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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

Newspaper Clippings 2.0?

Can I automate archiving/saving news articles on a certain topic I pull from google new's rss feed? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on May 7, 2009 - 4 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

Setting up weird-news email alert for just OR and WA?

How can I set up an automatic email notification thing for news-of-the-weird type stuff as it happens in Oregon and Washington (not DC)? Google alerts doesn't seem this customizable. CNN news alerts do, maybe. Any other options?
posted by gottabefunky on Apr 29, 2009 - 2 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

Help me find faux historical news program about Midievil Europe.

Help me find a historical faux-news program that I remember from my childhood. [more inside]
posted by slavlin on Apr 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Fox doesn't quite cut it for me.

Looking for really good foreign newspapers/websites. [more inside]
posted by All.star on Apr 8, 2009 - 18 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

Making a big list of online news media archives

What are your favorite places to find archived news footage and imagery online for free? Looking to put together a list of sites for communications studies students to help them approximate the functionality of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive without spending hours hunting on YouTube for media to critique. [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Mar 13, 2009 - 1 answer

"These kids have to swim across a piranha-infested river to get to school!"

Looking for a 2-3 minute foreign correspondent news segment (preferably video) with a sort of "look how tough these people have got it!" tone. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by pluckemin on Mar 8, 2009 - 7 answers

Where to get local China news, in China

I like keeping up with the local news and issues where ever I live. It's not been a problem in the US, Europe or A/NZ. Now that I'm close to moving to China after 18 months of business travel in the country, I'm looking for good local news sources and how best to view them. [more inside]
posted by michswiss on Mar 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Dealing with RSS news feed information overload?

Dealing with RSS news feed information overload? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Mar 5, 2009 - 14 answers

Need RIght To Use Rush Limbaugh Photo

How/where do I obtain the right to LEGALLY use a photo of Rush Limbaugh? I don't have a particular photo in mind, but can not find an organization/individual to grant the right to use any photo. After the recent flap over the Obama photo...
posted by toucano on Mar 4, 2009 - 16 answers

What are Today's biggest stories?

Aside from Andrew Gilligan's revelation that the UK government knew that the evidence justifying the Iraq War was exaggerated - what other major news stories have been broken on the BBC Radio 4's, Today Programme?
posted by MrMerlot on Feb 25, 2009 - 1 answer

Did you hear news? From three years, two months, and one week ago?

I'm looking for an easy way to browse the "popular" US political news stories of the past four years online ... by week. Wondering if there's a site that offers a "big stories of the week" feature. [more inside]
posted by metajc on Feb 10, 2009 - 12 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

How can I download this news video?

I need to download a video from my local ABC affiliate, an ibsys.com site. (If that means anything?) They don't provide a way to do this, and the usual tools are no help. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Jan 27, 2009 - 10 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

Help me find notable events from 2008

I'm doing a centerfold feature in my high school newspaper, sort of a Year in Review type of article. It's not a terribly high standard obviously, but we like to think we're a quality publication in terms of high school printing. [more inside]
posted by mmmleaf on Jan 25, 2009 - 10 answers

What's Obama up to?

What are some good blogs or other news sources concerned solely or mostly with "what the president is doing" (politically; not what he had for breakfast)? Basically, I'm curious about keeping up with Obama's acts as president -- orders signed, deals forged, initiatives taken, stuff like that. [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Jan 21, 2009 - 17 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

How can I become less ignorant regarding current events, without having to read dry, third-person-omniscient points of view?

How can I become less ignorant regarding current events, without having to read dry, third-person-omniscient points of view? [more inside]
posted by surenoproblem on Jan 4, 2009 - 25 answers

"A Very Good School"

I am trying to locate a copy of a Charles Osgood column entitled "A very Good School". It is at least 15 years old and I have lost my original copy that was published in the local newspaper. Can you help?
posted by pamspanda on Jan 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Can anyone think of a big news story/scandal broken by a UK blogger in 2008?

Can anyone think of a big news story/scandal broken by a UK blogger in 2008? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Jan 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Baby on Board!

Looking for fun ways to tell my SO that the baby we have been trying to make is on the way! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2008 - 42 answers

Where be the free tv?

Looking for live, streaming tv news to play in the background on my work computer. [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Dec 9, 2008 - 5 answers

RSS News with cache for iPhone?

RSS News with cache for iPhone? [more inside]
posted by joelf on Nov 26, 2008 - 6 answers

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