THE PERIPHERY An Alien-Eye View of Blackface
November 7th, 2013
Blackface is the name of an art form used in the United States' past (early 1900s on back) used to caricaturize African American humans in demeaning ways. It got its name because E... Posted on 11/7/13 at 9:45 AM
PEACE GARDEN MAMA II writing wednesdays: in search of the styrofoam cup
It's a bit of a stretch from what my writing post is today over at Peace Garden Writer, but this is the hint: it's got something to do with being refreshed -- particular as a freelancer.
Oh c'mon, ... Posted on 10/15/13 at 11:01 PM
SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES Like Cats? Baseball?
Like cats? Yes, this is really related to Social Security.
Official Social Security information is available on severalsocial media platforms in addition to the agency website, www.socialsecurity.gov... Posted on 8/23/13 at 8:44 AM
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, was a transformative live, global TV news event. It swept an industry without a playbook for covering a breaking story of such magnitude and utterly changed how people receive their news.
When Boyd Huppert was growing up on a dairy farm outside River Falls, Wis., he wanted to be on the radio. His younger brother Jay, who now runs the third-generation farm, remembered a young Huppert marching around with a microphone in hand.
Nancy Barnes on Wednesday was named editor and executive vice president of news for the Houston Chronicle. The announcement on the newspaper's website says Barnes will be the first woman to serve as editor of the Houston Chronicle in its 112-year history.
Rolling Stone’s self-righteous reasoning doesn’t convince. The magazine has a dreamy and flattering photo on its cover of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, along with a tease to a story purporting to show how the young man turned into a “monster.”
Egyptian authorities shut down four Islamist TV stations, banned the Muslim Brotherhood's newspaper and raided the office of Al-Jazeera's Egypt affiliate in crackdown on media considered sympathetic to ousted President Mohammed Morsi, bringing an outcry Thursday from rights groups.
Nelson Mandela's eldest daughter lambasted foreign media "vultures" for violating her father's privacy as he lay critically ill in hospital, and said the former South African president was still clinging to life on Thursday.
The Fargo Marathon has changed its primary media sponsor.
Forum Communications Co. reached an agreement with the marathon’s race committee Wednesday to become the primary media sponsor for next year’s event.
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.
Critics dubbed USA Today "McPaper" when it debuted in 1982, and they accused its founder, Al Neuharth, of dumbing down American journalism with its easy-to-read articles and bright graphics. But it was Neuharth who had the last laugh when USA Today became the nation's most-circulated newspaper in the late 1990s.
Mahmoud Abbas' government in the West Bank is getting tougher with critics, interrogating, prosecuting and even jailing several journalists and bloggers in recent months for allegedly "defaming" the Western-backed Palestinian leader.
Former Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch on Sunday struck back at top Republicans over her 2011 resignation after an affair with a staff member, accusing them of pledging to give her time to talk to her family and then promptly leaking word of the affair to media.
The grueling political showdown between Democrat Heidi Heitkamp and Republican Rick Berg in the hotly contested race for U.S. Senate ranked as North Dakota's top news story of 2012, according to a vote by Associated Press newspaper and broadcast members.
After the Newtown, Conn., shootings, a reporter from the BBC reported being asked by someone who knew several of the shooting victims, “What do you all want?” The resentment and impatience, the exasperation, all ring true and familiar.
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