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Neighbors are turning on their neighbors, according to refugees who have escaped Syria’s bloody conflict for eastern Lebanon. Though fears of civil war have been frequently reported over the past few months, these Sunni refugees described sectarian violence in western Syria that is more widespread than previously understood. Umm Nasser, a 34-year-old Sunni woman, said that as her family tried to flee their village two weeks ago, they came under attack from residents of a neighboring Alawite village.
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By Amy Mitchell and Tom Rosenstiel of PEJ In 2011, the digital revolution entered a new era.
The number of jobs eliminated in the newspaper industry rose by nearly 30% in 2011 from the prior year, according to the blog that has been tracking the human toll on the industry for the last five years.
Ah, the new year. A time for promising to do new things and reflecting on what you failed to achieve in the past year.
At nine o’clock on the morning of September 6th, Jill Abramson was riding the subway uptown from her Tribeca loft.
It’s a cliché to say clichés exist for a reason.
Is it possible to capture how much the information revolution has changed our world? I was just listening to the weekly radio show On The Media (June 17th 2011 episode), when I heard a segment about the FCC’s recently released 360 page report that OTM calls “one of the most comprehensive overviews of the US media ever produced,” and in its scope, certainly attempts to answer the quote above in the affirmative.
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This is the second post in a series from Nicholas White, the co-founder and CEO of The Daily Dot .
How do we make schools more relevant to students? Teach them the skills they need in the real world, with tools they use every day.
Commentary: Internet Rubbernecking © WFCR The first in a series of commentaries I’m doing for 88.5FM WFCR , the local NPR member station, aired on Friday. They’re beefing up their local content with a program called “Morning Edition Extra” on Fridays, and I’m among the stable of commentators that will be contributing occasional pieces.
Your handiest reporting tool may be the smartphone in your pocket » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of JournalismEvery journalist has found herself in some version of this situation: Bianca Vazquez Toness , a reporter for Boston’s WBUR public radio, drove about 40 minutes north of her office Tuesday to interview the controversial mayor of Lawrence, Mass. Only when she arrived did she realize she had forgotten her audio kit — recorder, microphone, cables, headphones, everything.
Dozens of people, from staff to stringers, coordinate to rapidly deliver quality, reported journalism on international issues