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Social Media and the Olympics

The Summer Olympic games in London is ground zero for traditional media outlets from around the world, but it may be the athletes using their own social media making the biggest waves...

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Quote Approval: Good Journalism Or Giving In?

It’s a fight raging among journalists: Should politicians and other sources be allowed to see articles or approve quotes before they’re published? What do you think?

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Reporter's Notebook: In Afghanistan, Facts Are Difficult To Pin Down

Officials may say something one day, only to change their stories the next. NPR's Sean Carberry runs through how details about a police officer's defection to the Taliban varied in less than 24 hours.
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Two Former News Corp. Editors Face Hacking Charges

Two former News Corp. editors, Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks, have been charged with crimes involving a phone hacking scandal. Coulson is also a former aide to the Prime Minister. There had previously been charges with interfering with the police investigation, but the new charges are directly involved with interfering with the phone messages at the heart of the scandal.
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Watch The London Olympics Online: A Guide To Web Video And Mobile Apps

If you love to watch the Olympics, this is your year: NBC is pumping out more than 5,500 hours of video to your TV and digital devices. But how do you go about watching online, or on your phone or tablet? Here's a guide to the offerings, and how you can access them.
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Former Murdoch Editors Face Criminal Charges In U.K. Phone Hacking Scandal

One of those being charged went on to be a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron. The now defunct News of the World tapped into voicemails of murder victims, celebrities and politicians.
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Spotting An 'American Idol' Moment At The Olympics

In what may be a first, Monday brought product placement to the Olympics. Is this a sign of change? Will we begin seeing Pampers Diapers wrapped around the Olympic rings, as wrestlers grapple beneath them?
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A Network Head Reflects In 'Interview'

Former ABC News president David Westin has written a new memoir, Exit Interview, about his 14 years as a network executive. Westin presided over a period of intense technological change in the news business — and over ABC's blown call on the night of the 2000 presidential election.
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A Reporter Looks At Where Egypt May Be Headed

Reporter David Kirkpatrick, the Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, reflects on his time reporting on the Arab Spring and discusses what the election of President Mohammed Morsi means for Egypt, the United States and Israel.

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