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Same-sex marriage: Covering the battles ahead

Now that the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage has had time to sink in, journalists should wake up to the fact that a complicated and contentious debate lies ahead. Just as Brown v. The Board of Education didn't end discrimination in schools and Roe v. Wade did not end the abortion debate, Obergefell v. Hodges will not end … Read More
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The Tampa Bay Times should have alerted authorities earlier

A police device rolls toward a copter device, right, that landed on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)The Tampa Bay Times was wrong. That is my reluctant conclusion after reading the story “Ruskin flier eludes Capitol air security.”  The story, well known by now, concerns Doug Hughes, an eccentric postal worker who … Read More
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Opinion: Why the 'India’s Daughter' ban is bad for journalism

The Indian government’s decision to ban the BBC’s documentary “India’s Daughter,” about the brutal gang rape on a bus in New Delhi in 2012, has the country divided. British filmmaker Leslee Udwin addresses a press conference on her documentary film "India's Daughter." (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)In addition to concerns about censorship, there are also questions about journalistic access. The government has … Read More
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Enough with the manifestos about the future of news, let your product do the talking

Nikki Usher had a great Columbia Journalism Review article "Startup site manifestos are press criticism" where she notes that startup news orgs like PandoDaily, Vox, FiveThirtyEight and more have gotten into the habit of writing manifestos (much like the New York Times did when it launched in 1851). These manifestos are essentially their critique of the press in action. Read More
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NPR One app potential is huge

Public radio and podcasts have taken on an increasing role in my life. I listen while running, cleaning, cooking, driving long distances or taking public transportation, mostly times when I can afford to multitask, but can't be looking at video or don't want the added work of reading text. I downloaded the NPR One app this week and listened … Read More
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Newspaper group CEO: We need to embrace all media including print

A longtime newspaper man who recently turned academic, Mr. David Boardman posted an essay sharing his personal lamentations about the state of the newspaper business and how the NAA chose to present its industry outlook at the 2014 World Newspaper Congress. Mr. Boardman’s focus on print publications doesn’t adequately show the changes and growth that are taking place. The reality is that the newspaper business is comprised of multiple platforms, reaching many audiences. Read More
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How Change Looks in America

A 6-year-old helps his father see how -- regardless of who becomes president -- change has already happened in politics and society. Read More