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This column has again reviewed hundreds of papers over the past year and tried to select a diverse mix of research that speaks to important issues. Here are a dozen papers from 2014 that we feel may be worth your time. We asked Amy Schmitz Weiss, associate...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: John Wihbey | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The Kahoku Shimpo, a major newspaper in Tohoku, is publishing English translations of its unique first-hand accounts of the March 11, 2011 "triple disaster" with the help of Harvard University.
From: Global Voices | By: Nevin Thompson | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Like many graduate degrees, a Master of Fine Arts carries rising costs and brings limited job prospects. So why are more Americans pursuing one?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Bourree Lam | Friday, December 19, 2014
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“There seems to be no leading candidate for Word (or Phrase) of the Year,” writes Allan Metcalf, executive director of the American Dialect Society, in the Lingua Franca blog. That lack, he maintains, “will make discussion and voting more lively”...
From: Fritinancy | By: Nancy Friedman | Friday, December 19, 2014
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by Nikole Hannah-Jones FB.init({ appId : '229862657130557', // App ID status : true, // check login status cookie : true, // enable cookies to allow the server to access the session xfbml : true // parse XFBML }); ProPublica Share on Facebook Share on...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Friday, December 19, 2014
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A source in Washington says, “The authorization language is essentially a recommendation, and we’re not expecting it to result in any new appropriations for Russian media or civil society.”
From: Global Voices | By: Kevin Rothrock | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors is decrying what he called a "massive failure" of journalism ethics that has unfairly tarnished the school's image....
From: Fox News | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors is decrying what he called a "massive failure" of journalism ethics that has unfairly tarnished the school's image....
From: Fox News | Friday, December 19, 2014
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by Michelle Dean The news about humanity is never very good when it comes from Reddit, is it? Today’s contribution comes via an editorial at WIRED. Its authors, Elena Glassman, Neha Narula and Jean Yang, are scientists at MIT. They described the gendered...
From: The Atlantic | By: Michelle Dean | Friday, December 19, 2014
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We have a focus on wellness, prevention, chronic disease management, and finding ways to deliver health care in the most cost-effective setting...
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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We already discussed the rather unbelievable (in that they are, literally, unbelievable) claims from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood that he didn't know he was working with the MPAA's top outside lawyer when he had that same lawyer, Tom Perrelli...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Conflating terrorism and madness is a very old mistake, with a special history in France
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Friday, December 19, 2014
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f there’s a news outlet you would expect to be ahead of the curve in digital media, it might be Wired. The San Francisco-based magazine of technology has been at it longer than just about anyone; it launched HotWired.com back in 1994, with completely...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Caroline O'Donovan | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Christmas is coming, and so are new year’s resolutions. If yours is to get some journalistic work experience, then we’d like to hear from you  – if you feel you… Continue readingThe post Spectator internships 2015: applications open appeared...
From: Spectator | By: Fraser Nelson | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Rapper Bobby Shmurda has pled not guilty to federal guns and weapons charges.  Get the deets on his case inside and watch Bill Cosby's lawyers slam a controversial report from the NY Post.   "Hot N*gga" rapper Bobby Shmurda, who was arrested on Wednesday...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The Daily Mirror has today splashed on the fact that Rupert Harrison, chief economic adviser to the British government, has had a pay increase and is now on £95,000. Outrageous,… Continue readingThe post Why is George Osborne’s aide paid £95,000?...
From: Spectator | By: Fraser Nelson | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The history of The National ENQUIRER is well documented in a new, must-see documentary Enquiring Minds: The Untold Story of the Man Behind the National Enquirer, focusing on the publication’s 88-year history, and its’ undeniable influence on American...
From: OK Magazine | By: okstaff | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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by Michelle Dean I got a little unlucky with the timing of yesterday’s post about Sony, which went up right before we learned that Sony was pulling The Interview from release. And also before we learned that federal officials believe North Korea really...
From: The Atlantic | By: Michelle Dean | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The final installment of the acclaimed podcast managed to deliver a satisfying ending, even if it left listeners with more questions than it answered....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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I remember the early summer day in Moscow well. I had one day to myself to explore a bit of the city after conducting a two-day workshop for Russian regional publishers. By late afternoon, I was ready to return to the hotel and prepare for the next morning’s...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Friday, December 19, 2014
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by Phoebe Maltz Bovy Reihan Salam dissects the concept of white privilege, making reference to a piece I wrote on the concept of privilege generally. He agrees with me that privilege-checking as sensitivity-signaling is silly, and I agree with him that...
From: The Atlantic | By: Phoebe Maltz Bovy | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Delightfully free of finger-pointing, cheap nostalgia, or breathless boosterism, the book makes the point that only through an understanding of this troubled city’s history can one hope to understand its current woes and its possible ways forward. ...
From: The Millions | By: Bill Morris | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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It's cool, Big Sean, we totally get it -- you don't want the world to think you're dating a small child, even if she is chicken nugget sized (way more adorable that way)....
From: College Candy | By: College Candy | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Short Read: Belle and Sebastian's glossy new album has strains of disco and journalism. For Hazel Sheffield, it shows just how far they've come From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2015 Belle and Sebastian’s audience divides into two camps....
From: More Intelligent Life | By: Anonymous | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Whether Sarah Koenig and company bring us closure or just leave us in the lurch Sopranos-style, one storyline is sure to be continued: has Serial changed the game for "longform" podcasting? The post Serial’s Transformation of Audio Journalism Is Just...
From: Wired | By: Nathan Mattise | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The bundle is dead; long live the bundle. But this isn’t the familiar 20th-century package of paper and ink. It’s a bundle that lives as code, often assembled by other bits of code, and almost invariably run by people who write code, not words. The...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Alfred Hermida | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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We’re not sure what’s more depressing about this story alleging that CIA torture contractors may have used dogs to rape detainees in Afghanistan: The possibility that it happened, our realization that the CIA hasn’t given us any reason to think...
From: Wonkette | By: Doktor Zoom | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Everyone has predictions for what 2015 will bring the media industry, but only one has made me cross my fingers and hope it’s true. It’s that 2015 will be the year the push notification grows up. As part of Nieman Lab’s Journalism Predictions for...
From: Media Bistro | By: Karen Fratti | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Why should journalists be interested in web security? You may not fear your social media accounts being hacked by propagandists, your email hacked by companies you write about, or your phone records being seen by police, but there is another good...
From: Online Journalism Blog | By: Paul Bradshaw | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Illustrated PressI love when two of my favorite things become one, like Illustrated Press, which is a combination of journalism and comics currently based in Chicago. The collaborative efforts of reporter Darryl Holliday and illustrator Erik Rodriguez...
From: A.V. Club | By: Becca James, Josh Modell, Caitlin PenzeyMoog | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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WASHINGTON — The First Family departed for their annual Hawaii vacation on Friday at dusk after President Barack Obama wrapped up the year upbeat at a news conference — which intentionally featured only female reporters asking questions.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Lynn Sweet | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Sarah Koenig and her team produced a feat of experimental journalism about a murder
From: Irish Times | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Journalist Charles C. Johnson (center), seen here signing the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution We generally ignore the exploits of conservative "journalists" here, but when last we saw Charles C. Johnson I believe he was being arrested for his bold invasion...
From: Daily Kos | By: Hunter | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Stacy Brown, the freelance reporter who got Bill Cosby to break his silence says the comedian’s comments are being “totally misconstrued.” “He was not asking for any favors, he was asking for fairness,” Brown told TheWrap. “He knew he was...
From: The Wrap | By: Itay Hod | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In today's age of HDTV and 50+-inch screens dominating our living rooms, more than ever television is a visual medium. And by now you probably have noticed that attractive women are more the rule than the exception in the world of cable news. Fox tends...
From: Mediaite | By: Joe Concha | Friday, December 19, 2014
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"Our tightly knit community has experienced the full fury of drive-by journalism in the 21st century," said Chairman Rector George K. Martin....
From: MSNBC | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Women in technology continued to be a big problem this week, insisting that somehow the fact that they are women was even noteworthy, AS IF. Let’s start with the genuinely horrible and end with the slightly less horrible, shall we?...
From: Wonkette | By: Doktor Zoom | Friday, December 19, 2014
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We have a positive ID on those shadowy villains who are wreaking havoc. No, not the guys who hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment. Someone much worse: those who are dividing the Church of England over female bishops. It's ... Dun-dun-DUNN! ... the Evangelicals!...
From: Get Religion | By: Jim Davis | Friday, December 19, 2014
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American University | Current The American University School of Communication announced Friday that Julie Drizin will be the first executive director of Current, the news organization devoted to covering non-profit media in America. Drizin is the director...
From: Poynter Online | By: Benjamin Mullin | Friday, December 19, 2014
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News Corp acquired India-based BigDecisions.com, the two companies announced Friday. Also Read: News Corp Misses Earnings Estimates at End of First Standalone Year The interactive business analytics company based in India offers companies and consumers...
From: The Wrap | By: Jordan Chariton | Friday, December 19, 2014
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All week long, right wing smear merchant Chuck C. Johnson has been ranting on Twitter about his goofy theory that North Korea had nothing to do with the Sony hack, claiming to have proof, and demanding apologies from anyone who dared to suggest otherwise....
From: Little Green Footballs | Friday, December 19, 2014
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I remember the early summer day in Moscow well. I had one day to myself to explore a bit of the city after conducting a two-day workshop for Russian regional publishers. By late afternoon, I was ready to return to the hotel and prepare for the next morning’s...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Ken Doctor | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Thanks so much for your contributions to the annual holiday fundraiser so far. I'm always so touched by your generosity and your kind thoughts. In fact, it's one of the reason I do this at this time of year --- it never fails to make...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors is decrying what he called a "massive failure" of journalism ethics that has unfairly tarnished the school's image.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The tough duty of defending the editing of Gamergate Wiki entries for accuracy has fallen to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and he's handling it admirably.
From: Geekosystem | By: Dan Van Winkle | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Welcome to TIME’s Subscriber Q&A, with TIME’s Managing Editor, Nancy Gibbs, who recently selected The Ebola Fighters as TIME’s choice for Person of the Year 2014. You need to be a TIME subscriber to read the Q & A. ($30 a year or 8 cents...
From: Time | By: Melissa August | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Before we posted our family Christmas photo on Facebook, we mailed images of our idealized selves and lives to the people we loved...
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Ketchum named Bill McIntyre director of its Washington, D.C., office. An award-winning communications professional, McIntyre brings more than 25 years of experience in communications to the role, including work in journalism, association communications...
From: Media Bistro | By: Elizabeth S. Mitchell | Friday, December 19, 2014
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