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Anti-Drug PSAs: Do They Work?

The U.S. has spent millions of dollars since the 1980s on anti-drug ads. But research shows that some of these older public service announcements might be counterproductive. Now that the ads are shifting to reach teens who want to rebel, new studies show they may actually be more effective.
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'Horrific' And 'Surreal': The Words We Use To Bear Witness

After more than a week of gruesome media coverage, linguist Geoff Nunberg takes a close look at the words we use to describe events that mesmerize and horrify, that sensitize and desensitize, that transfix and repel us at the same time.
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Koch Brothers' Newspaper Takeover Could Spark 'Culture Clash'

David and Charles Koch, billionaires known these days for their politics, are interested in acquiring a collection of daily newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and The Baltimore Sun. If they bought those papers, what would they do with them?
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AP's Twitter Account Running Again Following Tuesday's Hack

One day after suspending its account because of a hacking, the wire service says it is back on Twitter.
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Social Media's Rush To Judgment In The Boston Bombings

As Internet users injected themselves into the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings, false rumors began to spread about possible suspects in the attack. One of those falsely accused in social media was a 22-year-old Brown University student who has been missing. The general manager of Reddit has now apologized to the student's family.
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For TV Networks, Stiff Competition To Be 'Top Of The Morning'

Shows like Good Morning America and the Today show can have a big impact on a broadcast network's image and bottom line. NPR's David Greene speaks with media reporter Brian Stelter about Top of the Morning, his new book about the high-stakes world of morning TV.
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Newspaper Takes The Pulse Of San Diego Coffee Culture

The Espresso, a San Diego newspaper for "cafe society," documents the local coffee shop scene with juicy vignettes in a gossip column. Publisher John Rippo says he's inspired by European periodicals written for the cafe intelligentsia.

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