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Scholastic to Shutter Storia

18 minutes agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Scholastic is closing its children’s book platform app Storia in favor of pushing its subscription model reading platform Storia School Edition. “With the launch of Storia School Edition on September 1, Scholastic will transition to a streaming model for children’s eBook delivery,” the publisher explained on its website. Show More Summary

The Sun May Promote Adoption of Storage Technology In More Ways Than One

An interesting story in the press recently may portend a major driver of the storage market, this one also driven by the sun. NASA reports that in 2012 the earth narrowly missed being hit by a powerful coronal mass ejection event, which would have devastated the electricity grid, had it hit the earth directly. read more

Eating Is Education

By Sarah Smith on July 28, 2014 - 7:46am Food culture in America is changing. In the book Lunch Wars, author Amy Kalafa describes her concern that her children were exposed to unhealthful school food. She investigated and then approached the superintendent of schools to share her findings. Show More Summary

Spain Likely To Pass 'Google Tax'; Makes Paying For News Snippets An 'Inalienable Right' And A New Bureaucracy To Collect It

23 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've covered a few attempts in Europe to create what appears to basically be a tax on Google News for newspapers. These newspapers, who have been struggling to adapt in the modern internet world would like to blame Google News for their own failures, despite the fact that Google sends them traffic. Show More Summary

Thanks to Spying, No One Talks to Reporters Anymore

Journalists often face danger, compete with robots, and now may find their sources strangely mum: A joint report disseminated by two human-rights agencies today says that the US government’s relentless surveillance is scaring sources into silence and hampering lawyers’ efforts to protect their clients, reports the AP. The NSA’s aggressive...

Time Warner Shares Could Match Fox’s Offer Without A Deal: Analyst

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes just won an indirect endorsement for his argument that his shareholders would be better off letting him lead the company instead of accepting a cash and stock offer from Rupert Murdoch. Without a deal, Time...Show More Summary

The Oregon Fail, Part 2

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NYT Fashion Director Vanessa Friedman: ‘I Get a Lot of Feedback’

27 minutes agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Early on in Haaretz’s interview article with New York Times fashion director and chief fashion critic Vanessa Friedman, the former Financial Times reporter pays the readers at her new place of employment a solid compliment: “The nice...Show More Summary

Obama’s Misleading Minimum Wage Statistics

By Donald J. Boudreaux and Liya Palagasvili, US News & World Report Earlier this month, President Obama seized upon fresh data from the Labor Department to argue for a higher minimum wage. According to the president and a subsequentShow More Summary

Chetan Bhagat Crosses a Line: Public Figure to Public Enemy?

Last week, bestselling Indian English author Chetan Bhagat tweeted this about the Gaza-Israel conflict to his almost 3 million followers: What is happening to Gaza isn't fair but sadly that is the only way sometimes terrorist organizations and their supporters learn to behave. Show More Summary

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 28 July 2014

36 minutes agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

More excellent news articles and educational displacement behavior from Elaine and Spot. Do you know of a colleague who would be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards? Please forward to them. A quick email to with the word "subscribe" in the subject line and the email address will be...

The Power of Today's Newsroom: No Match for the Buzzfeed Listicle?

In an age where Buzzfeed's listicles are read more widely than the front page of the New York Times, it is clear that the rise of technology and social media is drastically changing the face of journalism today. The growing impact of...Show More Summary

2014 Fresno Food Expo notes

Packer staff writer Vicky Boyd collected these news items at the Fresno Food Expo on July 24.

LPC and AAEA Student Awards

39 minutes agoIndustries / Agriculture : AgWired

During the Ag Media Summit several students were honored with some recognition and awards. The Livestock Publications Council presented the Forrest Bassford Award to Logan Britton, Kansas State University. Logan gave us a very touching...Show More Summary

Police in Burkina Faso seize journalist's camera, deletes images

A police officer on July 24, 2014, seized the camera of Hippolyte Sama, a photojournalist with the independent newsmagazine Fasozine, while he was photographing relatives of victims of an Air Algeria plane that crashed in northern Mali, according to news reports....

Cooley Law May Be Forced To Close One Of Its Campuses

43 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Will Cooley Law be one of the first schools to succumb to the pressures of the new normal?

Do local news orgs need national news?

47 minutes agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

NetNewsCheck | The New York Times Former Project Thunderdome editor-in-chief Jim Brady asks whether local news organizations need to provide much national news anymore in a reflection on his time at the now-shuttered Digital First Media...Show More Summary

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