If we presume a person enjoys getting their news from Stewart/Colbert for the US, Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe for the UK, and Micallef's Mad as Hell for Australia, what shows would this person enjoy from other English speaking countries?
posted by pompomtom
on Mar 3, 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 -
a few months ago someone I follow tweeted a link to a website that curates and displays only the latest news headlines and top stories. I found this thread (http://ask.metafilter.com/192456/A-better-newspaper
) on MF but the site is not listed there. This is a fairly new and probably still obscure site, but I loved the look of it and would like to find it again and seemed to have lost the bookmark. I cannot find it on google because the search terms are so generic.
This was an extremely CLEAN site, black on white (i believe) with attractive type, no (or very few/discreet) ads, and nothing fancy going on in terms of media or anything like that. Similar to "theweek.com
" in terms of content but nowhere near as busy visually.
any help would be appreciated.
posted by denaps
on Feb 12, 2013 -
I work as a journalist. However, I only get articles in publications due to my personal relationships with the editor(s). I've never been able to send in an unsolicited pitch and have it accepted. [more inside]
posted by GiveUpNed
on Feb 11, 2013 -
I need to do a rough and ready news analysis. I want to go to a specific news site and see the frequency of certain words and phrases before and after a certain date. Ideally, I'd be able to do this in a slightly more complex way, with combinations of words and phrases. I want to do this for free. Does such a tool exist? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl
on Jan 28, 2013 -
Where is Bill Crowley -- former WCBS, WINS, and Air America Radio news guy -- working these days? I always admired Bill Crowley's ability to keep his head in the midst of madness, but I've lost track of him since Air America Radio shut down its news division. Given his long career in radio, he's kind of an unheralded treasure. I'd really like to know what he's up to these days, and to find a way to hear his voice again if possible.
posted by TomBetz
on Jan 16, 2013 -
Twice recently my Gmail acct. has been hijacked by someone who is sending spam emails to some, but not contacts --seems to be only recently emailed (by me) people. The spam is an ad, as seen on Fox News for Raspberry drops weight loss aid. How do the spammers access my Gmail account? Could it be through my brand new Android cell phone? I am unaware of any other problems on my (Macbook) home computer. I have a secure WiFi router at home. No evidence malware or virus. I've changed my Gmail password, FWIW. Any suggestions on how/where to find a way from this happening again?
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Jan 15, 2013 -
Part of my current job involves searching and curating news articles on a variety of topics, related to alternative investing. Currently, my workflow involves scouring Google Reader, Google News, Google Alerts, and some specialized newsletters. I'd like to automate this more. Sadly, I'm struggling to find good tools to make the process easier. What does MeFi recommend?
posted by SansPoint
on Jan 10, 2013 -
I'm looking for books, stories, films, documentaries, articles about the birth of dystopic societies. Examples could be a prequel to the Hunger Games (how did this fictional world come to be?), an article about people's lives in a nation where democracy was overthrown, stories about how Jews and non-Jews reacted to the early days of Hitler's rise, explorations of the slow realization that an ostensibly democratic nation is now really run by a strongman or single powerful party. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Jan 9, 2013 -
I am looking for intelligent ideas to help me distinguish between what is "worthy news" and what is "gratuitous news". Can anyone point me in the direction of some good solid writing on this topic? [more inside]
posted by beccyjoe
on Jan 2, 2013 -
Besides Metafilter and reddit, what are some of the more popular news sites that university students are using these days? (sites you check almost every day)
posted by MechEng
on Dec 26, 2012 -
Most Read Articles | Related Articles | Recommended Articles: These kinds of things that you see on news websites, what are they called? Is there an all encompassing UX term for this? How do content managers decide what is placed where? Do users even click on these links or are they just used to make sure search crawlers get to deeper content? [more inside]
posted by chillmost
on Oct 7, 2012 -
Where can I go on the internet to find good articles and discussions about Warhammer 40k? (read on for qualifications of "good") [more inside]
posted by tocts
on Oct 5, 2012 -
How do I find reputable, factual, unbiased sources of information? Anything from breaking news (global or local) to current issues to scientific studies. I'm looking for the kinds of sources that will give a good overview or analysis of a topic, and then show me their sources so that I can investigate further if I wish. Websites and printed sources are the most helpful for me as a student, but I welcome any suggestions. [more inside]
posted by gray17
on Sep 2, 2012 -
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 -
Is there a open source or inexpensive (its for a charity) web based solution that contains a cms, a blog (wordpress), an extensible forum (phpBB), a digg like system for voting on submitted links (pligg), and less important an image gallery that allows members to upload their photos. [more inside]
posted by digividal
on Aug 4, 2012 -
I am looking for information on how people feel, like and want (or not) to be interviewed by TV, radio or newspaper reporters. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind
on Jul 29, 2012 -
Article relating two young kids: One a (implied spoiled rotten) American kid who needed help tying his shoe-laces and didn't want to clean up the dishes after dinner. The other a kid from Africa who, at the same age, was cooking dinners, cleaning dishes and everything else, because she knew that was expected of her? [more inside]
posted by slater
on Jul 22, 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 would like to be more informed about world events. Can you recommend some podcasts that I can listen to? I'd like to have a variety of perspectives (both politically and geographically) but the main thing is that they are BOTH entertaining and informative. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects
on Jun 19, 2012 -
How do you get a regular column/blog on Huffington Post, and how hard is it? It seems like so many people have one.
posted by shivohum
on Jun 18, 2012 -
How can I watch Filipino news (or any type of Filipino current events programming) in Tagalog with English subtitles? I only have a Roku - but if this can be accomplished with cable TV, Hulu Plus, etc., I'm all ears. I'm in Arlington, VA and have internet through Comcast. Thanks in advance.
posted by invisible ink
on Jun 5, 2012 -
Is there a policy of not reporting suicides (maybe accidents) on the London Underground? [more inside]
posted by Partario
on May 29, 2012 -
Is there a news site that collects the "top news stories" from various news sites into a single site? [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on May 23, 2012 -
Where can I setup an online news alert that (1) emails the alert to an address of my choice, and (2) allows me to set or customize the email subject line?
posted by NotMyselfRightNow
on Apr 30, 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 -
Help me find the primary source for Tommy Franks' assertion that the press represented the "fourth front" in the Iraq war. [more inside]
posted by compartment
on Jan 4, 2012 -
I need help finding a particular TV newscast fail video (that, IIRC, was posted on that blue). Specifics within. [more inside]
posted by bjork24
on Dec 23, 2011 -
What are the most famous online news sites that aren't online presences of older institutions? I'm talking 100% name recognition. Can be any type of news, but should be something that if mentioned in general conversation among people under 40 you don't have to explain what it is. [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Dec 14, 2011 -
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 -
I'm looking for an international news program service that I can access online. I don't have TV, so ideally i'd like a list of videos that give me the gist of what's going on in the world, preferably from multiple sources. I'd like something like a video version of Android's pulse app, where I could choose my sources, make a playlist of stories and sit back and watch/listen. I don't mind paying for it, but I'll need it available in both the U.S. and China. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
posted by eggrollover
on Nov 22, 2011 -
My boyfriend does not keep up to date on current events. This bothers me. Can I say something? Am I being a snob? [more inside]
posted by hollypolly
on Oct 13, 2011 -
I need to start following international news for my job. I also just bought a Nook. I'm betting the latter can help with the former... [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz
on Oct 11, 2011 -
If I had never seen the internet before, where would you direct me in 2011? What are the best news, film, music, art, fashion, history, technology, gossip, sports websites and blogs out there? [more inside]
posted by maca
on Oct 3, 2011 -
google logic failure: Where can I watch the Fox News / Google republican debate from yesterday. I don't want highlights, just to watch the whole thing. Any help appreciated.
posted by Funmonkey1
on Sep 24, 2011 -
I would like to improve my ability to make sense of the news and form an educated opinion. So what are the techniques you have for connecting the dots in today's news stories to get the big picture? For e.g. if you want to get an idea about Greek defaults - Is it through reading select big picture blogs/sites or reading a whole lot of random stuff related to the topic? Do you read rely on select trusted sources ? Or do you quickly go through a whole lot of Google News Stories / Wiki entries etc. [more inside]
posted by manny_calavera
on Sep 18, 2011 -