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Newspaper Reporter Among Six Killed in Six Days in D.C.

Source: Peter Hermann, Washington Post. Posted May 29, 2015

Charnice Milton, 27, was returning home after covering a community meeting when she was fatally shot near a bus stop by a man on a dirt bike who was aiming at someone else. . . .

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Why a Journalist Tricked News Outlets into Thinking Chocolate Makes You Thin

Source: Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post. Posted May 28, 2015

Science journalist John Bohannon wanted to see if health reporters could distinguish a bad science story from a good one. . . .

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Bob Schieffer Hosts Last 'Face the Nation' on May 31

Source: cbs19.tv. Posted May 28, 2015

Schieffer, 78, will host “Face the Nation” on Sunday for the last time after 24 years. He's retiring from a journalism career that began at 20 at a Fort Worth, Texas, radio station and landed him at CBS . . .

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Chris Connelly Named Interim Editor-In-Chief of ESPN's Grantland

Source: Tom Ley, Deadspin. Posted May 28, 2015

ESPN has just announced that Chris Connelly will take over as the editor-in-chief of Grantland, on an interim basis. Connelly started at Rolling Stone and has been around forever. . . .

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What Snow White Can Teach Journalists About Audience Engagement

Posted May 27, 2015

In a keynote speech earlier this month, Next Media Accelerator program director Jennifer Schwanenberg used a classic Disney cartoon, Snow White, to discuss business models for news in the digital age. . . .

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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 war 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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