My appologies if this has come up before and I missed it. I am looking for a daily news aggretator that presents stories about what has actually happened (recognizing that the writer may not know what really happened) as opposed to news stories about what someone thinks what they think has happened means. E.g. "Justices Say Budget Cuts May Hurt Criminal Justice" (Have budget cuts hurt criminal justice?",) and "immigration reform can happen in 2013", (will it'? How?") or "Physicists believe they have found elusive Higgs boson particle" (well, have they or haven't they?) and "CPAC Debate: How Will GOP Win Elections?" (Have they?) or, "Is Justin Bieber's bizarre behavior a sign of something more?" (what follows if it were?).
I.e., I'd like to find out what happened today without being burdened with what people think it means. Is there such an aggregator that you have come across?
posted by carping demon
on Mar 14, 2013 -
I have a specific site in mind, and I can't find it for the life of me. It's a consciously minimalist design, about 5 stories per day, summarized. The stories are all in a single column, on a single page, black text on a white background. Clean as clean can be. [more inside]
posted by scamper
on Feb 27, 2013 -
Long shot question: I am trying to remember a news/interesting stuff website. The content has pictures, linked essays, sometimes both. The essays are along the lines of Longform.org. The design is yellow and black ... of this, I am sure. The "about" states that it is curated by one woman, please donate. I think the logo has a brain in it, but don't let that throw you off.
posted by Xere
on Aug 11, 2012 -
Did Mohamed Morsi really say "The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal"? [more inside]
posted by richb
on Jun 26, 2012 -
I'm trying to find the primary source of a much-repeated, but somewhat dubious, statistic. [more inside]
posted by Skeptic
on Apr 11, 2012 -
A few days ago the New York Times discontinued the New York Times Front Page podcast. Help me find a replacement. I'm looking for a short (5-10 minutes) podcast that gives a quick overview of the news of the day. [more inside]
posted by bswinburn
on Apr 3, 2012 -
I am looking for an online resource for the correct formatting and layout of a news release. I have found several templates, but there is enough difference between them that I'm a bit confused. I have the essential structure and content down, but what I am looking for is what would be considered to "standard" correct formatting and layout.
Can anyone direct me to a good resource?
posted by parkerama
on Nov 30, 2011 -
Trying to find sites with details on the current situation in Sendai (specifically) [more inside]
posted by yeolcoatl
on Mar 11, 2011 -
I'm working on a news story for the local alt-weekly that involves a childcare center, and may be taking photos in the center. I've done child photography before, but it wasn't 'news' and we did model releases. I'm a bit nervous about parental concerns about privacy, and since I'm freelance I don't have a capital-N-news-organization to back me up, so I'm looking for advice. What's Standard Operating Practice for news photography of kids?
posted by AzraelBrown
on Mar 11, 2011 -
My wife and I were in one of those "Man on the street" videos today on ABC 7 New York at about 4:40pm Eastern Time. Does anyone have any suggestions how to get a copy of the video? I e-mailed the station but haven't heard back yet. Any suggestions as to how to get a copy of the video?
posted by flyingcowofdoom
on Dec 26, 2010 -
I'd like to have an RSS feed for Bloomberg News, specifically for their environment reporting
, that I can put into Google Reader. The problem is, Bloomberg News discontinued
RSS feeds in 2006. None of the workarounds I've found are satisfactory: This one
, for example, tries to use Google News, but it wouldn't really work for my purposes. (Using
as my search string wouldn't necessarily return all news items related to the environment -- a story just about renewable energy, for example, not its environmental benefits, wouldn't show up at all.) There's also Feedity
, but they want you to pay to have feeds with any sort of functionality, which I'd rather not do if I don't have to. Page2RSS
is closer to the mark, but the output is messy (multiple stories in the same feed item). Businessweek.com, which is owned by Bloomberg News, offers RSS feeds with Bloomberg News, but they don't allow for narrowing down on just the environment reporting. Is there a solution out there that's better? [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead
on Nov 23, 2010 -
CBS News Radio, ~30 years ago. A medical doctor did a regular column. What was his name? [more inside]
posted by Goofyy
on Nov 11, 2010 -
Certain news stories are predictable in advance-- because they cover stories that happen every year (like the Oscars or the Super Bowl); or because they cover events you can see coming a long time away (like the 500th birthday of some historical personage.)
Is there any comprehensive list of Things That Will Probably Be In The News Next Year? I'm looking for something like this weekly preview from CNN
, but over a longer timescale.
posted by yankeefog
on Oct 22, 2010 -
Was there a hostage situation involving executives or heirs of Dow Chemical in the late 80's or early 90's? [more inside]
posted by heatvision
on Sep 27, 2010 -
Last night on BBC's news site I saw a scrolling headline like this: "UN's Ban Ki-moon calls for lift of Gaza Blockade". Clicking on it took one to the story about the flotilla in which Netanyahu says "We had no choice" or some such. Today the headline is gone from the Beeb. [more inside]
posted by fish tick
on Jun 3, 2010 -
What blogs and publications are good readin' for someone in the media/publication industry? [more inside]
posted by geekchic
on May 11, 2010 -
Are there any clips preserved on the Internet of the "Hello, Pope is dead!" announcement which was transmitted during a live TV broadcast a few years back? [more inside]
posted by fogster
on May 5, 2010 -
What's with the weird barcode thing in the opening titles of Channel 4 news? [more inside]
posted by public
on Mar 30, 2010 -
My uncle loves "The O'Reilly Factor" and relies on it for much of his news consumption. He sees Bill O'Reilly as a "straight-shooter". I'm trying to convince him of the folly of his ways. What evidence can I point to? thank you!
posted by grammalvsu
on Nov 20, 2009 -
I want to read investigative reports exposing corruption or scandal on a local or national level. Please provide me with links. [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Oct 20, 2009 -
I ask you, educated and oh-so cultured MeFites, what should I be reading? Everything's in order, except for my RSS feeds. I'm in need of a good mix of wit, news, and good ol' amusement from the world over to serve as nothing less than my daily reading material. Help me stock that RSS reader. [more inside]
posted by csjc
on Sep 7, 2009 -
Which quality newspapers and other news services provide full-text RSS feeds? I'm looking for a world, national, and also sources specific to California news and politics. Alternatively, what are some MacGyver-style ways to make a full-text RSS feed for my current favorites? [more inside]
posted by cgomez
on Aug 18, 2009 -
What does it say on the side of the bong Michael Phelps is photographed smoking?
Here's a link to a big photo
. I can't tell what it says. Can you?
posted by Paleoindian
on Feb 2, 2009 -
I want to read fictional and/or true stories about people being put into positions of responsibility unexpectedly for extended periods of time and how they deal with it. [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Jan 27, 2009 -
What's the origin of "[Some really bad event for McCain is] Great news! For John McCain!
" ? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF
on Jan 9, 2009 -
What are my legal rights, and what compensation can I get from a UK television channel who used a photograph I had taken without my permission, but which I had uploaded onto facebook?? [more inside]
posted by leibniz
on Jun 10, 2008 -
Major news outlets agreed to keep Prince Harry's deployment to Afghanistan secret for security reasons; Dick Cheney's hunting accident was kept from the media for at least a day... What are other examples of these government & media secret/blackout practices?
posted by MrBCID
on Feb 29, 2008 -
I need new websites from which to get my daily dose of interesting links, articles, pictures etc. [more inside]
posted by djgh
on Apr 2, 2007 -
When did the practice of TV news types speaking in—hmm, I guess they're headlines in a way—start? Lots of present participles, very few verbs. Was some kind of research done that showed people prefer to have someone tell them the news that way?
posted by emelenjr
on May 10, 2004 -