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'Ebony,' 'Jet' Parent Takes A Bold New Tack

After a tough few years, Johnson Publishing says it has righted its course — revamping its flagship titles and selling an equity stake in the iconic black-owned company to raise money for brand-building.
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Former NPR News Exec Ellen Weiss Takes Job At Center For Public Integrity

Weiss resigned in January from her job as NPR's senior vice president for news after an independent review raised questions about "the speed and handling" of news analyst Juan Williams' termination.
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Latina Moms Find Advice, Community In 'MamiVerse'

The news and lifestyle website MamiVerse launched this summer. It features Latina journalists, writers, entrepreneurs and everyday moms who are just trying to keep it all together. The site is also for the moms' daughters and their families.
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Netflix Won't Send You DVDs Anymore; Now They'll Come From 'Qwikster'

Netflix has decided to spin off its DVD rentals into the new service "Qwikster." Will this really fix its customer-dissatisfaction problems and restore peace?
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The News Tip: Don't Get Distracted In Debates

Presidential debates can be full of theatrics. It's up to the moderator to keep the debate on track and to get their questions answered.
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Al Sharpton's Unlikely Rise To MSNBC Host

MSNBC's newest opinion host is the Rev. Al Sharpton, a figure much better known for a past in which he cast more heat than light. With his new job, Sharpton is now on his third act in public life: from a civil rights activist to a player in the Democratic Party to, now, a cable talk show host.
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How Can Parents Navigate Children's TV Shows?

Michele Norris speaks with Dr. Dimitri Christakis, director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Hospital, about how parents can navigate the world of children's TV programs. A new study done at the University of Virginia with a group of 4 year olds found those who'd watched the fast-paced cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants performed worse on mental function tests than their peers who watched the slower-paced cartoon Calliou or who simply spent their time drawing. Christakis says young children's brains get over-stimulated by the faster-paced programs — and urges parents to think about what kind of television-watching experience they want their children to have.

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