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.
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.
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.
The suburban Los Angeles paper is expanding its newsroom and emphasizing print over digital. Trying to dig the Register out of a financial hole, the new owners see promise in an expanded print edition with more color and more content.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. announced several big changes for the company last week. Among them, the closing of The Daily, a digital-only publication designed exclusively for tablets and smartphones. In a statement, Murdoch said "we could not find a large enough audience quickly enough to convince us the business model was sustainable in the long term." Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's David Folkenflik about why The Daily ultimately failed, and what it means for the modern media landscape.
Rob Kapilow's exuberant commentary could prove you've never listened--really listened--to even the most familiar tunes. Classical music's ambassador takes on all genres--jazz, rap, country--and even the Kojo theme song.
When the New York Post published a freelancer's photograph of a man trapped in the path of an oncoming subway train, many photojournalists, editors and consumers decried the decision as unethical. Others argue that the photo was essential to the story.
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