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Need some Japanese reading practice.

I want to receive one article, preferably about current events, written in Japanese, on my Kindle, every day. How can I arrange this? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Apr 16, 2014 - 7 answers

Daily tech news source that's updated once a day and has an RSS feed?

Anyone know of a tech news source that's updated once a day and has an RSS feed? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Feb 9, 2014 - 4 answers

Why don't Yahoo News articles pinch-zoom anymore on an iPad...?

Yahoo News seems to have re-designed their site in a way that's removed the ability to enlarge the text of its news articles on an iPad... Is there a way to get around this? The person behind this question is nearly blind and doesn't want to re-learn a non-Yahoo news web portal....
posted by mhh5 on Jul 23, 2013 - 5 answers

New News Feed Release Date?

I saw that Facebook has created an updated version of the News Feed (see it at Facebook.com/newsfeed) that has larger pictures and less text. I really liked it, so I signed up for the waiting list. A month has passed and still no sign of the new design. Anyone know when the public release will be?
posted by rmttws on May 22, 2013 - 1 answer

News aggregators

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? TIA carping demon
posted by carping demon on Mar 14, 2013 - 13 answers

Single Page Daily News Brief - name that site

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 - 7 answers

#ReaderRage

How do I tell my dad that we need to find a better weekly news magazine? [more inside]
posted by myelin sheath on Sep 20, 2012 - 32 answers

Help me remember this website!

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 - 3 answers

Did Mohamed Morsi really say these things?

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 - 12 answers

I'm Partial to the Salmon and Shrimp Flake, Myself

Inspired by this post about retirement savings, I'm using my question to ask something I've always wondered about: where did the trope about senior citizens eating cat food come from? [more inside]
posted by sfkiddo on Apr 30, 2012 - 10 answers

Lies, damned lies and statistics?

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 - 17 answers

All the news in 5 minutes.

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 - 4 answers

How to format a news release?

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 - 10 answers

If I read one more pointless post about Atlus' "Catherine" or somebody's controller mod....

Looking for an RSS feed of just the right amount of video game news. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jun 3, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me find news links for sendai

Trying to find sites with details on the current situation in Sendai (specifically) [more inside]
posted by yeolcoatl on Mar 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Model releases in news

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 - 10 answers

How to get a copy of an ABC 7 Eyewitness News Broadcast?

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 - 8 answers

Super Link Me

Film student seeking good online publications about documentary film. [more inside]
posted by Menomena on Nov 24, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I make an RSS feed for Bloomberg News?

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 "environment" site:bloomberg.com 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 - 4 answers

Who was the WJR radio doc?

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 - 4 answers

What will be in the news next year?

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 - 15 answers

Did I imagine this hostage situation?

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 - 4 answers

BBC error or media diplomacy?

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 - 9 answers

Help me find news I can use

What blogs and publications are good readin' for someone in the media/publication industry? [more inside]
posted by geekchic on May 11, 2010 - 5 answers

"Hello, Pope Is Dead" clip?

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 - 4 answers

Docudramas?

Movies featuring news or documentary footage. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 21, 2010 - 21 answers

What's going on in the Channel 4 News titles?

What's with the weird barcode thing in the opening titles of Channel 4 news? [more inside]
posted by public on Mar 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Alternative News outlets.

What are your alternative news sources? [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Jan 12, 2010 - 12 answers

Why do online news sites post articles over multiple pages?

Why do online magazines/news sites post articles over multiple pages? [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Dec 10, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me find a Pointcast desktop news client replacement?

Help me find a replacement for the great Pointcast desktop news client? [more inside]
posted by randomthoughts on Dec 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Argument against Bill O'Reilly?

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 - 40 answers

Stories of local and national shennanigans

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 - 5 answers

What should I be reading?

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 - 13 answers

I'd like to cause newspapers to lose revenuve faster...

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 - 2 answers

Why do different news media have similar stories?

How do different news media (radio vs. television) end up doing the same news stories? [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960 on May 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Is there a way to kill the "story comments" section on CBC.ca?

Every time I scroll too far down on a CBC.ca news story, I feel a piece of my humanity being chewed off by the mire that is the CBC reader comments section. [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Apr 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Who are the best feature writers out there?

Who are the best magazine and newspaper feature writers, past and present? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 8, 2009 - 20 answers

Eisenhower Vs. Kennedy Cage Match

Presidential trivia fight : Eisenhower or Kennedy? [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Apr 3, 2009 - 9 answers

What world affairs publication(s) should I read?

What world affairs publication(s) should I read? [more inside]
posted by parjanya on Mar 16, 2009 - 24 answers

what does the Phelps bong say?

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 - 7 answers

They left us alone. Now what?

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 - 37 answers

Why is it "Great news! For John McCain" ?

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 - 15 answers

Copyright law for online images

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 - 13 answers

Major news outlets secret agreements?

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 - 27 answers

How can I acquire newswriting skills?

How can I acquire newswriting skills? [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on Sep 25, 2007 - 13 answers

Daily media?

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 - 28 answers

Who is this black man on the Today Show?

Who is this black man on the Today show? [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Nov 10, 2006 - 8 answers

News site offering "briefings" on news stories?

I’m looking for a special kind of news website or resource. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jan 31, 2006 - 6 answers

Sound Bites

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 - 7 answers

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