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]
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]