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November 25 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Nov 25 2014, 12:20:00

By Allison Griner Leah Parsons was only 13 years old when she invented the name that would echo across Canada years later. Her niece Heather had come over to play, and Parsons started to toy with her name, arranging and rearranging the syllables. Heather. Parsons mused over the word, then repeated it backwards. Rehtaeh. "I thought, 'Oh, that's kind of neat....

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From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Nov 25 2014, 06:50:00

By Kelly J O'Brien The fact that outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder has prosecuted more people under the Espionage Act than all previous attorneys general combined is an inescapable legacy of his time in office. All of those cases were brought against government workers or contractors accused of leaking classified information to the media, which led Trevor Timm, co-founder of the Freedom of...

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November 24 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Mon Nov 24 2014, 10:55:00

By Bruce Brown Bruce Brown is is executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and has argued numerous First Amendment cases before US courts. By now, everyone knows the feds have been handing out record numbers of subpoenas to journalists hoping to scare them into giving up their sources. The troubles of New...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Mon Nov 24 2014, 06:50:37

By Lene Bech Sillesen The meteoric rise of podcast phenomenon Serial has placed podcasting firmly in the center of internet chatter and media attention, at a time when the media has announced a podcast renaissance and paid increased attention to the medium over the past year. While the show illustrates podcasts' potential to develop deep audience engagement, some have pointed out that...

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November 20 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Nov 20 2014, 16:10:00

By Bill Wyman Photo credit: Associated Press It is a remarkable thing to see: The collapsing reputation of a star who has been part of American life for more than half a century. A month ago, Bill Cosby was a comedic and sociological icon; now his career is in shambles. A Netflix special on him will not be shown;...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Nov 20 2014, 11:45:00

By Jared Malsin CAIRO--When it seized huge parts of Syria and Iraq this year, the self-proclaimed Islamic State--and the geopolitical chaos surrounding it--became one of the biggest news stories on the planet. But journalists have little means of directly reporting on the group, its activities on the ground, or the havoc it has sown in the region. A physical meeting with the group's...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Nov 20 2014, 06:50:00

By Corey Pein The digital counterrevolution is underway in Europe, where national governments and bureaucrats in Brussels are enacting measures to curtail the power of American tech giants, such as the controversial "right to be forgotten," and challenging the fairness of Google's search-engine criteria. In May 2014, a coalition of European telecoms, media companies, and other businesses formed an anti-Google lobbying...

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November 19 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Nov 19 2014, 15:00:00

By Lindsay Beyerstein This American Life's popular Serial podcast bills itself as "one story, told week-by-week." For the uninitiated, it's the story of a reporter investigating the case of Adnan Syed, who was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in 1999. The host, Sarah Koenig, is still reporting, and she insists that she's not much further ahead than her listeners....

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From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Nov 19 2014, 12:00:00

By Erin Polgreen Gannett Digital/Des Moines Register Virtual reality is ascendant, and it's time for media outlets to take notice. Why? Consumer access to VR devices is about to take off thanks to ambitious prototypes from Oculus Rift and, in the past year, several major projects have redefined immersion journalism. In September, The Des Moines Register released [view whole blog post ]

November 18 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Nov 18 2014, 10:55:00

By David Uberti Davos Fareed Zakaria speaks at the 2013 World Economic Forum in Switzerland (Wikipedia/Creative Commons) Some of Fareed Zakaria's past and present publications are finally facing the music, even though they won't acknowledge what it sounds like. Plagiarism accusations have dogged the CNN host and Washington Post columnist for years, though the...

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