Can I automate archiving/saving news articles on a certain topic I pull from google new's rss feed? [more inside]
How do different news media (radio vs. television) end up doing the same news stories? [more inside]
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?
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]
Help me find a historical faux-news program that I remember from my childhood. [more inside]
Looking for really good foreign newspapers/websites. [more inside]
Who are the best magazine and newspaper feature writers, past and present? [more inside]
Presidential trivia fight : Eisenhower or Kennedy? [more inside]
What world affairs publication(s) should I read? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Dealing with RSS news feed information overload? [more inside]
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...
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?
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]