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Aug 22, 2014 — The U.S. Copyright Office says a monkey's photo can't be copyrighted — by the person who owns the camera or by anyone else — because it wasn't taken by a human.
Aug 22, 2014 — The BBC will soon air its first Doctor Who episode with Peter Capaldi as the show's hero, The Doctor. Capaldi says the 50-year-old series inspired him to become an actor.
Aug 21, 2014 — The execution of the American journalist James Foley by ISIS casts new attention on how news organizations cover graphic violence, and how they cover the risks taken by their own colleagues and peers.
Aug 21, 2014New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg was forced to leave Afghanistan after officials called one of his recent stories a threat to national security.
Aug 20, 2014 — American James Foley, who was executed by Islamist militants, had been working for GlobalPost when he disappeared in 2012. GlobalPost CEO Phil Balboni speaks about about Foley and his work.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Zack Seward
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Zack Seward

Why there's less press access under Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo is keeping a firm grip over communication between state agencies and journalists, an Albany newspaper is reporting. The Times Union says that when reporters contact the state's various agencies and experts, the central office must approve the communication before they can respond.

Cuomo's media policies came under scrutiny when a Department of Transportation engineer from Essex County was recently forced to retire. Mike Fayette spoke with a reporter from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, without first getting approval.  Go to full article
Former state Department of Transportation engineer Mike Fayette holds a copy of the Aug. 30, 2012 issue of the Enterprise, which contained a story about DOT's response to Tropical Storm Irene that he was quoted in. The story prompted DOT to threaten to fire him for talking to the press without getting the necessary approval. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy of Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Cuomo spokesman on the offensive over DOT case

The Cuomo administration went on the offensive Thursday against a former state Department of Transportation worker DOT tried to fire for speaking to the press without his agency's approval.

During an interview with Albany radio station News Talk 1300, state Operations Director Howard Glaser outlined the specifics of a past disciplinary case against Mike Fayette, much of it surrounding an affair the former Essex County engineer had with a fellow DOT employee.

The move came the day after Fayette went public about DOT's efforts to fire him for speaking to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and North Country Public Radio - a story that drew attention from news media across the state and beyond. Chris Knight reported that story, and is following this latest chapter:  Go to full article
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Mountain Lake PBS takes a local look at "After Newtown"

A special live edition of Mountain Lake Journal tonight (Thursday) will discuss how local schools are responding to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. Mountain Lake PBS Anchor Thom Hallock will take viewer questions and comments. He'll also talk with a panel of educators, law enforcement officers, and mental health professionals about reactions and security measures in North Country schools and communities in the weeks after the tragedy. Hallock spoke with Martha Foley during the 8 'clock Hour this morning.  Go to full article
Former state Department of Transportation engineer Mike Fayette holds a copy of the Aug. 30, 2012 issue of the <em>Enterprise</em>, which contained a story about DOT's response to Tropical Storm Irene that he was quoted in. The story prompted DOT to threaten to fire him for talking to the press without getting the necessary approval. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy of <a href="http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com"><em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em></a>

DOT worker: punished for praise?

A 30-year state Department of Transportation employee said he was forced to retire for speaking to a newspaper reporter without approval from his agency's communications...  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law on Tuesday. The governor has been criticized by some for the speed with which the debate, votes, and signing of the new package of laws took place. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/57782386@N06">Flickr</a>

Editorial writers rip gun law process

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trading sharp words with the editorial board of the Glens Falls Post Star, after the newspaper blasted his new gun control measure.
...  Go to full article
A heatmap visualization of the prevalence of flu in New York City, as observed through public Twitter data. Image via <a href="http://www.cs.rochester.edu/~sadilek/research/">Adam Sadilek</a>, University of Rochester

Using a smart phone to avoid the flu

The health industry in upstate New York is undergoing some rapid transformations, and all this week we're featuring reports from the Innovation Trail team on innovation in...  Go to full article
Brandon Mendelson. Photo: Matthew Farenell

Former marketing consultant calls social media "B.S."

There's no avoiding social media these days--even if you're not on the internet, TV commercials urge you to like companies on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, newscasters...  Go to full article

Veteran journalist urges new take on climate change

The recession and the presidential election has pushed the issue of climate change far from the headlines. But scientists agree this summer's drought and record sea ice...  Go to full article
Catherine Morre, publisher of the <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>

Adirondack Roundtable: "Why Newspapers Matter"

Catherine Moore speaks in Lake Placid, New York before the Lake Placid Institute's Adirondack Roundtable. Moore is publisher of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in...  Go to full article

WPTZ caught in cable dispute

Cable TV viewers across northern New York and Vermont aren't getting their daily dose of local news, sports and weather from the Champlain valley. WPTZ has gone dark during...  Go to full article

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