June 11, 2010

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Say goodbye to unlimited data plans; reporters get super-soaked at the Bidens' beach party; an Iranian journalist risks his life to report on post-election violence

The Iranian Protests, One Year Later

One year after post-election protests in Iran captured the world’s attention, a number of Iranian-American journalists are taking stock. Was the reporting accurate? Were U.S. news consumers left with an accurate sense of the protest’s impact? Has Iran changed? Reza Aslan, Iranian-American journalist and author, holds the media and himself ...

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An Iranian Journalist Risks His Life "For Neda"

The death of Neda Agha-Soltan, captured on video, came to symbolize the violence of Iran's post-election protests. Now, a new documentary called "For Neda" tells the story of her life and features the first on-camera interviews with her family. Reporter Saeed Kamali Dehgan describes ...

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Letters and Comments

Brooke and Bob read a few of your letters and comments.

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Mobile's Future without Unlimited Data Plans

AT&T announced this week that new customers will no longer be able to sign up for unlimited data plans for their cellphones. Verizon has hinted that it too is moving away from unlimited data. Jeff Jarvis, blogger at Buzz Machine, says this may lower cellphone bills ...

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Helen Thomas, You Have a Question?

Bob looks past Helen Thomas' undignified exit from journalism to her many decades as the thorn in the side of the president.

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Biden Beach Party

Vice President Joe Biden threw a beach-themed party for members of the Washington press corps last weekend. Some press critics took offense to the party, arguing that it symbolizes an overly cozy relationship between the White House and reporters. CNN reporter Ed ...

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TV's Most Accurate Portrayal of Miranda

This month, the Supreme Court changed how suspects might or might not communicate a wish to waive their Miranda rights. David Milch, co-creator of the seminal cop show NYPD Blue, says he tried to more realistically portray the use of Miranda. DePaul University law professor Susan Bandes says ...

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Wilbert Rideau, Prison Journalist

For over 25 years, Wilbert Rideau was a reporter and editor for The Angolite, the prison newspaper of the Louisiana State Penitentiary known as Angola. He and his staff of fellow inmates were given an unfettered access to investigate and report that exceeds most major media outlets. Rideau describes his ...

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