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Come for the Facebook spat, stay for the child welfare story

cjr.org — CHARLESTON, SC - Late last week, a Facebook spat between South Carolina's Republican governor and an oft-supportive GOP state senator broke out into the national media. It's pretty easy to see why: the flame war was over whether the senator was spreading rumors about the governor's embattled Social Services director possibly being an atheist.

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m.cjr.org — By Cora Currier The enormous increase in public attention to the drone war in the past year arguably began with the leak of a Justice Department "white paper" laying out the legal rationale for killing a US citizen who'd joined Al Qaeda.
#FOIA win against government on drones - Will it lead to more or less disclosure in the future? m.cjr.org/303546/show/1f…? By .@coracurrier

Newspapers continue to sink

cjr.org — The newspaper industry continued to sink last year, shedding 2.6 percent of its revenue on heavy print ad declines, according to the Newspaper Association of America. Dog bites man, you say. But while we've become numb to the collapse of the newspaper industry's fortunes, it's worth stepping back and looking at how bad it's been for what is still far...
RT @BCAppelbaum: "Soon, probably next year, newspaper ad revenue will fall to the lowest level on record." bit.ly/PqZdXe
"Soon, probably next year, newspaper ad revenue will fall to the lowest level on record." bit.ly/PqZdXe
US newspaper ad revenue back to 1953 level, after inflation. Real revenue down 10% last year alone, says @ryanchittum cjr.org/the_audit/no_g…
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cjr.org — Pakistan's most famous and influential journalist is recovering in a hospital after being shot by a gunman in the metropolis of Karachi this weekend. The apparent assassination attempt against Hamid Mir sent shockwaves across the Pakistani political landscape. Mir has yet to speak, but his brother took to the airwaves of GEO News, the television channel that employs Mir, and...
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Pakistan's most prominent journalist shot by gunman in Karachi: ow.ly/w2hUu
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