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Say what you want about the pitfalls of social media proliferation but voters, constituents and taxpayers have a real voice under the gold dome if they know how to use it.
From: Denver Post | By: Ian Silverii | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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White supremacists have targeted college campuses, causing upset and gaining attention
From: Salon.com | By: Ken Schwencke, ProPublica | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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Five Years Ago This week in 2012, the public got a terrifying glimpse of the extent of the NSA's surveillance capabilities thanks to some excellent journalism, which put the agency on the defensive trying to downplay its powers. While this was going...
From: Techdirt | By: Leigh Beadon | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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David Frum is right again. This is from a blog post he wrote in 2010. When Rush Limbaugh said that he wanted President Obama to fail, he was intelligently explaining his own interests. What he omitted to say—but what is equally true—is that he also...
From: Scripting News | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Barack Obama’s real Kenyan birth certificate has been discovered, President Trump has caught “Russia’s White House spy,” and actor Robert Wagner has been hit by “grand jury murder charges” - if you believe this week’s tabloids. Alas, it’s...
From: Boing Boing | By: Peter Sheridan | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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I am aware of all internet traditions (with notably rare exceptions) and I think this might be another classic. In a generally very good article in Politico Tim Alberta wrote “Ryan is poor salesman with a great grasp of policy” [skip] “After he...
From: Angry Bear | By: Robert Waldmann | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Much like with Rachel Maddow and her big “Trump Taxes” scoop, it is very obvious that whatever Judge Jeannine Pirro may have is most likely to be totally irrelevant, at best.
From: Mediaite | By: John Ziegler | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Highlights from seven days of reading about arts and entertainment
From: The Atlantic | By: The Editors | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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The news industry is being squeezed by tectonic shifts resulting in mass migration of revenue to large technology companies, making our prospects potentially disastrous.
From: Denver Post | By: Daniel Petty | Friday, March 24, 2017
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I was able to embed with Task Force Southwest for the first two days of their full mission rehearsal exercise last month. Embedding as a journalist with the Marines was a new experience for me that required signing  a dozen waivers acknowledging (among...
From: Free Range International | By: babatim | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Williamson, author of the Salon essay "Dying, with a lifetime of literature," passed away at home last Saturday
From: Salon.com | By: Erin Keane | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Our society has lost the ability to appropriately filter good ideas from bad, and truth from fiction, a role the media used to play.
From: Denver Post | By: Kelly Maher | Friday, March 24, 2017
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From Vietnam through Watergate and Exxon Valdez, and in my first newsroom jobs after college, reporters were roundly regarded as truth-tellers, and the power of journalism was considered incontrovertible. Today huge swaths of the country distrust the...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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Simon will receive The Denver Press Club's 23rd annual Damon Runyon Award, named after the influential journalist and author, at a banquet at Denver Athletic Club on March 31.
From: Denver Post | By: John Wenzel | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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Every week, IRIN’s team of editors takes a look ahead at what’s lurking on the humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed:...
From: IRIN | Friday, March 24, 2017
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... because — this was before the election — he thought "it would be funny to have them write about how wrong I was… just as the election was about to prove how right I was."The article is only coming out now, long after the election: "How Scott...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Frequently anonymous, easily misleading, and transmitted faster than a communicable disease, social media has irrevocably degraded the political game, , which was never all that clean to begin with.
From: Denver Post | By: The Denver Post Editorial Board | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Mike Feerick has one of the most interesting, diverse and different life experiences anyone could dream of.
From: IrishCentral | Friday, March 24, 2017
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... and he was talking to Pence.Seriously. That's what this report from the Daily Beast said last November:Paul Manafort stood in the foyer of the third-floor ballroom of the Charles Hotel,...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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This is the second in my Storygridding Nonfiction series.  To read the first, click here. “The Story Grid is interesting and all for fiction,” many say to me, “but I’m a journalist and I deal with facts and interview transcripts, you know ‘the...
From: It's the Tribes Stupid | By: Shawn Coyne | Friday, March 24, 2017
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If Democrats need a reason to filibuster Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination, they may have their best one in the Hobby Lobby decision. When it came down in 2014, many liberals criticized it for limiting women’s access to birth control. But it...
From: The Wrap | By: Susan Seager | Friday, March 24, 2017
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A series of moves by the Trump administration has environmental journalists scrambling for new strategies, with many fearing their jobs will be more difficult in the era of President Trump. Companies like mongabay.com, an online news outlet with a focus...
From: Free Republic | By: UMass Daily Collegian | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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by Barkley Rosser (originally published at Econospeak) Complacency Or Community Commitment? Human And Social Capital Reconsidered I have been poking at Tyler Cowen’s recent book on The Complacent Class, along with those who have praised it unstintingly,...
From: Angry Bear | By: Dan Crawford | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Twitter confirmed Friday it is considering a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools to use the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields. Earlier in the week, the company began conducting a user survey that...
From: Japan Times | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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For years, the Classic had focused on the regular beats of a high school newspaper — — teacher retirements, curriculum changes, bell schedule. It was not an investigative outlet. But with Jahoda's appointment, the very nature of the school appeared...
From: MetaFilter | By: Hypatia | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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A Week of Terror and Diversity in Europe Saturday. Wednesday. Thursday. How many more days will it take? March 24, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical...
From: Free Republic | By: FrontPage | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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“Sing Street” breakout Ian Kenny has joined the ensemble cast of the untitled “Star Wars” spin-off that revolves around the young Han Solo, TheWrap has learned. Details on Kenny’s character haven’t yet been revealed by Lucasfilm. He played...
From: The Wrap | By: Umberto Gonzalez | Friday, March 24, 2017
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For all its messiness and disappointment, social media has and continues to improve what it is we do as journalists. Here are a few examples.
From: Denver Post | By: Chuck Plunkett | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Coloradan women have had a profound impact on the world but many don't know their stories. An exhibit by the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame hopes to change that.
From: Denver Post | By: Danika Worthington | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Huge news — Obamacare repeal is DEAD! The US House just killed the Obamacare repeal bill, called “Repeal and Replace” by the Republicans. The Republicans couldn’t get the vote, so they pulled the bill! (That doesn’t mean they won’t try again...
From: AmericaBlog | By: John Aravosis | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Honest and neutral journalism has gone the way of the button hook....
From: CNS News | By: Michael Morris | Friday, March 24, 2017
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I wrote it in 1989 and so it was actually written 27 years ago, and I was pleasantly surprised by how good I found the book when I reread it. I didn’t discuss it with anyone at the time, and got various friends of mine to pose as me for press interviews....
From: 3AM Magazine | By: Andrew Gallix | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Feel-good fake news: Following Wednesday’s terrorist attack in London, an image of a Tube sign has gone viral: The inspiring Tube sign everyone is sharing after the Westminster attack … is fake https://t.co/rtiovyn1am by @robaeprice pic.twitter.com/cFCFlzZ9vv...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Laura Hazard Owen | Friday, March 24, 2017
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This one of the most stupid pieces that I have seen. It is dumber than the coverage by Nicholas Blanford and Prothro. As long as you invent a "commander", you can attribute anything to him: "“Hezbollah is like the cane that Iran uses,” says Commander...
From: The Angry Arab News Service | By: As'ad AbuKhalil | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Before we begin, don’t tell me the National Enquirer isn’t reputable — that is not the point of this story. The National Enquirer has an umbilical cord tethered to Team Trump, and only writes what Trump wants them to write. So the big question...
From: AmericaBlog | By: John Aravosis | Friday, March 24, 2017
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A week before Christmas 1996, Craig Hodges, who twice during his 10 NBA seasons was the league's best three-point shooter, filed a federal lawsuit against the NBA. He charged that the league colluded to end his career four seasons earlier.
From: Denver Post | By: Kevin B. Blackistone | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Has the current administration thrust open the door for a new generation of tipsters?
From: Women's Wear Daily | By: Maxine Wally | Friday, March 24, 2017
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by Ken Schwencke The Houston man laid out the details of his triumphant plan during a podcast last July: He told listeners that he had wanted to paste white nationalist fliers across the city’s downtown, and, just as importantly, he had wanted the...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Friday, March 24, 2017
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The Council of Fashion Designers of America (better known as the CFDA) has just announced the nominees for its annual awards ceremony, set to take place in June. The CFDA Awards are basically the fashion industry’s Oscars and they honor the best and...
From: High Snobiety | By: Kam Dhillon | Friday, March 24, 2017
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by Peter Dorman (originally published at Econospeak) Fifty Shades of Yellow? Post-Truth Then and Now Simon Wren-Lewis can’t take it anymore. I’ve just read his fulminations on the blatant dishonesty of right wing media outlets in the US and the UK,...
From: Angry Bear | By: Dan Crawford | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Shortly after the November election, a Twitter account called Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) began using the social media platform to chisel away at the ad revenue of extreme right-wing news site Breitbart. The account, which now has more than 73,000...
From: Mother Jones | By: Karen Hao | Friday, March 24, 2017
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You're worried that having George Osborne as editor might compromise the paper's editorial independence. What editorial independence? The Standard is a jellyfish, a parasitic worm, a creature with a hole at each end and nothing inbetween: it thinks nothing,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Sonny Jim | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Next week the Malofiej Infographics Summit, the SND’s annual celebration of visual journalism, takes place in Pamplona, Spain. One of the organisers is editorial designer Javier Errea, who shares some favourites from his magazine collection ahead of...
From: Mag Culture | By: Madeleine Morley | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Atte Jääskeläinen, the senior editor-in-chief at YLE, has told that he has no intention to resign despite the ruling issued by the Finnish Council for Mass Media (JSN) on Thursday. “I’m not planning on resigning,” he stated in a live video interview...
From: Helsinki Times | By: Aleksi Teivainen | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed new details about the future of Star Wars
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Emmy-winning NBC News executive Mark Lukasiewicz stepped down this month because of an internal “purge” tied to NBC’s handling of the 2016 election — including the September “Commander in Chief Forum” where Matt Lauer was accused of taking...
From: The Wrap | By: Itay Hod and Tim Molloy | Friday, March 24, 2017
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The figure above is from Noah Rosenberg’s relatively famous paper, Clines, Clusters, and the Effect of Study Design on the Inference of Human Population Structure. The context of the publication is that it was one of the first prominent attempts to...
From: Gene Expression | By: Razib Khan | Friday, March 24, 2017
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I came across the word "pratfall" in this journalistic piece: eHuffington Post: Donald, you are not in Manhattan anymore But the first pratfall ― cancelling the vote on the bill after insisting it would go forward ― is not a good sign. At first I...
From: English Stack Exchange | By: Kevin Mark | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Secretly recording a person in the name of undercover journalism is not a constitutional right in Massachusetts, according to a federal judge who tossed a lawsuit brought by a conservative activist group challenging the state’s wiretap statute....
From: Boston Herald | By: By Bob McGovern | Friday, March 24, 2017
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In their March 12 coverage of the release from prison of a Jordanian man who killed seven Israeli schoolgirls 20 years ago, Washington Post reporters Ruth Eglash and Taylor Luck quoted one of the many Jordanians who consider the man a hero claiming that...
From: NewsBusters | By: Tom Blumer | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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