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Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   On the call for The New York Times’ first quarter financials in April, executives cautioned that the bright Q1 results — up in overall revenue and in...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Blog: Law, Policy -- and IT?As we finish up the semester of Digital Media Culture at John Cabot University, our subject now is privacy. Last week we discussed social networking.  We read dana boyd’s book, It’s Complicated, and that naturally led...
From: Inside Higher Ed | By: Tracy Mitrano | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Luis Segura, a lieutenant in the Spanish army, is in prison for criticizing the military during interviews for his novel "Un paso al frente" (A step forward).
From: Global Voices | By: Raquel Marin | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Orders are starting to pour in for our new t-shirts and polos, both detailed here. One happy customer writes: Finally, Andrew, finally. I can now claim my Dishness loud and proud wandering around Denver. Order placed! This little experiment of yours...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The speed of new technology can be dizzying, especially when it’s flying down the highway and streaming movies, games and music all at once. That was my experience recently with one of the first cars in the U.S. to come equipped with 4G LTE wireless...
From: Seattle Times | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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In drone school, students study math and learn robotics. What they do not do is fly drones. That's because per Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules, unmanned aerial vehicles cannot be operated for commercial use—and that applies to for-profit...
From: Reason | By: Brittany Ann Morrisey | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab U.S. daily publishers stiffened their stomachs, knowing that print ad revenues would continue in 2014, after three years of more or less 8% annual declines....
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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It’s hard to recall now but Tony Judt was once ostracized and vilified for writing this (among other things): We can see, in retrospect, that the victory of Israel in June 1967 and its continuing occupation of the territories it conquered then have...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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In 2000, circulation was 26 percent of the Times' business. Last quarter, it made up 54 percent. Digital ads, however ......
From: The Atlantic | By: Derek Thompson | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Jennifer Lai, Slate Plus: Chad, Chris, Dee, and Bryan—all four of you have gone to journalism school. So I’d like to ask you the same question that many aspiring journalists (including you, at some point!) have asked themselves: Is journalism school...
From: Slate | By: Chris Kirk | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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“Readers don’t trust sponsored Content…” says sponsored content sponsored by sponsored content company Contently. pic.twitter.com/PNKyXtsMpk — Jack Marshall (@JackMarshall) July 28, 2014 At some point, the shoe was always going to drop on the...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, July 28, 2014
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A complicated, profoundly polarizing character, Vietnam's Madame Nhu was, in a way, an ideal representative of an era and a conflict that rebuffed easy generalization....
From: Life Magazine | By: Ben Cosgrove | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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In “A Brief History of Media Muckraking”, the Wall Street Journal’s Amanda Foreman traces the contributions of “reform-minded journalists from Ida Tarbell to [Bob] Woodward” and a few others who spilled newspaper ink writing about abuses of...
From: The Independent Institute | By: William Shughart | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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As part of their State of Sex issue, Dazed and Confused magazine presents an oral history of the trans magazine Original Plumbing [previously]. Amos Mac, co-founder and editor, asks five people in NYC who identify on the trans spectrum what being "trans...
From: MetaFilter | By: Juliet Banana | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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As an editor-turned-product guy living in a mobile world, I often like to recall the simple years. We (editors, that is) pretty much had it our way. Reporters did what we wanted, the audience was an afterthought. It was a nice life, except for ads that...
From: Forbes | By: Lewis DVorkin | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Join Global Voices bloggers for a worldwide, multilingual tweetathon in support of the ten bloggers and journalists facing terrorism charges in Ethiopia.
From: Global Voices | By: Ellery Roberts Biddle | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Wouldn’t it be cool if public radio fans could get to all their stuff in one simple app? Stuff from Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Here & Now, All Things...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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As the old saying goes: “The fastest way to disappointment is to depend on other people.”
From: Mediaite | By: Joe Concha | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Reason is growing, and we’re looking for talent across the board – journalism, policy research, operations and fundraising. All listings are for salaried positions with benefits, and we are open to telecommuters and to new staff for our Los Angeles...
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Monday, July 28, 2014
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A new order from the Thai military government bans "criticism of operations of the [Junta], its officials, or any related individual," among other things.
From: Global Voices | By: Mong Palatino | Monday, July 28, 2014
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When Neil DeGrasse Tyson appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher" on July 25, it reminded us of some ugly threads of anti-intellectualism in the U.S.
From: Skepticblog | By: Donald Prothero | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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What is a Clogher? Sopheap Chak from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights explains how they plan to train and support new female bloggers from rural communities across Cambodia as part of the new Rising Voices grantee project.
From: Global Voices | By: Ramana Sorn | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Journalism’s power to act for the benefit of society received ringing endorsements from two former NSW premiers who stood up to Eddie Obeid to their own personal cost.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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In this undated file photo, Prussian soldiers leaving Berlin for the front are given flowers by a woman during World War One. (AP Photo, File) The Guardian | Newseum | Daily Telegraph | The New York Times | BBC | Associated Press Monday marks the anniversary...
From: Poynter Online | By: Kristen Hare | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Kaitlin Solimine in Hippo Reads In the aftermath of the Malaysia Air Ukraine incident, one thing was clear: the damage ran deep. But beyond the obvious and important political scope, what is the responsibility of media outlets when covering the...
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Robin Varghese | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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From: Free Republic | By: Financial Times | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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I am usually reading four or five books at once. Most of them are “winter reading” for articles that I am doing, but among the books that aren’t: Kai Bird’s The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames, which is about the CIA agent, killed...
From: In These Times | By: In These Times Staff | Monday, July 28, 2014
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by Matt Buchanan There is yet another plagiarism scandal afoot. I declare it a silly one, and therefore predict that what I am writing here will raise a mini-foofaraw in journalistic circles. It may well get me targeted by the same journalism Internet...
From: The Awl | By: Matt Buchanan | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The ISIS jihadists appeared seemingly out of nowhere, waving black flags, robbing banks and ammunition dumps, and killing those they considered the wrong ethnicity or faith. After the attacks last month, David Petraeus and Ryan Crocker didn't necessarily...
From: The Wrap | By: Tim Molloy | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Some professors are worried that the federal government will stifle their ability to teach and do research with unmanned flying machines. In a letter sent to the Federal Aviation Administration last week, 30 professors argued that its recent pronouncements...
From: Chronicle of Higher Education | By: Steve Kolowich | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Heeeeeeeeeeyyouknowthatsong“Classic”?Theonewiththe“IwannathrillyoulikeMichael/IwannakissyoulikePrince/Let’sgetitonlikeMarvinGaye”lyrics?Youknow,thecatchyone?Couplethings:Itactuallycameoutoverafullyearago.That’sWaltfromLost.Actually,it’sone-halfWaltfromLost....
From: Warming Glow | By: dguproxx | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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(Image: Paramount Pictures)David Tate of McSweeney's rewrote the Ten Commandments to make them more clickable. Here are the first five new BuzzFeed headlines:YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT GOD SAID TO THIS MAN…What You Need to Know Now About the Lord Totally...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Over the weekend, President Obama issued the following press release on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, at the close of Ramadan: As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes...
From: Little Green Footballs | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Of course Jeremy Clarkson’s pun on the word “slope” was racist. That was the point. When sex talk was forbidden, sexual innuendo was funny. When blasphemy against Christianity was forbidden, sly puns in eighteenth century pamphlets and ambiguous...
From: Samizdata | By: Natalie Solent (Essex) | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Environmental studies professor Roger Pielke, Jr. has quit Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog over a controversy that arose after he wrote a post denying that global warming is responsible for the increasing costs of recovery from natural disasters....
From: Big Journalism | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Politico managing editor Rachel Smolkin will be joining CNN Digital as the new executive editor of politics. At the end of August, Smolkin will take over CNNPolitics.com and assist CNN's Ed O'Keefe, Meredith Artley, Sam Feist, Andrew Morse and David...
From: The Wrap | By: Alex Reed | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The cryptic text came in way past my new first-child-induced bedtime at 11:15 p.m. Sunday night: “Joe Concha sighting on John Oliver Show.”
From: Mediaite | By: Joe Concha | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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It has been well documented that Hamas, a recognized terrorist organization, has been intentionally firing thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians while using Palestinian civilians as human shields, basing their attacks in hospitals, and hiding their...
From: Red State | By: Matthew Clark ( | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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It’s time for another “Kellerism” update, as The New York Times continues its efforts to highlight religious institutions with doctrines that are unacceptable to the newsroom’s theologians and, perhaps, the U.S. Department of Justice. This time,...
From: Get Religion | By: tmatt | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The National Journal, an online arm of the Uniparty’s media propaganda machine, is cautioning Democrats not to get too excited about the possibility of the “economic surge” helping them in November. This begs several questions not the least of...
From: Free Republic | By: Coach is Right | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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This email to Boston Globe and Boston.com employees was sent out a little while ago by Andrew Perlmutter, executive vice president of Boston Globe Media Partners. A source passed it along to Media Nation. The main news here seems to be that David Skok...
From: Media Nation | By: Dan Kennedy | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Rachel Smolkin is leaving her spot as Politico’s managing editor for news to join CNN as its executive editor for politics. Smolkin had been with Politico since 2011. She previously worked for USA Today and American Journalism Review. “Rachel will...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Two years ago, we first saw this report came out from the prestigious Nieman Journalism Lab about Chronicle, the latest digital toy from The New York Times: “Chronicle is a database of articles and story tags from the past 31 years of Times content....
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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From: Power Line | By: Scott Johnson | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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What do Jay Cutler, Kirk Cousins and Rob Ryan have in common other than grittiness?
From: Kissing Suzy Kobler | By: Christmas Ape | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Our own cameras and pictures of the attack on the complex @GileadIni @JoshBlockDC @nbc @AviMayer @IDFSpokesperson — Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) July 28, 2014 Something strange happened yesterday. NBC News reported that Israel bombed Al Shifa hospital...
From: Firedoglake | By: DSWright | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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For ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, it looks like an apology for his comments last week about men who are “provoked” to hit women will do.
From: Mediaite | By: Eddie Scarry | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Update: Yikes! One of the drawbacks of media-criticism-on-the-go is the possibility of writing a post that, in retrospect, makes you sound really stupid. Such is the case with this one, which prompted reader Sarah Morriss to comment: You do know that...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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