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Illinois Is Not Actually Requiring Students To Hand Over Their Facebook Passwords

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | January 23, 2015 | Technology
A barrage of news reports over the last week reported that Illinois students are now required to give schools the passwords to their social media accounts because of a new bill. The panic was brought on after the Triad Community Unit School District No....

New York Times Editor Dean Baquet: Media Failed After 9/11, Hopes Next Snowden Comes To Them

Michael Calderone | January 23, 2015 | Media
NEW YORK -- New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet said in a revealing interview published Friday that he "absolutely" agreed with Times reporter James Risen that the mainstream media had "failed" after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. "The mainstream press was not aggressive enough after 9/11, was not...

The 10 Best Months For Presidential Election Poll Accuracy, Ranked

Jason Linkins | January 23, 2015 | Politics
This week, you probably saw some headlines that said things like, "Poll: Clinton clobbers potential GOP foes." Which sounds pretty definitive. But! You may have also noticed that the Republican National Committee did not publish a press release that read, "Piss it, we're conceding the race and regrouping...

Bud Light Super Bowl Ad Traps Guy In Life-Size Pac-Man Game

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | January 23, 2015 | Sports
The unsuspecting dude in this year's Bud Light Super Bowl ad doesn't get to play ping-pong with Arnold Schwarzenegger, but he still has plenty of unexpected fun. Case in point: He navigates a life-size Pac-Man game as the crowd cheers him on. A 30-second Super Bowl...

Modern Farmer Ceases Publication

The New York Times | Catherine Taibi | January 23, 2015 | Media
Modern Farmer, the 100,000-circulation quarterly and website that tried to link effete urban farmers’ market culture with the practicalities of actual farming, ceased publication Friday, as the last of the paid editorial staff members walked out its doors. The future of what remains of the Modern Farmer brand is uncertain.

Sports Illustrated Lays Off Entire Photography Department

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | January 23, 2015 | Media
Sports Illustrated has laid off the last of its photography staff, the National Press Photographers Association reported Friday. According to NPPA, the magazine fired its six remaining photographers, John W. McDonough, David E. Klutho, Simon Bruty, Bill Frakes, Al Tielemans and Robert Beck, on Thursday afternoon. SI's...

Seth Meyers Pokes Fun At CNN And Its 'Wild Guesses'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | January 23, 2015 | Media
CNN reportedly has a political game show in the works, and Seth Meyers is just a tad skeptical about it. “It will be just like the other CNN shows except the contestants will make wild guesses instead of the news anchors,” the comedian recently joked on "Late...

Amy Gutmann: We Must 'Stand By Free Speech When It's Offensive Speech'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | January 23, 2015 | Business
Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, spoke with HuffPost Live at Davos on Friday about freedom of speech. "The challenge of free speech is when there's speech you really don't like," Gutmann said. "We have to live up to the challenge and stand by free speech...

Conservative PAC Slams Liberal Media Bias, MSNBC In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | January 23, 2015 | Media
Conservative War Chest, a political action committee that aims to "thwart the smear tactics of liberals," has released a new TV spot attacking leftwing media. The ad targets everything from The New York Times' reports on the IRS scandal to moderation of a 2012 Republican presidential debate...

Kid President Is Here To Pump You Up About The Future

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | January 23, 2015 | Black Voices
It's time to think about your future, man. Kid President, aka Robby Novak, is back just one week after telling the inspirational story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This time, he's sharing his thoughts about the future. “I think about the future a...

Larry Wilmore Tells Us Exactly What We're Going To Get When We Open Up Relations With Cuba

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | January 23, 2015 | Comedy
With the recent news that we're opening up relations with Cuba, Larry Wilmore's "Nightly Show" put together some important analysis on this historic policy turnaround. This agreement would likely lift trade and travel embargoes, and airlines are already expressing interest in arranging flight paths to and from...

Here Are Some Of The Best Super Bowl Ads Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | January 23, 2015 | Sports
In anticipation of the Super Bowl -- and the slew of hilarious and heartwarming commercials that will inevitably come with it -- World Wide Interweb has created a 14-minute supercut of some of the best Super Bowl ads of all time. The compilation includes such gems as

CPJ Calls On Japan To Consider All Options For Japanese Journalist Held By ISIS

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | January 23, 2015 | Media
The Committee to Protect Journalists has officially called on Japan to "explore" all options to ensure the release of a Japanese journalist and another Japanese citizen held hostage by the Islamic State militant group. An online video posted Tuesday shows an alleged ISIS...

Denied Once Already, Michael Bloomberg Reportedly Still Interested In Purchasing The New York Times

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | January 23, 2015 | Media
Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg L.P., might be trying to add "owner of The New York Times" to his already extensive resume. Citing an anonymous source with "direct knowledge of the conversation," New York magazine's Daily Intelligencer reports that...

ESPN Recruiting Analyst Gerry Hamilton Accidentally Tweets Porn Link

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | January 23, 2015 | Sports
Be careful with that copy and paste. ESPN recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton, who covers college football, made quite the slip up in a tweet about linebacker Roquan Smith, a star senior at Macon County High School in Georgia. Instead of posting a link to ESPN's...

IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond: 'Theater Owners Got Screwed' After The Sony Hack

Paige Lavender | January 23, 2015 | Business
IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond weighed in on the Sony hack, saying theater owners got a bad rap. "Theater owners were portrayed in a worse light than they should have been," Gelfond told HuffPost Live at Davos. "I think the theater owners got screwed... they didn't really...

Hilarious Vintage Posters Illustrate The Etiquette Of Movie-Going In 1912

Priscilla Frank | January 23, 2015 | Arts
"Ladies, kindly remove your hats." "Please don't forget your umbrella or other parcels." These are some of the friendly reminders you would receive if attending your local movie theater in the year 1912. It's a bit different from today's requests to silence cell phones, refrain from texting, and visit...

Bill O'Reilly Says Ferguson Protesters 'Should Be Ashamed,' Considering Darren Wilson Unlikely To Face Federal Charges

Catherine Taibi | January 23, 2015 | Media
Bill O'Reilly had a stern message for protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, who engaged in riots following the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. "We the people often form judgments based on nothing," O'Reilly argued Thursday night. The Fox News host responded to reports that the U.S. Department of Justice

Police Fire Shots, Tear Gas At Muslim Protesters Angry At Charlie Hebdo

Catherine Taibi | January 23, 2015 | Media
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir fired warning shots and tear gas Friday to disperse Muslim protesters angry at the publication of a caricature of Prophet Muhammad in the latest issue of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Protests broke out in the main...

Reporters From AP, Washington Post, NJ Advance/Star-Ledger Elected To Congressional Press Panel

Catherine Taibi | January 23, 2015 | Media
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reporters for The Associated Press, The Washington Post and NJ Advance Media/Star-Ledger were elected Thursday to the congressional Standing Committee of Correspondents. Matthew Daly of the AP, Ed O'Keefe of the Post and Jonathan Salant of NJ Advance Media/Star-Ledger were chosen by their colleagues from a field...
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