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]
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?
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]
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]
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]
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]
What's the origin of "[Some really bad event for McCain is] Great news! For John McCain!" ? [more inside]
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]
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?
Can anyone think of a big news story/scandal broken by a UK blogger in 2008? [more inside]
Looking for fun ways to tell my SO that the baby we have been trying to make is on the way! [more inside]
Looking for live, streaming tv news to play in the background on my work computer. [more inside]
RSS News with cache for iPhone? [more inside]
How do you arrange your RSS feeds? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good current events discussion forum? [more inside]
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]
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]
What are the main issues you have with current social news websites? [more inside]
Where can I find streaming news videos with captions? [more inside]
Do any of the major news networks offer live streams online? [more inside]
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]
What was Michael Chertoff talking about when he said 1.5 people died? [more inside]
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.)
Resources for learning more about being the "web producer" (aka online content manager, etc) for a small-market TV news outlet? [more inside]
What should I be reading so that I can read between the lines? [more inside]
What kind of influence do US network anchors have on the news selection and editing process? [more inside]
Is there a way to watch BBC World News America from BBC America online for free?
I'm looking for good online sources for African American news. [more inside]
I need basic info about current events. [more inside]
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]
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.
Help make news and daily trivia more interesting! [more inside]
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?
Customizable newswire-type site with RSS feeds? [more inside]
News footage for use in a video to be distributed over the web: where can I get it, and for how much? [more inside]
Best/accurate/easy to access sources of Central & Eastern Europe and Middle East / Africa (CEEMEA) news? Global newspapers or local? Which are best? [more inside]
Exactly what are those "steroids" the baseball players are using? [more inside]
What is a good newsfeed for daily American news at a national level? [more inside]
What format should our videos be if we want news outlets to use them? [more inside]
Let's say that I'm a college student that would like to expand my general knowledge about what's going on in the world, and let's say that I'd like to start subscribing to a weekly news magazine, and let's say that I generally have no knowledge of the differences between news magazines. Which one should I subscribe to, and why? [more inside]
Newspapers and media: the sky is falling, the bowl is being circled. What can we do about it? Your best suggestions please. [more inside]
I need to create a company website. Are there custom news bulletin that can be updated automatically so only industry relevant info are displayed? [more inside]
What tv news shows skillfully cover the news of the day, and offer a bit of analysis, in 30 minutes?
I love that ESPN's Pardon the Interruption takes only 30 minutes each day to not only cover the biggest sports events of the day, but to also provide some analysis and decent interviews with people in the news. Bonus points, at least for me, on the show's humor and personality. I'd love to find another show that does the same thing with national and world news. Looking for something 30 minutes long (or less, if the front end of some larger thing works), that's smart and quickly paced - NPR's top of the hour update fleshed out a bit and filtered through that PTI sensibility. [more inside]
Major news outlets agreed to keep Prince Harry's deployment to Afghanistan secret for security reasons; Dick Cheney's hunting accident was kept from the media for at least a day... What are other examples of these government & media secret/blackout practices?
I am trying to find a service that will send me an email every time there is a news about a public company. [more inside]
Where can I find no-nonsense, scientific analysis of important issues, practical advice, and forecasts for the future?
Where can I find no-nonsense, scientific analysis of important issues, practical advice, and forecasts for the future? [more inside]
How are news organizations able to project winners with 0% reporting? [more inside]
I'm trying to find info on cable and broadcast news ratings, but Nielsen will only give me the top 10 programs. Anyone have any idea where I can find a list of news programs by viewership?
How is the meaning of art and artefacts being altered by the methods we use to: Experience, Define and Preserve them... In other words, in what ways have technologies been used to experience, re-define and/or preserve art and artifacts? [more inside]