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What The Media Got Wrong In The Newtown Story

In the hours following the Newtown, Conn. shooting, several initial media reports provided false information. For example, the gunman's brother was originally identified as the shooter. NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik explains how and why the media falsely reported key details.
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President Obama Is 'Time' Magazine's 'Person Of The Year'

Others on the "short list" included Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Do you agree with Time's choice or would you have chosen someone else?
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NBC News' Richard Engel, Two Colleagues Freed From Syrian Captors

They were captured last Thursday. On Monday, as they were being driven to a new location, their captors ran into rebels. The journalists were freed after a firefight. Engel believes the captors were gunman loyal to President Bashar Assad's regime.
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Coverage Rapid, And Often Wrong, In Tragedy's Early Hours

Much of what Americans learned from the news media Friday about the events in Newtown was wrong. Journalists know early accounts of crisis events are often misleading and incomplete, but often are compelled to pursue them without waiting for authoritative confirmation.
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The Story Behind A Striking Image Of The Scene At Sandy Hook

Moments after Adam Lanza opened fire on classrooms of first-graders and their teachers in Newtown, Conn., Friday, Shannon Hicks sped to the scene. She was responding in two capacities: as a volunteer firefighter, and as an employee of the local weekly newspaper, The Newtown Bee.
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Error Of The Year: CNN And Fox News Share The Dishonor

Both networks wrongly reported that the Supreme Court had struck down Obamacare. But they certainly weren't the only news outlets to mess up in 2012.
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The 'Calm Act' Will Quiet Down Commercials, So What Should Congress Do Next?

Congress isn't sitting around quietly while commercials get louder. It's actually illegal now for commercials to blast into your ears more loudly than programming. But why stop there? We've got suggested ordinances to reduce noise from construction, bagpipes, and snowblowers.
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Mobile Apps And Children's Privacy

Hundreds of smartphone and tablet apps aimed at kids are collecting and sharing personal data without informing parents. Join Diane and her guests as they discuss the latest concerns about mobile apps and children's privacy.

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