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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2014   President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts   WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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An author of the infamous emotional contagion study says it might not be reasonable to expect informed consent about social experiments online....
From: The Atlantic | By: Adrienne LaFrance | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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by Dish Staff That's me in the cloud of tear gas tweeting in #Ferguson. http://t.co/9fMCdRGQYX— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) August 12, 2014 Over the weekend, David Carr marveled at how well Twitter has matured as a tool for journalism: For people...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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"It's part of the problem with these conflicts," the journalist said. "We're not close enough to it."...
From: The Atlantic | By: Uri Friedman | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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In January 2013, Michael Foley went ‘On the Record’ about his brother’s journalism career and kidnapping in Syria, saying James Foley’s passion for war reporting is “in his DNA.”The post FLASHBACK VIDEO: James Foley’s brother ‘On the...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The messages came just days before the unexplained disappearance of journalist and democracy advocate Ahmed Rizwan Abdulla.
From: Global Voices | By: Rezwan | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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When one film moves around on the calendar, others often follow suit. Recently David Ayer’s Fury was pulled up from a November 2014 opening to a mid-October date, the better to (hopefully) enjoy a long awards season runup. That put it directly in competition...
From: SlashFilm | By: Russ Fischer | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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I am not in Ferguson but I know the journalists (cable and print) who are…and I have seen or read their work both before and during this coverage.   Politico wrote a very thoughtful piece (link below) “Ferguson media get into the story” and worth...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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ONCE thought of as a staid trade, economists are increasingly repackaging themselves for public consumption. The rise of data journalism has helped catapult practitioners of the dismal science into the public domain. However, the gap between economists’...
From: The Economist | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Twitter’s 140-character limit has a special place in the hearts of Twitter users everywhere, except for the likes of Marc Andreessen. The Silicon Valley entrepreneur has a style of tweeting in long strings of texts typically reserved for long-form...
From: Media Bistro | By: Phi Tran | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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One day after a disturbing video was posted on YouTube showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley, the Pentagon revealed there was an attempt to rescue “a number of American hostages held in Syria.” But the mission failed. “This operation...
From: The Wrap | By: Travis Reilly | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Russians are mostly unaware of the new bloggers' law, and those who do know about it think it's a good idea, a new public opinion poll has found.
From: Global Voices | By: Tetyana Lokot | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara (@pkollipara). To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Follow...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Three years before his brutal murder by ISIS militants in Syria, journalist James Foley gave an incredible talk to students at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism that is definitely worth watching to get a sense of who he really was. On June 2,...
From: Business Insider | By: Paul Szoldra | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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When discussing the newest crop of media startups, journalists often bring up the dichotomy of “platform vs publication.” Sites like Twitter are primarily thought of as platforms. While Twitter’s overlords will occasionally remove content if it...
From: Pando Daily | By: David Holmes | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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China has promised Hong Kong a direct vote for the next chief executive, but insists that a committee approve the candidates. Pro-democracy protesters want the right to choose the candidates.
From: Global Voices | By: Abby Liu | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Advertising constantly evolves according to the avenues available to the industry. From the mid-nineteenth century until the first decades of the 20th century, advertising was either on the product, at the point of sale, on external signs, or in newspapers...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Addam | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved....
From: WBZ-TV | By: miketoole | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The case has no substance. It'€™s using the courts in a politically motivated way. Are we talking about the Rick Perry indictment, or Halbig? — @DemFromCT Every time @GovernorPerry cries politics, we should report, as @WayneSlater did, the fact that...
From: Daily Kos | By: Greg Dworkin | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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After a relatively light summer — both in terms of box office and critical favorites — the fall movie season is here to save us. We hope. As the awards derby heats up (right now, only “Boyhood” and “Grand Budapest Hotel” are likely contenders...
From: The Wrap | By: TheWrap Film Team | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Last year at this time, Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" jumped the shark with faked documentaries. Now there is almost nothing but fiction left….
From: Skepticblog | By: Donald Prothero | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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A video allegedly showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley, missing in Syria for 636 days, by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was released today.
From: Global Voices | By: Amira Al Hussaini | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Memoirist Sean Wilsey says he knows he's finished with a story when it makes him laugh....
From: The Atlantic | By: Joe Fassler | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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These arrests are a gross violation of the reporters' First Amendment rights, and attempts to prevent journalists from lawfully doing their job on the streets of Ferguson are illegal. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: Runa Sandvik | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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"Love is the only way to rescue humanity from all ills."Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation –...
From: Brain Pickings | By: Maria Popova | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Although he was killed by ISIS, Jim's quest to chronicle modern war lives on through his journalism. Here's a sampling of his work for GlobalPost....
From: MSNBC | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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If you think that the Egyptian ministry of foreign affairs’ statement  slamming the US Police in Ferguson and how it treats protests was a cruel joke, wait till you read this. Egypt’s ministry of interior official spokesperson Hany Abdel Latiff...
From: Egyptian Chronicles | By: Zeinobia | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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American journalist James Foley was violently beheaded this week by Islamic radicals and the whole thing was videotaped and broadcast online for the entire world to see. The act, which has garnered outcry from almost every civilized nation on earth,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jon Hueber | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Journalism Professor Jay Rosen has long been the leading advocate in condemning the prominence of "he said/she said" journalism in the mainstream media. This kind of journalism is driven by a complete distortion of what it means to be an "objective"...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Arms Identification With Wikipedia, Holiday Photographs, and Shoe Size Conversion Charts - from the recently launched bellin¿cat 'by and for citizen investigative journalist'. [previously] [more previously]...
From: MetaFilter | By: unliteral | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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In the wake of a video showing the murder of photojournalist James Foley, the world has been reminded that members of the media now occupy a new place in conflict zones — as valuable hostages for groups desperate for money and attention. News of the...
From: Mashable | By: Jason Abbruzzese | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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In a brief but excellent item about the current post-AOL state of Patch, Talking New Media’s D.B. Hebbard cites the following sad state of Midwestern affairs: Several Patch sites appear to have become largely controlled by a local business that uses...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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If there is one thing  conservatives hate/fear/loathe more than gays, strong independent single women who enjoy sex, brown people who bus their tables and mow their lawns, and anyone getting government assistance other than themselves, it is African-Americans;...
From: The Raw Story | By: TBogg | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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I wrote a piece yesterday about the exciting new coalition between the libertarians and the liberals coming out of Ferguson. I'm skeptical about this turning into a beautiful friendship, as you might imagine. But that...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The gruesome video of freelance journalist James Foley's beheading, released by Islamic State militants on Tuesday, ends with another horrifying sight: The militants threaten to do the same to another captured American journalist. After Foley's execution,...
From: Mashable | By: Kari Paul | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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After U.S. Intelligence confirmed the authenticity of the video that showed the beheading of American journalist James Foley, his parents spoke to reporters about their late son. Although his parents didn’t watch the footage, his mother admits,...
From: Showbiz Spy | By: Francesca Bacardi - Evening Editor | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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After U.S. Intelligence confirmed the authenticity of the video that showed the beheading of American journalist James Foley, his parents spoke to reporters about their late son. Although his… READ ON...
From: Radar Online | By: Francesca Bacardi - Evening Editor | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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By now, you know our obsession with anything tiara-related, from Kate Middleton to lesser-known, but equally stylish royals. And by the magic of across-the-pond journalism, I've just met a new member of Kate and William's extended family with serious...
From: Glamour | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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A year after the launch of the cable news network Al Jazeera America, layoffs, rumors of more layoffs,  and catastrophic ratings have  staffers rattled. Writing for Columbia Journalism Review, Dean Starkman reports on the struggles of the Qatar-based...
From: Big Journalism | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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James Foley was a 40-year-old freelance photojournalist. He was born in New Hampshire, and was a graduate of Northwest University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism. In 2011, he was abducted (along with three other journalists) in Libya, while...
From: Flavorwire | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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In a world where you have more options for satisfying longform reading than ever, your friends here at Flavorwire are taking the time once a week to highlight some of the best that journalism and longform has to offer. Whether they’re unified by topic,...
From: Flavorwire | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Those who knew Northwestern University journalism graduate James Foley remembered him as a fearless photojournalist who dedicated himself to telling the stories of people suffering in combat zones....
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the militant group that executed James Foley the face of evil in the world and said they must be held accountable for “this heinous, vicious atrocity.”...
From: WBZ-TV | By: Tim Wilson | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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by Matt Buchanan Here is a weird thing about the technology section of the most important newspaper in America: A number of its biggest stars have left in recent months. While reporters at large papers frequently move around and often change beats—especially...
From: The Awl | By: Matt Buchanan | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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There is truly rancid journalism news today, so let's get past it fast. The atrocity murder of James Foley by the militarized Dahmers of ISIS prompted one Charles C. Johnson, a walking pustule we last saw involving himself in the hilarity surrounding......
From: Esquire | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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News organizations have one great advantage over tech companies, Katharine Zaleski says: They’re used to people working remotely. “For years now, decades, newsrooms have been set up where someone can work remotely because of the bureau system,”...
From: Poynter Online | By: Andrew Beaujon | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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It's now been ten days since an unarmed Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson. A huge story that has knocked ISIS (until the horrible news of James Foley's beheading that broke Wednesday), Gaza, Ukraine and the...
From: Mediaite | By: Joe Concha | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Many a reporter has started one kind of story that turns into another.  You can either break it into two or more stories -- or, as the New York Times recently did, stitch them together. That’s my guess for why a Times article begins as a piece on...
From: Get Religion | By: Jim Davis | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The Poynter Institute and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication announced Wednesday an online certificate program for adjunct journalism professors. The program, which will be made available to journalism...
From: Poynter Online | By: Benjamin Mullin | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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