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Radical longevity may change the way we live—and not necessarily for the better.
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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After President Donald Trump tweeted that the media "is the enemy of the American people," CNN's Michael Smerconish delivered a searing defense of the press Saturday, arguing that this is "actually a golden age of journalism."...
From: CNN | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Messaging and news. It’s the latest double scoop, as the Washington Post makes itself the through-the-day Snapchat Discover news provider, following an announcement only a week earlier that the New York Times would devote a half dozen staffers to publishing...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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In a new book, a journalist reflects on working as a salesperson in small-town Virginia when he first arrived in America.
From: The Atlantic | By: Bourree Lam | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Many of the revelations about the new administration have come from leaks. Journalism outlets have taken various approaches to dealing with the onslaught of information.
From: NPR | By: David Folkenflik | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Time Warner and AT&T are in talks for an $85.4 billion merger, which is subject to review
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Rozsa | Friday, February 17, 2017
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As Trump bashes the press, which is blamed for his rise to power, the media critic offers credit
From: Salon.com | By: Jeremy Binckes | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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We should assume they are darkly brilliant
From: Time | By: Bret Stephens | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Lip service to the crucial function of the Fourth Estate is not enough to sustain it.
From: The Atlantic | By: Adrienne LaFrance | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Highlights from the torrid first month of the tumultuous Trump era The post Thirty days of Donald Trump appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Scott Gilmore | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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What We’re FollowingThe Fourth Estate: One of today’s biggest stories was the AP report—based on a leaked draft memo—that the Trump administration was considering deploying the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants.The memo was real,...
From: The Atlantic | By: Rosa Inocencio Smith | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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President Donald Trump's election win was shocking to many, which seems to say that Americans understand each other less than ever. Part of this disconnect may be a lack of exposure to opposing viewpoints. That's what Buzzfeed seems to think, and it'......
From: Engadget | By: Derrick Rossignol | Friday, February 17, 2017
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For two decades now, daily newsrooms have been becoming digital. Now, finally into 2017, some of them are threatening to actually be digital, some twenty-two years after Nicholas Negroponte’s classic was published. Today’s announcement of...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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President Trump ordered the Justice Department to look into "criminal leaks," suggesting there would be penalties for unauthorized disclosure of classified information. The post President Donald Trump’s Vengeful Pledge To Pursue ‘Low-Life Leakers’...
From: Firedoglake | By: Kevin Gosztola | Friday, February 17, 2017
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If you’re counting, we’re just one month into the new administration, and already the mood in the country is fragile. We shouldn’t have expected calm to follow such a contentious election cycle where the finalists turned out to be a Clinton and...
From: Red State | By: Kimberly Ross | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Bryan Curtis wrote about how sportswriting has become a liberal profession for The Ringer. The piece raised some interesting issues (...)
From: The Big Lead | By: Ty Duffy | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Back in August, C&L's Sat Nite Chiller Theater brought you "Kolchak The Night Stalker" from 1972. I figure it is high time for the sequel. So return with us to the pre-Twitter, pre-cellphone 1970s. In the real world, America doesn't know it yet,...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: driftglass | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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When The New York Times Co. acquired The Wirecutter for $30 million last fall, CEO Mark Thompson called its affiliate revenue–based business model — in which the site makes a small amount of money each time a reader buys something through one of...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Laura Hazard Owen | Friday, February 17, 2017
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(CNN)If you watched President Trump's astonishing press conference on Thursday, you might be forgiven for concluding that the most urgent problem facing America is that the media "is out of control." Some media "is fantastic," the president allowed....
From: Free Republic | By: cnn.com | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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After Trump tweeted that the press is the "enemy of the American People," journalists responded with tributes to the free press and their colleagues killed while reporting under the hashtag #NotTheEnemy.
From: Geekosystem | By: Marykate Jasper | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Rep. Chris Collins’ enthusiastic investments in Australian biotech company Innate Immunotherapeutics preceded share purchases by the Buffalo Republican’s family members, associates and political donors — raising questions from Washington, D.C.,...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Rachel Bluth and Emily Kopp | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Just a little chat between the President's son-in-law and the president of a news network. Nothing to see here ...Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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A little Ella Fitzgerald for you today. Kind of fits with what is going on in the US today. Over at Vox, Matt Yglesias has an interesting article on the Trump Transition Team ordering government economists to cook up rosy economic forecasts. With his...
From: Angry Bear | By: run75441 | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Craig Newmark is a creature of the internet. Like Beyoncé, a singular name defines a great brand, one he provided 22 years ago to the eponymous Craigslist. Though long associated with “free,” this organically grown San Francisco-based classifieds...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Journalist Charles Bartlett, who died Friday, introduced JFK to Jackie in 1951.
From: Politico | By: Todd S. Purdum | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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In this “war” between President Trump and the news media, the truth is that they both need each other so very badly.
From: Mediaite | By: John Ziegler | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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President Trump's tweet about the press being the "enemy" of the American people has caused a massive backlash in the form of the trending topic #NotTheEnemy.
From: Mediaite | By: Josh Feldman | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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I watched the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2011 when then-president Barack Obama made fun of the future-president Donald Trump. I understood at the time that Obama deserved a chance to get even with Trump, who had just dragged him through a...
From: Scripting News | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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'Trump and Chávez have these things in common'
From: The Daily Caller | By: Alex Pfeiffer | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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How much has journalism changed? The answer was on full display inside the NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune newsroom when tornadoes ripped through New Orleans East Feb. 7.
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This is how the muzzling starts: not with a boot on your neck, but with the fear of one that runs so deep that you muzzle yourself. Maybe it’s the story you decide against doing because it’s liable to provoke a press-bullying president to put the...
From: Free Republic | By: New York Times | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Chinese director Zhang Yimou, of Hero and House of Flying Dragons fame, made his English-language debut with The Great Wall, which opened Friday. But in a story set in ancient China, Matt Damon's character sticks out like a sore thumb. The presence of...
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I'm an American citizen, I vote, and I want journalists to investigate the president. I want them to investigate the connection between Trump and Russia, and the ways the president and his family are using his office to enrich themselves. I depend on...
From: Scripting News | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Ralph Benko, PulseRecently, two of The Huffington Post's political reporters, Eliot Nelson and Jeffrey Young (who have managed to fuse ridicule and journalism into something functionally indistinguishable from Alternative Facts) recently made a telling...
From: Real Clear Markets | By: Ralph Benko, Pulse | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Donate to the Techdirt Survival Fund » As we mentioned last month, we are currently being sued for $15 million by Shiva Ayyadurai, represented by Charles Harder, the lawyer who helped bring down Gawker. We have written, at great length, about Ayyadurai's...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Gay Talese, an exemplar of New Journalism and author of the recently published compilation “High Notes” (Bloomsbury), is a consummate New Yorker. At age 85, he’s still out most every night and treats the Upper East Side, where he has lived in the...
From: New York Post | By: Michael Kaplan | Friday, February 17, 2017
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In what is a terrifying and logical step, President Donald Trump on Friday afternoon called the U.S. media the enemy of the American people. Trump hurled the accusation in a tweet that he then quickly deleted. The tweet was widely noticed before being...
From: Mashable | By: Jason Abbruzzese | Friday, February 17, 2017
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From: Politico | By: Jack Shafer | Friday, February 17, 2017
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The Academy may be doing better in representing people of color this year… but that doesn't mean they're completely off the hook! Though this year's Oscars nominees are much more inclusive in terms of honoring diverse storytelling through films like...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Friday, February 17, 2017
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And surprise! He would like some money, please.
From: Wonkette | By: Robyn Pennacchia | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Trump may mobilize 100,000 National Guard troops to round up undocumented immigrants. Tell him NO.
From: AmericaBlog | By: John Aravosis | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Why the Media’s Trump Lie Machine is Failing No one believes the media anymore. February 17, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.Every five minutes...
From: Free Republic | By: FrontPage | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Characters over the age of 59 are underrepresented in Best Picture nominees and among the top-performing films at the box office, a USC study found.
From: Spout Blog | By: Graham Winfrey | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Every week, IRIN’s team of editors takes a look at what lies ahead on the humanitarian agenda and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed:  ...
From: IRIN | Friday, February 17, 2017
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I backed this journalism project a few days ago and I thought I would highlight it to all of you here today. Off Assignment is a publication that allows writers to go off assignment and tell the stories they really want to tell. Here’s a video that...
From: A VC | By: Fred Wilson | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Trump’s branding of the press as an "enemy" seems less an attempt to influence coverage than an invitation to repression and even violence.
From: The Atlantic | By: Jon Finer | Monday, February 20, 2017
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Investigate journalist Gemma O’Doherty’s documentary drew a capacity audience at the NYIC, in Queens.
From: IrishCentral | Monday, February 20, 2017
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George Saunders discusses his new (and first) novel Lincoln in the Bardo, Donald Trump, and a comprehensive theory of literature.
From: The Rumpus | By: Kate Harloe | Monday, February 20, 2017
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Many of our future scientists are being trained in universities which have become leftist indoctrination centers.
From: American Thinker | Monday, February 20, 2017
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