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Louisville TV Station Promises Not To Hype Breaking News

Sick of the hype that desperate local TV news programs use to try to draw viewers, a station in Louisville, Kentucky, is making a bold promise: If news isn't breaking at that moment, the station won't call it breaking news. It is part of a new compact with viewers and advertisers not to hype the news.
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Deen Parts With Agent After Racial Slur Fallout

Paula Deen announced Thursday that she has cut business ties with the agent who helped make her a Food Network star. Her media and merchandising empire has largely crumbled following her admission that she used racial slurs in the past.
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Local TV Stations Snapped Up In Buying Sprees

Chicago-based Tribune Company, newly out of bankruptcy, is trying to sell its newspaper holdings. The company is making a major play in local TV. The Sinclair Broadcasting Group owns and runs more stations but it too went on a TV buying spree this year. So have the Gannett Company and Media General.
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An Online Upstart Roils French Media, Politics

The Web newspaper Mediapart is turning conventional wisdom about the Internet and journalism on its head. It offers in-depth reporting without fluff or advertising. The publication is turning a profit, and creating an uproar in a country where the media has often been too cozy with power.
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'Annoying Music' Host Leaves 'Magnificent Obsession' Behind

Jim Nayder, host of Chicago Public Radio's The Annoying Music Show and Magnificent Obsession, died this week. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon remembers his good friend.
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War Correspondent's Unflinching 'Diary Of A Very Bad Year'

NPR's Kelly McEvers found herself crying unpredictably during the Arab Spring, when friends were being kidnapped and worse. Why do otherwise intelligent people risk their lives to report on conflicts? In a new hourlong radio documentary, she turns the mic on herself to search for an answer.
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What [BLANK] Folks Don't Understand About Rachel Jeantel

The past week has seen many reactions to the testimony of a 19-year-old witness in the George Zimmerman trial. And the responses are anything but black and white.
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How To Prove You're Not A Racist

Celebrity chef Paula Deen went into damage-control mode this week after admitting to using racial slurs. How do public figures make the bad news go away and set out on the road to redemption? Public image experts weigh in.
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SEE: The 'New Yorker' Cover That Has People Talking

Bert and Ernie — yes, Sesame Street's Muppets — have been thrust yet again into the gay marriage debate.
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U.S. Army Restricts Access To 'The Guardian' Website

The British newspaper was the first to publish recently leaked information about top secret U.S. government surveillance programs.

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