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The Fleeting Obsessions Of The White House Press Corps

From the VA and Secret Service scandals to Ebola, each week brought another hot issue into the White House briefing room. Here's a look at just how short the press corps' attention span was in 2014.
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A Year Later, Al Jazeera Journalists Still Imprisoned In Egypt

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro speaks with Marwa Omara, fiancé of imprisoned Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy, about dealing with his year in prison and the hopes for an appeal in 2015.
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A Short List Of The Best 'Longform' Journalism Of 2014

Editors at Longform read hundreds of print and online journalism pieces each year. Co-founder Max Linsky talks to Audie Cornish about highlights from 2014, from literary stalwarts and upstarts alike.
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Sony Hack Reveals Hollywood's Acceptance Of White Privilege

While some leaked Sony emails seemed racist, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says they hint at a wider issue: an acceptance of practices, habits and perceptions that limit diversity in Hollywood.
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How 'The Interview' May Change How Big Studios Do Business

Sony's release of The Interview via streaming Internet services and in theaters at the same time is unprecedented for a major studio film and raises questions about the economics of future releases.
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Videos Of Ray Rice, Eric Garner Among Biggest Media Moments Of 2014

Some of the most interesting things on TV in 2014 weren't actually made for TV. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans lists the moments in television, viral video and social media that changed us all this year.
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'Rolling Stone' Asks Columbia J-School To Investigate Flawed Rape Story

The magazine's story centered on a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012. Several discrepancies were found in the story.

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FCC Shoots Down Petition Calling 'Redskins' Profane

A GWU law professor filed a petition with the FCC to revoke the license of a sports station co-owned by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, but the federal agency did not bite.

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Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism'

On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.
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Instagram Is Now Valued At $35 Billion By Citigroup Analysts

Less than three years ago, Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion. The photo-sharing service is said to have more than 300 million users.

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