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50 Years Later, It Feels Familiar: How America Fractured in 1968

50 Years Later, It Feels Familiar: How America Fractured in 1968 | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
It was a violent year. Liberals reeled, a war dragged on and protests raged. People got all their news from radio, TV and newspapers. But what if they’d had phones vibrating with modern news alerts?
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Lessons from an Unseemly Presidential Transition—From Hoover to F.D.R.

Lessons from an Unseemly Presidential Transition—From Hoover to F.D.R. | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Amy Davidson Sorkin on the lessons from a public feud between President Herbert Hoover and President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, from 1932.
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Opinion | Toppling the Grammar Patriarchy

Opinion | Toppling the Grammar Patriarchy | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
In France, sexism persists in nouns and adjectives. A group of teachers is trying to change that.
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Exclusive: Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Michigan, Wisconsin

Exclusive: Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Michigan, Wisconsin | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
A number of Russian-linked Facebook ads specifically targeted Michigan and Wisconsin, two states crucial to Donald Trump's victory last November, according to four sources with direct knowledge of the situation.
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How Iran tries to control news coverage by foreign-based journalists | Reporters without borders

How Iran tries to control news coverage by foreign-based journalists | Reporters without borders | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
How do the Iranian intelligence services pressure Iranian journalists who are working abroad? BBC World Service director Francesca Unsworth shed some light on this when she reported on 15 August that the assets of more than 150 BBC Persian staff, former staff and contributors have been frozen in Iran, preventing them from conducting financial transactions there.
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The Fake-News Fallacy

The Fake-News Fallacy | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Old fights about radio have lessons for new fights about the Internet.
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Teaching Hyperlinked Writing & Reading

Teaching Hyperlinked Writing & Reading | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Langwitches, The Magic of Learning.
Modern learning that transforms education in the 21st century. Finding new forms and redefining learning for the challenges of the future .
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Seriously Disturbing Vintage Advertisements • Page 168 of 170 • FRANK151

Seriously Disturbing Vintage Advertisements • Page 168 of 170 • FRANK151 | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Seriously Disturbing Vintage Advertisements Source These vintage advertisements are so shockingly offensive you won’t believe they were allowed to print this stuff!
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Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would

Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
“When photography was invented,” photo historian Vicki Goldberg once said, “it was thought to be an equivalent to truth. It was truth with a capital T.” But as viewers quickly learned, seeing isn’t always believing. Even in the early history of photography, hoaxes like the Cottingley fairies taught people to question the validity o
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Welcome to dystopia – George Orwell experts on Donald Trump | The panel

Welcome to dystopia – George Orwell experts on Donald Trump | The panel | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Since Kellyanne Conway spoke of ‘alternative facts’, Nineteen Eighty-Four has hit the No 1 spot in Amazon’s book sales chart. So, is the age of Newspeak here?
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How Donald Trump Launched A New Era Of Protest Music

Once upon a time, music praised Donald Trump's wealth. Now, the Republican candidate is at the center of a new era of protest music.
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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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Using Billions in Government Cash, Mexico Controls News Media

Using Billions in Government Cash, Mexico Controls News Media | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Federal and state officials wield huge budgets for public advertising to dictate news coverage, routinely telling outlets what they should — and should not — report.
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Snapchat is becoming the anti-Facebook

Snapchat is becoming the anti-Facebook | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Snap announced today (Nov. 29), that it was rolling out a redesign for Snapchat that's intended to separate users' feeds between their friends from the brands that publish content on the app. Founder and CEO Evan Spiegel published an op-ed in Axios this morning about the direction that social media has taken over th
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The Life of Oriana Fallaci, Guerrilla Journalist

The Life of Oriana Fallaci, Guerrilla Journalist | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Fallaci, whose interviews got the better of famous figures from Henry Kissinger to Muammar el-Qaddafi, is the subject of a new biography.
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Review: City of Glass by Paul Auster, Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli

Review: City of Glass by Paul Auster, Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Why turn one novel into another, asks Josh Lacey. Then again, given Paul Auster, Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli's City of Glass, why not?
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The History of Twitter You Didn't Know

The History of Twitter You Didn't Know | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
The history of Twitter and how the micro-messaging wars were won and lost. The world in 140 characters.
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Will the NYT start noting the violent pasts of Israeli contributors, too? | +972 Magazine

Will the NYT start noting the violent pasts of Israeli contributors, too? | +972 Magazine | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
There was much uproar from the Israeli government and its supporters following the publication of a Marwan Barghouti op-ed in the New York Times. But where was the outcry when the paper published op-eds by Israelis…
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What Happened to Who?

What Happened to Who? | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
A perfectly lovely pronoun — and a bit of our dignity — retreat.
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Do you think this pronoun change is important?  What are the implications?  What other pronoun changes have happened over the centuries or more recently?
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Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
Your friend shares a story on Facebook. You read the headline and you think it's too good to be true, but it looks like it's from a news site. Experts offer tips to help you sniff out fact from fake.
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To Speak Is to Blunder

To Speak Is to Blunder | Waller DP LangLit | Scoop.it
“My brain has banished Chinese. I dream in English. I talk to myself in English. It was a crucial decision to be orphaned from my native language.”
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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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