I love my HDTV hooked up to a Mac Mini, but I want it to look like more than a computer desktop with icons. Any recommendations for bigscreen Mac apps that will bring the TV to life with Twitter updates, news feeds, ambient phantasmagoria, you name it? [more inside]
I am a strong believer in free speech and a free press, but I work in a field where news coverage is used as rock-solid evidence with serious, even deadly consequences. I am looking for resources on how to reconcile free speech and responsible journalism...and what the limits of both ought to be, if any, both legally and morally. Canadian/American/British academic articles or books and examples or cases would be particularly welcome. [more inside]
Need a good source for watching news online. Usually miss news on tv so would prefer to watch it when i can...Any suggestions? [more inside]
Where is a definitive source (& BTW Mefi post) for the widely held belief that recently the US Supreme Court ruled that a news organisation does NOT have an obligation to tell the truth? [more inside]
What would be the American equivalent of SFX Magazine? What would be the major sources of science fiction and other genre media news, online and off, in the united states?
What is Metafilter's equivalent in the non-English-speaking web? [more inside]
Where are the best places to get instant, Tivo-like replay of just-concluded political speeches and similar events in the US and elsewhere? [more inside]
Help me track down past news headlines/articles for my daughter's baby book. [more inside]
Help me find some good business oriented podcasts. I am looking for news about big companies, not business advice. I am NOT interested in the stock market. [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can find a list of the ubiquitous "several conservative members of congress" who recently spoke out against the clip from David Wojnarowicz's "A Fire In My Belly" video at the National Portrait Gallery? [more inside]
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?
What are the weirdest legal news stories of 2010? [more inside]
Help me find happy things that are going on in the world! [more inside]
I live somewhere without delivery of decent newspapers e.g. nytimes. How good are the iPad versions of various newspapers: are they delivered electronically on time, do they have all/most of the content of the paper (i.e. color photos) edition, etc.? Bonus: do the major newspapers have decent Android versions?
What are some good sites for reading current events and news reports? The usual suspects are too left / right / trivial for my tastes. [more inside]
What, if any, English-speaking website will give me news about all of the world's nations? [more inside]
Film student seeking good online publications about documentary film. [more inside]
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.comas 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]
My university department (art postgrad) wants to use Facebook as a community and research hub. What is the best way to go about this? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of media outlets and organisations which do quality labour and industrial relations reporting. [more inside]
Tracking the progress of technological innovations that appear in the news - is there a site somewhere that does this? [more inside]
CBS News Radio, ~30 years ago. A medical doctor did a regular column. What was his name? [more inside]
Can I have the headlines from my wordpress blog show up on my website? [more inside]
What is News? I'm looking for any books, blogs, essays, articles, etc. that relate to any intelligent definitions of news or how people believe the news in 50 years will work. I'm not interested in evaluations of bias, the demise of mainstream media, or inane ramblings about Web 2.0. [more inside]
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.
Looking for books written by someone who lived a normal stable life and due to a tragic unexpected event beyond their control, their life was turned upside down. [more inside]
What are good resources for magazine/journal literacy, maps of the terrain of the periodical world? [more inside]
Was there a hostage situation involving executives or heirs of Dow Chemical in the late 80's or early 90's? [more inside]
Biggest news stories in Japan for the first half of 2010. [more inside]
I'm looking for something like Twitter Trending Topics, but for news topics. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Please help me enjoy reading newspapers. [more inside]
Did a documentary inspire Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy? [more inside]
Concise explanation of what is wrong with Fox News? [more inside]
Any recommended brief, straight-to-the-point websites for news on gadgets and games? [more inside]
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]
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?
What blogs and publications are good readin' for someone in the media/publication industry? [more inside]
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]
Movies featuring news or documentary footage. [more inside]
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?
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]
What is this phenomenon? It isn't synchronicity, baader-meinhoff, or confirmation bias. [more inside]
What's with the weird barcode thing in the opening titles of Channel 4 news? [more inside]
This will hurt. :( I have to share some news that will be really hard to hear. How can I minimize the pain? [more inside]
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?
I'm looking for recent news stories that could exemplify spin to a group of middle schoolers. [more inside]
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]