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From: College Fashion | By: Molly - Drake University | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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"I will not keep quiet. How can I be neutral, even my pen has a stand!"
From: Global Voices | By: Mong Palatino | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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For me, every day is filled with personal and professional tasks that require the use of a computer and/or a smartphone. I have articles to write. I have emails to send. I have research to do. I have a book draft to work on. I have images to edit. I...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent Hamm | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Traveling recently, I found myself needing transport from an offsite car rental facility near Portland’s airport. I called a recommended local taxi company and asked if it could pick me up there and take me downtown? “Yes,” came the answer. “How...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Friday, April 17, 2015
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The newsweekly released its latest "Time 100" list this week, proving yet again that influence trumps journalism...
From: Salon.com | Friday, April 17, 2015
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On April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear those same-sex marriage cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. Proponents of redefining marriage are confident they’ll win in June. If so, that will be a decisive -- and divisive -- juncture...
From: Get Religion | By: Richard Ostling | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A great man once said, “Man cannot live on streetwear alone.” We’re not sure who that man is, but we can entirely relate. Here at Highsnobiety, we read, watch, listen to and enjoy all kinds of content from across the internet … The post ClickPicks:...
From: High Snobiety | By: AJ Gwilliam | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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For the 50,000 people of the Faroe Islands, a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark, hunting long-finned pilot whales — a dark gray species found in their waters — is a tradition that stretches back centuries. These whales are a food...
From: TED Blog | By: Karen Eng | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Big news from my other employer, WGBH: Henry Santoro will be joining WGBH Radio (89.7 FM) as a news anchor. Henry announced the move this morning on The Boston Globe’s online radio station, RadioBDC, where he had worked since 2012. Henry and I worked...
From: Media Nation | By: Dan Kennedy | Friday, April 17, 2015
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The Writers Guild of America, East has welcome the writing staff of Gawker, a gossip website known for its humorous take on news. Gawker staff announced their decision to organize on Thursday, but the union’s executive director Lowell Peterson offered...
From: The Wrap | By: Greg Gilman | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Mass surveillance would never prevent terrorism fully, American whistleblower Edward Snowden said at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia on Friday, local media has reported.
From: China.org.cn | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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JOURNALISM: BuzzFeed Deleted Posts Under Pressure from Its Own Business Department. “
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Sunday, April 19, 2015
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On National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims of the Armed Conflict, Colombians turn out in droves to march for peace, a goal that overcomes traditional differences.
From: Global Voices | By: Victoria Robertson | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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If anyone should be ditching the format, it's young, Internet-native musicians like Tyler, the Creator, and Kendrick Lamar. Why do so many artists stick by it in the streaming age?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Spencer Kornhaber | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Alotoftimeswhenanewcomicbookmovieisannounced,I’llemailmyGammaSquadcolleagueDanSeitzandaskhimifit’sworthittopickupaspecificMarvelbookanddosomeresearch.Youknow,forjournalismandsh*t.Afterall,thereareplentyofdetailsintheMarvelUniversefilmsthatdon’tmakesensetoacasual90scomicbookreaderlikemyself,soI’mobviouslygoingtohavequestionsafterCaptainAmericaandCo....
From: Gamma Squad | By: Ashley Burns | Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Do you remember Karmooz police station refugees ? The 74 Syrian and Palestinian Syrian refugees For more than 150 days , those childrenare detained in an Egyptian police stationwho have been detained in Karmooz police station since last November despite...
From: Egyptian Chronicles | By: Zeinobia | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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On April 17, 2006, the Sun Herald and the Times-Picayune were awarded Pulitzer Prizes for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Their award-winning work, along with other great journalism honored that year, is posted on the Pulitzer website and linked...
From: Poynter Online | By: David Shedden | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Your GetReligionistas get quite a few emails from readers that you never hear about "out front" here on the blog. Many are from professionals on the Godbeat and others come from journalists on copy desks and on other beats. All are read carefully and...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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For the past 25 years, my beat as a journalist has been covering those moments in time when science fiction became science fact. As a result, and on a good... read more...
From: Singularity Hub | By: Steven Kotler | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Kevin James’ “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” started faster than expected at the box office Friday, but still couldn’t catch Universal’s record-breaking “Furious 7.” Universal’s action epic took in $8.2 million and put itself on course for a...
From: The Wrap | By: Todd Cunningham | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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via @glenngarvin There were a lot of bad days during the Cold War, but 54 years ago this weekend was one of the worst, at least for the United States. President John F. Kennedy sent an army of anti-Castro exiles...
From: Miami Herald | By: Patricia Mazzei | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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We believe the awful truth is out there, it's just not at background briefings by the National Security Council....
From: MetaFilter | By: Bella Donna | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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I feel sad and angry that I did not blog about this earlier.A Hellenistic-era archaeological site in Alexandria was demolished in Alexandria last week according to Egypt’s Heritage Task Force which campaigned unsuccessfully to stop this crime online....
From: Egyptian Chronicles | By: Zeinobia | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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The Kremlin has been tightening the screws on Russia’s once-anarchic Internet space, and Pierre Omidyar’s eBay has reportedly become the first Silicon Valley company to step forward and agree to the Kremlin’s top demand: storing Russian users’...
From: Pando Daily | By: Mark Ames | Friday, April 17, 2015
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There are times when you read an article that is so jaw-dropping shocking that you do a double take. Then you read it again. And again. Then you start seeing the same story in other mainstream news outlets and sometimes the facts are there and sometimes...
From: Get Religion | By: Julia Duin | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Columnist Tamara Tabo asks: where is the line between muckraking journalism and tawdry gossip?...
From: Above the Law | By: Tamara Tabo | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Did you read the news? The Vatican caved in! No, wait, the sisters caved in! Or did they both win? Well, something happened! Pope Francis meets with representatives of the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious in his library in the Apostolic...
From: Free Republic | By: Catholic World Report | Friday, April 17, 2015
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71-year-old journalist Gao Yu was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday for leaking an internal memo on “seven perils” to Party rule to foreign media. She maintains
From: China Digital Times | By: Samuel Wade | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Trymaine Lee, a member of The Times-Picayune's reporting staff that won two Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, will be honored for his journalism on May 11 by one of the country's foremost acting schools....
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Here is a last look at various Dodger related memorabilia items found at SCP Auctions.Have I told you that I can't get enough of those shiny satin Dodger uniforms they wore in the 40's?  Via the auction description:These uniforms were produced for night...
From: Dodgers Blue Heaven | By: Ernest Reyes | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Perez Hilton on Broadway? It’s a pipe dream, admittedly. It’s also one of the many fun tidbits to be found in a profile piece of the NYC-relocated media personality by Complex magazine’s pop culture editor Andrew Gruttadaro. Hilton started taking...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Here's the first thing you need to know about the journalists covering the presidential primaries: They're young, and they're ambitious. This is their big shot. Because if their candidate wins, they will now be considered an "expert" and will get assigned...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Susie Madrak | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Lawyers represent 11 percent of this list. Which legal eagles soared into the Time 100?...
From: Above the Law | By: Staci Zaretsky | Friday, April 17, 2015
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The New York Times reports that an Australian based “publicity and celebrity management company” representing Feidin Santana, is sending cease-and-desist letters to media outlets demanding they pay for the use of the video Santana captured. That...
From: Poynter Online | By: Al Tompkins | Friday, April 17, 2015
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With the Apple Watch expected to sell in the millions, news organizations refocusing their efforts to become part of that tiny screen.
From: PhysOrg | Friday, April 17, 2015
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There's a future-of-journalism conference in Austin. I'd like to insert a recipe, if I can, for the future of journalism. Start by solving problems. In all likelihood the geography you serve (if you are geography-based) has awful Internet connectivity....
From: Scripting News | Friday, April 17, 2015
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April 17, 2014 was the last day for most of the journalists at Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome. And it was a sad one, obviously, said Jim Brady, who was DFM’s editor-in-chief at the time. But what he saw that day and in the days leading...
From: Poynter Online | By: Kristen Hare | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome didn’t last long. But the journalists there learned a few things both while working and while leaving. Here are four of them: 1. Get used to this. “If you’re in journalism, you know it’s an industry...
From: Poynter Online | By: Kristen Hare | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Almost from the day The Forward began publishing in 1897 — as a daily, left-leaning Yiddish-language newspaper on the Lower East Side of Manhattan — it’s been losing readers. As Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe learned English and began to...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Joseph Lichterman | Friday, April 17, 2015
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When it came to placing the domestic assault case of NFL star Ray Rice in any larger societal framework, much of the media fumbled early on, according to an academic study. Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, left, addressing the media at a news...
From: Poynter Online | By: James Warren | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Less than one week into Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and it's a blurry image from a fast-food restaurant security video that's emerged as the defining media image. After "news" broke that Clinton, en route to Iowa to meet with voters, stopped...
From: Media Matters | Friday, April 17, 2015
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With the Apple Watch expected to sell in the millions, news organizations refocusing their efforts to become part of that tiny screen.
From: Times of India | Friday, April 17, 2015
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"I don't want to bring in the violins, but we all came from hardship," says McCartney. "All of us except for George lost someone. I lost my mum when I was 14. John lost his mum. But Ringo had it worst. His father was gone; he was so sick they told his...
From: MetaFilter | By: divined by radio | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Gawker Media’s writers are discussing forming a union. In a post announcing the news, senior writer Hamilton Nolan said several staffers from across Gawker Media’s network met with the Writers Guild of New York to discuss the process. Motivation...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Related: Roy J. Harris Jr. makes his Pulitzer predictions National journalism awards have already sniffed out some exceptional journalism that no doubt will be top Pulitzer contenders: The Arizona Republic’s exceptional work investigating VA hospitals,...
From: Poynter Online | By: Al Tompkins | Friday, April 17, 2015
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There are just 60-odd hours left on Efecto Cocuyo’s crowdfunding campaign, which means you still have a chance to fight back against Communicational Hegemony by supporting independent journalism in Venezuela during its darkest hour. We’re enormously...
From: Caracas Chronicles | By: Francisco Toro | Friday, April 17, 2015
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Thursday afternoon, Gawker readers were presented with some startling news: The popular Web site's mostly 20-something staff is planning to join the Writers Guild of America. The post, entitled "Why we've decided to organize," came after a meeting of...
From: Washington Post | By: Lydia DePillis | Friday, April 17, 2015
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There's an old joke that Jews don't recognize Jesus as the Messiah, Protestants don't recognize the pope as the leader of the Christian faith, and Baptists don't recognize each other at the liquor store. I thought about that tidbit of religious humor...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Friday, April 17, 2015
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When WikiLeaks Editor in Chief Julian Assange posted a massive collection of hacked Sony emails on Thursday, he explained that they show the workings of a corporation “at the centre… READ ON...
From: Radar Online | By: Melissa Cronin | Friday, April 17, 2015
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I’m organising an election hackday at the BBC in Birmingham on Monday April 27. The event will involve journalists from the BBC and other news websites in the Midlands – but more importantly it’s open to anyone who wants to get stuck into data...
From: Online Journalism Blog | By: Paul Bradshaw | Friday, April 17, 2015
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