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New Numbers Back Up Our Obsession With Phones

You check your phone a lot, even when it's not ringing or buzzing. But just how much? New numbers say it's more than 100 times a day.
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Monitoring For Signs Of Bias In Media's Shutdown Reporting

The federal government has been partially closed for four days now. While covering the shutdown, newsrooms are struggling with how to be even-handed while accurately explaining what's happening.
NPR

Open-Access Journals Hit By Journalist's Sting

Although many open-access scientific journals claim the articles they publish are subject to peer review, that doesn't always happen. Science magazine contributor John Bohannon sent out bogus papers about a fictitious cancer experiment, papers that should have raised red flags. But more than 150 journals offered to publish his work. Bohannon talks to Renee Montagne about the implications of his sting operation.
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Social Media Detectives: Is That Viral Video For Real?

After the Boston Marathon bombing, Storyful helped journalists verify that a popular YouTube video was actually an eyewitness account. But it doesn't stop there — the company also hopes to change the "Wild West" model of news organizations using citizen journalists' uploaded content free.
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Remembering Lee Thornton, Who Broke Barriers In Journalism

The first African-American woman to cover the White House for a major news network, Thornton was also the first black host of NPR's All Things Considered. She died last week at the age of 71.
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The New And The Next: A Haitian Star, Bilingual Speed Dating

Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson tells us about a rising star in human rights law, a rags-to-riches tale of a whacky impersonator and trend to look out for in the dating world.
WAMU 88.5

Film Industry Gives Virginia Economic Boost

Virginia's film industry is making millions of dollars for the state while employing residents.

WAMU 88.5

Al Jazeera America And The News

Kojo sits down with the executive producer of Al Jazeera America's flagship news program, “America Tonight,” to discuss the channel's first month of broadcasting, its approach to news coverage and how the channel fits into a rapidly changing media landscape.

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Westerly Weekends: 'All Things Considered' Shifts Viewpoint

The show has a new host and a new home. On Saturdays and Sundays, Arun Rath will be broadcasting from NPR West in Culver City, Calif. Veteran NPR reporters give the new host a rundown of what to expect out West, and a flavor of how All Things Considered's national coverage can have a fresh perspective.
WAMU 88.5

Interactive Video Aims To Improve Hiring For Veterans

We visit the set of a a new interactive video aiming to smooth out the hiring process for veterans transitioning to civilian life.

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