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The “Oxygen of Publicity”

In the wake of the suicide bombing at the Manchester arena, journalists and media mavens are talking about the best way to cover these events. There is a real concern that by dwelling on the detail and...

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Social Media - it’s a love-hate relationship.

Most of us consume it, and many of us use it. Even more of us are horrified at the trolls and their hate-filled, gratuitously nasty deposits all over the internet. And then there is the ongoing concern...

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A polling post-mortem on the U.S. election.

In all the analysis and hand-wringing after the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election last November, journalists and public opinion pollsters received a lot of criticism. AAPOR, The...

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This Just In - Britain’s Original Split from Europe

Talk about find a news peg - for an event that is half a million years old - the original Brexit. The Conversation U.K. just published an article about the literal and original split of the “sceptred...

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Who or Whom? Who cares?

I get letters decrying the abuse of the English language - both through pronunciation and grammatical error. Language does evolve, and for better or worse it is looser and less structured than it used...

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Books make a comeback!

What kind of reader are you? E-book or the paper kind. I love to read books. I love to look at books on my book shelf, and to take them down and share them with others. lend them to other people. I really...

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International Support for Gender Equality

Here are some interesting facts about the support for gender equality around the world. The Pew Research Center surveyed people in 38 countries. The Research Center reported that “gender equality is at...

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It’s Just Not Fair

Birds do it, and brown capuchin monkeys apparently do it too. It would appear, according to this article in The Conversation, animals have a sense of fair play. They know when they are getting the short...

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