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The History of Beats

Friday, September 12, 2014

You’d think that beat reporting has been fundamental to journalism since the birth of the business. But beats didn’t really take off until a little over a century ago.

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Rod Blagojevich Meets His Match

Friday, September 12, 2014

How one reporter was in the right place at the right time to uncover the story of a lifetime.

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The State House Beat

Friday, September 12, 2014

Two-thirds of audited daily papers do not assign a single reporter to cover the State House. 

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The Labor Beat

Friday, September 12, 2014

As the power of the unions declined, so did the number of labor reporters covering them.

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The Obit Beat

Friday, September 12, 2014

There’s a saying from the early days of newspapers that goes “everyone gets to be in the paper twice: when they’re born, and when they die.”

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Bruce W. Bray Jr.

Friday, September 12, 2014

On the Media producer Chris Neary reports an obit of Bruce W. Bray Jr.

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Deadbeats

Friday, September 12, 2014

OTM looks at the great decline in beat reporting. 

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The Cautionary Tale of Bell, California

Friday, September 12, 2014

Over a 17-year period, the city manager and other municipal officials bilked tax payers out of millions of dollars. Here's how the scheme went unnoticed for almost two decades.

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Brooke and Bob on the Decline of Beat Reporting

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bob remembers the best story he got while working the crime beat for a small newspaper in Pennsylvania.

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BREAKING: A NEW WATCH CAME OUT YESTERDAY

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We hear it's pretty cool. Please let us know what happened in the comments.
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TLDR #23 - A Bitcoin Story for People Who Don't Care About Bitcoin

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The curious story of a man who was thought to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto
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DiGiorno Is Actually Covering Its Social Media Screwup Pretty Well

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

DiGiorno embarrassed itself on Twitter last night. But unlike most corporate social media embarrassments, the company actually handled its screwup pretty well.
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Reddit's Confusing Response To The Distribution of Nudes

Monday, September 08, 2014

Reddit responds to the distribution of celebrity nude photos on its site, but even its response is confusing. 
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Not Reporting Journalist Kidnappings

Friday, September 05, 2014

Although the murders of journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley has been a major story for weeks, there are many journalist kidnappings that go unreported. 
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The Celebrity Nude Photo Hack

Friday, September 05, 2014

Nude pictures of famous celebrities blanketed the internet this week. How did it happen? How can we keep our data safe?

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Not Reporting Journalist Kidnappings

Friday, September 05, 2014

Although the murders of journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley has been a major story for weeks, there are many journalist kidnappings that go unreported.

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Even Blurrier Lines

Friday, September 05, 2014

Native advertising, or ads that resemble editorial content, is now embraced by the vast majority of online publications. Bob talks with David J. Franklyn about the ethical implications.

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NPR's Newest CEO

Friday, September 05, 2014

Since 2009, NPR has seen five CEOs. The latest to take up the mantle is Jarl Mohn, a veteran of commercial and public radio. Bob talked with Mohn about his plans for NPR.

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Carl Kasell Tells All

Friday, September 05, 2014

Carl Kasell retired back in May after more than 60 years in radio. Brooke sat down with Carl recently to commemorate his distinguished public radio career.

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The Chopsticks Of The Future

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Chinese company Baidu is developing "smart chopsticks" that will tell you what's in your food. And they're actually pretty cool.
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