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Dabiq Magazine

Friday, November 20, 2015

While we're watching continuous coverage of ISIS, they're also watching, and even publish politicians and pundits in their propaganda magazine, Dabiq.

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The Language of Terror

Friday, November 20, 2015

Examining the words, memes, and misdirection that muddy the media -- and our perspective -- on Islam and the Arab world.

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Lessons Unlearned

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Paris attacks have been deemed "France's 9/11." But do the politics and rhetoric of this week reflect what we've learned in the 14 years since 9/11? 

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Terrorism Edition

Friday, November 20, 2015

Drawing on reporters, terrorism experts, and the media's best and worst impulses, a Breaking News Consumer's Handbook for the coverage after an act of terror.

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This guy reads the New York Times over brunch. But probably not the way you do.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Many seek out articles not because they inspire them but because they infuriate. Hence the venerable tradition of "hate-reading" the New York Times' Style and Real Estate sections.

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He doesn't just want you to click; he wants you to care. Meet the 'Carebot.'

Friday, November 13, 2015

The current metric for online articles shows how much we click. NPR is creating a metric that shows how much we care.

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We all cried when we saw this photo. Then we forgot.

Friday, November 13, 2015

A close study of European newspapers found that the moving image of a dead Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, only made a small impact on the overall coverage of the migrant crisis in Europe. 

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Is the Internet broken? Can we fix it?

Friday, November 13, 2015

In the desperate pursuit of clicks - and the advertising dollars that come with clicks - online publishers have realized the best way to grab our attention is to make us furious.

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Want to know how Upworthy makes you feel things? Here's how.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Upworthy is built on curating and creating content that moves its audiences enough to share it on social media. But its also reviled for its sensationalist brand of headline.

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The Media Skirmish in Missouri Isn’t About the Media. It’s About Race.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Student protesters at the University of Missouri blocked media access in a confrontation caught on video. A reporter reflects on why the movement is keeping the press at arm's length.

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Feel This

Friday, November 13, 2015

Student protests in Missouri, new and old attempts to inspire empathy, embracing the "hate read", moving on from the click, and more.

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Virtual reality might change the way you see the world

Friday, November 13, 2015

Last week, the New York Times sent 1.2 million subscribers a set of virtual reality cardboard headsets. How much does the technology really move the needle on empathy?

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Twitter Turned Its Star Into a Heart. :’-(

Friday, November 13, 2015

Twitter replaced its icon for favorites, the star, with a heart. Emily Bell, director of the Tow Centre for Digital Journalism, explains why she really doesn’t heart... the heart.  

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In Praise Of "Gotcha!"

Friday, November 06, 2015

Most of the Republican candidates agree that the main problem with last week's CNBC debate was the preponderance of "gotcha" questions. Bob begs to differ.

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Two Angry Men

Friday, November 06, 2015

Bob and Alec Baldwin discuss all things media.

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An Optimistic Look At The Newspaper Business

Friday, November 06, 2015

Despite declining circulation, lower ad revenues, and continuing newsroom cuts, we found someone who doesn't think it's all doom and gloom for the newspaper industry. Meet David Chavern.

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ESPN's Piano Man

Friday, November 06, 2015

ESPN's former ombudsman, Robert Lipsyte, talks to Bob about the self-proclaimed "Worldwide Leader in Sports" and its fraught relationship with journalism.

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Will Mobile Save Newspapers?

Friday, November 06, 2015

More news consumers are reading headlines on their phone, and social media platforms want to make it easier and faster. What does it mean for the struggling newspaper industry? 

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Debate Demands

Friday, November 06, 2015

Republican presidential candidates trying to reassert control over future debates were roundly mocked for their demands.

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Lessig's Less

Friday, November 06, 2015

Lawrence Lessig, Harvard law professor and crusader for campaign finance reform, explains why he ditched his reluctant campaign for president.