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2014-02-18 12:26:38

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has been awarded USC Annenberg's 2014 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for their series "Deadly Delays." The team documented how delays at hospitals across the country undermine newborn screening programs, putting babies at risk of disability and death. The $35,000 annual award, which has been presented for the past 25 years by the School of Journalism at USC...

2014-01-30 12:23:50

The Wire provides essential news and compelling features for a broad audience DALLAS, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a company of 3,500 employees with millions of customers across Texas, Oncor is far-reaching, essential and full of dynamic stories. It is with these stories in mind that our company is launching its own news website, The Wire. The site will offer news and features about Oncor's initiatives and inner workings, the people it employs and serves and the industry in which...

2014-01-29 16:26:45

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc. (IB), the leading provider of digital publishing technology, news content and digital agency solutions for local news media companies, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Journal Broadcast Group, Inc. to provide digital ad operations for 13 television and 35 radio stations across the U.S. As a strategic partner, IB will help Journal streamline their digital ad operations capabilities...

2014-01-29 12:25:37

Reporters and journalism educators can receive free travel and tuition to attend one of six seminars. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To ensure citizens benefit from the best possible reporting on critical issues, The Robert R. McCormick Foundation and The Poynter Institute for Media Studies today announced six workshops on key issues for journalists in 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/MM70721LOGO) The seminars, called McCormick...

2014-01-27 12:25:43

BOSTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new campaign by CAMERA, (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) employs a prominent billboard adjacent to The New York Times offices to publicize its concerns about biased coverage of Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140127/DC53137) The billboard headline reads: "Would A Great Newspaper Slant The News Against Israel? The New York Times Does." A short list...

2014-01-17 08:21:26

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2014 America Tonight launches a special series on the challenges currently facing American education on January 20(th) at 9 PM EST/6 PM PT. In part one, correspondent Soledad O'Brien profiles two families -- hailing from Ohio and Pennsylvania -- who have been tailed by private investigators, arrested and incarcerated for the 'crime' of enrolling their children in schools that were out of boundary from where they live. Additional segments will feature reports by...

2014-01-13 23:25:06

In response to an article published by Mashable, Long Island web design company fishbat discusses how the San Francisco Chronicle is implementing a new training program to give their employees an understanding of social media. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 fishbat, a Long Island web design company, responds to an article published by Mashable on January 8, which reports that the San Francisco Chronicle is re-training their employees so they can track stories on social media....

2014-01-13 16:23:30

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club called today for the immediate release of five Al Jazeera journalists held prisoner in Egypt. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) "The ongoing imprisonment of these men and the continuing efforts of the Egyptian government to suppress Al Jazeera's reporting should be seen as anathema to supporters everywhere of the public's right to an independent and critical press," National Press...

2014-01-10 08:22:15

Twitter post: The Scripps Washington bureau has hired two veterans to lead its investigative journalism and digital media teams @EWScrippsCo WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has made two significant hires at its Washington bureau. Phil Pruitt is the new director of digital content and Marcia Myers joins the team as the senior investigations editor. Pruitt will lead digital news and information operations for the bureau, including...

2014-01-08 23:27:27

Raising the Bar on Citizen Journalism Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 The Guardian Liberty Voice seeks the immediate hire of 900 new writers to expand its market reach in the news and information industry. The online newspaper will create hundreds of positions for writers and is seeking journalists from all over the world to join its current team. The site’s exponential growth has been the catalyst for the additional jobs becoming available. In the short time the Liberty Voice...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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