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A lot of years ago now, I went to New York City to work for a season in NPR’s Manhattan bureau. I partnered with some great journalists there–Jim Zarroli, Mike Pesca–but it was Margot Adler who welcomed me, propped me up, and made...
Some of you use CBC content and some of you don’t. But major changes just announced by the CBC will certainly affect future programing. Today at least, the most detailed reporting on this is coming out of CBC news: CBC to cut back supper-hour...
If you’ve ever been in desperate need of a job, you’ve probably been a victim of Career Induced Nausea (C.I.N.). This is a term I have coined regarding the phenomenon that occurs after you have been asked, “Where are you interning...
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...



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Aug 28, 2014 — NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks Amazon's new batch of five series pilots, asking why none of them seem to break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.
Aug 28, 2014 — Diane Foley tells NPR that her son, slain journalist James Foley, "could have done so many other things. But he, I think, was drawn to some of the drama, some of the rawness of the conflict zones."
Aug 27, 2014 — Robert Siegel speaks to Patrick Kidd, the editor of The Times Diary, about the sounds of mechanical typewriters piped into the newsroom of The Times in London.
Aug 26, 2014 — NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Monday's Emmy Awards promised to recognize TV's emerging future — but ultimately rewarded comfortable favorites over disruptive upstarts.
Aug 26, 2014 — The beheading of James Foley by the Islamic State triggered debate. David Greene talks to Robert Hernandez, assistant professor at USC Annenberg, about censorship with new tech platforms like Twitter.


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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 showing that many North Country communities aren't taking advantage of the Internet. Jody Tosti spoke with one of the members of the Community Web Visibility project about how important a good website can be for tourism and economic development.  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

Media Coverage of War: Then and Now

One things is certain about the war with Iraq: we are seeing it in a brand new way. Satellite video phones, embedded reporters and the play-by-play nature of contemporary...  Go to full article

9/11 Profile: Andrew Lack, President and CEO of NBC

Andrew Lack - veteran news producer and top NBC executive - talks about the impact of September 11th on television journalism. Lack is a new seasonal resident of Lake...  Go to full article

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