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If you listen to NPR's Planet Money podcast, you know what they've been doing all year: following the production of a T-shirt – their T-shirt – from cotton to, well, T-shirt. Their reporting has spanned across continents, and is...
I'm loving Politico's brand new Morning Agriculture column. If you want a quick and easy way to keep up with farm and agriculture policy news, with a deep-politics, inside-the-Beltway focus, this is the read for you, too. The column comes out at 10...
A phone is a communications tool. A phone with a camera is not a celebration. It is a way to record an event. When do tools become the purpose of our lives rather than the means to achieve purpose? And how many pictures can you look at ever again?...
There’s a new service in the North Country online news environment that you will likely be hearing about from a number of different sources, called North Country Daily. Despite the name, it is not a new daily newspaper that covers all or part...
I'm quite a bit late to the party on this one. But given that PepsiCo and a German company cut the ribbon on their $206 million yogurt plant in Batavia this week, it seems like a good time to spotlight this handy map of yogurt production in New York...



Media
Apr 18, 2014 — Professor and economist Matthew Gentzkow, the recent winner of the John Bates Clark Medal, discusses how to predict media slant and use big data in economics.
Apr 17, 2014 — The Los Angeles Register is a newspaper that just launched this week. Despite dropping newspaper sales, Ben Bergman of KPCC reports that the publisher thinks there's still an audience for print.
Apr 17, 2014 — "Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.
Apr 17, 2014 — In 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed segregation. David Greene talks to ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones about her story in The Atlantic. She examines the failure of school desegregation.
Apr 16, 2014 — After years of circulation declines and painful staffing cuts, this year's two Pulitzer Prizes are especially sweet. David Greene talks to Marty Baron, the executive editor for The Washington Post.


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Adirondack Life Named Best in its Class

Adirondack Life was named "Magazine of the Year" at the International Regional Magazine Association, or IRMA conference earlier this month. The award is the top honor for magazines with circulations up to 75,000. Adirondack Life won eleven other awards for issues published last year. The magazine is based in Jay, and covers historical, political, social, recreational and environmental issues relevant to the Adirondacks and is known for its outstanding nature photography. Publisher Tom Hughes told Todd Moe that this is the first "Magazine of the Year" honor for Adirondack Life.  Go to full article

Ask the Station: Listener Call-in, pt. 1

NCPR opened the phone lines to take listener questions about programming, news, or anything else related to our broadcast service. Station manager Ellen Rocco, program director Jackie Sauter and news director Martha Foley occupied the hot seats.  Go to full article

Online News Versus the Sunday Paper

A new study compares reading the news online to having the paper dropped at your door - and it has no good news for lovers of the Sunday paper. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports.  Go to full article

Study: North Country Suffers from Low Internet Visibility

Creating a website may be one of the best ways to showcase what a region or community has to offer. But a team of researchers at SUNY Plattsburgh has published a study...  Go to full article

Commentary: Free Speech

Defining free speech is tricky - in a media climate featuring Howard Stern and Janet Jackson. Ellen Rocco considers the slippery slope we're sliding on.  Go to full article

Canton Pursues Free Wireless Internet

Free use of the Internet: that's the idea behind a project called Access Canton. It's still in the idea stage, but with some funding through Sen. Jim Wright's office, a study...  Go to full article

Montreal-based Journalist Arrested In Plattsburgh

A newspaper in Canada is reporting that a Montreal-based journalist has been arrested in Plattsburgh and charged with aiding an internet scam. The reporter is being held at...  Go to full article

Cultural Exchange: NCPR Hosts Journalist from Kyrgyzstan

It's surprising, sometimes, the people you get to meet. This month, the staff at North Country Public Radio, and lots of others in the region, have gotten acquainted with...  Go to full article

Cable Co. to Offer 24-hour Regional News

Northern New Yorkers will soon have another option for news. Time Warner Cable is launching a 24-hour live regional news channel in early November. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article
Brian Mann will be absent from the trails of the Adirondacks for a few weeks.

Brian Mann in the Big Apple

Over the next six weeks, you may hear a familiar voice coming from a different place. Brian Mann, our Adirondack reporter and bureau chief, is doing a stint at National...  Go to full article

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