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 -
Help me find a historical faux-news program that I remember from my childhood. [more inside]
posted by slavlin
on Apr 12, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Looking for live, streaming tv news to play in the background on my work computer. [more inside]
posted by jourman2
on Dec 9, 2008 -
The verb "to be" missing from TV newscasts!
Anchors and TV reporters omitting "to be," often favor using participles instead.
Why? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta
on Oct 12, 2008 -
How do you search for a story in Google News when one of the parties involved in the story is a news outlet? [more inside]
posted by the latin mouse
on Oct 9, 2008 -
Can someone help me find information about a particular Afghan orphanage which appeared on a Diane Sawyer segment as long as 2 years ago? [more inside]
posted by newfers
on Sep 15, 2008 -
am I missing at the Olympics - what has been covered up or ignored by the Chinese regulators providing the video feed to NBC etc? I have to imagine there have been some outbursts or protests and the Chinese are not letting the media cover it (at least on live TV). Is there a good site noting these occurrences, or have the games just gone off nearly flawlessly? (excepting the drum tower murder last week.)
posted by pithy comment
on Aug 18, 2008 -
Resources for learning more about being the "web producer" (aka online content manager, etc) for a small-market TV news outlet? [more inside]
posted by davidmsc
on Aug 12, 2008 -
Is there a way to watch BBC World News America
from BBC America online for free?
posted by DarwinianDan
on Jun 29, 2008 -
What are my legal rights, and what compensation can I get from a UK television channel who used a photograph I had taken without my permission, but which I had uploaded onto facebook?? [more inside]
posted by leibniz
on Jun 10, 2008 -
A few months ago I saw an article that listed 900+ mistakes that Fox News had made over the previous year. I thought I saw it on Mefi but I have looked everywhere and can not find it. Any help would be appreciated.
posted by Mr_Zero
on May 12, 2008 -
I have trouble keeping up with the big political news on television. So I use the clips on crooksandliars.com
as a way of staying on top of what the current political stories are and how they are being discussed. What I don't like is the editorializing. It's not that I disagree with all their takes, I just find that the way they push their agenda distracts from what I am trying to get from the site. Is there another blog that can keep me up to date with the current television news cycle that is a bit more unbiased? Specifically one that includes video clips of the pundit discussions?
posted by aburd
on Apr 27, 2008 -