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Seventy years ago, this magazine devoted its entire August 31st issue to an article by John Hersey titled “Hiroshima.” It became a landmark in journalism, in publishing, and in humanity’s awareness of itself and its own awful potential. It detailed...
From: New Yorker | By: Russell Shorto | Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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The Washington Post recently published a new biography of Donald Trump, for which the Republican nominee sat for more than 20 hours of interviews. (Still, Trump didn’t care for it much.) The @WashingtonPost quickly put together a hit job book on me-...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Joshua Benton | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Palestinian Authority security officers opened fire and shot tear gas canisters at the funeral of the leader of Fatah’s military wing, who was beaten to death in detention earlier this week by Palestinian security officers.
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Remy noticed a trend in broadcast journalism, particularly CNN, that everyone else has also noticed and wrote a clever song about it. If that’s not the formula for a viral video, I don’t know what is. (YouTube link)When Ted Turner first launched...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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"WE NOW INTERRUPT YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED WORLDVIEW," reads the typographic message that opens a new promo for "Vice News Tonight," Vice Media's joint attempt with HBO to get millennials to watch a daily TV news show (beginning Sept. 26). As the promo...
From: Ad Age | By: Simon Dumenco | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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The once again flagrant hijacking of the term “vegan,” in an attempt to scrutinize the movement and the people who believe in it.
From: Ecorazzi | By: admin | Monday, August 29, 2016
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Back when I worked for the claims department of a major insurance company, I got stuff. Some of the stuff consisted of tickets to Broadway shows and sporting events, and sometimes I got bottles of booze, Canadian Club being a popular choice for some...
From: Angry Bear | By: Beverly Mann | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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As pay TV slowly declines, cable news faces a demographic cliff. And nobody has further to fall than the merchant of right-wing outrage.
From: The Atlantic | By: Derek Thompson | Monday, August 29, 2016
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This election, I’ve been trying an experiment, judging journalism from a different perspective, from the outside, as a member of a community and a partisan. I don’t like what I’m learning about my profession. We journalists tend to separate ourselves...
From: BuzzMachine | By: Jeff Jarvis | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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In our current age, in which every refresh of the Web browser brings a new story of tragedy, to be forgotten as quickly as it appeared, it seems that Hiroshima is as relevant as ever. Drone warfare is now a simple fact of life, and the nuclear threat...
From: The Millions | By: Christian Kriticos | Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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How Warren Hinckle, dead at 77, changed American journalism.
From: Politico | By: Jack Shafer | Monday, August 29, 2016
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And the campaigns started to attack MP Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat for resigning from the humans rights committee in Egypt's House of Representatives !! Youm 7 front page headline reads "El-Sadat's show in the first parliament" #Citizenjournalism #blogger...
From: Egyptian Chronicles | By: Zeinobia | Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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As a type of association or informal institution, the professions can play a rigorous role as “little platoons” of democracy, as Alexis de Tocqueville put it. They can be a crucial medium for creating and maintaining a culture of citizenship, largely...
From: The American | By: Sarah Gustafson | Monday, August 29, 2016
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It's the latest and last installment of Bob's Grill, and we've got a special guest chef (it's Brooke).  The year was 2005, and CNN was focused on a big story with wall-to-wall coverage. The story was, of course, The Runaway Bride. Jennifer Milbanks...
From: On the Media | By: WNYC Studios | Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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Donald Trump has criticized Hillary Clinton for transactional politics. But he should look in the mirror, too. The post Clinton, Trump, and the art of the quid pro quo appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Jason Markusoff | Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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LOS ANGELES — The Young Turks will return to cable TV in September. The progressive online news program announced Tuesday that its weekly, one-hour show will debut on Fusion on Sept. 12.  The temporary series will focus on the 2016 presidential election,...
From: Mashable | By: Saba Hamedy | Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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Corey Lewandowski claimed that half the donors of the Clinton Foundation met with Hillary at State. It's a lie.
From: AmericaBlog | By: John Aravosis | Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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The social media giant is in the news business, whether it likes it or not The post Is Facebook a media company? appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Colin Horgan | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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He was an early proponent of Hunter S. Thompson and gonzo journalism.
From: Washington Post | By: Harrison Smith | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Eleven years ago, the Washington Monthly decided that America needed a different kind of college ranking. Back then, U.S. News & World Report was the only game in town. Every year, the newsmagazine would rate the nation’s institutions of higher...
From: Washington Monthly | By: martinlongman | Monday, August 29, 2016
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We need both national media and independent bloggers to cover elections.
From: Washington Monthly | By: martinlongman | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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I'm back from an impromptu mini-vacation down the shore -- tan, rested and ready for September (once I go out and buy a new Trapper Keeper). Here's some stuff I came across on my spotty Wildwood wifi, including: RIP Gene Wilder; the Family Research Council's...
From: Slacktivist | By: Fred Clark | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Donald Trump's surrogate has posted a second, fake, blackface photo in an attempt to smear Bill Clinton.
From: AmericaBlog | By: John Aravosis | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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As Above the Law celebrates its tenth anniversary, let us know about your favorite figures from our pages.
From: Above the Law | By: David Lat | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Facebook is the largest distributor of news on the internet, and it refuses to accept the responsibility that comes with that reach.
From: Business Insider | By: Ben Gilbert | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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A Q&A session with longtime reporter Jay Mathews.
From: Washington Monthly | By: alexanderrusso | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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The Associated Press has a series that it has dubbed "Divided America." The wire service describes the series as "AP's ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions — and in some cases attempts at reconciliation — in American...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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FLINT, MICHIGAN—By the time Jan Worth-Nelson was in her early 30s, she’d left journalism behind. It was her major at Kent State University, and she interned at a daily paper in Iowa, but she soon turned to other adventures that took...
From: Columbia Journalism Review | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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GOP head Reince Priebus claims whopping 80% of the Clinton Foundation's expenses go to overhead -- yeah, try 12%.
From: AmericaBlog | By: John Aravosis | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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It is the first time a magazine has ever been guest edited by a sitting president
From: Time | By: Kate Samuelson | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Capital Time editor and executive publisher Paul Fanlund writes about UW–Madison journalism professors Sue Robinson and Kathleen Bartzen Culver:“When white reporters cover issues involving race, they often fall back on traditional, passive voices...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Tom Wolfe thinks Charles Darwin was a fraud, a snob, a cheater, and an asshole. And he doesn’t like Noam Chomsky much better. The post Bango! Tom Wolfe Surfs the Net appeared first on The Millions....
From: The Millions | By: Brian Hurley | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Hillary Clinton doesn't do press conferences often because they give the candidate less control, according to some sources.
From: Business Insider | Monday, August 29, 2016
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Putting a fledgling band under the microscope by examining every moment of its earliest work generally falls under the same bit of wisdom often applied to brain surgery, sausage-making and journalism: important activities in the grand scheme of things,...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Randy Lewis | Monday, August 29, 2016
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Ashley Iaconetti might find love on Bachelor in Paradise after all! Wells Adams made his Bachelor in Paradise debut on the latest episode and appeared to hit it off with Iaconetti. Will their romance turn serious as the show heads into its final week?...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Perry Carpenter | Monday, August 29, 2016
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"Al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria refused to grant The Electronic Intifada an interview, accusing the publication of “unprofessional” journalism.  This rejection comes as the group is reaching out to other English-language media outlets as part of...
From: The Angry Arab News Service | By: As'ad AbuKhalil | Monday, August 29, 2016
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Crude and bigoted, yes. Ignorant, yes. And it violated the very secular principles he embraced when a French restaurateur threw out two diners just for wearing hijabs. But c'mon -- a "vicious attack"? That's a bit much, even for the Daily Mail .  Other...
From: Get Religion | By: Jim Davis | Monday, August 29, 2016
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Trump supporter Mike Huckabee continues to push the meme that Hillary Clinton is not healthy enough to be president. “LOOK: What Hillary Was Just Seen Wearing At Fundraiser Is Raising Eyebrows ‘Hiding Medical Devices,’” read the link posted to...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Monday, August 29, 2016
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There's been a lot of commiserating, relating, and sympathizing going on.
From: Mediaite | By: Lindsey Ellefson | Monday, August 29, 2016
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Mondays aren't so bad, right?
From: College Candy | By: College Candy | Monday, August 29, 2016
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A CNN political commentator recently said it’s sexist  to raise questions about Hillary Clinton’s health.Apparently, issues like health, age, gender, religion, and race are off limits unless those in the mainstream media are discussing their...
From: Free Republic | By: Townhall.com | Monday, August 29, 2016
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Clemson University has stepped into controversy by enforcing its free speech zone on a clear case of religious expression. An off campus preacher came on campus to invite students to pray with him. This was shut down as a violation of the university...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: TM Lutas | Monday, August 29, 2016
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by Stranger Staff We’re looking for a hardworking intern to help The Stranger’s editorial team this fall. You must be a current journalism student or recent graduate with excellent research, news judgment, and writing skills. You should be energized...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Staff | Monday, August 29, 2016
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by Stranger Staff We’re looking for an intern to help wrangle Savage Love and the Savage Lovecast this fall. You must be a current journalism student or recent graduate who is extremely organized, self-motivated, and professional. You must be comfortable...
From: The Stranger | By: Stranger Staff | Monday, August 29, 2016
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The Grade is back with longer, deeper takes on education coverage
From: Washington Monthly | By: alexanderrusso | Monday, August 29, 2016
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Go ahead. See if you can spot the scare quotes in this Associated Press primer on religion and the 2016 presidential election: ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Donald Trump has told conservative evangelical pastors in Florida that his presidency would preserve...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Monday, August 29, 2016
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Now this I call arts journalism!
From: Parterre Box | By: La Cieca | Monday, August 29, 2016
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Mere hours after Facebook announced that its Trending section would become more algorithmically controlled, users noticed that the social network was surfacing a fake news story about Fox News host Megyn Kelly. Megyn Kelly is trending on Facebook for...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Joseph Lichterman | Monday, August 29, 2016
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More on mother who died saving toddler, Native American protests in North Dakota and a whole day's worth of news in about five minutes.
From: Denver Post | By: Eric Lubbers | Monday, August 29, 2016
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Viral video is no longer just limited to pre-recorded content. It can be live and then grow views long after the event.
From: Lost Remote | By: Steve Safran | Monday, August 29, 2016
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