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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 2015 March Madness Predictions Tom Izzo Is The Best Coach...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Mona Chalabi | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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New research shows that water scarcity linked to climate change is now a global problem playing a direct role in aggravating major conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. By Nafeez Ahmed Behind the escalating violence in Iraq, Syria and Yemen,...
From: Firedoglake | By: CTuttle | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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A good deal makes the Middle East a safer place. A bad deal makes matters worse. Here are some issues to keep in mind if nuclear talks lead to a provisional deal....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jeff Goldberg | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Earth Hour: 4 things to know about the annual evironmental event How idealism, expressed in concrete steps, can fight climate change Ipso proves impotent at curbing the Mail's climate misinformation Journalists have to decide what to do about candidates...
From: Skeptical Science | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Is realty journalism now? Oh, that's not MY opinion, it's what somebody ELSE said. Glad to know you don't have an opinion on this house, realtor committed to objectivity. Thanks Ben....
From: Unnecessary Quotation Marks | By: bethany | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The weather is heating up at Mizzou and student Miranda embraces the first week of spring with a fun sundress and sandals.
From: College Fashion | By: Hanna - University of Missouri | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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That there title is what is known as clickbait. I know you people: You fancy a nice train wreck. You crave a good, no-holds-barred professional wrestling match. You love GetReligion the most when we're whacking some incompetent "journalist" (hey, how...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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"But that was in an era when courts used it mostly to protect powerless people like civil rights activists and war protesters," writes Adam Liptak in The New York Times.“Corporations have begun to displace individuals as the direct beneficiaries of...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Noam Scheiber has a hard hitting article on the front page of www.nytimes.com “2016 Candidates and Wealthy Are Aligned on Inequality” The content should be familiar to AngryBear readers. A majority of Americans are alarmed by high and increasing...
From: Angry Bear | By: Robert Waldmann | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Great businesses are never built through excessive reverence of a storied past.
From: Forbes | By: Greg Satell | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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We live in a country that increasingly uses this word: "but..." "But" is the ultimate contradiction after the first part of a sentence that agrees with whatever a debate is about. It's especially huge in the world of polarized media these days, where...
From: Mediaite | By: Joe Concha | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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This week's "Crossroads" podcast (click here to tune that in) focused on one of those nasty Godbeat topics that I have been wrestling with since, oh, 1980 or so. The question: Does the press hate religion and/or religious people? This subject, of course,...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Exactly a hundred years ago, an enterprising gentleman named James Edward Ferguson took office as the Governor of Texas. He was of a generation born long enough after the conclusion of the Civil War that hardships associated with that war had faded somewhat....
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Sgt. Mom | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Twitter has introduced Periscope, which is competing with Meerkat to enable real time video on social media. It’s lots of fun, but will it lead to what is being called “citizen journalism”? Is this going to motivate you to go out and cover news?...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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You see all those Western journalists don't speak Arabic and can't follow a speech in Arabic. They have a clear political agenda on Syria and Lebanon (in alliance with the allies and clients of Saudi Arabia) and their staff (translators, chefs, cooks,...
From: The Angry Arab News Service | By: As'ad AbuKhalil | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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“Two Cheers for Corruption” and Bill Black’s Response Plunder has become a way of life for many elite Corporate CEOs, Bill Black argues in response to Deirdre McCloskey supposition: “But corruption can be efficient and just, too. It can be good...
From: Angry Bear | By: run75441 | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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So in the wake of Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings pilot who locked his fellow pilot out of the cockpit of Flight 9525 and crashed his plane into the Alps last Tuesday, killing himself and 149 people, nobody is going to react, "Flippin' pilots! Always...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Neil Steinberg | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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When three buildings collapsed and ignited a blaze in New York on Thursday, a smartphone app brought the live video feed to anyone online wanting ......
From: Japan Times | By: Rob Lever | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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When three buildings collapsed and ignited a blaze in New York, a smartphone app brought the live video feed to anyone online wanting to watch.
From: PhysOrg | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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From staff reportsRobby Trammell, news director for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com, is among 12 outstanding journalists scheduled to be inducted April 30 into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. Induction will take place during the Hall of Fame’s 45th...
From: NewsOK | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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WASHINGTON - When three buildings collapsed and ignited a blaze in New York, a smartphone app brought the live video feed to anyone online wanting to watch.
From: Bangkok Post | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Éric Zemmour's Le Suicide français was the second-best-selling book in France last year, and the most argued over. In the book, Zemmour adopts a prosecutorial tone, and one thing becomes very clear the deeper one gets into his book: He does not give...
From: Truthout | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Washington (AFP) - When three buildings collapsed and ignited a blaze in New York, a smartphone app brought the live video feed to anyone online wanting to watch.The disaster took place, coincidentally, the same day as the launch of Twitter's new livestream...
From: Business Insider | By: Rob Lever | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Ethiopian schoolteacher and journalist Reeyot Alemu was teaching English to her high-school class when police raided the building and arrested her in 2011 Alemu, a vocal critic of the Ethiopian government, was charged with terrorism. The only evidence...
From: Mashable | By: Elif Koc | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Andreas Lubitz is the Germanwings co-pilot who is believed to have deliberately crashed the Airbus A320 carrying 150 passengers into the French Alps. Now, as reported in BizPac Review from GRN News, the discovery of an “item of significance” in the...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Dean Chambers | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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A couple of days ago, our stalker pal Chuck C Johnson started posting a string of clownish boasts about an article he was planning to publish. Chuck hyped this article as a bombshell expose of a well-known conservative figure, said he'd been working...
From: Little Green Footballs | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Yesterday I made a comment on Emily Austen, the Rays’ new in-game reporter that angered some people. Here is the comment: She’s good and seems like a solid choice. Personality-wise, she seems much more like Laura McKeeman than Kelly Nash. Nash was...
From: Rays Index | By: Cork Gaines | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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That thing was standing next to me on the car's window. I did not scream #EgyptianSpring #Egypt #Blogger #Insects #hornet March 31, 2015 at 11:23AM via Instagram http://ift.tt/19vVdis...
From: Egyptian Chronicles | By: Zeinobia | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Monday's attack is the second of the same nature within five weeks
From: Time | By: iyengarrishi | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Note: More media content is available for this story at BrooklynPaper.com.The Brooklyn PaperIt’s official: The Brooklyn Paper is the best of the better. Your beloved weekly broadsheet took home two top prizes at the New York Press Association’s prestigious...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Cristi Hegranes is out to change the world using journalism as a development tool.
From: Forbes | By: Devin Thorpe | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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A young man named Oyasiqur Rahman Babu was killed in Bangladesh by religious fanatics in the second such incident in a month's time.
From: Global Voices | By: Palash Ranjan Sanyal | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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After sketching combat in WWII, Howard Brodie drew the Watergate trial, Klaus Barbie, and Jack Ruby. Bill Robles drew Charles Manson and his followers, Roman Polanski, and the Unabomber. Richard Tomlinson drew "Son of Sam" and John Gotti. Elizabeth Williams...
From: MetaFilter | By: Hypatia | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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My Dear Roger,As we approach the second anniversary of your death on April 4th, I have spent a great deal of time reflecting on everything that has happened since your transition. Your extraordinary life and incomparable work have been honored in ways...
From: Roger Ebert | By: Chaz Ebert | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The Arab Summit is over and Operation Decisive Storm is still on. Today is the 5th day if I am not mistaken when it comes the Saudi-led operation. In the morning the sad news came that not less than 45 civilians were killed in a refugee camp by the strikes...
From: Egyptian Chronicles | By: Zeinobia | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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It is with considerable relief I report that, yes, sometimes first impressions are spot on and Home is an absolute delight.
From: Geekosystem | By: Petra Halbur | Monday, March 30, 2015
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I wasn't going to write a last column.I figured that after three decades in journalism, my work spoke for itself and, really, what else was there to say?
From: Denver Post | By: By Alicia CaldwellThe Denver Post | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Jean Vanier, 86, is an extraordinary French-Canadian humanitarian, Catholic philosopher and founder of L’Arche, a federation of communities worldwide for people with disabilities. I had friends who would spend up to a year at his communities in Trosly-Breuil,...
From: Get Religion | By: Julia Duin | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The Washington Post The Washington Post has “decided to internally transfer or eliminate certain non-Newsroom positions,” publisher Fred Ryan said in a memo to staffers Monday. Ryan did not specify how many positions will be eliminated, but said...
From: Poynter Online | By: Benjamin Mullin | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The New York Times The New York Times on Monday announced that Kinsey Wilson, who was previously The Times’ editor for strategy and innovation, will be executive vice president of product and technology. The New York Times announced in November Wilson...
From: Poynter Online | By: Benjamin Mullin | Monday, March 30, 2015
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By Bill Kirtz If you feel under par, work your fingers to the bone, and know it’s time for a change, click on the Cliché Site to trade tired phrases for compelling images. That was one of myriad tips from top nonfiction writers last weekend at Boston...
From: Media Nation | By: Dan Kennedy | Monday, March 30, 2015
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I hear you, Andrew. Churning out material every few minutes can eat you up. You have your life back now. But you, arguably, are the one who helped create the medium. Revealing that he wrote 40 posts a day — “every 20 minutes, seven days a week”...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Monday, March 30, 2015
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On Thursday, April 16, the current executive editor of the New York Times will be in Missoula to deliver the school’s 58th annual Dean Stone Lecture. Baquet’s speech will be titled “Quality Journalism in the Digital Age – Challenges & Opportunities.”...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Monday, March 30, 2015
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A daily bite, drink, and story from around the world. Breakfast and 5 O'Clock Somewhere are two new sections on Roads & Kingdoms, a food & travel journalism site that's gotten love on The Blue and was just nominated for a James Beard award for...
From: MetaFilter | By: c95008 | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Twitter has become the go-to social network for breaking news in recent years. The short form, ability to view a constantly updating stream in real time, and searchable hashtags made it perfectly suited to the rapid dissemination of news. With the launch...
From: Inside Facebook | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Monday, March 30, 2015
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There is a new play coming to Los Angeles titled Ferguson, and yes, it centers around the shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson.
From: Mediaite | By: Josh Feldman | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Throughout Spring Training the Dodgers PR department sends out helpful daily notes from Camelback Ranch, and I am happy to pass them along.  See what they've written below.--------------------------Los Angeles Dodgers (15-8-6) at Arizona Diamondbacks...
From: Dodgers Blue Heaven | By: Ernest Reyes | Monday, March 30, 2015
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An alternate universe where Seattle doesn't lose the Super Bowl on the final play. Instead, they don't advance to the Super Bowl at all! Let me give you a peek behind the curtain of sports journalism. Specifically, the kind of sports journalism that...
From: Dawgs by Nature | By: Kenneth Arthur | Monday, March 30, 2015
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A week after praising Presbyterians for endorsing same-sex marriage -- and scolding United Methodists for not doing the same -- the Religion News Service caricatures the views of  a Catholic cardinal about gays. This week, the target is Cardinal Raymond...
From: Get Religion | By: Jim Davis | Monday, March 30, 2015
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As the media firestorm continues in Indiana, your GetReligionistas have heard from readers asking to know the essential differences between the Indiana law that is under attack and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) passed with bipartisan enthusiasm...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Monday, March 30, 2015
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