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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Rolling Stone Cover Leads Stores To Boycott Issue, Mayor To Write Angry Letter Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Rolling Stone Cover Leads Stores To Boycott Issue, Mayor To Write Angry Letter
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The upcoming Rolling Stone features suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover, and has generated a storm of controversy with stores refusing to sell the issue. The headline for the cover story is simply “The Bomber,” and the …

Missing Man Walks By News Crew Right After They Wrap Up Report On HIs Disappearance Missing Man Walks By News Crew Right After They Wrap Up Report On HIs Disappearance

It’s hard not to worry when a man goes missing for 16 hours. For one town, that worry turned into surprise when the missing man unexpectedly showed up on a live broadcast about his disappearance. WMTW reports that Robert McDonough, …

USA Today Founder Al Neuharth Dies USA Today Founder Al Neuharth Dies

Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today and former chairman of Gannett died on Friday, reportedly after falling. He died in his home in Cocoa Beach, Florida at the age of 89. USA Today has compiled a round-up of reactions to …

Evan Williams’ Medium Buys Kickstarter Project ‘Matter’ Evan Williams’ Medium Buys Kickstarter Project ‘Matter’

Medium, the current company of Blogger and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, has acquired Kickstarter-backed journalism startup Matter. For a better idea of what Medium itself is, read this. Matter describes itself as a publication based around a new way to …

Stanley Karnow Dies: Vietnam Reporter Was 87 Stanley Karnow Dies: Vietnam Reporter Was 87

Stanley Karnow, a journalist most famous for covering the entirety of the Vietnam War, has died at the age of 87. According to an Associated Press report, Karnow died in his sleep on January 27 at his home in Potomac, …

Twitter Adds Trends For 100 More Cities Twitter Adds Trends For 100 More Cities

Twitter announced today that it has added Trends for 100 more cities around the world. Among them are Istanbul, Frankfurt, Guadalajara and Incheon. That puts the total number of locations at over 200. You can see the Trends for all …

Here’s What PRWeb Had To Say About The Google Acquisition “News” Flub Here’s What PRWeb Had To Say About The Google Acquisition “News” Flub

On Monday, a bogus press release was issued via Vocus-owned press release distribution service PRWeb indicating that Google had bought Wi-Fi company ICOA for $400 million. Both companies eventually told reporters that this news was false. Apparently, the companies had …

Watch Joel Stein’s 45-Minute Talk At Google [Video] Watch Joel Stein’s 45-Minute Talk At Google [Video]

Google has uploaded video from a recent Authors@Google talk, featuring Joel Stein, journalist and author of “Man Made: A Stupid Quest For Masculinity”. If you’re a fan of the man and/or his work, check it out below: Other recent author …

Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media
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As you’ve no doubt seen, photos from Hurricane Sandy have flooded (no pun intended) the Internet on social media and photo sharing sites like Flickr and Instagram. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom told Poynter on Monday that there were 10 pictures …

People Are Posting A Ridiculous Amount Of Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Pictures To Instagram People Are Posting A Ridiculous Amount Of Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Pictures To Instagram

People are posting a ridiculous amount of images of Hurricane Sandy and its effects on Instagram. Users are posting ten pics to the hashtag #sandy every second. That’s according to the CEO of the company, who is quoted by Poynter …

Bing Adds News Authors To Sidebar Bing Adds News Authors To Sidebar
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Bing announced today that it has launched a new section for the Bing sidebar to showcase journalists, writers and authors of news stories. Now, when you search for any given topic on Bing, along with the Facebook-powered social results, you’ll …

We’ve Now Had Google News For An Entire Decade We’ve Now Had Google News For An Entire Decade
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Google announced over the weekend that it is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Google News’ launch. The product was unveiled on September 22, 2002, and has gone through quite a few changes in that time. According to Google, Google News …

Twitter Puts Together “Best Practices” For Journalists Twitter Puts Together “Best Practices” For Journalists

Twitter has put together a set of “best practices” for journalists and newsrooms. Essentially, it boils down to the following four items: 1. Tweet your beat 2. Use hashtags for context – 3. @cite your sources 4. Share what you’re …

Robot Writers Are Taking Over Your Fantasy Football Recaps Robot Writers Are Taking Over Your Fantasy Football Recaps

The next time that your flex player makes a last second reception to clinch the victory over your fantasy football nemesis, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to read a write-up of the game constructed by a robot. …

Now, You Can Embed Quotes From Quora On Your Site Now, You Can Embed Quotes From Quora On Your Site

You can now embed quotes from Quora on your site, with a new feature from the Q&A destination appropriately called Embeddable Quotes. “Sites all around the web already quote content from Quora which extends the distribution and impact writers on …

Helen Gurley Brown Dies After 47 Years Of Editing At Cosmopolitan Helen Gurley Brown Dies After 47 Years Of Editing At Cosmopolitan

Helen Gurley Brown, the long-time editor-in-chief for Cosmopolitan magazine, has passed away at the age of 90. She took the editor-in-chief role in 1965, and held it for 32 years, before being replaced by Bonnie Fuller. Gurley Brown remained with …

Fake NY Times Article Hurts WikiLeaks’ Credibility Fake NY Times Article Hurts WikiLeaks’ Credibility
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Journalism has many rules that its practitioners must abide by. There are the usual rules like don’t plagiarize and always confirm your sources, but there’s one that I think is the most evil sin of them all – making up …

Nora Ephron, Filmmaker and Journalist, Dead at 71 Nora Ephron, Filmmaker and Journalist, Dead at 71

Nora Ephron, who is probably best known to movie-goers as the writer/director responsible for such motion pictures as “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Michael”, and “You’ve Got Mail”, passed away on Tuesday from pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia. She was …

Automated Insights: Computers May Not Replace Human Writers, As Long As Perspectives Exist Automated Insights: Computers May Not Replace Human Writers, As Long As Perspectives Exist
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There are companies currently providing machine-generated content to various sites and businesses – articles created by machines rather than humans. Some wonder if the future of journalism is auto-generated content, and if journalists will be out of jobs because of …

Google’s Boosting African News Challenge to Improve Journalism Google’s Boosting African News Challenge to Improve Journalism

Google, along with several other financial supporters such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the World Association of Newspapers & News Producers, have announced that it will be funding grants …

Do You Want Your News Written And Personalized By Robots? Do You Want Your News Written And Personalized By Robots?

I find Narrative Science to be a fascinating company for a variety of reasons, and the more I read about them, the more fascinated I am. I really don’t know if what they’re doing is going to change the future …