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An Assault From Obama's Escalating War on Journalism - Truth-Out

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An Assault From Obama's Escalating War on Journalism Truth-Out A recent brief from the Obama administration to the nation's top court "is unflinchingly hostile to the idea of the Supreme Court creating or finding protections for journalists,"...
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Is Wi-Fi killing us...slowly? | Mark Gibbs Opinion | NetworkWorld.com

Is Wi-Fi killing us...slowly? | Mark Gibbs Opinion | NetworkWorld.com | Scoopedia | Scoop.it

What would it take to get you to not use Wi-Fi? I don’t mean simply not connecting to it; I mean not having Wi-Fi switched on. At all. And what about cellphones? I know that the issue of cellphone safety has come and gone and most authorities have dismissed the risks as negligible. But what if the risks to you are trivial, but not to your children? Would you stop using these devices? I ask because an academic paper has recently been published that concludes that electromagnetic radiation generated by humans is far more dangerous to children and babies than we think.

 

Now, human-generated EMR in the general environment was negligible at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, but by 1933 the problem of electromagnetic interference was becoming significant. In that year, the International Electrotechnical Commission in Paris “recommended the International Special Committee on Radio Interference (CISPR) be set up to deal with the emerging problem of EMI.” (Wikipedia)

 

Since then, despite much legislation and regulation, the general EMR background has increased significantly in the Western hemisphere and even more dramatically in suburban and urban areas, with radio and television being among the greatest contributors. That said, the general suburban and urban EMR levels are to the order of few tens of µW/m⊃2; which has been thought to be a harmless level of exposure.

 

For example, according to Kenneth R. Foster, Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote:

 

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Digital textbooks adapt to your level as you learn | Ed Tech | New Scientist

Digital textbooks adapt to your level as you learn | Ed Tech | New Scientist | Scoopedia | Scoop.it

Struggling with chapter 3? Adaptive textbooks will give you extra, personalised help when you need it


Tired of learning from a dusty old textbook? Try a book that learns from you. Students in Houston, Texas, are about to get their hands on the first digital schoolbooks that use artificial intelligence to personalise lessons. The aim, says the books' creator, is to "explode the book" and rethink how students learn from texts.

 

"We want to be able to create the perfect book for every person," says Richard Baraniuk, director of the OpenStax project at Houston's Rice University, which is behind the books. "Ultimately, we want a system that turns reading the book into an exploration of knowledge."

 

OpenStax already offers an array of online and printed textbooks on subjects including economics, biology and history. For the past three years, researchers have tracked how students in 12 US schools use the books in their studies, including information on how they scored on questions.

 

That work is now being used to train machine-learning algorithms that give OpenStax's biology and physics textbooks the ability to adapt to individuals. If a reader seems to be struggling with a particular topic – acceleration, say – the book will slot in additional explanations and practice questions, and increase emphasis on related subjects, such as centripetal force, that could otherwise trip that person up.

 

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Did journalism exploit James Foley? - Chicago Reader

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#Iftheygunnedmedown: How the media killed Michael Brown - Philly.com (blog)

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The hashtag begs the question, “Which photo does the media use if the police shot me down?” with two contrasting images.
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Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Columbia Journalism Review

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Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers Columbia Journalism Review The latest move comes as Gannett prepares to hive off its newspapers into a separate company, isolated from its more profitable broadcast and...
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Times Names New Editor for Outreach

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The New York Times appointed Alex MacCallum, a founding editor of The Huffington Post, an assistant managing editor for audience development.
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Nolan Porter and Stone Foundation in session, The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show - BBC Radio 6 Music

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Craig has a session from soul band Nolan Porter and Stone Foundation.

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The Media in Pakistan - the Diplomat

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Having been affiliated with the Pakistani media industry for over a decade, Puruesh Chaudhary has become as an integral part of the country's crop of young and ambitious players in the media sector.
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TRETHAN: Newspaper spinoff bears watching - Cherry Hill Courier Post

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Last week came the news that Gannett, owner of the Courier-Post and 80 other U.S.
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Early Efforts of 'The Amateur Radio Parity Act' HR 4969 Bearing Fruit: - eHam.net

Early Efforts of 'The Amateur Radio Parity Act' HR 4969 Bearing Fruit:
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NYT's Hysterical Warning About Freedom of India's Press - NDTV

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It's not my case that everything is fine with the Indian media. It has more afflictions than foreigners can ever claim to know.
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Employment tumbles again at newspapers, and First Look's plans shift - Poynter.org

Employment tumbles again at newspapers, and First Look's plans shift Poynter.org The newspaper business lost 1,300 employees last year: “The overall revenue figure, as measured by the Newspaper Association of America, was down 2.6 percent in 2013,...
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Newspaper industry lost another 1300 full-time editorial professionals in 2013 - Poynter.org (blog)

mediabistro.com Newspaper industry lost another 1300 full-time editorial professionals in 2013 Poynter.org (blog) The American Society of News Editors annual newsroom census, released today, found a net loss of another 1,300 full-time professionals...
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ISIS Pushes Social-Media Battle With West - Wall Street Journal

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ISIS Pushes Social-Media Battle With West Wall Street Journal The gruesome James Foley execution video released this week by Islamic State marks the highest-profile offensive by the militant group in a social-media battle with the West that has...
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Second D.C.-area man stricken with flesh-eating bacteria: media | Reuters

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(Reuters) - (In this July 31st story, corrects paragraph 9 to show there were eight vibrio vulnificus cases and 27 involving all vibrio species) A flesh-eating bacterial disease has infected another Washington, (RT @Reuters_Health: Second D.C.-area...
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How to Combine Text and Visual Content for Better Social Engagement |

How to Combine Text and Visual Content for Better Social Engagement | | Scoopedia | Scoop.it

Do you keep text and image updates separate?

 

Have you considered how text and visual content complement each other?

 

Pairing visual content with clever, descriptive text can create a true marketing force that leads to more interaction.

 

In this article I’ll show you seven ways companies are using visual content to get better overall engagement....


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Detail—do you remember when newspapers thought it was important? - Chicago Reader

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As the Tribune and Sun-Times think about ways to improve their product, they might want to consider discontinuing some lines of news altogether.
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PCI forms panel to solve problems of small, medium newspapers in Odisha - Odisha Sun Times

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PCI forms panel to solve problems of small, medium newspapers in Odisha Odisha Sun Times “I further direct the Odisha government officials to meet the above committee and discuss with them before any change in advertisement policy or rates,”...
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Which UK channel should pick up time-travel drama Outlander? - The Guardian (blog)

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The UK arm of Amazon Prime Instant Video is getting into the premium TV business in a big way, with high-profile acquisitions like Extant.
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Political Debate in Israel Turns Ugly

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It’s becoming increasingly clear that Israel’s comfort with disagreement -- or even political differences -- is waning. (RT @lisang: Social media is no longer a safe place for Israelis to express dissent.
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Right media trumpeted Iraq plight - Politico

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Politico Right media trumpeted Iraq plight Politico While much of the mainstream media was focused on violence in Gaza, conservative media outlets and commentators have been shining their spotlight on violence against Iraqi Christians and Yazidis...
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Getting Started in Ham Radio | Ham Radio School.com

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You may relish building your own circuits and antennas, experimenting with digital communication modes, or learning and mentoring others in their own efforts to become amateur radio operators. No matter your initial ...
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Heavy rains hamper Indian landslide recovery with scores still buried - Al Jazeera America

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Vancouver Desi Heavy rains hamper Indian landslide recovery with scores still buried Al Jazeera America Heavy rain has hampered the recovery operation at the remote site of a landslide in India that has claimed the lives of at least 25 people, and...
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Modi versus Media: The invisible battle India is witnessing at the moment - Oneindia

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Media pundits in India have grown a curiosity about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'silence on key issues'.
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Tribune wants to buy more newspapers - Poynter.org

AdAge.com Tribune wants to buy more newspapers Poynter.org “We think there are more of these opportunities around the country that are geographically adjacent to where we run big papers and big brands, and that over time we can achieve similar...
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