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A Dreary Mythbuster

Friday, October 31, 2014

We often hear that mass shootings are not on the rise, despite our gut feelings to the contrary. But new research finds they are, in fact, happening more often.   

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Remembering Legendary Editor Ben Bradlee

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bob remembers the legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who died this Tuesday at age 93. 

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Grabbing the Gavel

Friday, October 24, 2014

A new study finds that TV ads attacking state supreme court justices during elections influence both who makes the bench and how the law is laid down. 

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Infectious Disease Edition

Friday, October 24, 2014

Panic over the Ebola virus in the U.S. has dominated cable news. So, we put together a template to help the discerning news consumer see through the media's over-the-top coverage.

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Unveiling CitizenFour, Inside Ferguson, and Protesting Outside SCOTUS

Friday, October 17, 2014

A look at Laura Poitras' new documentary about Edward Snowden, "CitizenFour," a view from inside the continued protests in Ferguson, and barring political protesters outside SCOTUS.

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"You Can Win with the Media"

Friday, October 17, 2014

A course being offered in St Louis aims to ease tensions between law enforcement and the press.

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The Making of CitizenFour

Friday, October 17, 2014

Brooke speaks with New Yorker staff writer George Packer about profiling filmmaker Laura Poitras as she made the documentary CitizenFour, about Edward Snowden.

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Covering an Epidemic

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Washington Post health reporter recounts his recent reporting trip to Liberia. 

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Viral Narratives

Friday, October 10, 2014

How fictional narratives of epidemics affect the reality on the ground.

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"Ebola: What It Is"

Friday, October 10, 2014

Inspired by CNN's chyron "Ebola: The ISIS of Biological Agents?" photographer and novelist Teju Cole wrote about what else cable news thinks Ebola might be.

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Imgur Attempts To Break Our Dependency on the GIF

Thursday, October 09, 2014

One of the biggest image hosting sites is trying to wean the internet off of the .gif format.
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Californians Shame Their Neighbors With a New "Drought Shaming" App.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The data revolution is upon us, folks, and we are using it to shame our neighbors for wasting water during a drought. 
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Weev Is A White Nationalist. He Still Shouldn't Have Gone To Jail

Monday, October 06, 2014

A convicted hacker has gone public as a white supremacist. His views are terrible, but he still shouldn't have gone to jail.
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Facebook Announces Reforms To Its Research Policies

Friday, October 03, 2014

Yesterday, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer announced updates to the way that Facebook conducts research.
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The Splintering Image of the Secret Service

Friday, October 03, 2014

In light of the revelations of major security lapses at the White House, Brooke examines the crumbling image of the Secret Service.

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Riding the Rumor

Friday, October 03, 2014

A longtime chronicler of media misinformation creates a real-time rumor tracker called Emergent.info. 

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Gary Webb and the CIA

Friday, October 03, 2014

In 1996, San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb published a series of articles that connected the CIA, the Contra rebels in Nicaragua, and the exploding crack trade in Los Angeles. 

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The Education Battle of 2014

Friday, October 03, 2014

The College Board's new Advanced Placement US History framework is causing controversy across the nation. Why? 

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Law of the Jungle

Friday, October 03, 2014

On the seemingly heroic lawyer Steven Donziger's case against oil giant Chevron. The story was not as simple as it seemed.

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There is Now a "Mutual Consent" App

Monday, September 29, 2014

An app was released last week that allows potential partners to record their consent to sex prior to having it, as well as their level of intoxication at the time they consent. 
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