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?
posted by MrBCID
on Feb 29, 2008 -
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]
posted by marc10
on Feb 18, 2008 -
Where can I find no-nonsense, scientific analysis of important issues, practical advice, and forecasts for the future? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox
on Feb 17, 2008 -
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?
posted by zap rowsdower
on Feb 7, 2008 -
How is the meaning
of art and artefacts being altered by the methods we use to: Experience
them... In other words, in what ways have technologies been used to experience, re-define and/or preserve art and artifacts? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Feb 5, 2008 -
Where do 35 to 45 year olds hang out on the web? Do social media sites specifically for this age group exist out there? [more inside]
posted by vizsla
on Jan 29, 2008 -
How do I watch tonight's ABCNews/Facebook debate live online? There doesn't seem to be any option on ABCNews.com to do this...?
posted by frogan
on Jan 5, 2008 -
Does anyone know if there's any good software to turn a mac into a news display kiosk? Nobody will actually interact with the computer -- the contents will dynamically update via the internet (RSS/other). [more inside]
posted by evanm
on Dec 12, 2007 -
Are there any music files that feature quotes from historical social, political, and economic events, much like Kenny G's Auld Lang Syne? [more inside]
posted by daninnj
on Nov 26, 2007 -
I'm gonna try to cut together a little political viral video and would love to get my hands on high quality video of the recent democratic debates. Does anyone know of a source on the net to download full resolution (720x480) quicktimes of the debates, or has anyone out there taped or tivo'ed the debates in the greater Los Angeles area who would let me either copy/borrow what you recorded? Thanks ahead of time for your help.
posted by ranchocalamari
on Nov 19, 2007 -
I can't for the life of me think of this company's name and my GoogleFU is not working. I am looking for a company or service that supplies news to cruise ships. [more inside]
posted by dieguido
on Nov 12, 2007 -
I'm looking for films where the climax of the story takes place during a live, on-camera television interview. The only one I can think of which comes close is "The Insider." Please help! [more inside]
posted by np312
on Nov 8, 2007 -
Which news client should I use? Most of the ones I used are slow. Also it seems when I download mp3s, it shoves them all in the same folder- that's pretty annoying as I have to manually sort them. [more inside]
posted by PowerCat
on Oct 23, 2007 -
Besides the obvious collateral benefits to producers and consumers of news, what is the logic of using the time and resources of government officials during an emergency to calculate and report the death/injury toll of a natural or man-made disaster? Does this task aid rescue or recovery efforts in any way?
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Oct 19, 2007 -
About a month ago, I began producing a daily one-hour radio show on environmentalism, sustainable living, and the common good. Putting the show every day is a challenge for a variety of reasons, but one of the hardest parts has been trying to find news to report and the experts to make these reports possible. Please help me! [more inside]
posted by parmanparman
on Sep 24, 2007 -
I have a PSP and would like to download YouTube videos so I can watch them on my commute. This brings up a number of questions... [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Jul 9, 2007 -
Are there any "smart" true crime community blogs or message boards? [more inside]
posted by taz
on Jun 21, 2007 -
From a technical and practical standpoint, how can I set up both of the following in my office building. 1) a news ticker (real, scrolling text) 2) a light that flashes every time an incident is triggered on an attached computer [more inside]
posted by gbinal
on Jun 18, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend a blog/news site with good, insightful information about events and goings-on in Las Vegas?
Difficulty: not a tourist [more inside]
posted by falconred
on May 27, 2007 -
How can I find out what products and services sponsor "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox? [more inside]
posted by pantheON
on May 16, 2007 -
I want to listen to my custom news/etc. in the morning. Who has a way of turning their RSS text feeds into mp3s? Feeds->RSS Text->Spoken Mp3->PDA/phone/iTunes, as automated as possible? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper
on Apr 26, 2007 -
What does it cost to add the Associated Press, or their Youth Oriented Feeds to a website, does it include videos, and is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by DudeAsInCool
on Apr 17, 2007 -
I need new websites from which to get my daily dose of interesting links, articles, pictures etc. [more inside]
posted by djgh
on Apr 2, 2007 -
What's the best news site to link to for AP articles? Are there any free news sites that permanently archive their wire stories? [more inside]
posted by elvissinatra
on Apr 2, 2007 -
Is there a source of just general national (U.S.) stories from the AP and Reuters wires, spanning roughly the 1980s-2000s? Plaintext news is needed. [more inside]
posted by calhound
on Mar 15, 2007 -
What is that alarm-like sound that you hear in the background when the news is showing footage of fires. (This question is not as stupid as it looks... look inside) [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse
on Mar 6, 2007 -
Wow! Did that news ticker really just say that? Is is true? What effect is it going to have?
What website can I go to for the real info as it happens, including discovering what the courts have just banned from being published locally?
posted by Idcoytco
on Mar 4, 2007 -
I'm looking for good examples of how a newspaper's reader discussion forum should be managed. [more inside]
posted by mmahaffie
on Mar 3, 2007 -
Sometime in the early late 60's and 70's I used to read a medical news magazine MD edited by Dr Felix Marti-Ibanez in the medical library.
posted by kryptos
on Feb 25, 2007 -
I enjoy reading the Knight Science Journalism Tracker
, an MIT website that gives timely peer review to popular science journalism. Can anyone recommend similar sites or blogs that do the same for other types of news. I'd love to find a site that uses a similar format to both cover world events and critique their coverage at the same time, for example.
posted by thecjm
on Feb 23, 2007 -
I find that I don't read enough news. When I look at the headlines I am lost about the history of the situation. Does anyone know of a news site that has the news with good historical link-outs to give me a broader understanding of the situation?
posted by lukeomalley
on Feb 13, 2007 -
Within the past year, I read an article about a corporation where employees set their own pay. Other functions are similarly innovative. I vaguely remember a connection to Brazil/Latin America.
What is this company? Where can I find more?
posted by Korou
on Dec 15, 2006 -
I'm looking for some good Mandarin Chinese online reading -- news, blogs, etc. Very simple -- no fancy academic language. [more inside]
posted by jruckman
on Dec 11, 2006 -