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Racially-Charged Casting Call: 'Surprising' But Not Shocking To Insiders

A casting call asked for attractive light-skinned women of any race but black women who looked "poor" and "not in good shape." A panel of industry insiders weighs in.
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1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter?

The last time the FCC saw this much public interest was after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. But research shows comments aren't likely to sway the agency's policy decision.
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Appreciating James Garner: TV's Best Unhero

James Garner, star of classic TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, died Saturday at age 86. TV critic Eric Deggans says he pioneered playing a new character: the "unhero."
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The Future of Truth: Veteran Investigative Reporter Charles Lewis

Veteran investigative reporter Charles Lewis' new book explores the critical role of journalists in taking on the powerful.

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Time Warner Rebuffs Rupert Murdoch's Big-Dollar Bid For Media Giant

Time Warner has rejected a buyout offer, reportedly as high as $80 billion, from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. A deal between the two companies would create a media powerhouse — and a thicket of challenges for anti-trust regulators.
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Viola Davis Gets Groundbreaking Role As ABC Bets On Diversity

This fall, ABC will offer its most ethnically diverse slate of new shows in recent memory. But getting people to talk freely about why that's happened is still difficult.
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Murdoch Confirms A Spurned Bid For Time Warner

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox says that it sought to buy Time Warner last month, confirming an offer said to be worth $80 billion.
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Violence And Other Threats Raise Press Freedom Fears In Hong Kong

Self-censorship and a brutal knife attack on an editor are fueling anxiety about whether the ex-British colony can preserve the autonomy it was promised when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.
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Vargas, Journalist And Immigration Activist, Is Detained In Texas

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented Filipino immigrant, has been detained at a Border Patrol station.
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NPR News Executive Leaves For Job At The Atlantic

Margaret Low Smith, who has served as NPR's senior vice president for news for three years, is leaving the company to become the president of The Atlantic's live events business.

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