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Major 'failures' found in Rolling Stone's 'A Rape on Campus'

Major 'failures' found in Rolling Stone's 'A Rape on Campus' | Journalism Schmournalism | Scoop.it
An institutional failure at Rolling Stone resulted a deeply flawed article about a purported gang rape at the University of Virginia, according to an outside review by Columbia Journalism School professors.
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An Open Letter of Apology to the United States of America - Huffington Post

An Open Letter of Apology to the United States of America - Huffington Post | Journalism Schmournalism | Scoop.it
The media was wrong, and the White House was right. Still, many of us in the media won't admit it. Therefore, I'd like to apologize to you. We should probably make a better effort to understand policy, before we attempt to comment on it.
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These tweets show why you shouldn't blame rape victims for Rolling Stone's screw-up

"Because one reporter didn't do her job adequately rape survivors on campuses across the country will be met with even more skepticism."
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Actually, Robert McCulloch, social media is doing a better job than you are

By pushing back against official narratives, social media turns stories like Ferguson into major news.
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Survival Tips From "Good Morning America"

Survival Tips From "Good Morning America" | Journalism Schmournalism | Scoop.it
With sweeps underway, "Good Morning America" offers useful tips on how to fend off sharks and bears.
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BREAKING EBOLA NEWS: Andy Richter Sneezes

BREAKING EBOLA NEWS: Andy Richter Sneezes | Journalism Schmournalism | Scoop.it
Yes, ebola has reached America, but sometimes it seems like cable news might be over-reacting.
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The future of journalism just got a little more robotic

The future of journalism just got a little more robotic | Journalism Schmournalism | Scoop.it
If a robot wrote this article, you wouldn’t be able to tell.
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Homme Alone

The Daily Show:  The White House takes a dinner reservation for one. French President Francois Hollande throws a White House state dinner into disarray by rolling stag.  (04:40)

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▶ MSNBC interrupts Congresswoman for report on Justin Bieber - YouTube

Host Andrea Mitchell interrupts former Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-CA) to report breaking news regarding the arrest of popstar Justin Bieber. Aired on Andre...
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Why I have resigned from the Telegraph

Why I have resigned from the Telegraph | Journalism Schmournalism | Scoop.it
The coverage of HSBC in Britain's Telegraph is a fraud on its readers. If major newspapers allow corporations to influence their content for fear of losing advertising revenue, democracy itself is in peril.
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Matthew Gentzkow, Winner of the 201 Clark Medal

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The 2014 John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association was awarded to Matthew Gentzkow of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The citation recognized Matt’s “fundamental contributions to our understanding of the economic forces driving the creation of media products, the changing nature and role of media in the digital environment, and the effect of media on education and civic engagement.”
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World's Most Generic News Report | Charlie Brooker - YouTube

Charlie Brooker's Newswipe: World's Most Generic News Report !
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One sentence that explains what went wrong in Rolling Stone’s rape story

A story where the main source tried to back out and the other participants were never interviewed is not a solid story. But Rolling Stone ran it anyway.
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Scary news stories that didn’t live up to the hype, in one timeline

These stories didn't kill you, but they got a lot of attention anyway.
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Why the Time Is Now to Predict (Loudly) a Democratic Victory

Why the Time Is Now to Predict (Loudly) a Democratic Victory | Journalism Schmournalism | Scoop.it
You have a chance to be the only pundit in the country to correctly predict the race, and to bask in the resulting glory.
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Toward a Theory of Press-State Relations in the United States

Bennett's 1990 paper discussing theories describing how and why US press follows government sources and does not represent public opinion.

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Newscasters Agree: Frank Ocean Celebrity Pee Edition

Newscasters Agree: Frank Ocean Celebrity Pee Edition | Journalism Schmournalism | Scoop.it
America's local news anchors present important breaking news involving a peeved rapper and some mysterious urine.
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5 Disturbing Reasons Not to Trust the News (From a Reporter)

5 Disturbing Reasons Not to Trust the News (From a Reporter) | Journalism Schmournalism | Scoop.it
Travel insurance firm LV= commissioned a study finding that (surprise) our luggage is really valuable. Some PR hack typed up a press release, emailed it to a mile-long list of media contacts, and waited for lazy journalists to ...
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Newscasters Agree: Don't Worry, Be Happy Edition

Newscasters Agree: Don't Worry, Be Happy Edition | Journalism Schmournalism | Scoop.it
In the words of Bobby McFerrin, we should...wait, it's on the tip of every local news anchor's tongue...
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