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How journalists are facing up to ever-shrinking newsrooms - research study

theguardian.com — We know the "news industry", as some still like to call it, is undergoing digital disruption. We also know that journalists are facing up to enormous changes. But how are they coping with ever-shrinking newsrooms? A group of American academics has been trying to find out and have published a research paper with a lengthy title, "Newswork within a culture of job insecurity: producing news amidst organisational and industry uncertainty."
Oct 30, 2014

How journalists are facing up to ever-shrinking newsrooms - research study fb.me/3c15ZpzNV

Oct 30, 2014

RT @raju: News job insecurity has led to 4 types of journalists--new study: Hopeful, Obliging, Fearful, Cynical theguardian.com/media/greensla… h/t @iron_emu

Oct 30, 2014

RT @iron_emu: "Newswork within a culture of job insecurity" study IDs 4 types of journos today: Hopeful, Obliging, Fearful, Cynical theguardian.com/media/greensla…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @iron_emu: "Newswork within a culture of job insecurity" study IDs 4 types of journos today: Hopeful, Obliging, Fearful, Cynical theguardian.com/media/greensla…

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Want to get paid more? Get thin, study shows

theguardian.com — If you're a woman, and overweight, you can probably stop reading right now. Because odds are that you're experiencing what I'm about to write about. People - probably employers - expect you to hide. If a woman is overweight, employers are less likely to select her to fill a higher-wage job that involves interacting with the public.
Oct 30, 2014

Yeah this headline is...not good RT @moorehn: "Very thin" women make $22,000 a year MORE than overweight women. theguardian.com/money/us-money…

Oct 30, 2014

Being only 13 pounds overweight is enough to slice $9,000 off a woman's yearly pay gu.com/p/42pkc/stw less of wage penalty for men

Oct 30, 2014

RT @moorehn: "Very thin" women make $22,000 a year MORE than overweight women. theguardian.com/money/us-money…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @moorehn: Being only 13 pounds overweight is enough to slice $9,000 off a woman's yearly pay. theguardian.com/money/us-money…

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Muhammad Ali - 25 of the best photographs of the legendary boxer

theguardian.com — Our picture editor, Jonny Weeks, has selected his favourite photographs of Muhammad Ali from the archives. The selection includes pictures of some of Ali's most memorable fights as well as many distinctive portraits from his life outside the ring
Oct 30, 2014

RT @guardian: Muhammad Ali – 25 of the best photographs of the legendary boxer gu.com/p/4xp8v/fb

Oct 30, 2014

And here's the gallery of Muhammad Ali – 25 of the best photographs of the legendary boxer as chosen by@WeeksJonny gu.com/p/4xp8v/stw

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Apple chief Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

theguardian.com — Apple chief executive Tim Cook is "proud to be gay", he says in an essay published on Thursday. "I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," he continues in Bloomberg Businessweek. "I'll admit that this wasn't an easy choice," Cook writes.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @arusbridger: "being gay is among the greatest gifts God has given me'' - Apple's CEO Tim Cook theguardian.com/technology/201…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @arusbridger: "being gay is among the greatest gifts God has given me'' - Apple's CEO Tim Cook theguardian.com/technology/201…

Oct 30, 2014

"being gay is among the greatest gifts God has given me'' - Apple's CEO Tim Cook theguardian.com/technology/201…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @guardiantech: Tim Cook: 'I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me' bit.ly/1nSVTVC

Oct 30, 2014

Apple chief Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay' bit.ly/1E5e927 (in some ways it shouldn't be a story, yet everyone is reading about it)

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RT: Russia Today's six most memorable moments

theguardian.com — Russia's state funded news channel RT, formerly Russia Today, launches its dedicated UK news channel on Thursday, which aims to "dissect the implications of major international developments for UK audiences". To mark its arrival, we look at back at some of its most memorable moments.
Oct 30, 2014

Add to this their drivel about the Fukushima disaster. RT: Russia Today's six most memorable moments gu.com/p/42q8p/tw via @guardian

Oct 30, 2014

RT @NoahShachtman: Sleazy, conspiracy-mongering MP George Galloway has made £25,600 from his Russia Today appearances. theguardian.com/media/2014/oct…

Oct 30, 2014

They're launching a UK version … so here's Russia Today's six most memorable moments bit.ly/1vkq5X9

Oct 30, 2014

RT @NoahShachtman: Sleazy, conspiracy-mongering MP George Galloway has made £25,600 from his Russia Today appearances. theguardian.com/media/2014/oct…

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The 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years

theguardian.com — Most people think of castles as representative of conflict. However, they should be seen as bastions of peace as much as war. In 1000 there were very few castles in Europe - and none in England.
Oct 30, 2014

Would never have considered the last one on this list- The 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years gu.com/p/42mgf/tw

Oct 30, 2014

Worth 10 mins of your time, this is brilliant => The 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years gu.com/p/42mgf/tw

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Republicans confident of midterm success as apathetic America switches off

theguardian.com — In a rare moment of calm between crises over Ebola and the Islamic State, a group of congressmen gathered recently on Capitol Hill to discuss something few Americans have had as much cause to contemplate: the outcome of next Tuesday's midterm elections.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @PaulLewis: Good analysis from @RobertsDan on why the US midterm elections do, actually, matter: gu.com/p/42qcy/stw

Oct 30, 2014

RT @PaulLewis: Good analysis from @RobertsDan on why the US midterm elections do, actually, matter: gu.com/p/42qcy/stw

Oct 30, 2014

Good analysis from @RobertsDan on why the US midterm elections do, actually, matter: gu.com/p/42qcy/stw

Oct 30, 2014

Republicans confident of midterm success as apathetic America switches off gu.com/p/42qcy/tw via @guardian

Oct 30, 2014

Republicans confident of midterm success as apathetic America switches off bit.ly/13jJUr9

Congressmen call on Obama to let them see Guantánamo force-feeding videos

theguardian.com — Congressional progressives are calling on President Barack Obama to allow them to view secret videotapes depicting graphic forced tube feedings for Guantánamo Bay detainees. In a letter to be sent to the White House on Thursday, the co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus request the administration provide legislators with videotapes showing the force-feedings of detainees Abu Wa'el Dhiab and Imad Abdullah Hassan, which they call "contrary to American laws or values".
Oct 30, 2014

RT @attackerman: Now members of Congress wants to see the Guantanamo force-feeding videos. theguardian.com/us-news/2014/o… new from me

Oct 30, 2014

2 members of Congress demand to see Guantánamo force-feeding videos trib.al/3AhLzLn by @attackerman

Oct 30, 2014

RT @attackerman: Now members of Congress wants to see the Guantanamo force-feeding videos. theguardian.com/us-news/2014/o… new from me

Oct 30, 2014

Now members of Congress wants to see the Guantanamo force-feeding videos. theguardian.com/us-news/2014/o… new from me

Oct 30, 2014

More pressure over the Guantánamo force-feeding videos - congressmen call on Obama to let them see the tapes gu.com/p/42q2q/stw

Burkina Faso's revolution 2.0

theguardian.com — After two days of protests in Burkina Faso the president, Blaise Compaoré, has reportedly abandoned plans to amend the constitution to allow himself a further three terms in office. Followed on Twitter by journalists and protestors, and with live reports streaming on Radio Omega FM Ouaga's online station, this "revolution 2.0" has already been called a victory by the Burkinabè opposition.

FGM: Ban Ki-moon backs Guardian’s global media campaign

theguardian.com — The UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon is backing a groundbreaking global media campaign, led by the Guardian, to revolutionise how female genital mutilation is reported and perceived across the world.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @suzyji: Proud of @guardian for this. FGM: Ban Ki-moon backs Guardian’s global media campaign gu.com/p/42q7x/stw

Oct 30, 2014

RT @guardian: Five reporting grants funded by @UN & Guardian announced in bid to eradicate female genital mutilation gu.com/p/42q7x/stw

Oct 30, 2014

FGM: Ban Ki-moon backs Guardian’s global media campaign gu.com/p/42q7x/tw via @guardian

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Soweto unites to say farewell to murdered goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa

theguardian.com — Saturday's Soweto derby was meant to be all about two fierce rivals slugging it out in front of 90,000 loyal fans. Instead the hearts and minds of millions of Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs supporters across South Africa will be with Senzo Meyiwa's family at his funeral in Umlazi in Durban.

UAE is a leading player in Arab opposition to Isis in the Middle East

theguardian.com — Major Mariam al-Mansouri, a female pilot with the UAE air force, played the starring role in a publicity stunt last month when she was photographed in the cockpit of the F16 fighter she had flown in the first wave of US-led attacks on targets of the Islamic State in Syria (Isis).
Oct 30, 2014

'Assertive' #UAE fights #Isis & pursues wider anti-Islamist agenda gu.com/p/42pke/tw comments by @emile_hokayem

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ian_black: UAE's leading role against Isis reveals its wider ambitions bit.ly/1tRz6eM

Oct 30, 2014

UAE's leading role against Isis reveals its wider ambitions bit.ly/1tRz6eM

Oct 30, 2014

UAE foreign policy is dynamic, confident and unapologetic, @ian_black reports from Abu Dhabi gu.com/p/42pke

Oct 30, 2014

“Whether one agrees with it or not, the UAE’s policy is the most coherent of all the Gulf states" says @emile_hokayem theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

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Punitive drug laws are failing, says study

theguardian.com — There is no evidence that tough enforcement of the drug laws on personal possession leads to lower levels of drug use, according to the government's first evidence-based study. Examining international drug laws, the groundbreaking Home Office document published brings to an end 40 years of almost unbroken official political rhetoric that only harsher penalties can tackle the problem caused by the likes of heroin, cocaine or cannabis.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @alantravis40: Drug policy: punitive laws are failing, says landmark Home Office study gu.com/p/42q2n/tw via @guardian

Oct 30, 2014

"There's no evidence that tough enforcement of the drug laws on personal possession leads to lower levels of drug use theguardian.com/society/2014/o…

Oct 30, 2014

Drug policy: punitive laws are failing, says landmark Home Office study gu.com/p/42q2n/tw via @guardian

Oct 30, 2014

No evidence tough enforcement of drug laws on personal possession leads to lower levels of drug use,according to govt gu.com/p/42q2n/tw

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Home Office minister says rescue of drowning migrants must be stopped

theguardian.com — A Home Office minister has urged that emergency rescue operations of drowning migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean "be stopped at the earliest possible opportunity" despite being told his approach amounted to "a barbaric abandonment of British values."
Oct 30, 2014

RT @seaningle: Despicable >> @chrismoranuk: I know what you're thinking. You're thinking: "This headline is missing a 'not'."NOPE. http://t…

Oct 30, 2014

Despicable >> @chrismoranuk: I know what you're thinking. You're thinking: "This headline is missing a 'not'."NOPE. theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/o…

BBC refuses to include Green party in general election TV leader debates

theguardian.com — The BBC has rejected a demand from the Green party to be included in the proposed TV leader election debates, saying that it, unlike Ukip, has not demonstrated any substantial increase in support.
Oct 30, 2014

BBC says no to Greens in TV leader debates gu.com/p/42ppx/tw Poll: Greens more popular than Lib Dems theguardian.com/politics/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @girlgeeks: It is time to throw out your TV > BBC refuses to include Green party in general election TV leader debates http://t.co/EQGTW…

Oct 30, 2014

But happy to promote UKIP RT @CasparBowden BBC refuses to include Green party in general election TV leader debates gu.com/p/42ppx/tw

Oct 30, 2014

RT @doug_parr: BBC benchmarks on being in TV debates: Lib Dems, 2010 election. UKIP: 2014 polling. Greens: whatever leaves them out theguardian.com/politics/2014/…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @chunkymark: BBC refuses to include the Greens in any political debate for General Election.. FFS!! theguardian.com/politics/2014/…

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The Sun and the Guardian agree on need for a change in drugs policy

theguardian.com — The Guardian and the Sun agree about drugs policy. I think I'd better write that again before I feel faint: the Guardian and the Sun agree about drugs policy. In truth, I may be over-stating that agreement just a tad.
Oct 30, 2014

The Sun and the Guardian agree on need for a change in drugs policy gu.com/p/42qd5/stw --> not something you see every day

Oct 30, 2014

RT @guardian: Hell freezing over? The Sun and the Guardian agree on need for a change in drugs policy, says @GreensladeR gu.com/p/42qd5/stw

Oct 30, 2014

RT @guardian: Hell freezing over? The Sun and the Guardian agree on need for a change in drugs policy, says @GreensladeR gu.com/p/42qd5/stw

Two new lizard species found in Queensland rainforest

theguardian.com — Two species of lizard previously unknown to science have been uncovered in a remote part of far north Queensland. Dr Conrad Hoskin, a researcher at James Cook university, found the two species after landing by helicopter in a largely inaccessible area of rainforest on top of the Melville range, about 170km north of Cooktown.

If that viral street harassment video shocked you … you're probably a man

theguardian.com — There is by now a familiar pattern to campaigns to bring attention to the problems women face in the world: sexism gets documented in a way that is irrefutable, it goes viral, and then sexism continues on unabated. The latest example: a viral video put out by the anti-street harassment organisation Hollaback!
Oct 30, 2014

"If that viral street harassment video shocked you … you're probably a man" via @guardian bit.ly/1E5qWkY

Oct 30, 2014

RT @commentisfree: If that viral street harassment video shocked you…you're probably a man, says @JessicaValenti gu.com/p/42pph/tw

Oct 30, 2014

RT @guardian: If that viral street harassment video shocked you … you're probably a man | Jessica Valenti gu.com/p/42pph/tw via @guardian

Greens ahead of Liberal Democrats in YouGov poll

theguardian.com — The Green party is ahead of the Liberal Democrats in a national opinion poll - a finding that intensified pressure for the Greens to be represented in a general election TV debates between party leaders. YouGov research for the Sun has Labour on 34%, three points ahead of the Conservatives, Ukip on 17%, the Greens on 7% and the Lib Dems on 6%.
Oct 30, 2014

BBC says no to Greens in TV leader debates gu.com/p/42ppx/tw Poll: Greens more popular than Lib Dems theguardian.com/politics/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

YouGov poll puts Greens ahead of Lib Dems - but no plans to include them in TV debates theguardian.com/politics/2014/…

Oct 30, 2014

Greens ahead of Liberal Democrats in YouGov poll… what do you say now about excluding them from leaders debates BBC? gu.com/p/42q6f/tw

Oct 30, 2014

Greens ahead of Liberal Democrats in YouGov poll gu.com/p/42q6f/tw via @guardian There you go, BBC