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 -
How can I automate the exporting of Keep New
blog posts from Bloglines to del.icio.us? [more inside]
posted by choragus
on Dec 3, 2006 -
Awhile ago I found a link to an RSS reader called Good News on this site. It was fun while I had it, but thanks to a reformat due to overly gregarious bluescreens, I lost the installer. It's one of those independent open source thingers with an address buried deep on a personal website, if I remember right, and its name is making it impossible to search for. Could anyone help me find it again?
posted by saysthis
on Nov 21, 2006 -
A good friend of mine spends each evening with her Mom in a nursing home. An aide told her that they had a staff meeting due to murders in Colorado (perhaps she has state wrong). [more inside]
posted by beccaj
on Oct 30, 2006 -
Does anyone here remember an incident that may have happened during the filming of Titanic? I remember a story that I read in the newspaper around that time saying that several people were taken to hospital after unknowingly ingesting a hallucinogen at a cast party. [more inside]
posted by alltomorrowsparties
on Oct 28, 2006 -
How easy would it be to set up some PCs to record the local news on several channels for purposes of offering a media clipping service? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon
on Oct 7, 2006 -
Storytelling, deep news stories, themed narratives: Podcasts in this vein wanted. Think "This American Life" but not always as funny or quirky, or the longer news stories on NPR that use the lens of a smaller story-within-a-story. Artsy takes on news also welcome. In addition, which Latino podcasts (in the same general format) have caught your ear? [more inside]
posted by fionab
on Oct 1, 2006 -
Do you know of any good news sites that provide full articles, or at the very least decent sized excerpts, in their RSS feed? [more inside]
posted by platinum
on Sep 21, 2006 -
I'm looking for high resolution video of the Mission Accomplished
moment, from network perspectives. [more inside]
posted by prostyle
on Sep 15, 2006 -
Have there been any situations (either real or in fiction) where the media interfered enough with a criminal investigation that it actually changed the outcome of the investigation? [more inside]
posted by MattS
on Sep 12, 2006 -
Let's say you've been living in a hole for the last two weeks or so and have no knowledge of current events and limited reading time. Where would be a good place to gain information quickly? [more inside]
posted by cynthia_rose
on Jul 30, 2006 -
I start a new job next week at a local newspaper in the production end of ad sales...ie. design. This will be the first time I've worked in three years. I dumbed down my resume a lot to get the job, which I really want. It's in a small town, which I moved to three years ago and the paper publishes twice a week....small town....really small town. I used to work at a high profile 24 hour Cable News Network located in Atlanta, GA, which shall remain nameless, wink. wink, in a very stressful, high responsibility position... [more inside]
posted by jamie939
on Jul 17, 2006 -
There's a site somewhere that archives a ton of news video from 9/11 -- before, during and after the planes hit. It's network news, CNN, that kind of stuff. Anyone know where that site is?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Jul 2, 2006 -
I need some examples of (major) news stories that were either generated, or kept alive, by blogs and bloggers. but my mind has gone blank. Can anyone help? All suggestions welcome..
posted by ascullion
on May 24, 2006 -
I see corrections in newspapers all the time. And now come to think about it Ive NEVER seen my local TV news do a correction. Nobody is perfect. So how do they deal with mea culpas? [more inside]
posted by freeflytim
on May 16, 2006 -
My ISP will be discontinuing news services at the end of May. They are doing this because Giganews is increasing their fee to my ISP to the point where their news service would be offered at a loss. Who do you use as a news server? I download both text and binaries.
posted by Raybun
on Apr 25, 2006 -
I'm trying to get into the spirit of "Web 2.0"-ish news
sites -- the ones that let users tag, vote on, share and produce their own stories. But contrasted with the fireside feeling of reading blogs, the news-aggregator experience has seemed sort of cold, fragmented and short on users. What hot, promising or lively user-generated news services have you discovered?
posted by johngoren
on Apr 19, 2006 -
So my (relatively) new campus has no good student newspapers. The student body has no voice, and very little community. I am thinking of founding a simple paper, printed on 11 X 17. I should mention that I have no experience in journalism layout and design and advertising and whatnot. So what resources, programs, links, suggestions, tips, etc. does the MeFi crew have? [more inside]
posted by FearAndLoathingInLJ
on Jan 13, 2006 -
how or where does one sign up to receive UK press releases? Are there centralized sources or do the releasing parties pick who to send news to? [more inside]
posted by Svea
on Jan 9, 2006 -
Next Friday I will be the producer for a 30 minute radio newsmagazine. What should the theme of the show be?
posted by stokast
on Nov 10, 2005 -
Did the President's Advisory Panel on Tax Reform
radically change their plans at the last minute? I read through the first few chapters of their report
(released November 1
), and then googled
to try to find some independent analysis. Several of the top links are angry articles
from around October 14, talking about how the panel is going to recommend nothing more than a couple of minor tweaks to programs to pay for repealing the AMT, and won't "seek a wholesale reform of our tax code."
But the report that came out on November 1 seems to recommend drastic changes, essentially throwing out most of the existing tax code and rewriting it from scratch. (Not that that's a bad thing.) What happened between October 14 and November 1?
posted by designbot
on Nov 4, 2005 -
Need help finding a www link. The page describes artist/group project where a group meet regularly and create a large collaborative drawing about current news & events
. The page had images of some of the past drawings and description of the process and I think I found it via a blog post describing it as a visualisation.
posted by atom71
on Nov 2, 2005 -
I'm looking for a few good rss newsfeeds to put on my google frontpage. And I'm asking for your advice. [more inside]
posted by thecjm
on Oct 18, 2005 -
Help me find information to include in a letter to my local representative. [more inside]
posted by johnj
on Oct 4, 2005 -
Some people on the media platform took photos or video of me and the sign I was holding at D.C. on Saturday in the Ellipse. Where can I look for this picture/video? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Sep 25, 2005 -
I'm looking for a way to have articles (in English) sent to me on certain subjects automatically from global new sources based on a certain topic. Does anyone know the best way to do this, without signing up at each newspaper for example?
posted by dearleader
on Sep 25, 2005 -