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What hope do we have of reform when the news outlets we trust to expose this abuse are guilty of it themselves?...
From: Salon.com | By: Aviva Chomsky, TomDispatch.com | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The New York Times is changing to keep up with, well, the times. The paper’s executive editor Dean Baquet sent a lengthy memo to his staff this week that addresses the way the Times’ newsroom “is experimenting and adapting as we move into our...
From: The Wrap | By: Brian Flood | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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A week and a half ago, just as a blizzard was barreling up the East Coast, I traveled to my hometown, Canandaigua, NY, and before a standing-room-only audience of more than 400 at Finger Lakes Community College, had a conversation with author and climate...
From: Parent Dish | By: Michael Winship | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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A salt truck drives through Times Square in New York City during the blizzard that took place on January 23, 2016. (Photo: blvdone / Shutterstock.com) A week and a half ago, just as a blizzard was barreling up the East Coast, I traveled to my hometown,...
From: Truthout | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Why is the press treating a wealthy, 35-year-old political operative like she's still a White House kid?
From: Politico | By: Jack Shafer | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Flipper, the famous bottlenose dolphin of the 1964 TV series, is fondly remembered by most baby boomers. But many don’t realize that his trainer was Ric O’Barry, who later went on to star in the blockbuster documentary, The Cove, which peeled away...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Nancy Bailey | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Texan Cites Network in Spreading Falsehood About Carson "CNN has accused the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz of making false statements about the network's reporting on the campaign of GOP rival Ben Carson," Mark Joyella reported...
From: The Root | By: Richard Prince | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Anti-abortion activist David Daleiden indicated on Thursday that he would reject a plea deal after being arrested for creating a fake ID and attempting to buy fetal tissue during an undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood. After Daleiden turned...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: David | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Jason McIntyre published a story yesterday about CBS Sports and the destructive power of aggregation. Many, including writers for this (...)
From: The Big Lead | By: Ty Duffy | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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It was one of the odder headlines I’ve seen lately: "Suicide fears, if not actual suicides, rise in wake of Mormon same-sex policy." Underneath is a narrative of how last fall’s announcement of a revised policy on membership requirements for gay...
From: Get Religion | By: Julia Duin | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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(Photo: Paper Delivery via Shutterstock) In our post-modern (or post-post-modern?) age, we are supposedly transcending the material certainties of the past. The virtual world of the Internet is replacing the "real," material world, as theory asks us...
From: Truthout | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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A new study from the University of Bristol's Intelligent Systems Laboratory (ISL), led by Nello Cristianini, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, and social scientist, Dr Cynthia Carter, Senior Lecturer in the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and...
From: Geekosystem | By: Teresa Jusino | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Michael Feeney, a former New York Daily News reporter and president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, has died at the young age of 32. According to the New York Daily News, Feeney was only a few short days away from starting his dream...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Lindsay McCane | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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It’s a two-person race and it couldn’t be tighter. Just days after splitting Iowa votes in two, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will look for an outright win in New Hampshire tonight. While Clinton won by a nose, expect both sides to fight...
From: The Wrap | By: Itay Hod | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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In a special Where Are They Now? interview with Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Pintauro the childhood star from Who's the Boss admitted to being HIV positive and abusing methamphetamine. He later discussed his status with Candace Cameron Bure and Raven Symone...
From: AOL Television | By: Reggie Cameron | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The pro-Rubio spin is the result of largely bogus expectations, while some downplay Bernie's achievement...
From: Salon.com | By: Sean Illing | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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I've been hearing some chatter about Citizens United lately among progressives who seem to think that Hillary Clinton backed the law that gutted the campaign finance regulations...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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This week one of my favorite podcasts, WNYC’s Note to Self, is featuring a project called Infomagical. Every day the show is sharing new challenges designed to help listeners cope with information overload. We all know that feeling of being so far...
From: Xconomy | By: Wade Roush | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucus on Monday night with a decent 28 to 24 advantage over rival Donald Trump, giving him momentum as the February 9 primaries in New Hampshire approaches. However, reports on Tuesday claimed...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Val Powell | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Now that the whole OJ Simpson drama has been rehashed for entertainment, the stand-out star of the event, Dominick Dunne, has gone silent, as he has passed away. But still around are his missives from the courtroom, published in Vanity Fair and reprinted...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Amy Feinstein | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Good to know.
From: The Big Lead | By: Kyle Koster | Friday, February 5, 2016
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      I, like quite a few other people, caught the first part of that O.J. Simpson mini series on FX. And I have to say that it was rather good. A little campy, but good. Cuba Gooding, Jr., in my opinion, is a very underrated actor. Anyway,...
From: The Field Negro | By: field negro | Friday, February 5, 2016
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I never know quite what to make of the Huffington Post. Is it a news publication? An advocacy commentary site? A combination of the two? This is a topic members of the GetReligion team have been debating for years, since our focus here is on mainstream...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Were not racist. We're the media Originally published on Substance She's a slender woman with long black hair. It's perfectly straight and blowing slightly in the wind as I meet her in the parking lot. Her smile is warm and pleasant and nothing about...
From: Parent Dish | By: Albert Serna Jr | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Every year, generally around Hanukkah, my news feed gets inundated with article like “10 Black Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Jewish (#7 Will Blow Your MIND!).” These curated masterpieces of investigative journalism typically run the classics: Sammy...
From: Tablet Magazine | By: MaNishtana | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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For Apology magazine, everything goes. Whenever I discuss independent mag publishing with anyone—and in the occasional moments that I seriously consider whether I should join the mag-making club and create my own from scratch too—I always find myself...
From: Mag Culture | By: Madeleine Morley | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Media matters. Reporting matters. I feel like I say this all the time, but I'll say it again - what people write, both in fiction and in journalism is important, because it helps shape our cultures, our society, and our worldviews. The ability to create...
From: Geekosystem | By: Teresa Jusino | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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In the world of journalism I'm constantly on a deadline. For years I've experienced the adrenaline of working with a limited timetable under high pressure and higher expectations. This rush is something that I'm hoping to keep in my life for a long time...
From: Urlesque | By: Tyler Sinclair Kendall | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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At the end of January, we all giggled together about how LOL, David Daleiden of the Center For Medical Progress, the guy who made those fake videos that supposedly show Planned Parenthood selling grande WRITHING BABY PARTS smoothies (with whipped cream...
From: Wonkette | By: Evan Hurst | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The Orchard has acquired all North American distribution rights to director Antonio Campos’ drama “Christine,” which stars Rebecca Hall as TV news reporter Christine Chubbuck, the company announced Thursday. “Christine” recently premiered in...
From: The Wrap | By: Jeff Sneider | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Good news, the New York Times had a higher profit in 2015 than it did in 2014. That extra profit did not come from an increase in revenue as digital finally offset the momentous decline in print—how great would that be???—but from the Times’ now-longstanding...
From: The Awl | By: Matt Buchanan | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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LOS ANGELES — Move over, Maker Studios. According to a new report from ComScore, BroadbandTV (BBTV) is now the largest multi-platform network worldwide, outpacing Maker, Fullscreen, Machinima Entertainment and Collective Digital Studio (now rebranded...
From: Mashable | By: Saba Hamedy | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The Big Lead takes a deep and very sobering dive.
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Truth," is available now On Demand. Need help finding a movie to watch? Let TWC find the best fit for...
From: Indiewire | By: Zack Sharf | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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If you’re cross-posting material online, being paid to include links in a post, or linking to material which raises ethical challenges around taste and decency, there are two snippets of HTML you should be aware of. Here’s a quick guide… Cross...
From: Online Journalism Blog | By: Paul Bradshaw | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Present Barack Obama's visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore, located in the old Catonsville suburb, was an event that was both important and symbolic for a number of reasons. For starters, violence linked to the rise of the Islamic State, as well...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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In December, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, sent a letter to the York City Department of Education stating, "the City is still not fully compliant, and children with disabilities and their families are being denied...
From: That's Fit | By: Janice S. Lintz | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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News that another local paper or TV news show is cutting back or closing down may lead to a resigned
From: Editor and Publisher | By: Adreana Young | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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What would our democracy be like without a vigorous press? Unfortunately, we might be on the verge of finding out. The press has always been absolutely crucial to our system of government. The press uncovers the truth about government and discloses it...
From: Parent Dish | By: Cody Cain | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The first issue of Playboy's non-nude era is here.  Playboy's March issue is the first to embrace a new look and a new mantra. There is now a commitment to "art, literature and long-form journalism," along with "an entirely contemporary take on photographing...
From: AOL Television | By: Cavan Sieczkowski | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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So we have reached the early days of February, once again. My name remains on the masthead as GetReligion begins its 12th year of publication, but that is testimony more to Terry Mattingly’s deep loyalty to his friends and religion-beat colleagues...
From: Get Religion | By: Douglas LeBlanc | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Michael W. Ferro Jr., the majority owner of the Chicago Sun-Times’ parent company, has significantly expanded his media holdings without straying far from home. In an unusual transaction, a company led by Ferro has bought a 20 percent stake in Sun-Times’...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Staff | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Tragically, 2015 was the deadliest year on record for black trans and gender non conforming women with the total number of murder victims ranging from 21-25. Our average life expectancy is a paltry 35 years, less than half that of the average cisgender...
From: AOL Television | By: Cherno Biko | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The New York Times Company relied on digital growth and some price increases to offset its print business declining — and it worked, at least, this quarter. The newspaper of record reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.31 on a diluted basis, or...
From: The Wrap | By: Tony Maglio | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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In Launching the Innovation Renaissance I argued that students were not graduating with the degrees that pay (see also my piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education). In 2009 the U.S. graduated 37,994 students with bachelor’s degrees in computer and...
From: Marginal Revolution | By: Alex Tabarrok | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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In October 1958, Edward R. Murrow, never a stranger to controversy, delivered his "Wires and Lights in a Box" speech before the Radio-Television News Directors Association. In it, Murrow spoke of journalistic responsibility and warned of the dangers......
From: The Hill | By: Ross Rosenfeld, contributor | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders attended another (yes, another) CNN town hall, which wasn’t a genuine town hall in the sense that guests were pre-invited and vetted. Presumably, all questions were arranged in advance, as well, but the Bern took...
From: Warming Glow | By: Kimberly Ricci | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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In his moment of triumph in Iowa, Ted Cruz did not forget to say that it was the American people, not the media, who had chosen him. A supporter emphasized the point by waving a placard in front of the camera, urging viewers -- “Don’t believe the...
From: Reuters | By: John Lloyd | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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A review of the action, cliches and characters of the campaign 36 hours before the polls open
From: Irish Times | By: Jim Carroll | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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With so much data available to journalists today, it can be difficult to sift through and determine whether it’s good
From: Editor and Publisher | By: Nu Yang | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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