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The questions from producers run the gamut:  Could a body be stolen from a hospital? What do infectious disease specialists wear during an outbreak? Do surgeons really say “Stat!”? In a bright office building in Beverly Hills, Kate Langrall Folb...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Anna Gorman | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Can a graphic novel really convey the complexities of America's most controversial assassination and the era that gave birth to it?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Noah Gordon | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Last week, the the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China released a paper on the deteriorating reporting conditions that face foreign journalists working in China,
From: China Digital Times | By: josh rudolph | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Rising Voices welcomes seven new grantees from the latest microgrant competition for citizen media outreach projects in Amazonian communities.
From: Global Voices | By: Eduardo Avila | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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.@Cosmopolitan is endorsing candidates for the first time this year. Here's how we decided which candidates to back: http://t.co/da4L0uusKt — Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) September 8, 2014 Elizabeth Nolan Brown praises Cosmopolitan for addressing...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Ah, print journalism. Such a quaint concept. It had its day, though, didn’t it? Hell, I can remember back to the golden age of journalism, when newspapers were thick with ads, healthy travel budgets and large staffs churned massive news coverage as...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Steve Dilbeck | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Solar power is taking off in villages where connecting to the grid is seen as a bad joke.
From: Grist | By: Tim McDonnell | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Being a war photographer is dangerous, grueling, and emotionally taxing work. It puts you on the front line with the soldiers, witnessing pain and violence while documenting it all, making the horror of war that much more difficult to shake off. But...
From: Business Insider | By: Christian Storm | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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When are you folks in the black community going to do something about this asshole in the Oval Orifice that keeps using your orifices as playthings for his policies?The Obama administration is moving to ease access to student loans for parents with...
From: The Market Ticker | By: genesis | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Andrew Maraniss, author of the biography of Perry Wallace, discusses how civil rights played out on a much different sort of court.
From: Popdose | By: Dw. Dunphy | Monday, September 15, 2014
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An incomplete list of all the things you are (apparently) failing at...
From: The Atlantic | By: Megan Garber | Monday, September 15, 2014
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The BBC reports that 81-year-old writer Tie Liu has been detained by police, allegedly for an essay he wrote last month criticizing Party propaganda chief Liu Yunshan: Chinese writer
From: China Digital Times | By: josh rudolph | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Just last week we wrote about the growing number of legal challenges to GCHQ spying. Now here's another one, from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, which is concerned about how blanket surveillance threatens the workings of a free press: The Bureau...
From: Techdirt | By: Glyn Moody | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Seven nods in six categories represents the most nominations of any media outlet in our classThe post Maclean’s earns seven COPA nominations appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Monday, September 15, 2014
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OPEN Cycle, a company building an extremely lightweight and strong mountain bike, was founded in 2011 as a completely open company taking advantage of the new communication tools that I frequently write and speak about. As a brand-new company, the founders...
From: Web Ink Now | By: David Meerman Scott | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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This past weekend at the Medal of Honor convention’s Patriot Award Gala in Knoxville, Tenn., CNN anchor Jake Tapper, author of The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, received the ”Tex” McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism. He...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Monday, September 15, 2014
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A new take on the life and music of Bob Dylan, from way inside the Dylan story. "Another Side of Bob Dylan."
From: WBUR | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Rising Voices grantee The Post-Conflict Research Center recently launched its Balkan Diskurs platform, which will be the space where the participants will be able to share their views following the upcoming October workshops to take place in Sarajevo,...
From: Global Voices | By: Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Patrick Keddie in the LA Review of Books (AP Photo/Hamada Elrasam): JAMMES AND SHAWKAN were in trouble. A police officer was standing on Jammes’s toes and a line of police trucks had arrived. The officer stared into Jammes’s face for...
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Robin Varghese | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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The top 10 museums across the United States based on thousands of user reviews from TripAdvisor range from institutions dedicated to air and space travel, awe-inspiring glass sculptures and journalism. The site decides award winners based on the quantity...
From: Mashable | By: Koromone Koroye | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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I have been offered a somewhat prestigious job in foreign news. I have been working in other areas of journalism for the last decade, but am not particularly well versed in international news. So I am looking to bone up on, basically, the entire history...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: amoeba | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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In August, China’s State Internet Information Office passed a new set of Internet regulations on the use of instant messaging services, requiring users to authenticate
From: China Digital Times | By: Cindy | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Over the summer, a young teenager named Mike Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police. That event sparked weeks of protests and protracted violence that was extensively covered by the news. Yesterday a black actress was allegedly mistaken for a prostitute,...
From: Hip Hop Republican | By: admin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, writing in the Daily Signal, tells the story of former State Department official Raymond Maxwell, a well-respected 21-year diplomat who personally contributed to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign....
From: Commentary Magazine | By: Peter Wehner | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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The Last of Us is a post-apocalyptic video game with a twist: it offers a Photo Mode. TIME LightBox assigned conflict photographer Ashley Gilbertson to enter the game and document its protagonists as they fight to survive in a zombie-infested world....
From: Time | By: Ashley Gilbertson | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Ezra Klein and his data brigade think political science will save us. But expert opinion is why we're in this mess...
From: Salon.com | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Reporters and pundits have noted how the new U.S. Iraq operation lacks much legal pretext, both internationally and domestically, for several weeks now. Which means it was time for crack reporter Eli Lake to write something up, too. With an extra heaping...
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But here are two belated presents – take your choice as to which one you put beneath your poisonwood tree. George Scialabba tries to see (as George always does), the good side. For the tragic waste of Krauthammer’s considerable talents represented...
From: Crooked Timber | By: Henry | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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(AP Photo/Eddie Adams) Barbie Zelizer is a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches and conducts research about the cultural functions of journalism. Her latest book, About to Die: How News...
From: The American Prospect | By: Paul Waldman | Monday, September 15, 2014
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CNN Entertainment correspondent Nischelle Turner is leaving the cable network to join “Entertainmnet Tonight,” two individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. She will serve as a correspondent for “ET,” and will likely start appearing...
From: The Wrap | By: Tim Kenneally | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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While landing a celebrity interview may be hard, the interview itself may prove even more of a challenge. You’ll likely be working under a limited time frame, provided a list of blackballed question and topics, and, chances are, the celebrity won’t...
From: Media Bistro | By: Corinne Grinapol | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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The New Yorker's Amy Davidson on Adrian Peterson: I feel really strongly about this situation, and I've had a tough time figuring out how to articulate it appropriately. (I probably set a personal record over the last 72 hours of drafted-then-deleted...
From: Dan Shanoff | By: Dan Shanoff | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Former CNBC and MSNBC anchor Brian Shactman has joined New England Cable News’s “The Morning Show.” “With New England roots, stellar journalism credentials and a passion for storytelling, Brian Shactman will be a huge asset to NECN and we’re...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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by Leah Falk William Deresiewicz wants you to find your bliss. Yes, you, with the straight A’s and the 35 on your ACTs and the entourage of extracurricular activities, whose parents give your SAT tutor the good snacks instead of you. They might know...
From: The Billfold | By: Leah Falk | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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In our era of a bifurcated media, it’s not every day that both the New York Times and Fox News take up the same cause with almost equal fervor. But that’s the case with the efforts of the family of slain hostage James Foley to castigate the Obama...
From: Commentary Magazine | By: Jonathan S. Tobin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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View from Google's 2012 Driving Test Nevada DMV In May 2012, Google's self-driving car underwent a classic American teenage ritual. It took a driving test at a DMV. The car passed, but apparently not without a little lobbying from its parent. As state...
From: Popular Science | By: Francie Diep | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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"Gastropod" is a podcast about understanding food and agriculture through the lens of science and history.
From: Grist | By: Nathanael Johnson | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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I watched President Obama give his speech about going to war with ISIL (or ISIS or Islamic State) in order to degrade and destroy them.
From: Elephant Journal | By: Robert Rabbin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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  A key way to differentiate value-added news from commodity contents is to rework the notion of linking. Thanks to semantics and APIs, we could move from dumb links to knowledge linking.  Most media organizations are still stuck in version 1.0 of...
From: Monday Note | By: Frédéric Filloux | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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The Huffington Post successfully recruited readers to pay the salary of one of their reporters for a year.  Using an unorthodox funding strategy, the online news outlet teamed up with Beaconreader.com to back the hiring of a special reporter to cover...
From: Big Journalism | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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President Barack Obama met with over a dozen "journalists" in an off-the-record meeting to get input on how he should sell his war against ISIS to the American people.
From: Firedoglake | By: DSWright | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Modern Farmer Media — publisher of Modern Farmer — has named Cara Parks its new executive editor. Parks most recently worked as a freelance journalist, crafting pieces for publications such as The New York Times, The New Republic, Slate, and more....
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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I doubt I’m alone among English readers of this magazine in having felt uncomfortable with our last issue. ‘Please stay with us’ was a plea I found faintly offensive to… Continue readingThe post If Scotland leave, we don’t owe them anything....
From: Spectator | By: Matthew Parris | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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The following interview in The Wall Street Journal really struck a chord. Courteney Monroe, chief executive of National Geographic Channels, previously worked in marketing at HBO for 13 years. When is the right time to leave a job? If you’re not learning,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Vicki Salemi | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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GLASTONBURY — Sensationalism has always been one aspect of journalism and over the 250 years of The Hartford Courant it has probably sold a lot of newspapers. The tale of Hartford businessman Kenneth Smith leaving his wife and three children and running...
From: Hartford Courant | By: By PETER MARTEKA, | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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  Nationalists build walls to keep their people in and the rest out. They create “us” and “them”. Friends and enemies. If you disagree, if you say they have no… Continue readingThe post Scottish nationalism: turning neighbours into foreigners...
From: Spectator | By: Nick Cohen | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Two of the biggest news stories about Apple’s Steve Jobs took place on September 16. Jobs resigned from Apple on September 16, 1985. Twelve years later, on September 16, 1997, he became interim CEO. Although the producers of this 1985 video couldn’t...
From: Poynter Online | By: David Shedden | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Right after the sale of FORBES was announced, I got a gracious and astute email from an industry colleague I have followed closely for 10 years. He expressed admiration for our accomplishments -- the reinvention of a grand old media brand by way of new...
From: Forbes | By: Lewis DVorkin | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Turkey - “The sick man of Europe”, by John Leech, Punch, September 17, 1853 For a fascinating collection of cartoons, many from Punch, since 1853, check out the website “A Cartoon History of the Middle East,” compiled by Peter Casillas.
From: Tabsir | By: tabsir | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Hazelwood West teacher said although he was injured, details from the scene have enriched conversations with his journalism students. 
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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