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Gotcha Story Idea Backfires On Conservative Blogger

A blogger wrote to Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz to say he was doing an "expose" on "journalists in the elite media who socialize with elected officials they are assigned to cover." A photo showed Schultz hugging Sen. Sherrod Brown. Schultz replied, "I am surprised you did not find a photo of me kissing" the senator — adding, he's my husband.
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In Twitterverse, Make Room For Grandma!

More seniors are texting, e-mailing and using Facebook. They say social media helps them stay connected to family. Host Michel Martin talks with grandmothers Barbara Graham and Denise Crenshaw about how they got plugged in. Grandparents.Com editor Ellen Breslau also joins the conversation.
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Here's A Scoop: When News Breaks, People Check YouTube For Videos

The Pew Research Center's Project of Excellence in Journalism today puts some numbers behind the trend. It confirms that especially when natural disasters have happened or there's political upheaval, the video site has become a must-see source.
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'USA Today' Names New Editor

David Callaway, editor-in-chief at MarketWatch, takes over the top spot at the newspaper.
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Pro-Obama SuperPACs Losing The Money Race

Republican superPACs expect to rake in $800 million by Election Day, and Democratic superPACs are hundreds of millions behind. Democrats have "implicitly conceded" says Robert Draper of The New York Times, but that doesn't mean they can't compete.
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Fake Bylines Reveal Hidden Costs Of Local News

Major newspapers in Chicago, Houston and San Francisco are among those that have acknowledged they published dozens of items in print or online that appeared under fake bylines. The items in question were not written by reporters at the papers but by employees of a news outsourcing firm called Journatic.
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"Barack Obama: The Story"

Kojo chats with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David Maraniss about his new biography of President Barack Obama.

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Anderson Cooper Confirms: 'I'm Gay'

The CNN anchor says in an email to The Daily Beast that he doesn't want to appear to be hiding anything and that "the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible."
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Free Speech, Lies And 'Stolen Valor'

The Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment's free speech protections extend to "contemptible" lies. Is there another way to protect the virtue of military honors?

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