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Fake Bylines Reveal Hidden Costs Of Local News

Major newspapers in Chicago, Houston and San Francisco are among those that have acknowledged they published dozens of items in print or online that appeared under fake bylines. The items in question were not written by reporters at the papers but by employees of a news outsourcing firm called Journatic.
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"Barack Obama: The Story"

Kojo chats with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David Maraniss about his new biography of President Barack Obama.

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Anderson Cooper Confirms: 'I'm Gay'

The CNN anchor says in an email to The Daily Beast that he doesn't want to appear to be hiding anything and that "the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible."
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Free Speech, Lies And 'Stolen Valor'

The Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment's free speech protections extend to "contemptible" lies. Is there another way to protect the virtue of military honors?

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Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Prompts Foot Race In Press Corps

Journalists raced to get copies of the Supreme Court decision on the federal health law out of the courthouse as fast as humanly possible. Photographers were there to document their colleagues' athletic prowess.
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Media Get Health Care Ruling Wrong, At First

A number of media outlets reported Thursday morning that the Supreme Court overturned the individual mandate in the health care law, even as the Supreme Court was announcing that the law was upheld.
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News Corp. Confirms Split; Rupert Murdoch Will Chair Both Companies

The company plans to split its publishing and media/entertainment operations. It's responding to investors who don't want to be part of the slow-growing world of newspapers.
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News Corp. To Announce Company Split

The board of directors at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. reportedly has approved a plan that calls for splitting the media conglomerate into two separate companies. The Wall Street Journal, which is owned by News Corp., says one company will be for the newspaper business, and the other for entertainment operations.

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