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English-Language News Launched By Univision, ABC

The joint venture will create a multi-platform news service for English-speaking Hispanics. The venture will feature a 24/7 cable channel, as well as digital media platforms.
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From Commenter To Columnist: The Atlantic's 'Cynic'

Yoni Appelbaum, a Ph.D. candidate in history from Brandeis University, was procrastinating on his dissertation. Instead of writing, he would spend his time commenting on a blog under the pseudonym, "Cynic." Eventually, it got him a job writing for that website — The Atlantic.
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News Corp. Fallout: The Implication Of Being 'Unfit'

This week the British Parliamentary Committee that convened to investigate accusations of phone hacking and executive misconduct at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. delivered its findings. The headlines it created make uncomfortable reading for a media tycoon who has been under the microscope for 18 months now. Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Folkenflik about Parliament's scathing report.
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Have You Friended Your Favorite Cause?

What Facebook did for organ donation this week underscores the power of social media in promoting a cause. No doubt social media can help charities make a quick splash, but more nonprofits are looking to harness its potential in a longer-lasting way.
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AP Apologizes For WWII-Era Firing Of Reporter

In 1945, the wire service's Edward Kennedy reported the news that Germany had surrendered. He defied military censors to do so. German authorities had reported the story and Kennedy saw no reason to wait. At the time, AP condemned his actions.
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Dan Rather: "Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News" (Rebroadcast)

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather defends his reputation and reflects on his 60 years as a reporter.

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Social Media and Loneliness

Americans are more digitally connected than ever before. But new research suggests loneliness is at an all-time high. Social media and emotional well-being.

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NBC Will Stream The London Olympics Live — But Only To TV Subscribers

For the first time, American viewers of the Summer Olympics won't be limited by two words many sports fans loathe: "tape" and "delay." After years of saving the most popular events for prime time, NBC will also stream live video of the London Games, online and via mobile.
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Parliament: News Corp.'s Murdoch Not Fit To Lead

Parliament issued a damning report about Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday, accusing him of misleading lawmakers about the phone hacking scandal. It also asserted that he is not fit to run his vast corporation.

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