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Image of Dead Syrian Child Shakes Up Media Coverage of Refugee Crisis

Source: David Folkenflik, NPR. Posted Sep 04, 2015

The photographs of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, his lifeless body washed up onto a Turkish beach, forced the current refugee crisis onto front pages, home pages and Facebook feeds across the world this week. . . .

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After Murders, Colleagues and Rivals Rush to Side of Virginia’s WDBJ

Source: Brian Stelter , money.cnn.com. Posted Sep 01, 2015

As the WDBJ newsroom in Roanoke, Virginia, grappled with the most painful story in its history, the murder of two co-workers on live TV, it had exemplary help from journalists in other states. . . .

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Department of Justice Sued For Fake News Story

Source: Lauren Hodges, NPR. Posted Aug 28, 2015

The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ related to a 2007 sting operation in which the FBI created a fake AP news story and an agent impersonated a journalist. The FBI was trying to apprehend . . .

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Chinese Journalist Reporting on Stock Market Held By Police

Source: cpj.org. Posted Aug 27, 2015

The Committee to Protect Journalists has asked the Chinese government to release journalist Wang Xiaolu, who has been held since Tuesday and accused of spreading false information. . . .

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Jorge Ramos: Part Journalist, Part Activist, and Now Full-on Trump Combatant

Source: Janell Ross, Washington Post. Posted Aug 26, 2015

Ramos's in-your-face, 'I will not back down' approach to reporting took center stage at a Donald Trump press conference in Iowa. . . .

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View: Journalism Schools Should Teach Podcasting

Source: mediashift.org. Posted Aug 31, 2015

Julie Gardner Banville, an assistant professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism, says students will be more marketable if they know how to make podcasts. . . .

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The Atlantic Is Returning to Blogging

Source: JOSEPH LICHTERMAN, niemanlab.org. Posted Aug 27, 2015

Blogging is back at The Atlantic. Last night, the magazine launched Notes, a new section that harkens back to the site’s earliest days. . . .

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Why We're Killing Our Comments Section

Source: dailydot.com. Posted Jul 28, 2015

This afternoon we put the Daily Dot’s commenting system on indefinite hiatus. Chances are you didn’t notice—and that’s part of the point. . . .

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