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The Trayvon Martin Story And The Media

After 911 tapes were released, the story of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen who was killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, received a flurry of national attention. Much of the subsequent news coverage is focused not on the case itself, but the narrative constructed by the media.
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Boycotts Simplify Ongoing Issues In West Bank

Peter Beinart's new book, The Crisis of Zionism, argues that Israel cannot be a true democratic state as long as there are settlements in the West Bank and calls for a boycott of goods made in those settlements. Gary Rosenblatt, publisher of The Jewish Week of New York, disagrees with this argument.
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James Murdoch Steps Down From BSkyB

Britain's tabloid phone-hacking scandal has plagued the Murdoch family and its News Corp. media conglomerate. Now Rupert Murdoch's son, James Murdoch, is stepping down as chairman of the British broadcasting giant BSkyB.
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Murdoch Son Stepping Down From Post At BSkyB

The hacking scandal that has ripped through Rupert Murdoch's newspapers in the U.K. has now led to son James Murdoch's decision to step down as chairman of the satellite broadcast giant.
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Mobile Gaming Powers Up: '99 Cents Is The New Quarter'

Mobile games like Angry Birds and Draw Something have gained huge popularity partly because of one asset: simplicity. As a result, the traditional video game industry is taking note. But not all of them are following the same route.
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Current TV Fires Keith Olbermann

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who had an ill-fated run on CNN, will replace him.
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Negative Political Ads Are Annoying But Effective

Wisconsin holds its Republican presidential primary on Tuesday. As in earlier nominating contests, Mitt Romney and a superPAC supporting him have massively outspent rival campaigns.
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Trial-by-Jury in the Age of Social Media

Trial-by-jury is a cornerstone of the American justice system. But social media and Internet-enabled devices are creating new challenges for tradition-bound courts...

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Information Will Be Free: Media, Groups Get Around Supreme Court's Rules

Cameras aren't allowed. There are no broadcasts. No one's supposed to leave the courtroom and then come back in. But word is getting out as the Supreme Court takes up the health care overhaul.

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