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Weekly Reader: Batman, the BBC, & Allen Ginsberg

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bil Browning

Happy New Year! What better time to take a look back at the top ten LGBT news stories of 2010 - or at least to the best posts from the past week? We'l...

WATCH: Busy Beaver Master Builders

BBC Earth | Adelle Havard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From BBC Earth: If you want to know more about the world we live in there's lots to explore from videos and images to all of our favourite stories ...

WATCH: Busy Beavers Prepare For Winter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From BBC Earth: It's at this time of year when many of us batten down the hatches and prepare for the chilly months ahead! Pulling shut the windows a...

CBS News Bests ABC and Fox in Latest comScore Online Traffic Numbers

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser has registered over 19 million unique visitors in November, besting ABC News, Fox News and the BBC in traffic in the United States, according to the latest numbers from comScore. See numbers below.

Inflation Bumps Christmas Food Prices

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Food shoppers this holiday season in the US and UK will be watching their wallets as food price inflation picks up in the final months of 2010, just i...

Cost Of Chile Mine Coverage Squeezes BBC News Budget

The Guardian | James Robinson and Damian Carrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The BBC has spent so heavily on its coverage of the Chilean miners rescue it is being forced to reduce its coverage of other major events, including ...

Gary, Indiana: Unbroken Spirit Amid The Ruins Of The 20th Century

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I'd been to Gary, Indiana before. In April 2009, when the Obama fiscal stimulus had just begun, the city's mayor had told me that all the city needed ...

LISTEN: Two UK Journalists Make Same Profane Gaffe About Politician

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It must be a record: two different broadcasters on the same network making the same profane on-air gaffe when trying to get the same person's name rig...

Let Us Now Praise Wikileaks

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

WikiLeaks, whatever its flaws might be, is filling a dangerous vacuum in our information environment. For that, they deserves our thanks.

VIDEO: BBC Developing "Richer" Content Verticals

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

MONACO -- The digital properties of the BBC Worldwide have been quickly growing, up 18 percent over the past twelve months to 65 million unique visito...

The 2010 Newsroom: Lean and Techy

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newsrooms should be converged, integrated, flexible, lean and techy, to survive in today's fast-changing media landscape, but news organizations shoul...

Red Lenses on a Rainbow of Revolutions

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cynthia Boaz

Reposted from, series on Civil Resistance and the New Global Ferment Given continued strikes in Iran and the freeing of Aung San S...

VIDEO: The British are Coming: BBC Readies Global Launch of the iPlayer

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

MONACO -- With the approval of its governing body, the BBC is readying the global introduction of the iPlayer, the highly successful video on-demand p...

Jonathan Ross To Make BBC Return

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jonathan Ross is to return to the BBC less than three months after his high-profile departure, to host a movie awards show, it was announced today....

Has Al Jazeera Lost Its Magic Touch?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Why are so many people mad at Al Jazeera and is it still a leading Arab satellite channel? Why have so many anchors and corresponde...

Typhoon Megi Leaves 200,000 Homeless In The Philippines

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Typhoon Megi, which swept through the northern Philippines earlier this week, has left 200,000 residents homeless, reports BBC. The storm is the wors...

BBC's Sambrook "Brands are now Storytellers"

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

What's happening to journalism? Is it "over" -- or just evolving? One thing is certain -- many of the subjects of mainstream journalism are taking t...

A Class Apart in Guatemala: Long Way Home

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ari Herzog

Competing in the BBC World Challenge with other projects in Denmark, Tanzania, Peru, Kenya, Zambia, India, the Philippines, Rwanda, and Malawi, I am supporting Long Way Home.

The Buddha Image...Out Of Uddiyana: A Conversation with Collector Nik Douglas, plus a Forward by Tibet House's President Robert Thurman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.26.2011 | Arts
Mike Ragogna

The following is the "Foreword" from The Buddha Image: Out of Uddiyana show catalogue courtesy of Tibet House US. It was written by Robert Thurman, pr...

A Failure of Coverage: Ecuadorian Coup

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Murphy

UPDATE OCT 1 10:23 EST - The BBC reports that President Correa said there would be "a deep cleansing of the national police", and that he would "not ...

Lebanon's Jews: Loyalty to Whom? BBC Documentary Tracks Vanished Community

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

First came the book, then the documentary, on Lebanon's Jews who pine for their birthplace, singers Fairouz, Sabah and Wadih El Safi, and recall their...

Former Editor: BBC's Attitude Toward Climate Change Is 'Done That Already, Nothing New To Say' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Shocker: For 2011, BBC has "explicitly parked climate change in the category 'Done That Already, Nothing New to Say'."...

Stephen Fry, British Polymath: A Twinterview

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Johann Hari

Be gentle with "lol" "katz" and the odd new jargons, patois and formulations that arise from the net. Some of them are lovely & should be valued.

Stockholm Water Confab Rings Alarms, Offers Hope

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

According to freelance journalist Rose George, a child dies from diarrhea -- usually brought on by fecal-contaminated food or water -- every 15 seconds. But human waste can be used to good purpose.

Israeli Scientists Warn: Arabic Is "Hard for the Brain"

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

BBC News Online's Health division decided this week to cover an obscure article in an obscure academic journal which covers the important subject of the Arabic versus Hebrew language.