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Business as Unusual: Half of Non-Profit News Sites Need Help With Their Books

Business as Unusual: Half of Non-Profit News Sites Need Help With Their Books
According to the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of non-profit news organizations say that their greatest need comes in business, marketing or fundraising, compared to 39 percent who cited reporting or editing help. Nearly two-thirds of the groups said it was a major challenge to find enough time to focus on the business aspects of their operations.
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MSNBC Could Reverse Declining Viewership by Covering Activism More Closely

MSNBC Could Reverse Declining Viewership by Covering Activism More Closely
What if activists closely following Keystone, immigration reform, the battle against federal budget austerity and other campaigns knew that each night MSNBC would have the latest developments? It might be enough to bring the news network back up from the ratings basement.
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Does This 'Abused Spouse' Cartoon Cross the Line?

Does This 'Abused Spouse' Cartoon Cross the Line?
I'm not someone who believes that there are topics that should be off-limits to comedians. However, Daryl Cagle's cartoon crosses a line in equating the relationship between the American press and President Obama with that of an abused spouse.
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'Off the Record' Meetings with DOJ Expose Deep Subservience of DC Press Corps

'Off the Record' Meetings with DOJ Expose Deep Subservience of DC Press Corps
While some news outlets are lining up to attend a series of "off the record" media briefings with the Department of Justice, others are balking at the invitation from embattled Attorney General Eric Holder, saying that it would be "inappropriate" to accept the government's conditions of secrecy as they actively report on how the DOJ "secretly" investigates journalistic activities.
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Rallies in 12 Cities Protest Koch Brothers' Tribune Takeover Bid

Rallies in 12 Cities Protest Koch Brothers' Tribune Takeover Bid
On Wednesday, 12 groups sent a strong message to the Koch Brothers consisting of over 500,000 signatures delivered to Tribune Company Newspapers protesting the prospective "Kochtopus" buyout of the news outlets, which are up for sale by CEO Peter Liguori.
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Koch Brothers Linked to Censorship of PBS Documentary About Post-Citizens United America

Koch Brothers Linked to Censorship of PBS Documentary About Post-Citizens United America
A recent expose in the New Yorker by writer Jane Mayer reveals that two major PBS stations attempted to edit and censor an upcoming documentary titled “Citizen Koch” for fear of the billionaire brothers halting their financial support of PBS.
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Watch Wolf Blitzer Awkwardly Assume Tornado Survivor 'Thanks the Lord' For Her Survival

Watch Wolf Blitzer Awkwardly Assume Tornado Survivor 'Thanks the Lord' For Her Survival
On Tuesday, Wolf Blitzer was speaking to a survivor of a deadly tornado that ripped apart an Oklahoma City suburb, and awkwardly assumed that she owed her survival to God.
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Did Alex Jones Just Claim the OK Tornado Was Created by a Govt.-run Weather Weapon?

Did Alex Jones Just Claim the OK Tornado Was Created by a Govt.-run Weather Weapon?
We know nutjob radio host Alex Jones is always good for one or two harebrained conspiracy theories involving the government coming up with ways to kill us. But he's outdone himself with his latest rant about a deadly tornado that devastated an Oklahoma City suburb.
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On the Legacy of Ed Schultz and What His Move to the Weekend Means

On the Legacy of Ed Schultz and What His Move to the Weekend Means
Was Ed Schultz sidelined or did he go willingly? There are conflicting accounts.
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Associated Press CEO: Government Seizure of Journalists' Records 'Unconstitutional'

Associated Press CEO: Government Seizure of Journalists' Records 'Unconstitutional'
The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records "unconstitutional" and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department.
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