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Journalist Takes Haunting Photo Before Germanwings Crash

Source: torontosun.com. Posted Mar 26, 2015

Iranian sports journalist Hussein Javadi was in Barcelona covering a soccer match before boarding a flight that would spell the end his life. Before leaving for the airport, he took this photo from his hotel room, capturing his . . .

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Robot Reporters: Software Turns Raw Data Into Sports, Financial Reports

Source: NPR.org. Posted Mar 24, 2015

White collar workers thought their jobs were safe, but nobody can escape the robots. NPR takes a look at one of the more surprising human occupations to fall to the robot armies: sports and financial reporting. . . .

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FCC Hits CBS Affiliate With Proposed $325,000 Indecency Fine

Source: roanoke.com. Posted Mar 23, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Va., $325,000 for showing sexually explicit material in a 2012 newscast. It is the largest penalty the FCC has ever levied for a single indecent broadcast at . . .

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Body of Missing Wall Street Journal Reporter Found in New Jersey

Source: wsj.com. Posted Mar 19, 2015

David Christopher Bird, a longtime Wall Street Journal reporter who was missing for more than a year, was found dead near his New Jersey home, police said. Mr. Bird, who had worked for Dow Jones & Co., publisher . . .

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As Ratings Plunge, MSNBC Faces Shakeup

Source: politico.com. Posted Mar 19, 2015

Year-to-date, MSNBC’s daytime viewership is down 21 percent overall and 41 percent in the coveted 25-to-54-year-old demographic, putting it in fourth place behind Fox News, CNN and CNN’s sister network HLN. . . .

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What Will Happen When Publishers Let Facebook Host Content?

Source: cjr.org. Posted Mar 24, 2015

If you’re a publisher, Facebook holds a lot of power. The social media giant is already responsible for directing up to 40 percent of some sites’ traffic, and 75 percent of BuzzFeed’s. . . .

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