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One System, Two Media: How China, Hong Kong Are Covering The Protests

Hong Kong media are providing wall-to-wall coverage of the protests calling for the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, but in mainland China there has been little mention of the unrest.
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FX's 'The Bridge' Finds Authenticity In Spanish-Language Scenes

"We're giving those 33 million Hispanics in the U.S. ... a point where they can actually identify themselves," says Demian Bichir, a star of the cross-border crime drama.
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Movie Theaters Hope To Add Another Dimension To Their Profits

Domestic movie ticket sales seem to have topped out. Now, cinema owners are trying to lure customers — and justify higher ticket prices — with innovations like panoramic screens and so-called 4-D.
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Gannett Sues Ocean City For Withholding Information About Drowning Victim

The city’s police department denied a reporter’s request for more information, citing the victim's family's wishes and because the boy was a minor.
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Forest Service Under Fire For New Media Permit Rules

Earlier this month, it announced it would require permits for taking pictures or recording video on Forest Service land. After considerably outcry, the agency now says the rule is being misread.
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Gilligan's Island At 50: A Goofy Show From A Time Of TV Innocence

As classic sitcom Gilligan's Island celebrates its 50th birthday, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it is an example of a show much loved by fans despite widely acknowledged mediocrity.
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For Women In Sports TV, A Seat At The Table

The number of women who report on the NFL is relatively small, especially on TV— but their voices have gotten louder since the Ray Rice story broke.
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Captive Journalists Become Brutal Tool For Terror Campaigns

The kidnapping of journalists in conflict zones by insurgent groups is on the upswing. Audie Cornish talks to Joel Simon, executive director of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.
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Media Group Evolves From Covering Vice To War Zones

Steve Inskeep talks to Vice Media founder and CEO Shane Smith about the reasons behind the rapid growth of his news and entertainment firm. Vice magazine migrated to videos, the web and documentaries.
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Big Sponsors May Find It Hard To Break Up With The NFL

Companies like Anheuser-Busch pay hundreds of millions to be identified with the NFL's aura. The last thing they want is to be associated with scandal, but it might be financially tough to walk away.

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