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Twitter Launches Search Tool for Media Outlets

Source: TechCrunch. Posted Apr 01, 2015

Twitter is launching Curator, its new product that lets media organizations, publishers, and broadcasters identify, filter and display tweets and Vine videos on any screen in real-time. . . .

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NPR Updates Ethics Code to Cover Acquired Programming

Posted Mar 27, 2015

The changes follow the debate sparked when The Washington Post reported that Diane Rehm, the host of the NPR-distributed The Diane Rehm Show, was taking part in fundraising dinners for Compassion & Choices. . . .

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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 of his life. Before leaving for the airport, he took this photo from his hotel room, capturing . . .

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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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60 Minutes’ Africa ‘Problem’

Source: cjr.org. Posted Apr 01, 2015

The media narrative in Africa typically falls into at least one of three narrow categories, according to Columbia Journalism School associate professor Howard French: Immense Catastrophe, White Protagonists, or Wildlife. . . .

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BuzzFeed and The New York Times Play Facebook’s Ubiquity Game

Source: niemanlab.org. Posted Mar 27, 2015

The ubiquity game has different rules for digital startups than for legacy businesses. But for both, figuring out the right relationship with Facebook is key to their audience strategies. . . .

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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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