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Twitter Suspends Users Posting 'Graphic Imagery' of Journalist's Beheading by ISIS

Twitter Suspends Users Posting 'Graphic Imagery' of Journalist's Beheading by ISIS
Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum. In a Tweet, CEO Dick Costolo said his company "is actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery," and he gave a link to a New York Times story about Foley's killing.
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Aussie Press Council: Murdoch Rag Intentionally Distorting Climate Change Facts

Aussie Press Council: Murdoch Rag Intentionally Distorting Climate Change Facts
The Australian Press Council upholds complaints of misleading reporting after an investigation into Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper The Australian revealed intentional distortion of climate change reports.
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Citizens United Must Be High: 'Non-Profit' Claims Its CO Ads Are Journalism, So No Need to Disclose Donors

Citizens United Must Be High: 'Non-Profit' Claims Its CO Ads Are Journalism, So No Need to Disclose Donors
Citizens United, the conservative "non-profit" which won a landmark Supreme Court decision allowing for unlimited dark money in politics, wants to spend big on political attack ads in Colorado without disclosing any donors.
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One J-School Internship Coordinator Says Paid Positions Have Dropped by Nearly Half

One J-School Internship Coordinator Says Paid Positions Have Dropped by Nearly Half
Sheryl Swingley has been the journalism internship coordinator at Ball State University for more than 20 years, where she also teaches journalism. ProPublica sat down to talk with her about paid and unpaid internships, the kind of advice she offers students and trends at Ball State – where she says students’ paid summer internships have dropped by nearly half.
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Blair Hickman
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Exposed: How the Obama Administration is Waging a War on Journalism

Exposed: How the Obama Administration is Waging a War on Journalism
The U.S. government's aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, according to a report released Thursday on U.S. press freedoms under the Obama administration.
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TheContributor.com Editor-in-Chief Tina Dupuy Discusses Future of Journalism with Sam Seder

TheContributor.com Editor-in-Chief Tina Dupuy Discusses Future of Journalism with Sam Seder
On a special edition of The Majority Report, Editor-in-Chief of TheContributor.com Tina Dupuy joins Sam Seder for a discussion on the new launch and the future of journalism. Also, Nicole Belle of Crooks and Liars talks about her crusade to get Chuck Todd to do his job.
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David Gregory Screws Up Obamacare Basics

David Gregory Screws Up Obamacare Basics
At the very least, NBC's "Meet the Press" anchor and all around "ace reporter" David Gregory had the journalistic transparency to admit that he doesn't understand all the details of the Affordable Care Act before launching into incorrect details about the Affordable Care Act.
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SF Newspaper Editor 'Quits' Rather Than Cut Staff — and Other Lowlights of Local Reporting's Demise

SF Newspaper Editor 'Quits' Rather Than Cut Staff — and Other Lowlights of Local Reporting's Demise
Recent stories in San Francisco highlight the struggle of some publishers to maintain a viable local reporting staff — the boots on the ground of journalism — among a new, Internet-driven information economy (and a recession-era real life economy). What's a paper to do? "Do more with less," as they say in season five of "The Wire."
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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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Einsteins Don't Make Front Page News

Einsteins Don't Make Front Page News
Let’s pretend you’re a scholar. Even in the world of rampant grade inflation, you’re running an “A” average and are in the top 5 percent of your class. You just aced the SATs and are heading to a Division I university. You probably won’t get your picture in the paper.
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