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Bill Dedman tells journalism students that things weren’t better in the old days

Investigative reporter Bill Dedman at ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism Bill Dedman, who recently left to join Newsday, told Arizona State University journalism students this week: “First, I’d like to urge you to stop worrying about how things were so much better in the old days. They weren’t better. …Too many reporters were too … Read More

The Friend of My Banker Is My Friend. Are You Kidding Me?

Actually, I am not. Well, at least a qualified not. What has long roiled the waters of Occupy and like movements is the role taken by the TBTF (Too Big To Fail) banks and their supporters. It is well established that Wall Street, not Main Street, is the villain for leading the U.S. Show More Summary

How Ammunition Helped Polaroid Design An Action Cam For Everyone

The Polaroid Cube isn't just a button cute action cam. It was designed to recommit to the ideals that made Polaroid great to begin with. For the better part of the 20th Century, peeling a snapshot out of your Polaroid instant camera was as social as photography got. Show More Summary

The 5 Worst New TV Shows This Fall

We've given you the best shows of the fall season, now let's take a look at the worst. With 25% of new shows getting cancelled after one season, some of the 24 new TV shows hitting airwaves this fall were doomed from the very start. We've previewed the shows and have read the reviews. Show More Summary

Final Answer: Arkansas "Illegal Exaction" Theory Does Not Reach Drug Reimbursement

Last November we took note of a case where a federal court sought clarification from the Arkansas Supreme Court about the scope of claims for “illegal exaction.” Now we have the answer, and lo, it is good. For those of you who do not commit our old posts to memory, here is a refresher on Arkansas v. Show More Summary

DailyDirt: Need More Input?

22 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've covered plenty of strange and interesting input devices, and usually, the aim of these things is to simplify and make it faster to input information into our technological gadgets. Sometimes, though, you can only simplify a user interface so much, and it's still really, really complicated. Show More Summary

20 Young, Beautiful, And Successful Daughters Of Rockstars

Some of the sweetest rock ballads were inspired by daddy's girls: Billy Joel's "Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel)," Bruce Springsteen's "When You Need Me," Phil Collins' "You'll Be In My Heart," and other emotional tracks you'd find on a father-daughter dance compilation album. Show More Summary

Stakeholder’s Progress report for FHIR

The following blog entry is a guest post from Grahame Grieve, creator of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR):"During the week of Sept 14th to 19th, HL7 held a working meeting during which the organization worked on further...Show More Summary

Texas “Law Hawk”

More tasteful advertising, this time for a Fort Worth practitioner. Tweet Tags: chasing clients, Dallas, Texas Texas “Law Hawk” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Jeff Goldblum Strips To His Undies In Hilarious 'Infomercial' For GE (GE)

General Electric has become known for its quirky advertising over the years, but the utility company may have just surpassed itself with this hilarious “infomercial” starring Jurassic Park actor Jeff Goldblum. Goldblum strips down to...Show More Summary

The 5 Artiest Simpsons Couch Gags

All hail the dark lord of the twin moons! How quickly we forget what an art school nerd Matt Groening is. Every so often, producers of The Simpsons get one of their stranger pals to offer a unique spin on the characters to open an episode, and invariably, those ideas are as good as or better than the episode itself. Show More Summary

Watch This Video, And You'll Wish You Had A Lot More Marbled Paper In Your Life

Every single drop, you think to yourself: no, no more! It's perfect! Paper marbling is an ancient art, in which droplets of paint are floated in a viscous solution, combed, brushed, and blown upon, then carefully transferred to paper to create a unique monotype print. Show More Summary

Safety is “always our top priority,” except when it isn’t… in football and hospitals

Although I’m a proud alum of Northwestern University, a former marching band member, and an ardent follower of our football team (as I’ve written about before), I grew up as a fan of the Michigan Wolverines and have many friends who are alumni. After watching NU shock Penn State on Saturday, I flipped over to […]

UFC's Dana White Is a Fighter Who Always Wins

Asked what it’s like to run the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the ruling franchise of the mixed martial arts world, Dana White doesn’t mince words. “This job is insanity,” he says. “Every morning when I wake up, bad shit happens.”Show More Summary

"Wikipedia is an Insane Place" - Pharma Should Be Wary About Correcting "Misinformation"

I've just finished reading the comments submitted to the docket regarding FDA's recent draft guidelines for correcting third-party "misinformation" on Internet/social media platforms such as Wikipedia. The comment submitted by Eric Barbour,...Show More Summary

US Veterans Send Fox News An Open Letter About 'Boobs On The Ground' Joke

US military veterans from the Truman National Security Project have written an open letter to Fox News complaining that offensive comments about a female United Arab Emirates pilot were "unwarranted " and "fundamentally opposed to what...Show More Summary

NYT's David Brooks, WaPo's Michael Gerson to Speak at Funding Confab for anti-LGBT Hate, Climate Change Denial

In honor of the 2014 incarnation of the event known as The Gathering, I've given an interview with Jay Michaelson, writing for the Daily Beast, on what Michaelson has chosen to call The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven't...Show More Summary

Spotify Helps You Find The Most Dramatic Moment In Any Song

By Eliot Van Buskirk from Spotify Insights. Music’s emotional power stems from a mix of factors, only some of which we understand. Much about music resists full explanation. One thing we do know: Some of the magic has to do with dynamics: changes from soft to loud, or from loud to soft. Show More Summary

Drones Approved For Making Movies. How Long Before They’re Approved for TV News?

The network morning shows used as-yet-approved TV news technology to report on the just approved motion picture industry use of drones. On Thursday, the FAA cleared the way for six film companies to use drones for film-making purposes. Jeff Pegues reported the story for “CBS This Morning,” holding a drone outside a Washington, DC movie theater. Show More Summary

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