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US: No evidence of direct Russian link to plane

pbs.org — Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. They say the passenger jet was likely felled by an SA-11 surface-to-air missile fired by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine and that Russia "created the conditions" for the downing by arming the separatists.
Jul 22, 2014

Senior US officials are using UNVERIFIED social media posts & video to find explanation for #MH17 downed plane to.pbs.org/WBS1w4

Slideshow: The Paradise Season 2 Behind-the-Scenes

pbs.org — Step on set of The Paradise Season 2 with this behind-the-scenes slideshow. See the Season 2 premiere on MASTERPIECE, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at a special time -- 8pm ET!
Jul 22, 2014

Yay! MT @KVIEPBS: Get ready for the return of @masterpiecepbs The Paradise w/this slideshow: ow.ly/zsnMZ. Season 2 begins 8/28.

Jul 22, 2014

RT @masterpiecepbs: The Paradise Season 2 premieres Sept. 28, 2014 at a special time - 8pm! See an on-set slideshow. to.pbs.org/1parGhW #masterpiecepbs

How recruiting technology costs you a job

pbs.org — started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979, and has answered over 30,000 questions from the Ask The Headhunter community over the past decade. In this special Making Sense edition of Ask The Headhunter, Nick shares insider advice and contrarian methods about winning and keeping the right job, on one condition: that you, dear Making Sense reader, send Nick your questions about your personal challenges with job hunting, interviewing, networking, resumes, job boards, or salary negotiations.
Jul 22, 2014

RT @NewsHour: “There’s no change in the quality of our workforce; the only changes are in how employers behave"-@nickcorcodilos to.pbs.org/1nRi1bZ

Jul 22, 2014

Nick "Ask the Headhunter" Corcodilos on the extravagant inefficiency of job boards #MakingSense: to.pbs.org/1nRfD50

Singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius

pbs.org — Guest interviews are usually available online within 24 hours of broadcast. The multiple Grammy nominee explains why her songs are so intensely personal and performs the single, "Run" from her sophomore solo CD, "Friends & Lovers." Marsha Ambrosius is a platinum-selling recording artist and a sought-after songwriter from Liverpool, England.

OpenNews: Why Code for a Newsroom Instead of a Startup?

pbs.org — In less than a month, on August 16, the search for our 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows will come to a close. Knight-Mozilla Fellows do amazing work -- they spend 10 months embedded in newsrooms writing code to help solve journalistic problems -- but they don't do that work alone.
Jul 22, 2014

Curious about coding in the newsroom? Find out what it's really like from those in the trenches: ow.ly/zrECb

Jul 22, 2014

RT @mediatwit: The hunt for the 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows is on; you have until August 15th to apply: ow.ly/zrEc3 ow.ly/i/6jd5F

Jul 22, 2014

The hunt for the 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows is on; you have until August 15th to apply: ow.ly/zrEc3 ow.ly/i/6jd5F

Writer Max Brooks

pbs.org — Guest interviews are usually available online within 24 hours of broadcast. The Emmy-winning writer and World War Z author shares the backstory of his latest project, the graphic novel, The Harlem Hellfighters. Max Brooks is the best-selling author of World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide and the comic book series, The Extinction Parade.
Jul 22, 2014

All writers start somewhere - 2nite on @PBS writer #MaxBrooks shares where he started + his book #HarlemHellfighters ow.ly/zqkoU

Wearables, Facebook vs. Twitter and Crossing the Freaky Line: Q&A With Robert Scoble

pbs.org — Wearables, Facebook vs. Twitter and Crossing the Freaky Line: Q&A With Robert Scoble I sat down with futurist Robert Scoble at the Augmented World Expo in May to talk about what's next for journalism.
Jul 22, 2014

Find out why @Scobleizer thinks journalists should be trying out Google Glass sooner than later ow.ly/zrzMV

Jul 22, 2014

Wish @Scobleizer wouldn't keep telling us to be fine with Facebook control of media distribution. pbs.org/mediashift/201…

Jul 22, 2014

New: Wearables, Facebook vs. Twitter and Crossing the Freaky Line: Q&A With @Scobleizer, by @poetabook ow.ly/zrzaT

Homeland Security arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

pbs.org — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling charges and seized more than $625,000, part of the Obama administration's efforts to discourage and disrupt the flood of tens of thousands of people crossing the border illegally. Continue reading →
Jul 22, 2014

RT @EECastilloAP: Homeland Security arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges along Mexican border to.pbs.org/1wXrzHQ

What do the health law court decisions mean for consumers?

pbs.org — On Tuesday two U.S. appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on a subject that's important to millions of people: the availability of subsidies to help purchase coverage under the healthcare law. KHN's Mary Agnes Carey answers some frequently asked questions about those court decisions and how they impact consumers.
Jul 22, 2014

What do the health law court decisions mean for consumers? | PBS NewsHour to.pbs.org/1wXqFLx via @NewsHour

American Experience | Public Enemy #1 | Primary Sources

pbs.org — The Chicago Herald and Examiner originally published a multi-part article written by Evelyn "Billie" Frechette in August 1934. In it, Frechette told of her life with John Dillinger. Reproduced here are the first and fifth installments of her story.
Jul 22, 2014

On being in love with John Dillinger (& in prison with Machine Gun Kelly's wife) via @LaphamsQuart pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dill…

Twitter Chat: Should homelessness be a crime?

pbs.org — "Imagine a world where it is illegal to sit down. Could you survive if there were no place you were allowed to fall asleep, to store your belongings or to stand still?" These are the questions asked in a new report released last week by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty on the criminalization of homelessness in U.S.
Jul 22, 2014

RT@NewsHour: More US cities are considering homelessness a crime. Discuss w/ us during #NewsHourChats, Thurs at 1 ET to.pbs.org/WByyLU

#EdShift Chat: Teaching Data Visualization

pbs.org — EdShift Chat: Teaching Data Visualization On Tuesday, July 29, our #EdShift chat will focus on data visualization. Join us at 1 ET/12 CT/10 PT as we discuss the rising importance of data visualization and cover how schools can incorporate this skill into journalism education.

Graffiti gives abandoned Miami stadium a second life

pbs.org — TRANSCRIPT GWEN IFILL: Now we travel to Miami for a story of architecture, graffiti, and a city's identity. Jeffrey Brown explores, in the latest report in his series Culture at Risk. JEFFREY BROWN: It sits abandoned on a thin stretch of land called Virginia Key, overlooking a manmade basin between Miami's South Channel and Biscayne Bay, a magnificent setting, downtown Miami in the near distance.