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October 17 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Fri Oct 17 2014, 14:05:50

By David Uberti Shep Fox News' Shepard Smith is among the most prominent journalists to speak out against a fear-inducing Ebola media narrative On October 10, two days after Thomas Eric Duncan became the first person to die from Ebola on US soil, news directors of Gannett TV stations discussed on a conference call how to...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Fri Oct 17 2014, 13:55:00

By Steven Brill This New York Times story on Thursday outlines the damage done to the reputation of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas as a result of its mistakes in dealing with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. The hospital, the Times reports, has now "hired Burson-Marsteller, the global public-relations firm, to help tell its side." It would be great to see...

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October 16 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Oct 16 2014, 15:55:39

By Lene Bech Sillesen When I meet radio producer Alex Blumberg, he is wearing the tennis shoes that his wife made him change out of for a meeting with a business investor in episode one of Startup. That's Blumberg's new podcast about how he is starting his own podcast business (he is aware that it's meta). Despite the shoe change, that first investor meeting...

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October 15 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Oct 15 2014, 07:50:26

By Lene Bech Sillesen Ten years ago, the founders of Guernica Magazine were ahead of the publishing curve when they released their free, digital-only magazine. This week, they opted to add the more traditional route, publishing the first of what staffers hope will be annual print editions. The physical edition of Guernica was presented Monday at the first of...

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October 14 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Oct 14 2014, 11:50:00

By Steven Brill 1. Ebola and malpractice tort reform: As we all now know, the death of Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was preceded by what might have been a fatal mistake made by emergency-room doctors or nurses at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Although he showed up at the hospital complaining of Ebola-like symptoms and reportedly told a nurse that he...

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October 13 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Mon Oct 13 2014, 07:50:00

By Jared Malsin With gunfire and mob attacks in the streets of the capital, the Central African Republic is teetering again on the edge of mass violence. Nine people killed were killed in two days, including a UN peacekeeper from Pakistan and a Muslim civilian whose dead body was decapitated and burned by an angry mob in the capital, Bangui. But world's media...

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October 9 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Oct 9 2014, 15:50:00

By Alexis Sobel Fitts From the beginning the story seemed suspect, but that didn't stop the New York Post's report last month of a surgically enhanced, three-breasted woman from overtaking the internet. By the time the story was debunked, just a day later, the tabloid-friendly tale had already made the rounds, generating posts on BuzzFeed, The Week, The Telegraph and the New York...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Oct 9 2014, 11:46:16

By David Uberti Scott Clement didn't believe it. In the midst of the government shutdown last year, the Washington Post polling analyst learned news that Senator Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican spearheading the GOP's push to defund Obamacare, cited a self-commissioned poll to argue that the fight in Congress actually boosted his party's position. That wasn't quite what Clement and The Post's...

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October 8 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Oct 8 2014, 12:00:07

By Lene Bech Sillesen Many online readers probably think of Jezebel.com and Playboy.com as opposites. But Sara Benincasa, an LA-based comedian and freelance writer, contributes to both sites, as well as other female-oriented publications like Bustle and xoJane. "It didn't seem contradictory to me," she says, because both Jezebel and Playboy.com write about sex and gender in a positive way. Her second Playboy piece,...

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October 7 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Oct 7 2014, 12:08:00

By Damaris Colhoun On September 23, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statistical forecast of how far the Ebola virus could spread in Liberia and Sierra Leone in the next four months. In the best-case scenario, as many as 8,000 people in the two nations could be infected by September 30, a 72.5-percent increase in just a week. In...

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