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When opponents strike a telling blow, don't counterattack directly. Instead, hit back at the attackers. This is the mainstream media's stratagem for dealing with the series of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials talking about making...
From: Get Religion | By: Jim Davis | Friday, July 31, 2015
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In Puerto Rico, July is the cruelest month. It opens with an ironic bang on Fourth of July weekend, with U.S. Independence Day also a holiday, despite the U.S. territory having its own independence movement--no fireworks, but plenty of beach, barbecue,...
From: TV Squad | By: Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Friday, July 31, 2015
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No country has done more to democratize and raise Europe's living standards
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Freedom of the Press Foundation this week filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department over their unpublished rules for using National Security Letters and so-called informal “exigent letters” to conduct surveillance...
From: Boing Boing | By: Trevor Timm | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Some months ago, an imagery analyst was sitting in his curtained cubicle at Hurlburt Field airbase in Florida watching footage transmitted from a drone above one of the battlefields in the War on Terror. If he thought the images showed someone doing...
From: Truthout | Friday, July 31, 2015
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July 31 (Reuters) - An anti-abortion group that released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood staff discussing the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue was sued on Friday by a group of abortion providers seeking to block the release of recordings...
From: AOL Television | By: Mollie Reilly | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The German prosecutors who dropped all action against the US and UK spy-agencies who trampled German law and put the whole nation, up to and including Chancellor Angela Merkel, under surveillance, have decided instead to open an investigation into the...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Friday, July 31, 2015
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   LOS ANGELES (TheStreet) -- MSNBC is going back to its roots by focusing on news rather than commentary--and betting heavily that audiences will forgive disgraced anchor Brian Williams. The struggling Comcast-owned cable network has jettisoned three...
From: TheStreet | By: Eric Kelsey | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Body-Camera Footage Fuels Viewers' Outrage Networks Show Video of Fatal Cincinnati Encounter Despite competing news from a heat wave and the discovery of  possible debris from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared last year, the indictment...
From: The Root | By: Richard Prince | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Will McAvoy, a TV journalist in the HBO drama The Newsroom, tells a colleague: "I don't believe in censorship, but I'm a big believer in self-censorship." It's a simple principle that guided generations of journalists and news organizations in America...
From: AOL Television | By: S. Kumar | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Part 2 – Emily’s Story: Seeking Help in an Imperfect Mental Health System By Emily Wu Truong In honor of July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Guest Blogger Emily Wu Truong, who received a fellowship from the Entertainment Industries...
From: 8 Asians | By: Guest Writer | Friday, July 31, 2015
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It's the prize no one should have to win. When The Daniel Pearl Award was presented to the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, everyone who rose to applaud knew it came at a terrible cost. The Los Angeles Press Club created the award to honor "courage...
From: AOL Television | By: Devra Maza | Friday, July 31, 2015
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What the Oscar-nominated documentary “Super Size Me” was to the fast-food industry, “That Sugar Film” endeavors to be for businesses that are invested in refined sugar, a nearly unavoidable additive in the majority of processed edibles on...
From: Roger Ebert | By: Susan Wloszczyna | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The last time a German journalist was charged with treason was in 1962, when the editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel was prosecuted for publishing secret documents about the German defense forces.
From: Global Voices | By: Lena Nitsche | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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IN RECENT years a variety of global names in journalism have been put forward as potential buyers of the Financial Times. But it came as a surprise when, on July 23rd, the FT’s owner, Pearson, announced that it was selling the newspaper to Nikkei of...
From: The Economist | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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If you write online, you know that a final, tedious part of the process is adding tags to your story before sending it out to the wider world. Tags and keywords in articles help readers dig deeper into related stories and topics, and give search audiences...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Justin Ellis | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Campaign journalism isn't just the worst -- horserace nonsense actively obscures how the rich bought the system...
From: Salon.com | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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The organization claims the deceptively edited footage shows Dr. Savita Ginde, vice president and medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, negotiating the sale of fetal tissue. Image: Shutterstock The post Center for Medical Progress...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Teddy Wilson | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Originally published on RYOT.org (29 July 2015) As Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj work through their bad blood, there's no better time to take stock of how artists, fans, and critics snub and snipe at one another. Amid clashes in the music world, are we...
From: AOL Television | By: William Cheng | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Part 1 – Emily’s Story: Living with Perfectionism & Depression By Emily Wu Truong In honor of July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Guest Blogger Emily Wu Truong, who received a fellowship from the Entertainment Industries...
From: 8 Asians | By: Guest Writer | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- The American Journalism Review will stop publishing online, bringing to an end 38 years of reporting on the news media.Lucy
From: Taiwan News | By: Associated Press | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The American Journalism Review will stop publishing online, bringing to an end 38 years of reporting on the news media.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The American Journalism Review will stop publishing online, bringing to an end 38 years of reporting on ...
From: Las Vegas Sun | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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JOURNALISM: A CNN Founder Answers Why The Media Is Often One-Sided When It Comes To Guns.
From: Instapundit | By: Glenn Reynolds | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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LAST Thursday, Nigerian media professionals and others within the pen fraternity gathered to celebrate and honour one of their own, a man widely regarded as a leading icon and doyen of Nigerian journalism and one who had significantly contributed and...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: adekunle | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Short on resources, University of Maryland closes the curtain on a media watchdog.        ...
From: USA Today | Friday, July 31, 2015
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American Journalism Review will cease operation after almost 38 years of publication. The announcement was made on the publication’s website Friday evening. The news comes exactly two years after it ceased the production of its print edition. The magazine...
From: Poynter Online | By: Gurman Bhatia | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Happy Friday! Here’s some weekend reading (if you just can’t get enough of journalism, writing or the media,) gathered from good stuff published on Medium this week and last. Thanks to Katie Hawkins-Gaar and Vidisha Priyanka for helping to curate....
From: Poynter Online | By: Kristen Hare | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Seven years ago, Rupert Murdoch ended the 105-year-long ownership of the Wall Street Journal by the Bancroft family, when he bought the paper for $5 billion. Employees, readers, and investors were terrified that Murdoch might turn the Journal into, say,...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Michael Levin | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The effort to unionize Salon is apparently off to a rockier start than some staffers had hoped.  Editorial employees of the online news site announced unanimously earlier this month that they intended to join the Writers Guild of America, East, the...
From: AOL Television | By: Dave Jamieson | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon’s “Best of Enemies,” which premiered at Sundance in January and opens in Los Angeles on Friday, is a highly entertaining historical document that quietly manages to be both very funny and deeply depressing. It’s...
From: The Wrap | By: Steve Pond | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Never have so many done so much to reveal so little than in the collected journalism about presidential nomination contests. The personality-driven trivia. The hokey generalizations. The bogs of conventional wisdom. The day-by-day scorekeeping that ends...
From: Free Republic | By: Talking Points Memo | Friday, July 31, 2015
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‘For the good of media freedom’, Germany’s prosecutor general suspends investigation into reporters who said state planned to boost surveillance A treason investigation into two journalists who reported that the German state planned to boost online...
From: The Guardian | By: Kate Connolly in Berlin | Friday, July 31, 2015
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It would appear that Madame Mrs. Secretary President-Elect (Almost) Hillz R. Clinton is a tad miffed that the New York Times published a completely not true in any way whatsoever story about her last week, gosh, can’t imagine why! First, the Times...
From: Wonkette | By: Kaili Joy Gray | Friday, July 31, 2015
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And if you hurt me That’s OK, baby, only words bleed Inside these pages you just hold me And I won’t ever let you go Mike Florio’s favorite Olde English poem I’m not really good at this. Always been a big proponent of the old Irish Goodbye myself,...
From: Kissing Suzy Kobler | By: oldjamesksk | Friday, July 31, 2015
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After days of rumors running rampant, WWE officially confirmed this past Monday that this year's SummerSlam pay-per-view will be four hours long, making it the only event other than WrestleMania to share that length in the company's illustrious history....
From: Bleacher Report | By: Graham GSM Matthews | Friday, July 31, 2015
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A years-spanning saga that tells the story of the rise, fall and ramifications of the L.A. hip-hop group N.W.A. — Niggaz Wit Attitudes — “Straight Outta Compton” has the energy of gangsta rap even as it keeps to a conventional structure we’ve...
From: The Wrap | By: James Rocchi | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Walter Palmer, the 55-year-old Minnesota dentist and “trophy” hunter who admitted killing the beloved African lion known as “Cecil,” is now a fugitive, after the Zimbabwe government in Harare made its first official statement on the lion-killing,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jonathan Vankin | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The book everyone is talking about right now: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Go get it!“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”In a profound work that pivots...
From: Literanista | By: Valerie M. Russo | Friday, July 31, 2015
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One of the strangest scenes you'll ever see on a Major League Baseball diamond unfolded Wednesday night at Citi Field in New York City It began with reports from Twitter, continued with a Mets player openly crying on the field mid-game — and ended...
From: Mashable | By: Sam Laird | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Almost exactly nine years ago, I received an invite email from a group of fellow Deadspin commenters who had recently started a humor blog about the NFL. After first asking whether that I was, in fact, a huge football fan and was willing to write once...
From: Kissing Suzy Kobler | By: christmasape | Friday, July 31, 2015
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This is another in a series of articles by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press covering legal issues that affect journalists. RCFP’s Legal Fellow Kristin Bergman wrote this article. In this 2011 file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary...
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In the aftermath of The New York Times' latest case of journalistic malpractice against Hillary Clinton, the Clinton campaign is firing back. In a letter to the Executive Editor of The Times, the Clinton campaign says: I feel obliged to put into context...
From: Daily Kos | By: Barbara Morrill | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Good morning. Amid magazine’s turmoil, a rocker’s kind words Among those "in the house" Thursday night for U2's knockout concert at Madison Square Garden in New York was Jann Wenner, the Rolling Stone founder and boss. It must have been music to...
From: Poynter Online | By: James Warren | Friday, July 31, 2015
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A University of California at Berkeley student called out NBC News on Twitter on Wednesday for its poor choice of photos in a tweet about Sam DuBose, an unarmed black man fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop. NBC’s headline announced...
From: TV Squad | By: Hilary Hanson | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Spotlight chronicles The Boston Globe's 2002 Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalism that exposed the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal, uncovering both that some priests had been abusing children for decades and that the church tried to cover...
From: Under the Radar | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Late in 2013, the LA Times published information from applications processed by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department that showed the agency was generally unconcerned by past misconduct and illegal behavior by applicants -- especially if those applicants...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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