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CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou is more than three weeks into an 86-day term on house arrest. He was released from a federal “correctional” institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, in early February. Kiriakou pled guilty to violating the Intelligence...
From: Firedoglake | By: Kevin Gosztola | Monday, March 2, 2015
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One of rock music's most loved, feared and prolific scribes, the 72-year-old Christgau says he knew early on that he liked criticism better than journalism: "I didn't want to get into people's faces."
From: NPR | By: NPR Staff | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Here are this week's top must-read stories from #MuckReads, ProPublica's ongoing collection of the best watchdog journalism. Anyone can contribute by tweeting a link to a story and with the hashtag #MuckReads or by sending an email to MuckReads@ProPublica.org....
From: Slate | By: Terry Parris Jr. | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Julio Cortázar and Gabriel Garcia Marquez brought Latin American fiction to the attention of the world. Now a young crop of writers are trying to move beyond magical realism--a new anthology charts the diverse approaches.
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Daniel Green | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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This is The Week In Data, our data journalism roundup. Here you’ll find the most-read FiveThirtyEight articles of the past week, as well as gems we spotted elsewhere on the Internet. MOST READ How Madden Ratings Are Made The Walk-On Rich Data, Poor...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Mona Chalabi | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Paul’s thread yesterday contained some defenses of the exploitation of athletes by NCAA rules.  These defenses were, of course, rife with factual errors, non-sequiturs, and transparent illogic because all defenses of the NCAA cartel are.  But there...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: Scott Lemieux | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The BBC foreign reporter on braving bombs in Lahore, finding the human stories in Homs – and curling for Canada in her youthLyse Doucet is the BBC’s chief international correspondent. She has reported from Libya, Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine, among...
From: The Guardian | By: Interview by Andrew Anthony | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Saturday Night at the MoviesThe beginning of wisdom: What I learned from Mr. SpockBy Dennis HartleyIn my review of J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of the Star Trek movie franchise, I wrote:Gene Roddenberry’s universally beloved creation has become so ingrained...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Dennis Hartley | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Early last week, Ken Silverstein — former Harpers editor and co-founder with Alexander Cockburn of Counterpunch — quit Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media, citing management incompetence. By the end of the week, he went a step further, publishing...
From: Pando Daily | By: Mark Ames | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Even as the Financial Times announces excellent bottom-line numbers, the heat it’s feeling from the diverse and growing competition in business news is palpable. The FT may be 127 years old and roundly and rightfully respected for its journalism....
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Before Al Franken was a Democratic U.S. senator from Minnesota, he was a harsh critic of Fox News star Bill O'Reilly, a role he apparently doesn't want to reprise in light of accusations that O'Reilly has embellished his journalism career. Asked to weigh...
From: NewsOK | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Oh brother. RT @JamesOKeefeIII: Thanks to all for applying for @Project_Veritas at #CPAC2015. pic.twitter.com/jLLnGXoy9z -- Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) March 2, 2015
From: Little Green Footballs | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Craig Brittain just got a lesson in karma. The Colorado-based blogger created the site IsAnyobodyDown, which posted stolen nude photos provided by jilted lovers, then blackmailed the victims to get them back off the website. Now, after being outed as...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nathan Francis | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Monday's memorial service in Oakland for Dori J. Maynard, the president of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education who died at 56 on Tuesday after battling lung cancer, will be livestreamed, the institute announced Sunday night....
From: The Root | By: Richard Prince | Monday, March 2, 2015
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(Photo: Joe Henson) Isabel Wilkerson, author of the award-winning book, The Warmth of Other Suns, the story of the Great Migration of African Americans to the North. This summer, Ta-Nehisi Coates published a compelling argument for reparations in The...
From: The American Prospect | By: Kristen Doerer | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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From Jerome: "Adil Charkaoui grilled on TV in Quebec about ISIS because one student who is suspected to have travelled to Syria attended two classes of his islamic school and on the school's website there was a link to one specific work on "Kitab" a...
From: The Angry Arab News Service | By: As'ad AbuKhalil | Monday, March 2, 2015
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As a relative newcomer to comics, I’m grateful that The Black Vortex is the first Marvel event I’m reading issue-by-issue. We’re only one third of the way in but already The Black Vortex is setting itself apart from other cosmic events with a rare...
From: Geekosystem | By: Petra Halbur | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Following David Carr’s death, Jacqui Banaszynski watched as a gush of tweets and Facebook posts rushed by about Carr and his work. She rediscovered stories The New York Times’ media critic wrote that she’d forgotten, including pieces on ethics,...
From: Poynter Online | By: Kristen Hare | Monday, March 2, 2015
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When Josh Elliott left ABC’s “Good Morning America” nearly a year ago for a post at NBC Sports, the world was stunned. One of broadcast journalism’s rising stars had left a top-rated morning news show for an undefined role at a different network,...
From: The Wrap | By: Travis Reilly | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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I am an anti-metaphysician, that is, I think that metaphysical debate requires therapeutic treatment. It's not quite that, as you put it yourself, Wittgenstein holds that things like selves are just reifications of language; I'd be happier to say that...
From: 3AM Magazine | By: Richard Marshall | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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PALM BEACH, Fla. — Two days after provocatively suggesting that standing up to organized labor in Wisconsin has prepared him to fight terrorists overseas as president, Scott Walker told a crowd of conservative donors on Saturday that “the most significant...
From: Angry Bear | By: Beverly Mann | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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You might say I got into religion reporting while a high school student in the Seattle area. I saw the huge readership -- and tons of letters -- that Earl Hansen received for his religion columns in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and I thought, I can...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Jasdeep Singh Malhotra principal correspondent of the Hindustan Times who was killed under mysterious circumstances in a road accident in September 2013 when he was working on a series of investigative stories on sand and gravel mafia in Punjab was on...
From: Hindustan Times | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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This article, by Kai Cheng Tom, is a moving and beautifully written piece about what it means to be a young trans woman of color and to read over and over again about the violent death of women like you. I have argued for years that male rape of women...
From: Feministe | By: EG | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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When Jimmy Rollins was still with the Phillies, there were two reports that he would use his veto rights to kill any trade to the Mets, who were reportedly very interested in the boisterous and still very productive shortstop. However, in an interview...
From: Mets Merized | By: Joe D | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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‘Jihadi John’ was able to join IS for one simple reason: from Quilliam to al-Muhajiroun, Britain’s loudest extremists have been groomed by the security services. Every time there’s a terrorist attack that makes national headlines, the same talking...
From: Firedoglake | By: CTuttle | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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This week's "Crossroads" podcast focuses on the Frankenstein question in American public life that has left journalists shaking their heads and muttering, "It's alive, it's alive!" I am referring, of course, to the whole Gov. Scott Walker and the "Is...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Stephen B. Shepard (pictured) and Leonard Nimoy vacationed together. They became friends through their wives and on those trips to the Caribbean, would often discuss the novels of Philip Roth. Nimoy was also the person Shepard turned to when he was offered...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Last Thursday internationally renowned graffiti and visual British artist Banksy revealed his latest artworks in Gaza, Palestine. Oh Yes Banksy was in Gaza and he left one hell of a trace there. Make this year you discover a new destination.And here...
From: Egyptian Chronicles | By: Zeinobia | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Here's your open thread for today. Browns sign QB Josh McCown - SBNation.comJosh McCown will likely battle Johnny Manziel for the starting job. How the Lions can become a Super Bowl contender for years to come - SBNation.comWith some minor roster adjustments...
From: Buc 'em | By: Sander Philipse | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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The above is a screenshot from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma's call for applications from journalists to attend a "workshop for journalists on covering guns and gun violence". It is from the dartcenter.org website, so you can look for yourself....
From: Free Republic | By: Gun Watch | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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"... former Intercept senior investigative reporter Ken Silverstein wrote in POLITICO Magazine."“I came to realize that the system working correctly—and the right people going to jail—isn’t a good narrative to tell at The Intercept,” Silverstein...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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NIHAL ASKS: Why aren’t the three Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism) one main religion? THE RELIGION GUY ANSWERS: Nihal posted his query while preparing a 9th grade school report, and unfortunately this response comes too late to...
From: Get Religion | By: Richard Ostling | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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One of the best things about working in education is the inspiration you can find in your students. For the last two years, I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Connor, a journalism student and probably the only person left on... Continue Reading →...
From: On Being a Sports Girl | By: Kat | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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New York City, N.Y., Mar 1, 2015 / 04:23 pm (CNA).- A lot has changed in journalism since 1961, but not Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton’s resolve to rebut the New York Times on its editorial opinions regarding matters of faith and morals. The New York priest...
From: Free Republic | By: The Catholic News Agency | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Columbia Journalism Review’s “Darts and Laurels” has been around for decades, at least. But with Monday’s site redesign, the feature examining what works and what doesn’t in journalism got an update. Now, it’s called “Hit or Miss.” And...
From: Poynter Online | By: Kristen Hare | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Not less than 50 Syrian and Palestinian refugees are currently on a hunger strike since last February demanding their release from detention at Karmooz police station in Alexandria away from Egyptian media. Oh yes I knew about them through NGOs and foreign...
From: Egyptian Chronicles | By: Zeinobia | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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One of Latin America’s greatest conservationists teaches the virtue of a natural landscape. The post Stanley Heckadon-Moreno’s Gift to Panama Is Clean Rivers, Magnificent Tropical Forests appeared first on Circle of Blue WaterNews....
From: Circle of Blue WaterNews | By: Keith Schneider | Monday, March 2, 2015
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The outlook for the game industry is good, but the rest of the world is more optimistic than North America....
From: VentureBeat | By: Dean Takahashi | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Like so much electronic chaff dropped out of the back of a Tupolev bomber to confuse an incoming heat-seeking missile, the idea that there are multiple interpretations of the truth has become the founding philosophy of state disinformation in Putin’s...
From: Samizdata | By: Perry de Havilland (London) | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Whitney Tilson, who runs Kase Capital, just gave us all a great example of how hedge funds can be a force of good. On Sunday,"60 Minutes" and Anderson Cooper ran a damning report about Lumber Liquidators–America's largest specialty retailer of hardwood...
From: Business Insider | By: Julia La Roche | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Words matter. Stories matter.
From: Geekosystem | By: Corrina Lawson | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Danielle Lee writes the Urban Scientist blog for Scientific American. In 2013 she wrote a post about an ugly incident in which she was invited to write for Biology Online, asked about payment, declined the offer when she learned there would be none,...
From: Jon Udell | By: Jon Udell | Monday, March 2, 2015
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I bought a couple of bottles of Yarpivo in a Chinese-owned discount store around the corner here in Brooklyn, and poured one out for Nemtsov, who ended his life as a Yaroslavl city councilman. I never liked him much, but his murder was brutal, and frightening...
From: Pando Daily | By: Mark Ames | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Two posts this month painting very different pictures of investigative journalism in the second decade of the 21st century. On the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) Brant Houston tracks the paths of investigative journalists who either lost...
From: Online Journalism Blog | By: Paul Bradshaw | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Sharp told the media yesterday that he is considering legal action against a local website that published an alarmingly detailed laundry list of rumors pertaining to his personal life. The website published a seemingly...
From: The Sports Bank | By: paulmbanks | Monday, March 2, 2015
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It is one of the biggest topics in the NFL right now. Bigger than Jameis Winston's draft stock, or who's getting franchised or cut. NFL insiders may still be talking about deflated footballs and the Browns texting scandal, but this is bigger. For the...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Mike Freeman | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Pippa Middleton is no longer in the shadow of her royal sister, Kate Middleton, at least not on the business front. The Duchess of Cambridge’s y0unger sibling, known for her assets, quietly earned over $250,000 in her journalism career last year. It...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Bradley Ryder | Monday, March 2, 2015
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The left realizes that the fearless Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is becoming a serious threat as the right’s potential presidential candidate. So, true to their politics of personal destruction, the leftist media has united in a full-on pre-emptive...
From: Free Republic | By: FrongPage Magazine | Monday, March 2, 2015
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I go long periods of time forgetting to update the oldest document on this website: my examination of structural bias in the news media. Jay Rosen’s post at PressThink today reminds me, again, that I need to add #10 to the list: class bias, specifically...
From: Rhetorica | By: acline | Monday, March 2, 2015
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