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Five things about covering Ferguson

4 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

A new teddy bear memorial is cordoned off, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo., near the spot of where Michael Brown was shot by Ferguson police office Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. The original teddy bear memorial was destroyed by fire earlier Tuesday morning. Show More Summary

The Blue Man Group Just Made The iPhone 6 Unboxing Video To End All Unboxing Videos

The Blue Man Group is known for its wacky, fun, and quirky entertainment. This time the group decided to take its talents to YouTube and tackle one of those iPhone 6 unboxing videos. Except this one is like no other unboxing video you'll ever see. Show More Summary

MythBusters: Airlines Are Boarding Their Planes All Wrong!

Ever feel like boarding the plane is taking much longer than it should? If so, you aren't alone. The guys at MythBusters have thought about it so much that they devoted a whole segment of their popular Discovery Channel show to the topic. Show More Summary

The third edition of Circa is here, and improving the user experience is the name of the game

What does it mean to follow the news? What does it mean to follow a story? That’s the question that the third iteration of Circa’s news app, out today, wants to help users answer. Circa is in an interesting position. On the one hand, they’re industry darlings — partially credited with popularizing the card, they are...

Digital Requiem

This summer I followed a journey taken by my favourite painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Caravaggio was a gifted artist and one of the leading proponents of the Baroque, but he could also start a fight in an empty room. In 1608 he fled Rome after knifing a man to death in a brawl and headed south, first to Naples, then Sicily and Malta. Show More Summary

The F Word: The Fear of Feminism

Yesterday morning, a video of Emma Watson addressing the UN went viral. Her voice was shaky, but her message was clear: systemic gender inequality affects both men and women and needs to come to an end. Her words, to me, at least, were welcome. Show More Summary

How The 'Avengers' Director Saved ’Toy Story’ From An Unwatchable Early Script

Pixar's iconic "Toy Story" might never have happened if not for help from future "Avengers" writer and director Joss Whedon. Based on original Pixar short " Tin Toy," an early rough draft of "Toy Story" was a disaster. Here's how it was described by Amy Pascale in the recent " Joss Whedon: The Biography": [T]he movie was unwatchable. Show More Summary

Today in media history: The BBC launched its Ceefax electronic news service in 1974

The British teletext service Ceefax was launched on September 23, 1974 and it continued until 2012. A BBC story said: “Before the advent of the internet and 24-hour news channels, Ceefax was at ‘the forefront of journalism’, according to BBC chairman Michael Grade. Show More Summary

U.S. Foreign Policy Manipulation via Media Is Systemic, Warns Expert

Foreign policy pundits have had a rough time recently in Washington, D.C. First, the New York Times slammed a number of high profile think tanks for the nature of their links to foreign donors. A former visiting fellow at the Brookings...Show More Summary

Bollywood, Respectability and Flat Female Leads

It's not the cleavage of Bollywood actresses but the flatness of on-screen characters that's driving the objectification of women in India. "There are only two types of women: goddesses and doormats," Picasso once famously said. In India...Show More Summary

The Afternoon Ticker: Bloomberg & Iowa, Fusion & USC, Weather & Climate

Bloomberg Politics and the Des Moines Register have entered into a new polling partnership. The two outlets will jointly produce the Iowa Poll. This is the first time the storied Des Moines newspaper has fully partnered with a national...Show More Summary

The Only 10 New TV Shows Worth Watching This Fall

There are 24 new fall shows coming to network TV this fall and even more coming to cable. It can be overwhelming to decide what's worth watching, so we narrowed down the picks to ten shows worth checking out across the networks, cable, and online. Show More Summary

Better together: How two St. Louis nonprofit newsrooms are learning to thrive as one outlet

In December, St. Louis Public Radio reporters Chris McDaniel and Véronique LaCapra published an investigation into whether Missouri was violating state law by buying drugs to execute prisoners from a company not licensed in Missouri....Show More Summary

Alaska TV reporter drops the F-Bomb while quitting on Sunday’s 10 p.m. newscast

On Sunday night’s 10 p.m. newscast, KTVA (Anchorage) reporter Charlo Greene did a piece on the Alaska Cannabis Club without disclosing – until the end of the report that she’s behind the operation. She told viewers: “[I] will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana … Read More

How Liam Neeson Became An Accidental Action Star At 61

Liam Neeson has a new thriller out this weekend, "A Walk Among the Tombstones." Since his appearance in 2009's hit "Taken," the once dramatic actor who was nominated for an Oscar in 1993's "Schindler's List" has become one of Hollywood's...Show More Summary

KFOR Meteorologist Apologizes for Comments About Muslims

Mike Morgan, KFOR meteorologist Mike Morgan apologized on-air for what he said was a comment that was, “a little insensitive.” During its 6:00 p.m. show, the Oklahoma City NBC affiliate aired a report about Oklahoma City Muslims getting...Show More Summary

There's A Batman Easter Egg On The 'Star Wars: Episode VII’ Millennium Falcon

"Star Wars: Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams loves teasing the upcoming sequel. This morning his production company Bad Robot released a video showing off the Millennium Falcon, the ship belonging to Han Solo and Chewbacca in the first series of films. Show More Summary

We Built Google's Version Of Oculist Rift Out Of Cardboard – And It's Awesome

Google I/O, the annual Google developers conference usually provides some pretty sweet swag for its attendees, such as the newest laptops and tablets. For the 2014 Google I/O conference, it was a piece of cardboard. Presented at the end of the conference, "Google Cardboard" was a way for Google to prove how simple virtual reality can be. Show More Summary

More Plagiarism Allegations Against Fareed Zakaria

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria is facing a growing list of plagiarism accusations with several recent examples coming from his CNN show. On Tuesday, the site OurBad Media, which has released previous examples of alleged plagiarism by Zakaria, released more than 20 new examples. Show More Summary

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