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Finding new ways to follow the story

Finding new ways to follow the story | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
What are the purposes of innovation in journalism? Since the birth of radio almost a century ago, one has been to deliver news to audiences as they stampede from one new communications medium to another. Radio, television
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Data is the Real Post-Truth, So Here’s the Truth About Post-#Election2016 Propaganda

Data is the Real Post-Truth, So Here’s the Truth About Post-#Election2016 Propaganda | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
*It’s done: I’ve added this final round of analysis and network visualizations based on 1.3 million hyperlinks captured across the “fake news” ecosystem and the right-wing’s micro-propaganda machine…
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How I Detect Fake News

How I Detect Fake News | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
How I traced the falsity of one internet meme, and what that teaches us about how an algorithm might do it I have a brother who is a big Donald Trump fan, and he frequently sends me articles from…
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UK has second-highest number of deaths from NO2 pollution in Europe

UK has second-highest number of deaths from NO2 pollution in Europe | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
Only Italy has more annual deaths from nitrogen dioxide, according to a report by the European Environment Agency
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Tourist arrested, charged with extramarital sex in Dubai after reporting rape

Tourist arrested, charged with extramarital sex in Dubai after reporting rape | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
A British woman has been charged with extramarital sex in Dubai after she reported to police that two men had raped her. As it Happens speaks with the head of a UK-charity who has been following her case.
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More Plastic Than Fish In the Ocean? Time To Fix That.

More Plastic Than Fish In the Ocean? Time To Fix That. | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
The destructive deluge of plastic waste blighting our oceans is a huge environmental problem. 5 trillion pieces contaminate our seas and the accumulation is set to quadruple in the next 20 years. In…
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Dear President-elect Trump, Your Proposals are an Attack on Human Rights

Dear President-elect Trump, Your Proposals are an Attack on Human Rights | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
Amnesty International is deeply alarmed by recent reports that your transition team is considering proposals to establish a registry for immigrants from countries with primarily Muslim populations…
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In Canada, a Direct Link Between Fracking and Earthquakes

In Canada, a Direct Link Between Fracking and Earthquakes | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
Most fracking-induced quakes in the United States are related to wastewater disposal from oil and gas wells. Scientists see a different culprit in Alberta.
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Make the pursuit of curiosity your metric for success – The Mission

Make the pursuit of curiosity your metric for success – The Mission | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
To know whether something is worth doing, or to know whether something was worth having been done, you need a metric for success. Many people look at revenues, or pageviews, or app installs. If they…
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My Time with Trump

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For many left-leaning Democrats like myself, the shock and horror of what happened Tuesday has evolved into genuine fear. Many Americans are terrified Trump will bankrupt our economy and/or trigger…
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NYC Street Trees
by Species

New York City's urban forest provides numerous environmental and social benefits, and street trees compose roughly one quarter of that canopy. This map shows the distribution and biodiversity of the city's street trees based on the last tree census.
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What Amazon Go Means for the Future of Retail

Similar stores to Amazon's new checkout-free Amazon Go offering could be a decade away, say experts
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Mapping 30 Years of Pipeline Accidents

Mapping 30 Years of Pipeline Accidents | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
The sheer number of incidents involving America’s fossil fuel infrastructure suggests environmental concerns should go beyond Standing Rock.
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Jobs of the Future Will Require Data Analysis

Jobs of the Future Will Require Data Analysis | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
By 2021, organizations will increase the number of jobs requiring data analysis skills, say 59 percent of respondents to a new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management.
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The Uneasy Blurring of Work & Play

What if your life was taking place inside a videogame, and you didn’t know it? The simulation hypothesis is a popular brand of contemporary paranoia, with a philosophical pedigree stretching back to…
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What I learned from seven years as the Guardian’s audience editor

What I learned from seven years as the Guardian’s audience editor | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
Seven years ago I started working full time at the Guardian in the glamorous role of SEO editorial executive. For five of those years I’ve spent every working moment plugged into the richest realtime…
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The new Tesla is powering an entire island with solar energy

The new Tesla is powering an entire island with solar energy | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
The island of Ta’u in American Samoa will be nearly 100% powered by solar power that is enabled by a microgrid composed of 60 Tesla Powerpacks.
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Record Harvest Spells More Trouble for Conflict-Hit Ukraine

Record Harvest Spells More Trouble for Conflict-Hit Ukraine | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
As if Ukraine’s battered economy and political conflicts with Russia weren’t dismaying enough, a logjam on the country’s Soviet-era rail network is preventing some farmers from shipping bumper harvests in the breadbasket of Eastern Europe.
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Long queues, short patience outside banks and ATMs as India copes with demonetization

Long queues, short patience outside banks and ATMs as India copes with demonetization | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
Indians continue to struggle to access cash after PM Modi demonetized Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes overnight last week.
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America’s First All-Renewable-Energy City

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A decades-long commitment to sustainability has paid off with cheap electricity—and some pretty great homegrown food.
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Leonard Cohen, 1934–2016

Leonard Cohen, 1934–2016 | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
Leonard Cohen, who died yesterday, lived a full life — several full lives — before he passed, and was still in command up to the end. He just released his best album in fifteen years. He spent his…
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Why it’s hard to report “the truth” – Thoughts On Journalism

Why it’s hard to report “the truth” – Thoughts On Journalism | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
It’s a tricky thing, this truth stuff. What may seem truthful to some people is rubbish to others. And vice versa. Being in the news business, I’m amazed at the calls and emails we get from people…
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If it seems like Trump could only win a presidency in 1950’s America it’s because he effectively…

If it seems like Trump could only win a presidency in 1950’s America it’s because he effectively… | Miscellaneous news items | Scoop.it
Something really scary happened in 2008 and 2012 to the GOP: they won the white vote in both elections but lost the presidency. So they did the most logical thing to make sure this wouldn’t happen…
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