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 -
I'm a journalism student and a volunteer at a community radio station, and I'd like to start a weekly morning news program that focuses on local issues.
The show would have a number of volunteer participants (5-10+ other journalism students), $0 budget, portable recording equipment, lots of keener energy, and one hour a week.
So, if you were to design a unique local news show, how would you do it?
posted by stokast
on Sep 7, 2005 -
Where can I get live news feeds online (CNN, MSNBC, etc.)? I'm not in the US now and don't have cable TV, so the internet is my only way to get news. I want to get more NOLA coverage.
posted by zardoz
on Sep 2, 2005 -
I'm looking for some timelines that chart recent/current events - for instance, a timeline that logs the major news stories in the months leading up to the 2004 election; or, a timeline that charts important stories in the war on terror since/before 9/11. Doesn't have to be links, could just be headlines. thanks for any suggestions
posted by greggish
on Aug 30, 2005 -
Is there a general news site with open submissions like Wikinews, but with an editorial board that clears material before it's made public? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn
on Aug 24, 2005 -
Back during the '90s, I used to read a fun English-language newspaper called "The European." Does anybody know what happened to it? Did it go out of business? Was it bought out by another newspaper? Is there any place where I can still find its content (either the old stuff, or else new news presented in a similar vein)? Thanks!
posted by Misciel
on Aug 18, 2005 -
Where's a good place to go to find the latest video clips of stuff going on around the world? I search for video in the yahoo video and google video search. No luck. Specifically, right now, I'm looking for footage of that kid who jumped down into the net at the Yankee game. But every week or two, I want to see a video clip that somebody mentioned, that everyone seems to have seen, and I can't find it without lots of effort. Got to be some good place to go and always find the latest popular stuff. It would have been the go to place to see the star wars kid, Janet Jackson's boob, this Yankee's incident, etc...
posted by gummo
on Aug 12, 2005 -
I want to know more about how Iraq is recovering, but I'd like news and info from the perspective of common Iraqi citizens. All the news stories are either about the insurgent battles, polls and data solely used for political purposes by western partisan groups, or the new government solely in its relation to US withdrawl. [more inside]
posted by p3t3
on Aug 10, 2005 -
I'm over 30 and probably know as much or less about history, politics/ gov, and current events as my 7 year old niece. Now, I want to be aware and don't know where to begin. I've tried just "merging in" but the references, terms, and names are lost on me. I need a starting point that will give me a framework or bird's eye view to start from and build on. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 24, 2005 -
I have a quote from and a link to an AP article published a few months ago. Problem is, searching for the quote on Google gives no relevant results, the link now goes to an error page saying the article was not found, and I can't find the article in a search of the AP archives. What to do?
posted by punishinglemur
on Jul 14, 2005 -
Does anyone know of an international news service that sends a short plain-text email, suitable for passing through an email2SMS gateway, only when there's a big breaking news story like the London bombings? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn
on Jul 8, 2005 -
What online sites are good for news on the US. I currently read CNN, and look through GoogleNews. But where do other Mefites go online to find their news. Political commentary sites are very welcome. Please and thank you.
posted by FunkyHelix
on Jun 27, 2005 -
What's the best way to find a translated English version of a Japanese newsweekly article from 1994?
posted by inksyndicate
on Apr 29, 2005 -
I'm thinking of some artist who put together graphic renderings (orthogonal?) of various famous news photos -- the King assassination, the Buddhist monk immolating himself in Saigon, the beating of Reginald Denny -- and made them look like stills from computer games. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by Shanachie
on Apr 28, 2005 -
Within a day or two after 9/11, there was coverage on network news of some person (and possibly his brother) in the US who was suspected of being an important figure in the attacks. A few days later it turned out this person had actually died some time earlier and was in no way involved. Anyone know who this person was?
posted by shoos
on Apr 19, 2005 -
Do editors choose and assign feature news coverage based on archetypal stories, and, if so, how many types are there? [more inside]
posted by merlinmann
on Mar 26, 2005 -
What are news anchors scribbing down on their pieces of paper at the end of a broadcast?
posted by Stan Chin
on Mar 24, 2005 -
PropogandaWarFilter: How many TV networks is the US funding in Iraq?
Al Iraquia (that doesn't have a site) and Al Hurra
posted by ruelle
on Feb 10, 2005 -
I'm looking for streaming Japanese-language talk or news radio. Specifically, I'm looking for a live feed rather than short clips (the latter of which I seem to find tons of), and preferably low-bandwidth audio-only rather than video. I don't read Japanese, so searching is difficult.
posted by tirade
on Dec 5, 2004 -
According to numerous reports I've read in the last few days worth of the Business Section of the newspaper, Microsoft's "stock price can be expected to fall by the amount of the dividend
." That's the one-time $3 dividend that is coming sometime soon for those of you who don't follow this sort of thing. Anyway... I don't get it? Why is the stock price expceted to drop about $3 the day after this dividend? I like to think of myself as knowledgeble about the markets, and I understand that this dividend will remove $3 per share out of the bank for M$, but aren't stock prices valued more in terms of the value of the company and its holdings rather than simply the value of the money in the bank?
posted by pwb503
on Nov 10, 2004 -
Reading aloud: I am training a junior news reader on a community radio station and she needs to improve her diction, clarity, pace etc. Any suggestions or online exercises/resources that will help, or is it just a matter of practice?
Stuff I've found so far is aimed at children learning to read aloud.
posted by penguin pie
on Sep 20, 2004 -