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Keith Olbermann, ESPN to Part Ways Once Again

Source: Marisa Guthrie. hollywoodreporter.com. Posted Jul 09, 2015

Olbermann rejoined the sports network in August 2013, but won't be renewing his deal to anchor his ESPN2 program following a report that ESPN asked him not to do 'commentary.' . . .

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The New Importance of ‘Social Listening’ Tools

Source: Alexis Sobel Fitts, CJR.org. Posted Jul 07, 2015

Social listening devices, such as Dataminr, have become the best way for journalists to cut through the noise. These devices spot the one random tweet among millions and predict whether it will be big news. . . .

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Crowd-Funded Investigative Journalism Site the Ferret to Launch in Scotland

Source: Severin Carrell, theguardian.com. Posted Jul 06, 2015

A group of freelance journalists is launching a new subscription-based, crowd-funded investigations unit to make up for a sharp fall in investigative reporting by traditional news media in Scotland. . . .

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BBC to Cut More Than 1,000 Jobs in Cost-Savings Push

Source: Jane Martinson, theguardian.com. Posted Jul 02, 2015

The BBC is to cut more than 1,000 jobs, mainly by slashing layers of management and squeezing back office functions such as marketing and communications. . . .

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Record Number of Journalists Jailed in Egypt

Source: Associated Press. Posted Jun 25, 2015

Journalists face unprecedented threats in President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's Egypt, a watchdog group said Thursday, with the highest number behind bars since it began keeping records in 1990. . . .

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Can Politico Rise Again?

Posted Jun 30, 2015

The eight-year-old political news site looks to expand its dominance in the U.S. and around the world. . . .

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Millennials and Political News

Source: PewResearchCenter. Posted Jun 17, 2015

Where do Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers get their news about politics and government? . . .

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Life after Snowden: Journalists’ New Moral Responsibility

Source: CJR.org. Posted Jun 08, 2015

Two very big questions linger on—one about whether the very technologies Edward Snowden revealed are compatible with independent, inquiring reporting. . . .

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Retrospect: A War Photographer Bathes in Hitler’s Apartment

Source: Neil Lewis, CJR.org. Posted May 29, 2015

Columbia Journalism Review looks back at female correspondents and photographers who covered World War II. . . .

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In Tibet, Bloggers Post at Their Own Risk

Source: pri.org. Posted May 22, 2015

These are treacherous days for bloggers in China who dare to publicly criticize government policy. . . .

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