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King Gizzard at BV-CMJ last week (more by Amanda Hatfield) Hop Along at Wicker Park Fest 2014 (more by Jeff Ryan) You can browse our full NYC show calendar and our 2015 Halloween guide for more of tonight's shows,...
From: Brooklyn Vegan | By: brooklynvegan | Friday, October 31, 2014
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I have to admit, I read my horoscope. Kind of often, actually. It might seem crazy, but it’s something I’ve always done, probably because of all the fashion magazines I’ve read throughout the years. I don’t know if I really believe in it —...
From: Garance Dore | By: Garance | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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It was a banner week for the tabloids, and not in a good way. OK!, Life & Style, In Touch, Star, and the National Enquirer all published cover stories that were either grossly misleading, wrong, or flat-out made up. And Gossip Cop corrected every...
From: Gossip Cop | By: Shari Weiss | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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By now you're probably heard of #Gamergate, the internet lynch mob masquerading as a movement for ethics in video game journalism. Though #Gamergaters, as they're known, have repeatedly targeted their critics with rape and death threats, drawing rebukes...
From: Mother Jones | By: Josh Harkinson | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Hazel Ward-Redman, who showcased the musical and artistic talent of young Trinbagonians through her television shows, has passed away. Fans and protégés pay their respects.
From: Global Voices | By: Janine Mendes-Franco | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Washington (AFP) - Trick or treat! While youngsters dress up as ghosts and goblins and go door to door for Halloween, grown-ups across the United States are indulging in all things pumpkin spice.What started a decade ago as a seasonal Starbucks coffee...
From: Business Insider | By: Robert Macpherson | Friday, October 31, 2014
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My friend and mentor Stephen Burgard, director of Northeastern’s School of Journalism for the past dozen years, died on Sunday. It was unexpected — he was on sabbatical, happily working on a new version of his book about religion and the media,...
From: Media Nation | By: Dan Kennedy | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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What Gamergate means for Twitter—and networked life...
From: The Atlantic | By: Robinson Meyer | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Progressives are hypersensitive to way the big money in politics perpetuates advantage and inequality, but seem blind to the dangers posed by largely unaccountable donors....
From: The Atlantic | By: Gara LaMarche | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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by Anna Fitzpatrick Whenever I have an idea for something funny to write on the Internet, I have to make sure that it isn’t just something I’ve subconsciously ripped off from writer/webmistress Mallory Ortberg. If there is a joke to be made about...
From: The Billfold | By: Anna Fitzpatrick | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Big Data powers the modern world. What do we gain from Big Data? What do we lose? Al Jazeera America examines the role of technology and the implications of sharing personal information in the network’s first graphic novella, Terms of Service: Understanding...
From: Putting People First | By: Experientia | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Last week, we wrote about OK! magazine’s inventive Jennifer Aniston cover story. This week, once again per Gossip Cop, it’s deja voodoo all over again as the magazine is making up more great stories. With yet another noteworthy twist. It’s one...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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On a Saturday morning in late August 2013, 10-year-old Daniel Chacon awoke early. It was hot, as mornings often are in Bordos de Agua Azul, his neighborhood in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. His family was poor, barely scraping together a living by selling...
From: Business Insider | By: Jeremy Relph | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Oozing pumpkins. Need we say more? [Youtube via: Swissmiss] SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR OUR REFRIGERATOR DOOR. “Our refrigerator door is currently accepting your artwork, personal essays, short fiction, and poetry for submission. Please know that we...
From: Art Fag City | By: Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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When it's hard to tell the difference between a former White House press secretary and a hipster media CEO, times have changed....
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Reviewing Harold Holzer’s Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion, Gary Wills marvels at how the president deftly handled newspaper editors and reporters, noting that journalism in his day “was a dirty game by later standards,...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The first major retrospective of Paul Strand's work in nearly 50 years presents him as not only a critical figure in the history of modern art, but seeks to re-affirm his place as one of the founders of photography as we know it today....
From: Time | By: Richard Conway | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Quartz Editor-in-Chief Kevin Delaney announced Wednesday that ideas editor Mitra Kalita will become executive editor-at-large for Quartz, charged with “spearheading projects” that “build up our readership and journalism globally.” In a memo to...
From: Poynter Online | By: Benjamin Mullin | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Serial could build on the success of This American Life and Radiolab to produce the most ambitious narrative nonfiction ever delivered via your ears....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Ravi Somaiya delves into Facebook’s impact on journalism: The social media company is increasingly becoming to the news business what Amazon is to book publishing — a behemoth that provides access to hundreds of millions of consumers and wields enormous...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Today's young adults see new discoveries both as a source of awe and a means for innovation....
From: The Atlantic | By: Alexandra Ossola | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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They're positioning the new site "Sugar String" as a well-funded competitor to Wired, but reporters are not allowed to mention NSA spying (in which Verizon was an enthusiastic partner) or net neutrality (which Verizon has devoted itself to killing, with...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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It's a great time for technology journalism, with hundreds of sites all working very hard to bring you exhaustive coverage of their specialist field. Verizon, however, clearly doesn't feel that it's getting enough attention, which is why it's......
From: Engadget | By: Daniel Cooper | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Jake Gyllenhaals accident-chasing cameraman is a direct descendant of characters in classics such as Network, Broadcast News and even Anchorman. Steve Rose scans cinema history for a small-screen newshound who isnt an amoral egomaniac Interview: Jake...
From: The Guardian | By: Steve Rose | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Into that good night(click to view full) The 5th-generation F-22A Raptor fighter program has been the subject of fierce controversy, with advocates and detractors aplenty. On the one hand, the aircraft offers full stealth, revolutionary radar and sensor...
From: Defense Industry Daily | By: Joe Katzman | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Alstory Simon's confession gained international attention in 1999, largely because of an investigation by a journalism professor and a team of students from Northwestern University that helped secure Anthony Porter's release just days before he was to...
From: Las Vegas Sun | Friday, October 31, 2014
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I applied to transfer out of George Washington University for the Spring 2015 semester, and I've no idea where to go from here.I've applied to Temple and NYU for Journalism, and I just got accepted to Temple University's Journalism program for the Spring...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: ourt | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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London (AFP) - Britain's security services are set to clash with parliament and the country's powerful press over revelations that police secretly used a controversial law to identify journalists' sources, triggering a wider debate about media freedom...
From: Business Insider | By: James Pheby | Friday, October 31, 2014
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We have provided insights into some of the major reasons for improving aspects of the journalism industry. These reasons are varied and many. We have also made it assertively eloquent that our focus is not restricted to print journalism per se. In fact...
From: Modern Ghana | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Freelance journalist Evan Gahr, who is white and Jewish, is trying to apply for an $85,000 one-year investigative journalism fellowship run by BuzzFeed and the Columbia Journalism School seeking to...
From: New York Post | By: Keith J. Kelly | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Shorter Christina Hoff Summers: “It’s about ethics in gaming journalism.”...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: Scott Lemieux | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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"That really bodes ill for The Intercept."
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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If the mainstream media had a mantra these days, it would be "The Pope Is Just Like Us!" A recent variation on the meme of Francis as an earth-shattering revolutionary is the press's guiding interpretation of  the pope's address to the Pontifical...
From: Get Religion | By: Dawn Eden | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I was only vaguely aware that Russia Today existed until our venerable chum Paul Marks mentioned it for the hundredth time, usually whilst he was sharpening a cavalry sabre (I may have imagined that last bit). So eventually I just bit the bullet (picked...
From: Samizdata | By: Perry de Havilland (London) | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Earlier this week, New York magazine’s Andrew Rice reported that journalist Matt Taibbi had left First Look Media, the journalism startup of eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar. Today four of Taibbi’s former colleagues reveal, in a detailed blog post...
From: Gawker | By: J.K. Trotter | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Matt Taibbi has left Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media before Taibbi's digital magazine, Racket, ever debuted. First Look is still publishing The Intercept, and that magazine's Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill, and John Cook have chosen...
From: MetaFilter | By: graymouser | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Jake Gyllenhaal's new movie Nightcrawler hits theaters this weekend. It's a disturbing tale of a young L.A. reporter that gets involved in the world of underground crime journalism. The reviews have been mostly ecstatic, making it Gyllenhaal's most buzzed-about...
From: Rolling Stone | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Priceless: The faces of the rest of the Lakers in this video.
From: The Big Lead | By: thebiglead2013 | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Here’s what rights groups and other powerful people had to say about the Apple CEO’s announcement
From: Time | By: emilystraus | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Sister 2 Sister is out of print, at least for now. The 26-year-old entertainment magazine targeting African-American females will suspend subscriber and newsstand-based print publication and instead go digital. See photos: Christina Aguilera Dresses...
From: The Wrap | By: Travis Reilly | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Of course Ben Bradlee was raised as an Episcopalian. This is Washington, D.C., and he was one of the giants of the city, a titan from his days consulting with (and covering) John F. Kennedy, Jr., to his final years working hard to encourage a new generation...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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On Nov. 3, Time magazine will publish an article that has a few people in charge of educating our future a little steamed. The focus is America’s teachers. The story is “Rotten Apples.” The premise gets even worse – it’s nearly impossible...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I mentioned yesterday that he cited a bevy of experts who belong to the enemy camp of Hizbullah but this really reveals ignorance, if nothing else: "Hezbollah reportedly pressured Web sites to have the video removed."  How can Hizbullah pressure website...
From: The Angry Arab News Service | By: As'ad AbuKhalil | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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In case you missed it, you should definitely watch both the prelude and the Anita Sarkeesian interview from last night's Colbert Report: Much in the same way Colbert recently dragged the whole Hachette vs. Amazon dispute into the mainstream, this is...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The MSNBC show left behind by Chuck Todd now has a host in the form of José Díaz-Balart, who will anchor an expanded “Daily Rundown” from 9 a.m.-11 a.m., individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. Also read:  MSNBC's President Phil...
From: The Wrap | By: Jordan Chariton | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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?Nightcrawler? is an utterly fascinating plunge into the ethical cesspool of freelance video journalism in the TMZ age.Click to Continue »...
From: Charlotte Observer | By: McClatchy-Tribune News Service (Roger Moore) | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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1. Thirty years after the world’s worst chemical plant disaster, we must do more to avoid repeating that calamity. By Anna Lappé in Al Jazeera America 2. Taking medicine on a schedule is key to fighting Malaria, and simple text message reminders are...
From: Time | By: tarekrizk | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Colbert ReportGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Colbert Report on Facebook The issue of GamerGate drew attention from Stephen Colbert this week when he welcomed to The Colbert Report Anita Sarkeesian, the video game...
From: GeekSugar | By: Kelly-Schwarze | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Digital news sites are finding great ways to cultivate audience engagement and to help people find the signal in all the noise. But to cultivate genuine trustworthiness, digital journalists will need to launch Transparency 2.0 on a major scale, harnessing...
From: Psychology Today | By: Patrick L. Plaisance, Ph.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Noah Davis talks to Wait But Why writer Tim Urban about the newsletter concept, the research process, and escaping "money-flushing toilet" status....
From: Miller McCune | By: Noah Davis | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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