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Former ISIS Member Claims Turkey Is Allied with the Jihadist Group

A former member of the Islamic State told Newsweek that Turkey cooperates with the brutal Islamic State in Syria. The former Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL) communications technician, now using the pseudonym “Sherko Omer,” said the Turkish...Show More Summary

A Postage Stamp Leads To Killer Of Teen Girl

Thirteen-year-old Yara Gambirasio went missing on the evening of Friday, November 26, 2010 only to have her partly decomposed, frozen corpse found three months later on February 25, 2011 as reported by Newsweek. The question for theShow More Summary

6 of Zakaria’s Washington Post pieces have originality issues, critics say

Our Bad Media | Newsweek Six articles Fareed Zakaria wrote for The Washington Post include plagiarism, patchwriting or material repurposed from press releases, the anonymous media critics @blippoblappo and @crushingbort write. In one instance, a Zakaria piece from August 2011 contains a passage identical to one in a Foreign Policy article. Show More Summary

Newsweek and ISIL Funding

Janine di Giovanni, Leah McGrath Goodman, and Damien Sharkov, 'How Does ISIS Fund Its Reign of Terror?', Newsweek, November 6, 2014 (As Jason Felch notes, 'Michael Danti's unsupported claim that looting is ISIL's second largest source of income is being repeated everywhere').

Thompson: Klein Book Exposes Klein's Flaws & Failures In NYC

Anyone seeking to understand the failure of Joel Klein to improve New York City schools should carefully read Alexander Nazaryan's latest article in Newsweek, Joel Klein's Book on American Schools Tries to Find a Way Forward. Even though...Show More Summary

Journalistic crowdfunding platform Beacon signs another partnership deal, this time with Newsweek

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

The crowdfunding platform Beacon just announced a partnership with Newsweek magazine to help fund a reporter investigating sexual assaults on college campuses, and despite the criticisms of an earlier partnership with…

Blog: Rosewater: An Iranian journalist's journey from prison to silver screen

In 2009, the sketch comedian Jason Jones traveled to Iran to interview Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari for "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart. Shortly after the disputed June 12 elections, the series of reports aired amid a brutal crackdown on Iranian journalists and the opposition. Bahari was among those...

Are officials pushing bad science in the name of calming Ebola hysteria?

Ebola panic: Worry is growing that politicians are pushing bad science in the name of calming hysteria. http://t.co/uDONncTYER — Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 4, 2014

Jon Stewart on the 2016 Election, His New Movie, and His Future on the Daily Show

This article originally appeared in Daily Intelligencer. In 2009, The Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones interviewed Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-Canadian Newsweek reporter, in a Tehran coffee shop. Just days before Iran’s presidential election, Jones, pretending to be a spy, demanded to know why Iran was evil. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart on 16 Years of The Daily Show and His Directorial Debut Rosewater

In 2009, The Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones interviewed Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-Canadian Newsweek reporter, in a Tehran coffee shop. Just days before Iran’s presidential election, Jones, pretending to be a spy, demanded to know why Iran was evil. Somehow the joke was lost on Iran’s repressive theocratic regime, which... More »

Watch: ‘Real Time’ Panel Debates Maher’s Berkeley Speech

HBO’s Bill Maher, Newsweek Foreign Policy Analyst Rula Jebreal, Gen. Wesley Clark, and Sen. Angus King (I-ME) sparred over Maher’s previous comments on radical Islam and the controversy around Maher’s planned commencement speech at UC-Berkeley...Show More Summary

1 dead in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

One dead in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash — http://t.co/nPlW2lc9mc pic.twitter.com/18Qpyesvz9 — Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 31, 2014

Bloomberg View Adds Two

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Bloomberg View has added Eli Lake and Josh Rogin as columnists covering national security and international affairs. Both Lake and Rogin were most recently senior correspondents for The Daily Beast and Newsweek. Prior to The Daily Beast and Newsweek, Lake served as a intelligence reporter for The Washington Times. Show More Summary

Sorry, we will not all be having sex with robots in the future

David Levy, recently the subject of an admiring profile in Newsweek, is an expert in artificial intelligence. He has twice won the Loebner Prize for programming the most life-like chat partners. He has also written many books about computers that play chess. Show More Summary

Ukraine: Poroshenko, Putin, the West, and a New Marshall Plan

A few days ago I was interviewed by Alla Lazareva of the Ukrainian newsweekly, Tyzhden. As the first anniversary of the Maidan revolution approached, we spoke about that event, about Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, about Ukraine's...Show More Summary

Why Does DOJ Allow Banks to Deduct Settlements? Inflating the Gross Amount Gets Better PR, Jacks Up the 3% Rake for its 'Slush Fund'

Newsweek: Giant Penalties Are Giant Tax Write-Offs for Wall Street, by Lynnley Browning: At the Justice Department, senior officials like to congratulate themselves on the headline-making, big bucks settlements they have imposed upon banks and lenders for their part in causing the 2008 mortgage meltdown that sparked the biggest American...

Tuesday Morning Open Thread

Pema Levy, Newsweek, “Barabbas, Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr. Invoked to Get Out the Vote“: … With the November midterm elections next week, this past Sunday was the first time Reverend Samuel’s congregation could go to the polls on a Sunday. Located in the town of Stone Mountain in DeKalb County, an Atlanta suburb with [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Analyzing 72 Hours of #Gamergate

3 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Waxy

Over the last week, I've been scraping every single #Gamergate tweet to do some network analysis. I ended up writing the whole thing up on Medium, I hope you like it. One interesting bit: I discovered Newsweek made a major mistake reporting the sentiment analysis on their Gamergate feature, confirmed by the analytics company that collected it. I updated my post with the details.

What’s the biggest threat? Ebola or the flu?

Reminder: The flu and pneumonia kill thousands more New Yorkers than Ebola every year — http://t.co/UuflaauP81 pic.twitter.com/ikzmtDQri9 — Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 27, 2014

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