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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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ISIS Purportedly Releases New Video Of British Hostage

In the second of a promised "lecture series," freelance photographer John Cantlie warns that Western governments "are hastily marching toward all-out war in Iraq and Syria."
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How Not To Handle A New Voice In TV

The firestorm kicked off by a New York Times analysis of TV's most successful black female showrunner mostly highlights how some struggle to handle new voices taking over the cultural conversation.
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Deggans Picks 'Gotham,' 'Black-ish,' 'The Flash' Among Fall TV's Best

As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).

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