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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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Mr. President, please don't make it worse

Posted on 25. Oct, 2009 by .

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As much as we may or may not – as citizens – agree with Obama’s intentions, as journalists, we need to consider whether he’s doing more harm than good in fostering a fair – and publicly trusted – atmosphere for news.

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Purell Pandemic

Posted on 25. Oct, 2009 by .

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Forget about the Taliban and Al Qaeda – the War on swine flu is officially on as Obama declares Swine Flu A National Emergency . Are we in clear and present danger or is this just a technical, bureaucratic stage to help hospitals treat whichever influenza is out there? Is this a war America can […]

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Big In Norway

Posted on 10. Oct, 2009 by .

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Waking up to find their boss had won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize even the White House advisers were surprised. After washing their face, drinking coffee and overcoming the initial astonishment, the immediate question that came to mind, was: is this good for us? Good for Obama’s Presidency? Is peace in Iraq or Afghanistan closer […]

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Debating The Plan For Health Reform

Posted on 07. Oct, 2009 by .

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For years, the issue of health care being available to all United States citizens has been up for debate and scrutiny within federal and state governments. In New York, there have been initiatives made to provide low cost insurance options, such as Healthy New York and Family Health Plus, so that those without coverage can […]

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How is Obama Doing?

Posted on 05. Oct, 2009 by .

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Obama has been getting some bad press lately, but is that translating with citizens? In the past week, Obama has received criticism for his failed attempt to bring the Olympics to Chicago, increased violence in Afghanistan, and most recently for, well, his presidency as a whole. Saturday Night Live aired their first major criticism of […]

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Crist flip-flops on Obama. Is bipartisanship officially dead?

Posted on 30. Sep, 2009 by .

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So there’s no question that President Obama has his fair share of detractors, especially in the heath care reform debate. But a somewhat unlikely enemy of the administration emerged last week – the incredibly tanned Florida governor Charlie Crist. Now some of you may be asking why a Republican governor who supported John McCain last […]

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A Few Notes on the State of Our Television

Posted on 25. Sep, 2009 by .

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1. The Tonight Show with Barak Obama Media Blitz. Blackberry addict. Internet savvy. We can appreciate, admire or criticize him, but we can’t ignore the phenomenon. A president (and his best and brightest) uses the media, probably more than any other leader before him, to the max. Whether he uses it to promote an important national issue […]

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David Brooks Says It's Not About Race

Posted on 18. Sep, 2009 by .

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“It’s not about race,” says David Brooks in a Times Op Ed today prompted by the recent anti-government protests at the capitol. Many have argued the gatherings showcased a thinly-veiled racism, and that Obama’s skin as much as his policy motivated protesters with placards voicing opposition for a public option or big government. President Jimmy […]

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the newsmap: picturing the big picture

Posted on 09. Sep, 2009 by .

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Images speak to us. If they didn’t, public discussion of the ethics of publishing war photos or images of torture would hardly warrant mention. But in all the talk of images and visual culture, we sometimes forget how sophisticated design and imagery shape our lives. Imagery need not be photographic to have a great impact. […]

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