chariton | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The leaking of diplomatic cables between representatives of Ecuador and the EU reveals pressure from European negotiators and division among Ecuadorians regarding the FTA.
From: Global Voices | By: Victoria Robertson | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Since the beginning of the Umbrella Revolution, more than a dozen netizens in Hong Kong have been arrested and charged with "access to computer with criminal or dishonest intent."
From: Global Voices | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Legendary WaPo editor Ben Bradlee died yesterday at the age of 93. David Remnick reflects: [T]he most overstated notion about Bradlee was the idea that he was an ideological man. This was a cartoon. Because of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, he and...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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I was going to sort these into an outline; but I don’t have the time or the energy. I had some reason for keeping all of them open for awhile, though. So here ya go:::  Irving Wladawsky-Berger: HowI Is Our Digital Revolution Doing?  Irving Wladawsky-Berger:...
From: Doc Searls | By: Doc Searls | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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News reports on political demonstrations and protest marches have kept the  New York Times busy this past week. In the print and on the web it has run a least three dozen articles on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, while also covering civil...
From: Get Religion | By: George Conger | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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"Put out the best, most honest newspaper you can today, and put out a better one the next day."
From: CNN | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Before diehard defenders of the pulpy mainstream trolled the Internet, they trolled comic books....
From: The Atlantic | By: Noah Berlatsky | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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GamerGate is a hashtag that you’ve likely seen before. Wherever you found the term, doesn’t matter. What’s important is to understand what GamerGate is and why it is so destructive to the gaming community. To be honest, I don’t know how GamerGate...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Selina Leavitt | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Politico readers have to go through ten paragraphs of someone telling them BP's historic oil spill was environmentally negligible before they know that the writer is one of BP's top executives. The post BP Oil Spill ‘Didn’t Ruin The Gulf,’ Says...
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Boston-born Ben Bradlee led the Washington Post during some of the most tumultuous times in modern American politics.
From: WBUR | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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"Games are worth fighting for, even if the atmosphere is ugly right now"
From: Time | By: Eliana Dockterman | Friday, October 24, 2014
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MARTIN, Tenn. — The least interesting thing about Brett Favre's nephew is that he's Brett Favre's nephew. It's true. No matter how many times the information is shared. No matter how many newspaper articles include "Brett Favre's nephew" within the...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Jeff Pearlman | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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(Image: AK Rockefeller) Truthout can only survive through reader support - click here to make a tax-deductible donation and help publish journalism with real integrity and independence! When the Citizens United decision came down in 2010, many feared...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Michel duCille (Photo by: Julia Ewan/TWP)Kenny Irby interviewed Michel duCille, Washington Post photographer, about his work in Liberia covering the Ebola virus, but before we get into his work, we will address the controversial decision by Syracuse...
From: Poynter Online | By: Kenneth Irby | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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"Imagine for a second the outrage that would happen if Chelsea Clinton had gotten pushed by some guy. Had she tried to defend herself, the liberal media would’ve held her up as some feminist hero."Writes Bristol Palin in "The Truth about the 'Palin...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Ryan Chittum, writing for Columbia Journalism Review: What The Guardian did was entirely ethical. Whisper told its reporters highly newsworthy facts about its own service. The information was all on the record. The Guardian reported it. It would have...
From: Daring Fireball | By: John Gruber | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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by Eric Chiu My first unpaid media internship was in the summer of 2010. Like most college students, previous semesters spent whiffing on applications made landing one feel like a reward, regardless of pay—I’d move to New York and even have the chance...
From: The Awl | By: Eric Chiu | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Leibovich. Credit: Ralph Alswang Mark Leibovich says his 2013 book, “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral — Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! — in America’s Gilded Capital,” did not make his job harder. “Its actually been easier,” The New...
From: Poynter Online | By: Benjamin Mullin | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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James West at Mother Jones wrote a great piece about how well and mannered the CBC covered the Canada shootings Wednesday, as compared to how the American media uses the ridiculous "Breaking News" hyped up nonsense that gives us no information, but hopes...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: John Amato | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Actress and geek icon Felicia Day spoke out against the Gamergate movement Wednesday night, saying she had been afraid of taking a stand on the movement because of "self-protection and fear" of her public details being leaked. Shortly after her post...
From: Mashable | By: Chelsea Stark | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus) I’m a hip-hop junkie, straight up. I’ve been one since I was in elementary school, when I first heard Run-D.M.C. and became obsessed with their King of Rock cassette. Fast-forward three decades, and I’m still...
From: Nah Right | By: ip | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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OK! is not just the name of a magazine. In this case, it was also the exclamation we uttered as we moved on from Gossip Cop’s report about the publication’s non-existent current cover story: According to the cover, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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News of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee’s passing earlier this week rightly led many to declare an end of an era in journalism. A quick look at his paper today reveals protests by staffers unhappy with new owner/Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Coffee | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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On the positive side, an Associated Press story this week on Mormon underclothing — sacred attire derided by critics as "magic underwear" — handles the subject matter with discretion and respect. On the negative side, the widely distributed wire...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Noah Davis talks to the proprietor of I Quant NY. His methodology: a little something called "addition."...
From: Miller McCune | By: Noah Davis | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Felicia Day just learned firsthand that wading into the GamerGate debate has real consequences. The Supernatural actress and avid gamer recently shared her thoughts on the gaming industry’s controversy, writing a scathing post on her Tumblr. Most simply...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nathan Francis | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Poynter Institute announced Thursday the addition of five journalism leaders to its National Advisory Board, including Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, senior editor for strategy at The New York Times and Anders Gyllenhaal, vice president of news at the...
From: Poynter Online | By: Benjamin Mullin | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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As difficult as it is for journalistic purists to accept, sponsored content (or “native advertising” or “advertorials” — pick your poison) has become an inescapable form of monetization in the new media economy. But “sponsored content”...
From: Pando Daily | By: David Holmes | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Nancy Grace seems to be obsessed with Jodi Arias, but isn't this a bit much?...
From: Above the Law | By: Staci Zaretsky | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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POLITICO CEO Jim VandeHei emailed staff today to announce that the Rosslyn-based news outlet’s senior Congressional reporter David Rogers is the recipient of Harvard Kennedy School’s David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism. Rogers will receive...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Her Majesty’s Loyal Press Corps are on the verge of revolt. Minutes of a recent meeting of the Press Gallery Committee – seen by The Spectator – show that a… Continue readingThe post Palace intrigue – is Her Majesty’s press corps on the...
From: Spectator | By: Steerpike | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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On the evening of October 7, after a basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Israeli team Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Palestinian-American Nerdeen Kiswani was attacked by a group of Maccabi Electra fans. The 20-year-old...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Ben Norton | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A veteran political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times after he alleged that the newspaper bowed to pressure from an Illinois gubernatorial candidate to remove him from covering the campaign.
From: Mediaite | By: Andrew Desiderio | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When Lauren Drell interviewed for a job at Mashable in 2009, it was for a completely different department than the one she ended up in: I thought it was a cool, scrappy startup company, so I applied for a copy editor job. I have a typo blog, so the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Corinne Grinapol | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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In the wake of the Bill Maher and Ben Affleck debate on radical Islam on “Real Time With Bill Maher” a few weeks ago, The Young Turks streamed an interview between Cenk Uygur and Sam Harris last night, author of Project Reason and another at the...
From: Lost Remote | By: Karen Fratti | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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This is nothing new for anyone who has been following the story of Mike Allen's Politico "Playbook" and his organization regularly blurring the lines between what could be called "journalism" (although I'd use the term lightly when it comes to anything...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Heather | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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To set the stage for why the country needs Hillary Clinton to be the next president, Democrats are trying to force-feed Americans a “war on women” pablum, when such a war--as they present it--does not exist. For the real “war on women,” however,...
From: Big Government | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Chuck Todd hopes the media has "grown up" and will avoid sexist coverage of Hillary Clinton's potential 2016 presidential run. In the final installment of Media Matters' three-part interview series with Todd, the new Meet the Press host discusses...
From: Media Matters | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Flipping through old magazine and newspaper ads is like throwing the switch on the world’s simplest time machine. Suddenly it’s 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts have just made the round trip from the moon, Abbey Road just dropped, and for the low price...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Justin Ellis | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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