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September 30 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Sep 30 2014, 14:40:00

By Steven Brill We are fast approaching the fifth anniversary, on Jan. 10, of when state applications are due to apply for awards under President Barack Obama's Race to the Top program. Passed in early 2009 as part of the Obama administration's economic stimulus package, Race to the Top offered $4.3 billion to be split among states that won a contest demonstrating they...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Sep 30 2014, 07:50:00

By Kelly Golnoush Niknejad At the turn of this century, I started noticing a torrent of messages from Iranian strangers each time I logged into my Yahoo Messenger account. I was a courts reporter in San Diego and thought the dozens of daily chat requests were coming from up north in Los Angeles, where the largest concentration of Iranians live outside their homeland. But...

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September 29 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Mon Sep 29 2014, 08:00:00

By Lene Bech Sillesen Most news consumers probably know that the news these days is mostly dire, and that the act of staying informed about world events can leave us feeling more pessimistic, hopeless, and apathetic. The news is so bad it's even making the journalists covering it anxious and depressed. To counter bad-news fatigue, some media outlets, in addition to stories about...

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September 26 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Fri Sep 26 2014, 07:50:00

By Brady Dale Ask a tech journalist about the latest cool features from the likes of Google Maps or Spotify, and they are likely not only to be able to rattle them off, but also to give astute opinions about whether those features position a product for success. But ask a tech reporter whether Foursquare was built in Objective-C or Java or something...

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September 25 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Sep 25 2014, 17:29:08

By David Uberti Justice Attorney General Eric Holder is set to resign from his post after six years in the Obama administration (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Hours before Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation Thursday afternoon, speculation among reporters about his replacement had already hit a fever pitch. A number of news outlets simply listed...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Sep 25 2014, 15:55:42

By David Uberti It began, as so many things do nowadays, with a tweet. Breaking: Huge explosions shook the city in what might be the beginning of US airstrikes on ISIS HQs in Raqqa - Abdulkader Hariri (@3bdUlkaed6r) September 23, 2014 A Syrian man named Abdulkader Hariri broke news of US attacks on the Islamic...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Sep 25 2014, 12:00:00

By Nikki Usher On the first day of The New York Times' existence, back in 1851, an editorial titled "A Word About Ourselves" appeared, proclaiming the newspaper's aspirations. It promised: As a NEWSPAPER, presenting the news of the day from all parts of the world, we intend to make THE TIMES as good as the best of those now issued in the...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Sep 25 2014, 07:50:00

By Alexis Sobel Fitts In 2009, Wired's then-executive editor, Chris Anderson, released a book with a daunting prediction. In Free: The Future of A Radical Price, Anderson claimed that the open-air marketplace of the Web made information, essentially, worthless. "There's never been a more competitive market than the Internet, and every day the marginal cost of digital information comes closer to nothing,"...

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September 23 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Sep 23 2014, 12:04:30

By Steven Brill League of denial? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference in New York on Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) 1. Checking the NFL's numbers:

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September 22 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Mon Sep 22 2014, 11:57:40

By Jared Malsin CAIRO -- There has never been a more important, or a more difficult time to report on Syria. Today, the international media has less access to Syria than at any time during more than three years of revolt followed by civil war and chaos. Rebel-held Syria is impossibly risky territory for foreign journalists. The recent murders of American journalists James...

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