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Legendary Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

pbs.org — Ben Bradlee, the former executive editor of The Washington Post who led the paper during its legendary Watergate coverage, died Tuesday at his home in Washington, D.C., the newspaper reported. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia. He was 93.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @gwenifill: RIP the only boss I ever had who was truly larger than life: the great Ben Bradlee to.pbs.org/1pyyvIw via @NewsHour

Oct 21, 2014

Legendary Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93 | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour to.pbs.org/1pyLWbl via @NewsHour

Oct 21, 2014

There are times when a letter to a reader must begin "Dear Asshole.” Ben Bradlee understood this: pbs.org/newshour/rundo…

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Fish Invented Sex 385 Million Years Ago

pbs.org — Researchers have traced the act of copulation back to its most primitive form. The antiarch fish-an ancient lake-dwelling placoderm-is now the oldest species known to have sex, according to a new study published in Nature. As paleontologist John Long told Nature News, they did it "sideways, square-dance style."

Here's why your resume isn't getting traction

pbs.org — Relying on your resume to land you a job? Good luck. Resumes are just documents, says headhunter Nick Corcodilos, and even an email to an employer would get you further. To steer job hunters in a better direction, Nick lays out the most important steps to take in your job search.

What Are Digital Rights After Death in the Networked Age?

pbs.org — Early this year, yet another friend of mine up and died. There was of course a mess of things that had to be figured out. It wasn't just the traditional things of cleaning out her house (I wasn't around for that part) or figuring out the funeral (Viking in variety).
Oct 22, 2014

What should happen to your online presence after you die? @willowbl00 has some ideas: ow.ly/D6w51

Oct 21, 2014

Should you put directions about how your online accounts should be handled in your will? ow.ly/D6vUi

Oct 21, 2014

This post from @willowbl00 on digital rights after death originally appeared on @civicMIT's blog: ow.ly/D6vnZ

Oct 21, 2014

Postmortem Open Access? What Are Digital Rights After Death in the Networked Age? by @willowbl00 ow.ly/D5Wnl

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Daily Must Reads, October 21, 2014

pbs.org — 1. Media habits of liberals, conservatives: different worlds (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 2. Nielsen, Adobe to measure online TV across multiple devices (Jennifer Saba / Reuters) 3. <a href=http://ow.ly/D5SvI target=_blank data-cke-saved-href=http://ow.
Oct 21, 2014

Inside Gamergate’s (successful) attack on the media; and more in today's #MustReads: ow.ly/D6LrR

Oct 21, 2014

RT @PBSIdeaLab: Ebola Deeply builds on the lessons of single-subject news sites; and more in today's #MustReads: ow.ly/D6Llf

Oct 21, 2014

Ebola Deeply builds on the lessons of single-subject news sites; and more in today's #MustReads: ow.ly/D6Ll8

Oct 21, 2014

Media habits of liberals, conservatives: ‘different worlds;' and more in today's #MustReads: ow.ly/D6LaM

Can Haider al-Abadi Bridge Iraq’s Sectarian Divide?

pbs.org — It's been a little over six weeks since Haider al-Abadi replaced the embattled Nouri al-Maliki as Iraq's prime minister. Abadi inherited a country torn apart by sectarian violence. Under Maliki, Iraq's Sunni population faced discrimination, arbitrary arrests and violent crackdowns, as government forces raided their protest sites and targeted their politicians.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @priyankaboghani: Iraqi Sunnis are stuck between abusive militias on one hand and ISIS on the other, according to @ErinHRW to.pbs.org/1rpTtc5

Singer-songwriter-musician Marty Stuart

pbs.org — Guest interviews are usually available online within 24 hours of broadcast. The Grand Ole Opry star and country music archivist reflects on his career and his latest release, "Saturday Night/Sunday Morning." For over 40 years, Marty Stuart-a five-time Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, photographer and historian-has been building a rich legacy.
Oct 21, 2014

2nite on @PBS a convo w/ country artist @martystuarthq abt his cd SATURDAY NIGHT/SUNDAY MORNING + more! ow.ly/D3G22

Latino politics scholar Gary Segura

pbs.org — Guest interviews are usually available online within 24 hours of broadcast. The widely published scholar unpacks the text he co-authored, Latino America, about the Hispanic influence on American politics. Gary Segura is co-founder of the polling and research firm, Latino Decisions, described by Time in 2012 as the "gold-standard in Latino American polling."
Oct 21, 2014

Influence & equality - 2nite on @PBS a convo w/ scholar @GarySegura on his txt #LatinoAmerica + our changing times ow.ly/D3P3H

Dance program helps Florida's inner city youth sashay toward college

pbs.org — "Dance: The Next Generation" is a 10-year program that not only teaches ballet, but gives students the discipline and confidence to succeed in school - along with a big opportunity waiting for those who complete the program successfully. Video produced by Jack Conely, Kristine Kelly and Farah Britto of WEDU.
Oct 21, 2014

Dance program helps Florida's inner city youth leap into college | Art Beat | PBS NewsHour to.pbs.org/1pyriYT via @NewsHour

Journalism May Be Common Core’s New English

pbs.org — When Common Core State Standards appeared in 2010, after more than two years of development, high school journalism teachers weren't sure what to think. On one hand, those CCSS English Language Arts college- and career-readiness standards sounded a lot like what they were doing already.
Oct 22, 2014

“A great journalism kid is the poster child for the success of the Common Core State Standards." ~@jsatterthwaite ow.ly/D6jVN

Oct 21, 2014

Do journalism courses meet Common Core standards even more than English classes? ow.ly/D6jfh #EdShift

Oct 21, 2014

"Not every administrator sees journalism as the new English." @candacepb on j-classes & the Common Core: ow.ly/D6hNi #EdShift

Amazon signs five-year pricing deal with Simon & Schuster

pbs.org — After months of dialogue, Amazon and Simon & Schuster signed a five-year deal for book pricing. The contract, which both sides have labelled a success, allows the book publisher to set the price of electronic and print books sold on Amazon "with some limited exceptions," the New York Times reported.

Why Voter ID Laws Aren’t Really about Fraud

pbs.org — Voters going to the polls in Texas starting this week will have to show one of a few specific forms of photo ID under a controversial new law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court over the weekend.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @ProPublica: With 28 voter fraud convictions since 2000, what are the voter ID laws really about? @frontlinepbs explains: pbs.org/wgbh/pages/fro…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @AzmatZahra: This damning analysis of voter ID laws finds the rules rarely apply to absentee voters, who are often whiter & older: http:…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ProPublica: With 28 voter fraud convictions since 2000, what are the voter ID laws really about? @frontlinepbs explains: pbs.org/wgbh/pages/fro…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @AzmatZahra: This damning analysis of voter ID laws finds the rules rarely apply to absentee voters, who are often whiter & older: http:…

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Driving an ambulance in Ebola-ravaged Liberia

pbs.org — GWEN IFILL: Now: an intimate look at the front lines in the fight to contain Ebola in hard-hit Liberia. An estimated 4,200 people have contracted the virus since the outbreak began; 2,500 people have died. In this report produced by The New York Times, video journalist Ben Solomon spends three weeks with an ambulance nurse overwhelmed by an onslaught of patients needing care.
Oct 21, 2014

Devastating, must be watched: an ambulance nurse's desperation in #Ebola-ravaged Liberia pbs.org/newshour/bb/am… @PBSNewsHour @GwenIfill

Oct 21, 2014

Thanks to PBS @NewsHour for airing a bit of my short doc, #Ebola Ambulance on their broadcast last night. Watch here: to.pbs.org/1t89dXL

E-Books & Self-Publishing Roundup, October 21, 2014

pbs.org — 1. Do readers choose e-books because they are cheaper? (Mike Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. Video in enhanced e-books: How? Why? (David Kudler / Huffington Post) 3. Will Amazon pressure indie authors? (Rich Bellis / Digital Book World) 4. <a href=http://ow.ly/D5NZE target=_blank data-cke-saved-href=http://ow.
Oct 21, 2014

S&S to go agency with Amazon; and more in this week's E-Books & Self-Publishing Roundup: ow.ly/D6Mf7 #MustReads

Oct 21, 2014

Indie author Barbara Freethy goes to print with Ingram; + more in this week's E-Books & Self-Pub Roundup: ow.ly/D6M9Z #MustReads

Oct 21, 2014

Do readers choose e-books because they are cheaper?; and more in this week's E-Books & Self-Pub Roundup: ow.ly/D6LZE #MustReads