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Trending Topics for news stories

I'm looking for something like Twitter Trending Topics, but for news topics. [more inside]
posted by andrewpendleton on Sep 15, 2010 - 5 answers

iPod NYTimes app or Kindle NYTimes subscription?

Cost aside, should I swap an iPod Touch + NYTimes app with a Kindle + NYTimes subscription? My iPod Touch is too distracting; a Kindle would be less so. On the other hand, I love the free NYT app. [more inside]
posted by BungaDunga on Aug 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Aggregated local news without Football and syndicated content

I'd like some way to find aggregated local news rather than having to go to each local newspaper site individually. I am generally pretty happy with Google news at the big story level but it fails at the Birmingham, UK level where pretty much the only news it ever picks up is the national paper's coverage of the football teams. [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Aug 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Best blog and news sites for web developers?

Are you a web developer who works with Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Apache, Linux, jQuery and so forth? What (professional) blogs and news sites do you read? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Jul 29, 2010 - 8 answers

I wanna be an ostrich.

Please help me enjoy reading newspapers. [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Jul 11, 2010 - 16 answers

Did a documentary inspire "Anchorman"?

Did a documentary inspire Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy? [more inside]
posted by kakakakarl on Jul 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Concise critique of Fox News?

Concise explanation of what is wrong with Fox News? [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Jun 30, 2010 - 31 answers

Recommended news websites for gadgets and games?

Any recommended brief, straight-to-the-point websites for news on gadgets and games? [more inside]
posted by NeoLeo on Jun 9, 2010 - 9 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

Attention Fox News: don't fuck with Canada

I'm having trouble tracking down Troy Hurtubise's "Don't fuck with Canada" YouTube response to Fox News host Greg Gutfeld's inflammatory commentary about the Canadian military on Red Eye. I'm sure the numerous violent threats that pepper the video might have something to do with why I can't find it anywhere, but I've never had this much trouble tracking down something that got a fair bit of press when it first aired... Can you help me out, hivemind?
posted by avocet on May 13, 2010 - 2 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

Thinking through the Goldman Sachs charges

If I am a stockbroker whose clients have invested in Coca-Cola (for whatever reason), am I now guilty of a conflict of interest if I recommend to one or more clients (for whatever reason) to short it? if I sell Coke short in my own account? Don't the personal views and personal goals of the clients enter into this equation?
posted by yclipse on Apr 17, 2010 - 12 answers

How to ensure iPhone news aggregator app is included in the App Store?

My iPhone news reader app was rejected from the App Store for what looks like copyright reasons. What should I do to get it accepted after all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2010 - 7 answers

don't embarrass me in front of my mom you guys!

What is this phenomenon? It isn't synchronicity, baader-meinhoff, or confirmation bias. [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Apr 3, 2010 - 18 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

Help me minimize the pain of some bad news.

This will hurt. :( I have to share some news that will be really hard to hear. How can I minimize the pain? [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Mar 23, 2010 - 34 answers

Trying to remember a daily curated news aggregator site

I am trying to remember the address of a website I used to use daily. It's a one-page site, updated early each morning with a selection of links to Australian and international news stories. It's not just an aggregator; the links are carefully chosen by a woman who I believe used to be a newspaper reporter. It's called something like 'morning news' or 'breakfast brief'. Maddeningly, it seems to be un-Googlable. Any ideas? Or, failing that, any suggestions for similar sites?
posted by embrangled on Feb 25, 2010 - 4 answers

You spin me right round baby right round

I'm looking for recent news stories that could exemplify spin to a group of middle schoolers. [more inside]
posted by aetg on Feb 21, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I scoop the news?

How do I find pre-news information about topics for my website, either via research papers on the subject, or by press release? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Feb 20, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I become more interested in the news, or at least force myself to stay informed on a daily basis?

How can I become more interested in the news, or at least force myself to stay informed on a daily basis? [more inside]
posted by sunflower16 on Feb 9, 2010 - 29 answers

Alternative News outlets.

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

All the News That's Fit to Print

For all you media junkies out there: where do you find your news? [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Jan 6, 2010 - 26 answers

selling amateur photos to a local paper or tv station?

selling amateur photos to a local paper or tv station? (more) [more inside]
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey on Dec 21, 2009 - 4 answers

help me find this news site once more

I've been looking for this one "all in one" news website again and I can't seem to remember the name and googling for keywords/pieces I remember of it has failed me. [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Dec 21, 2009 - 7 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

Construction Accident at CUNY uptown campus yesterday?

Construction Accident at City University? Just the facts, please. (oh, such a strange explanation) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2009 - 7 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

Is Medicare going to hurt my Mom?

My mom is TERRIFIED about the recent Health Care Reform Bill. She is on Medicare and is certain that she will no longer have the access to health coverage that she feels she needs. It sounds like changes to Medicare could have consequences for her... what might those be? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Nov 8, 2009 - 38 answers

What are your favorite blogs/news sources/analysis on Iraq?

I'm heading to Iraq in several months and I'm looking for great sources of information on the country. This could include: - Political, cultural, etc blogs - Blogs from servicemen/civilians working in Iraq - News analysis - Iraqi blogs (they can be English or Arabic - I read both!) - Backgrounders or historical analysis Be creative! What do YOU read to find out about Iraq? I'd love to hear about it. Thanks for your input in advance!
posted by torietorie on Nov 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Print is dead; help me replace it

What's the best platform for a local community news and events site? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Oct 24, 2009 - 5 answers

A replacement for TP?

Can you recommend a good replacement for the "Today's Papers" feature on Slate.com? I liked that it surveyed a bunch of news/newspaper sites, and then they were conveniently summarized in one article. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Oct 21, 2009 - 14 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

Weekly News Podcasts

"Week in review" news podcasts? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Oct 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Just the Facts, Maam

[JournalismFilter]: On the surface, televised news in the USA has evolved to a point where the average person is subjected to an endless point-counterpoint debate neglecting the timeless "just the facts" ageless news reporter oath. Is there scientific proof this has occurred and is there really a MSM? Bonus is finding websites that really do just report the facts surrounding news stories. [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 on Oct 10, 2009 - 17 answers

Irreverent and informative news podcast

Looking for the news equivalent of the "Football Weekly" podcast. [more inside]
posted by brighton on Oct 9, 2009 - 2 answers

Is The Zoom H4n Recorder The Absolute Best?

Is there a handheld audio recorder that tops the Zoom H4n in quality, features and price? [more inside]
posted by DumbPoet on Sep 15, 2009 - 13 answers

What was said in 2006 Bombing Trial ?

What was said in trials of '2006 transatlantic aircraft plot' to overcome objections to how practical manufacturing explosives in flight is ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Sep 9, 2009 - 10 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

dogbert watches the news

I'm looking for an old Dilbert comic in which Dogbert is watching the evening news... [more inside]
posted by griseus on Jul 22, 2009 - 3 answers

What Public Radio station doesn't interrupt Morning Edition & All Things Considered with local programming?

What public radio stations, with an internet stream, broadcast NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered without local programming segments? [more inside]
posted by wuntu on Jul 9, 2009 - 7 answers

Adios AvantGo, now what?

Adios AvantGo... miss ya. Anything similar out there for a Palm OS smartphone without data service? [more inside]
posted by omnidrew on Jul 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Give me something new in the middle of the road.

I need new Web sites to replace my old ones. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Jul 1, 2009 - 14 answers

Where do people go for B-roll?

I'm thinking of shooting and uploading some b-roll for sale to others who might need it, with locations and keywords and all. Is there a marketplace for this? [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch on Jun 18, 2009 - 4 answers

I don't work for the government, promise.

I'm trying to map protests in the United States, but I'm grappling with data sources (and will eventually tangle with data management). Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by McBearclaw on Jun 11, 2009 - 5 answers

The Truth about Honor Killings?

I am looking for some truth about honor killings...and some insight or clarification rather on Obama's agenda concerning Islam. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Jun 11, 2009 - 24 answers

The best of the best in journalism

Please link me to famous and/or great journalism pieces. [more inside]
posted by Nonce on May 12, 2009 - 12 answers

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