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“All the News That’s Fit to Print” brought to you by… the iPhone

Is the best of American journalism having an affair with Apple and Co.? I am not sure what some of the major U.S. media outlets have been up to or what kind of rethinking they have subjected their long-held values … Continue reading

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Potatoes-Picking & Other Tips to Help Fund your PhD

I hate throwing a bucket of cold water on the fast-approaching end of semester and happy anticipations of well-deserved rest and exciting career prospects for those graduating, but the reality of soaring student loans and education costs in general and … Continue reading

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He is back!

I was starting to miss him. But here is Assange, “in a rare public appearance”: http://www.alternet.org/story/150265/assange%3A_the_internet_could_create_a_%22totalitarian_spying_regime%22?akid=6690.222349.YRIpGT&rd=1&t=27 The Guardian / By Patrick Kingsley Assange: The Internet Could Create a “Totalitarian Spying Regime” Assange said the web could allow greater government transparency, but … Continue reading

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Humans – the bad ones and the best

As I am writing a code of ethics for the news media in the digital age as part of my Master’s thesis, I found this recent CNN article on the burning story of Japan of particular interest. It’s asking an … Continue reading

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Saving the world, one barrel at a time

It’s amazing what a little oil under your territory can do for er… freedom and democracy. Check it here, one among many other front-page world reports of this March 21, 2011: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/21/libya.civil.war/index.html?hpt=T1 Allied forces strike Gadhafi compound; leader’s whereabouts unknown … Continue reading

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The scoop

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/27/libya.woman.attack.cnn/index.html CNN cameraman faces gun, has camera smashed in Libya hotel By CNN.com staff March 27, 2011 5:37 p.m. EDT http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/27/libya.beaten.woman/index.html?hpt=T1 Government: Libyan woman who alleged rape to journalists released By the CNN Wire Staff March 27, 2011 6:22 p.m. EDT … Continue reading

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Another one – Democracy Now! this time

After Lara Logan (who according to her own news organization, CBS, was attacked in Cairo in mid-February – which, as I wrote in my previous post, was widely reported by the U.S. media despite lack of evidence or confirmation from … Continue reading

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The unseen street assault

Not exactly a comment, but just a few questions crossing my mind as I read about the attack on CBS Correspondent Lara Logan in the streets of Cairo last week – http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/02/15/egypt.logan.assault/index.html – the main one being: has anyone seen … Continue reading

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Chris Matthews Just Dropped Several Points in my Book

Here is a recent video of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews offering a point of view that, in my opinion, is so beyond the pale that there is virtually no conclusion to draw except that he is a complete moron when it … Continue reading

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An Aside on Iran

The Federation of American Scientists have offered a little push-back in recent days to the idea that Stuxnet bought us oodles of time for diplomacy. Of course, if you’ve been following the Tech religiously, you might note that I already … Continue reading

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