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Tweet This PostI’ve been surfing my usual internet hangouts over the last week or so – in between working on various editing, formatting and sales projects for the Tiny Publishing Bidness – so although I did surf, and read and observe reports on...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Sgt. Mom | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The famous author plots out three most compelling story arcs.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Andrea Ovans | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Tweet This PostA year ago I was dispassionately composing my analysis. Today, when I left the Sprint campus and drove east on 115th Street to turn north on Nall toward I-435, there were TV news vans with telescoping antennae lining the street at the...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Jay Manifold | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Over the next four months, we're coaching Fellows of the Melton Foundation to write stories about inequality and discrimination in their countries for Global Voices.
From: Global Voices | By: Aparna Ray | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Journalism's highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize, has gone to two publications for their coverage of the leak of National Security Agency documents. The award went to two winners: the U.S. website of the British publication "The Guardian" and "The Washington...
From: NPR | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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I shared this in Friday's 10-man rotation when i first got a look at it, but that was apparently a super-hot leak, because when I went to go re-watch it on Monday, the link was broken. (Talk about your all-time classic Internet blunders!) Now, though,...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Dan Devine | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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There are more ways than ever to measure traffic, readership, attention and engagement with our content. But all that means is there are even more things to distract us from the important questions about who we are trying to reach and how....
From: GigaOm | By: Mathew Ingram | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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This year’s Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced, and for the most part the journalism awards went as expected. The big winners are The Washington Post and The Guardian US, both of which were recognized in the Public Service category for their...
From: A.V. Club | By: Andrea Battleground | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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by Natalie McMullen Cliff Kincaid, President of America's Survival Inc., outside the Columbia School of Journalism following the announcement of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners. Kincaid peppered outgoing Pulitzer administrator Sig Gissler during the...
From: The Awl | By: Natalie McMullen | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it....
From: The Atlantic | By: Katty Kay | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Tunisian award-winning collective blog Nawaat has launched its own whistle-blowing platform: Nawaat Leaks.
From: Global Voices | By: Afef Abrougui | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Here's the #Pulitzer citation ..for Guardian and Washington Post pic.twitter.com/DnrGqgusCM— alan rusbridger (@arusbridger) April 14, 2014 Big news on the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners, with potentially big consequences for future whistleblowers and...
From: Boing Boing | By: Xeni Jardin | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Guardian, Washington Post win for surveillance reporting by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Barton Gellman...
From: Salon.com | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Work by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Barton Gellman picks up top honors in journalism for public service.
From: Vanity Fair | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Cent'Anni's attractive-looking menu holds promise, but it needs more work in the execution.
From: Serious Eats | By: Lauren Rothman | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Two years ago, National Geographic Traveler contributing editor Carl Hoffman shared with me an idea for his next book. It struck a chord because when I was ten I was drawn to the subject: the mysterious disappearance in 1961 of Michael Rockefeller in...
From: National Geographic | By: Keith Bellows | Monday, April 14, 2014
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I'm looking for recommendations of books, articles, films or other media about homelessness in the US.Really anything - this is a very open-ended research project - but for example the history of homelessness, intersection with drug use, Vietnam, mental...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: latkes | Monday, April 14, 2014
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New York Times photographers Tyler Hicks and Josh Haner have both won Pulitzer Prizes.
From: Time | By: Richard Conway | Monday, April 14, 2014
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A complete list of all the 2014 Pulitzer Awards for Journalism announced today: Public Service The Guardian US -for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, helping through aggressive reporting to spark a debate...
From: Media Bistro | By: Patrick Tutwiler | Monday, April 14, 2014
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The Washington Post and The Guardian shared journalism's biggest prize on Monday, winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in public service for its reporting on the trove of documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.  The Pulitzer...
From: Business Insider | By: Brett LoGiurato | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Speculation ended Monday afternoon over whether the Pultizer committee would reward The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald and The Washington Post's Barton Gellman for their work based off of NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaked documents, when the two organizations...
From: Mediaite | By: Matt Wilstein | Monday, April 14, 2014
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(NEW YORK) — The Washington Post and the Guardian have won Pulitzer Prizes in public service for revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort. The awards, American journalism’s highest honor, were announced Monday. The newspapers’...
From: Time | By: Mackenzie Yang | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Edward Snowden is in Russia, but his disclosures on Monday were honored with the highest honor in American journalism. The Washington Post and Guardian split the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service journalism for the series of articles that exposed the...
From: The Wrap | By: Jordan Zakarin | Monday, April 14, 2014
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The Pulitzer Prizes, the United States' most prestigious journalism awards that honor news reporting and photography as well as literature, are to be awarded for the 98th time on Monday.   The prizes, awarded by Columbia University, are given in 14...
From: Voice of America | By: Reuters | Monday, April 14, 2014
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(Paul Mirengoff) The Washington Post has received a Pulitzer public service medal for its role in revealing secrets of the National Security Agency (NSA). It’s natural that journalists and those associated with them wish to celebrate this sort of disclosure....
From: Power Line | By: Paul Mirengoff | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Read part one here.“Those institutions and reporters were never as good as their reputations. . . . It was largely—and this was true for decades—a small group of middle-aged, left-of-center, overweight men who decided how all of us should see politics...
From: First Things | By: Forfare Davis | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Hong Kong saves itself in the film from a meteor forecast to hit in 2047, an allegory for when the city is set to lose its democratic political system.
From: Global Voices | By: Abby | Sunday, April 13, 2014
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Konstantins Visnevskis /ShutterstockSometimes, when newspapers are too critical of powerful people, they're dramatically shut down. Other times, they're slowly starved to death—their thornier writers are edged out, their sharper critical edges are...
From: The Stranger | By: Brendan Kiley | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, two of the journalists whose reporting just won their organizations Pulitzers based on the Snowden revelations, have been reluctant to return to America because of various official calls for their arrest; the refusal...
From: Firedoglake | By: Barry Eisler | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Pulitzer Prizes, the United States' most prestigious journalism awards that honor news reporting and photography as well as literature, are to be awarded for the 98th time on Monday....
From: Reuters | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Journalist Lauren Wolfe answers questions after a Conversations in Journalism panel about the criticisms women face when reporting on war. Photo courtesy of Columbia Journalism School.  read more...
From: Bitch Magazine | By: Alissa Fleck | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Community mobilization is a recurring theme when discussing HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and activities. HIV/AIDS organizations, including AIDS.gov, rely on the support of the community to help spread HIV/AIDS prevention and care messages. In addition...
From: AIDS.gov Blog | By: Yumna Bahgat | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The most renowned media critics are usually superficial and craven. That's because -- as one of the greatest in the 20th century, George Seldes, put it -- 'the most sacred cow of the press is the press itself.'
From: Huffington Post | By: Norman Solomon | Sunday, April 13, 2014
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                Toms River, by a friend, Dan Fagin, came out a year ago, to deservedly great reviews. It’s an epic piece of science journalism and a powerful human story, intelligently woven into a compelling narrative. It offers powerful...
From: Big Think | By: David Ropeik | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Ari Melber, Krystal Ball, Abby Huntsman and Toure talk about this year's top Pulitzer Prize winners for journalism and fiction.
From: MSNBC | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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There's a lot of information on the Internet, so it can be hard to know just where to turn when you want a concise explanation of any given subject. That's where TL;DR Wikipedia comes in. They take all of the "knowledge" and "facts" and reduce it to...
From: Geekosystem | By: Dan Van Winkle | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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I finally read the Jonathan Chait race piece you’ve all been complaining about. I agree, it was stupid. It’s a both-sides-do-it take on racial polarization in American politics that Elias Isquith nails: This conceit is baked into the entire piece,...
From: Balloon Juice | By: DougJ | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The most intriguing articles about entertainment we've come across in the past seven days...
From: The Atlantic | By: Ashley Fetters | Sunday, April 13, 2014
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New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson tells Out magazine that she has two back tattoos: Her newspaper’s “T” insignia and “a Crimson Harvard ‘H,’” both of which represent “the two institutions that I revere, that have shaped me.”Read...
From: Gawker | By: J.K. Trotter | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Good news, newspaper reporters of the nation, your job is now only the second worst career choice a person could make. CareerCast’s annual survey of the top 200 jobs placed newspaper journalist at 199, barely edging out lumberjack, at 200. In last...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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A religious journalist in secular journalism? Perish the thought.
From: Religion Dispatches | By: Gwynne Watkins | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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W magazine contributor Catherine Hong has shared a fabulous preview of There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll, the April 22 memoir from trailblazing female music journalist Lisa Robinson. When the interview subject has the kind of stories that Robinson...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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FRUITS OF THE #DROPDROPBOX CAMPAIGN: UC Irvine Should Immediately Rescind Its Invitation to 2014 Commencement Speaker (and War Criminal) Barack Obama. “Unmanned drone strikes have increased rapidly under the Obama administration, killing at least 2,400...
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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As I’ve shared before, I spent a few years of my early childhood in West Monroe, La., where my dad attended the White’s Ferry Road School of Preaching. That now-defunct school was operated by the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ, now known nationally...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Your browser does not support iframes.As the Eagles cut DeSean Jackson and many rumors flew around about why the team would cut a receiver coming off a big season in the prime of his career. During most of that time, even after Washington signed Jackson,...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Frank Schwab | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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I know it is rude and churlish to offer anything but warm congratulations when former colleagues win a major prize—much less journalism’s most prestigious award. I know I am courting a barrage of hostile tweets and emails with these words. I know...
From: The New Republic | By: Benjamin Wittes | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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One year ago today, one minute after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, a journalism student named Dan Lampariello uploaded to his Twitter account a photo of the blast, taken from his vantage point a few blocks down Boylston...
From: Gawker | By: Max Read | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Of all the sins against the craft of journalism, the one I find the most mortal is the acceptance by journalists as axiomatic the notion that "Perception is reality." This is a fine thing for ad men, and for consultants, and for the other witches and......
From: Esquire | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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By Michael J.W. StickingsTruly great journalism is rewarded:The Guardian and the Washington Post have been awarded the highest accolade in US journalism, winning the Pulitzer prize for public service for their groundbreaking articles on the National...
From: The Reaction | By: Michael J.W. Stickings | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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