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To Kill a Mockingbird removed from Virginia schools for racist language

To Kill a Mockingbird removed from Virginia schools for racist language | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Accomack County has suspended Harper Lee’s novel, as well as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from classrooms and libraries after parent’s complaint
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The Media Are Saying And Doing A Bunch Of Sexist Stuff At The Olympics

The Media Are Saying And Doing A Bunch Of Sexist Stuff At The Olympics | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
NBC and the Chicago Tribune came under fire for their coverage of the Games.
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These are the most hated words in the English language

These are the most hated words in the English language | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Mel Giedroyc kicked off this year's Great British Bake Off with the demand that everyone's drizzle cake
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Egypt sentences 2 Al Jazeera journalists to death

Egypt sentences 2 Al Jazeera  journalists to death | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
An Egyptian court handed down death sentences to six people, including two Al Jazeera journalists, for alleged spying.
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Facebook’s Bias Is Built-In, and Bears Watching

Facebook’s Bias Is Built-In, and Bears Watching | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Its algorithms are as infused with bias as any human decision, but neither it nor its audience thinks of Facebook as a news organization with editorial responsibilities.
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Nothing Snowballs Online Like Fear - Issue 33: Attraction - Nautilus

Nothing Snowballs Online Like Fear - Issue 33: Attraction - Nautilus | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
In the fall of 2014, when health officials were fighting to contain an Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Emilio Ferrara was tracking…
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Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter

Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they’re catching up on the news of the day by checking out their friends’ Stories on Snapchat, chatting in Facebook Messenger or checking in...
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The next generation of journalism students has no idea what they’re getting into

The next generation of journalism students has no idea what they’re getting into | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
In the 1950s, M. King Hubbard devised an economic theory about what would happen when humans hit our peak oil extraction point. Several decades later, I think Hubbard’s theory, with a little tweaking, makes for a pretty good descriptor of the current media landscape. Or, as I like to call it, “peak content.” Most of...
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English is weird

English is weird | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.
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Former Editor of Xinjiang Newspaper in China Is Ousted From Communist Party

Former Editor of Xinjiang Newspaper in China Is Ousted From Communist Party | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
The party said the former editor, Zhao Xinyu, had been expelled for openly discussing party policy and for corruption.
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Just don't do it

Just don't do it | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
This week everyone’s been talking about an article in the Economist explaining how men’s use of language undermines their authority. According to the author, a senior manager at Microsoft, men have...
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55% believe local news media have practiced self-censorship, according to HKU survey | Hong Kong Free Press

55% believe local news media have practiced self-censorship, according to HKU survey | Hong Kong Free Press | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Hong Kong’s news media have practiced self-censorship stemming from a hesitation to criticise the Central Government, say just over half of all the interviewees in a University of  Hong Kong Public Opinion Programme (HKUPOP) poll. On Tuesday, the results of the latest HKUPOP poll were announced in Hong Kong news media. 1,046 Hongkongers were interviewed by phone …
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President Obama’s Dragnet

President Obama’s Dragnet | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
The scooping up of all our phone records is an abuse of power that demands a real explanation.
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The New York Times’ Dean Baquet on calling out lies, embracing video, and building a more digital newsroom

The New York Times’ Dean Baquet on calling out lies, embracing video, and building a more digital newsroom | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
"I think that [Trump] challenged our language. He will have changed journalism, he really will have...We didn't know how to write the paragraph that said, 'This is just false.' We struggle with that. I think that Trump has ended that struggle."
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Miami Herald correspondent Jim Wyss detained and expelled from Venezuela in advance of protest rally

Miami Herald correspondent Jim Wyss detained and expelled from Venezuela in advance of protest rally | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Although Jim Wyss had the proper journalist credentials to work in Venezuela, he was detained early Wednesday evening by immigration authorities.
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Who’s ‘They’?

Who’s ‘They’? | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
As English changes to accommodate people with nontraditional gender identities, the plural pronoun used as a singular is becoming more acceptable — but that doesn’t mean it’s always the right word.
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Beijing is banning all foreign media from publishing online in China

Beijing is banning all foreign media from publishing online in China | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
This article was updated with additional analysis of what the new rules may mean, and information about foreign investment in China.  In the latest sign that China's long-touted "opening up" is reversing into a "closing down," a Chinese ministry has issued new rules that ban any foreign-invested company from publishing anything online in China, effective...
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French Spelling Changes, 26 Years in the Making, Cause a Fracas

French Spelling Changes, 26 Years in the Making, Cause a Fracas | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Textbook publishers have embraced spelling and accent changes approved in 1990, and French-speaking traditionalists are venting anger at a perceived attack on culture and history.
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The most frequently used words in last night's (and every other) State of the Union address

The most frequently used words in last night's (and every other) State of the Union address | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Barack Obama covered a range of topics in his final State of the Union speech on Jan. 12. He reminded the American people of his achievements, like the Affordable Care Act and the killing of Osama Bin Laden, and rebutted the notion surfaced in the Republican primary debates that the United States military has grown weaker....
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How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution

How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
"I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room...We were like unsupervised children."
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How Tom Wolfe Became … Tom Wolfe

How Tom Wolfe Became … Tom Wolfe | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Michael Lewis delves deep into the archives of the legendary reporter turned novelist to discover what made the man in the white suit the voice of a journalistic generation.
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A Celebrity Struggle: Staying Off Twitter, for Good

A Celebrity Struggle: Staying Off Twitter, for Good | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
For Lena Dunham and other stars on social media, it can be difficult to resist the platform’s call.
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