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Several exterior windows were shot out at the offices of the Lexington Herald-Leader, the second largest newspaper in Kentucky. Police suspect a small-caliber gun was used to carry out the attack. This is the third threat to the free press in less than a week. Last week, a reporter for The Guardian was body slammed by Greg […]

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Facebook has launched a new type of news feed for select users. The new feed is accessible through a “rocket ship” icon in the facebook app on mobile devices. The rocket’s sudden arrival is good news for publishers and may indicate a new willingness by the social network giant to work with media companies. This […]

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One of the greatest benefits digital publishing gives newsrooms is the ability to show the context of today’s stories in ways we have never been able to in the past. In print, there are only so many pages, and inch-counts dictate how much news and background information we can give readers. In radio and television, each […]

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Riding a wave of anti-establishment enthusiasm, Donald Trump swept the swing states and the electoral college and the Republicans swept both houses of Congress. The victory baffled many in the political and media establishments who were unaware of how powerful the nation’s anti-establishment sentiment truly was. While much has been written and will be written […]

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Breaking News: Local news stations, 24-hour news networks and news organizations on Twitter over-use the phrase “breaking news” to grab attention and increase ratings. If your local broadcast news station somehow manages to have one “breaking” story at some point during the newscast every night, chances are the news they are reporting isn’t actually important […]

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Apartment fires aren’t an uncommon occurrence. It also isn’t an uncommon occurrence for local news stations across the country to treat apartment fires as though they are atomic bombs. The instant the first smoke detector goes off in an apartment complex in Downtown Anywhere, USA, the helicopters and news vans swarm the scene and an event […]

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