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How Now Brown Cow

Did you know that 7% of American adults think chocolate milk comes from brown cows? Seriously, I read it in a survey. You must have seen it - it was one of those things that was all over social media....

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A Reading List for Journalists

The editors of the Columbia Journalism Review asked journalists, academics and critics what books they would recommend for journalists to improve their craft. It is a wide ranging and eclectic list, including...

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Media Literacy for Kids

This article in The Conversation is an interesting and hopeful look at efforts and research to ensure that middle schoolers grow up to be discerning users of media by being able to tell the difference...

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The Internet of Things -- Promise and Peril

The Pew Research Centre has published one of their surveys of experts on a subject that has impact for us all -- “The Internet of Things connectivity binge: What are the implications?” Not surprisingly...

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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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