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City Leaders Encourage Citizens, Immigrants To Complete Census

Posted on 19. Mar, 2010 by .

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Follow live updates on the event @anniebyrnes on Twitter. I’ll have post updates by the speakers in attendence about the Census. City and state leaders came together at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to encourage New Yorkers to mail in their forms for the 2010 Census. The census determines the amount of Federal funding […]

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Is it libel?

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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FOX News personality Bill O’Reilly believes Law & Order was out of order last week when a recent script for the show grouped him with Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck in an unflattering way. A character on the Dec. 9 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit called the three popular commentators “a cancer […]

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More Americans believe that economy and environment are linked, AP poll finds

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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An interesting new AP poll was released on Tuesday. The results indicate that more Americans believe that a cleaner environment leads to a healthier economy. This new trend appears antithetical to the traditional view that the environment needs to suffer for a strong economy. It also is good news for the democrats who are poised […]

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CUNY Cornered the Cookie Story

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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The CUNY J-School was all over the closing of the Stella D’oro cookie factory in the Bronx.

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A Symbol of Capitalism Celebrates Communism, Stirs Controversy

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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The Empire State Building lit it’s tower to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China in September. More than a couple of people were not psyched. Here’s a slideshow and story.

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Slideshow: Top news stories of 2009

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by .

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The Associated Press had the very cool idea of allowing Facebook users to weigh in on its annual “Top Stories” list this year. When AP-member editors release their top ten picks for the year’s most important stories in a couple of weeks, the public’s list will be released, too. The differences will be interesting. “Important” […]

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Acorn Sting: the making of a media “Controversy”

Posted on 10. Dec, 2009 by .

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On Sunday, September 27, a neoconservative blogger and associate political science professor named Donald Douglas wrote: “It just occurred to me that the utter hugeness of the ACORN scandal… may well mean that the rightroots blogosphere will ultimately bring down the New York Times.” Douglas, who describes himself on his website as “an umatched competitor […]

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