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]
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]
What are your alternative news sources? [more inside]
For all you media junkies out there: where do you find your news? [more inside]
selling amateur photos to a local paper or tv station? (more) [more inside]
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]
Why do online magazines/news sites post articles over multiple pages? [more inside]
Help me find a replacement for the great Pointcast desktop news client? [more inside]
Construction Accident at City University? Just the facts, please. (oh, such a strange explanation) [more inside]
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!
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]
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!
What's the best platform for a local community news and events site? [more inside]
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]
I want to read investigative reports exposing corruption or scandal on a local or national level. Please provide me with links. [more inside]
"Week in review" news podcasts? [more inside]
[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]
Looking for the news equivalent of the "Football Weekly" podcast. [more inside]
Is there a handheld audio recorder that tops the Zoom H4n in quality, features and price? [more inside]
What was said in trials of '2006 transatlantic aircraft plot' to overcome objections to how practical manufacturing explosives in flight is ? [more inside]
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]
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]
I'm looking for an old Dilbert comic in which Dogbert is watching the evening news... [more inside]
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]
Adios AvantGo... miss ya. Anything similar out there for a Palm OS smartphone without data service? [more inside]
I need new Web sites to replace my old ones. [more inside]
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]
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]