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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss
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Writers Honored For Commitment To Free Expression

Writers Honored For Commitment To Free Expression | this curious life | Scoop.it
Writers from 19 countries have received 2012 Hellman/Hammett grants for their commitment to free expression.
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How Christopher Hitchens Faced His Own 'Mortality' : NPR

How Christopher Hitchens Faced His Own 'Mortality' : NPR | this curious life | Scoop.it
Iconoclastic journalist Christopher Hitchens, who died from esophageal cancer in December 2011, chronicled his battle with the disease — his 18 months "of living dyingly" — in Mortality.

 

'This trenchant, sassy, tragically posthumous little black book earns a proud spot on the end-of-life shelf, along with Julian Barnes' Nothing to Be Frightened Of, Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Joan Wickersham's The Suicide Index, Saul Bellow's Ravelstein, and Philip Roth's Everyman and Exit Ghost, to name just a few.'

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From copy cats to child witnesses – the ethics of reporting school shootings

From copy cats to child witnesses – the ethics of reporting school shootings | this curious life | Scoop.it
As Newtown tries to come to terms with the execrable, it isn’t clear if television news has been a help or a hindrance.
Janet Devlin's insight:

'Since Columbine, we’ve learned a lot about what can go wrong with the reporting of school shootings. Enough journalists are sensitive to these lessons to make a difference, or at least to create a useful public debate about the journalism we want to have.'

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