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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

Pimp my feeds.

How do you arrange your RSS feeds? [more inside]
posted by jpcody on Nov 1, 2008 - 14 answers

Current Events Forum?

Can anyone recommend a good current events discussion forum? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Oct 21, 2008 - 8 answers

What's up with the funky syntax used by television reporters?

Extra! Extra! 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 - 16 answers

When Intuitive = Bad

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 - 4 answers

What is wrong with social news?

What are the main issues you have with current social news websites? [more inside]
posted by bettershredder on Oct 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Where can I find streaming news videos with captions?

Where can I find streaming news videos with captions? [more inside]
posted by spaceman_spiff on Sep 26, 2008 - 3 answers

Streaming news?

Do any of the major news networks offer live streams online? [more inside]
posted by rockstar on Sep 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me find information that Diane Sawyer reported about an Afghan orphanage 2 years ago.

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 - 2 answers

What was Michael Chertoff talking about when he said 1.5 people died?

What was Michael Chertoff talking about when he said 1.5 people died? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Sep 11, 2008 - 8 answers

What are some sources of peace journalism?

Are there any sources out there for Peace Journalism? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Aug 18, 2008 - 7 answers

Massive conspiracy or Olympic peace?

What news 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 - 6 answers

Resources for Aspiring Online News Producer?

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 - 5 answers

How to see the underlying cause of the news?

What should I be reading so that I can read between the lines? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Aug 12, 2008 - 12 answers

Does Katie Couric get to pick which news item opens the broadcast?

What kind of influence do US network anchors have on the news selection and editing process? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Aug 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Can I watch BBC World News America free online?

Is there a way to watch BBC World News America from BBC America online for free?
posted by DarwinianDan on Jun 29, 2008 - 3 answers

I'm looking for good online sources for African American news.

I'm looking for good online sources for African American news. [more inside]
posted by parkbench on Jun 27, 2008 - 6 answers

What's going on in the world?

I need basic info about current events. [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on Jun 18, 2008 - 13 answers

Copyright law for online images

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 - 13 answers

Fox News Mistakes

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 - 2 answers

No new news?

Help make news and daily trivia more interesting! [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on May 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Alternative to crooksandliars

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 - 13 answers

Create my own RSS feed?

Customizable newswire-type site with RSS feeds? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Apr 23, 2008 - 3 answers

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