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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 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.
Aug 25, 2014 — Twitch broadcasts gamers to huge audiences around the world, and it boasts big potential when it comes to advertising dollars. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls watching gameplay "a global phenomenon."
Aug 25, 2014 — BuzzFeed recently fired a political editor and took down thousands of older posts. The incidents reflect the growing pains of the social media powerhouse as much as they show lapses in journalistic standards.
Aug 25, 2014 — When protests over the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent in Ferguson, Mo., live-streaming videos showed Americans what they couldn't see on TV.


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Nip Rogers' self portrait
Nip Rogers' self portrait

Connections in cyberspace, art in real space

Todd Moe talks with Lake Placid artist Nip Rogers about his "Portraits of Other Artists" project and how social networking websites are bringing artists and art together. His Social Faceworking Show opens at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on Friday night. It includes portraits of 19 North Country artists and their own artwork in one show.  Go to full article
I think it really does ratchet up the level of accountability.

Cuomo looks to website to make government more transparent

Following recent criticism, Governor Cuomo has launched a new website aimed at making his administration more transparent to the public.

The site lists events from his public schedule since taking office in January, and will feature on-line chats with top state officials, including the Governor himself, this coming Saturday. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the story:  Go to full article

A partnership to promote the future of regional public media

At North Country Public Radio's annual meeting last night in Old Forge, the Adirondack Community Trust announced a partnership with NCPR to help create the next generation of public media professionals. ACT and NCPR will share a $300,000 challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to invest in the future of NCPR's ability to expand regional broadcast and digital news and information services. Martha Foley talks with NCPR Station Manager Ellen Rocco and ACT Executive Director Cali Brooks about the grant announcement.  Go to full article

So, you wanna be a theater critic?

As part of the annual Fringe Theater and Arts Festival in Ottawa this week, NCPR's theater critic Connie Meng was part of a panel exploring how the media reviews theater. ...  Go to full article

National debate over public broadcasting could impact North Country stations

Debate continued in the House of Representatives late last night on a $1.2 trillion spending bill that carries deep cuts to a number of Federal programs.

Among...  Go to full article
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Ft. Drum soldiers fight insurgents and boredom

The first troops of President Obama's surge in Afghanistan have returned home. Some 50 soldiers from the 10th Mountain's 1st Brigade touched down at Fort Drum Wednesday. ...  Go to full article
Phil Brown, <em>Adirondack Explorer</em> managing editor

Adirondack landowner sues prominent Park journalist

One of the North Country's largest landowners is suing a prominent journalist after he allegedly trespassed on their private property.

Phil Brown, editor of the...  Go to full article
NCPR's new tower going up. Photo: Ellen Rocco

Heard Up North: A slice of the south

A little "upnorth" slice of the south now. North Country Public Radio is erecting a new radio tower in the Jefferson County town of Antwerp. It's to better serve Gouverneur...  Go to full article
Journalist Brian Palmer

Turning the camera on 'embeds'

Americans have witnessed two wars in the Middle East over nine years and counting. Much of what we know about the combat in Iraq and Afghanistan comes from journalists...  Go to full article
Martha Byrne

Preview: An Adirondack Affair

Soap opera fans will gather in Long Lake for a meet-and-greet with stars of "As the World Turns" this weekend. "An Adirondack Affair" will also include acting, writing and...  Go to full article

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