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Archive for November 7, 2011

Travel profile: Samantha Brown

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Samantha Brown is just your modern day travel renaissance woman. She does it all. Samantha Brown hosts quite a few shows on the  Travel Channel: Great Hotels, Passport to Europe, Passport to Latin America,Girl Meets Hawaii, Great Vacation Homes, Great Cruises, Great Weekends, Passport to China and the latest, Samantha Brown’s Asia as well some […]

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Oh the humanity

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In 1937, an announcer for WLS Chicago — Herbert Morrison — was in Lakehurst, NJ to cover the arrival of the Hindenburg airship. It had just completed its first year of service and had successfully returned from Europe. American Airlines hired the Hindenburg to shuttle passengers from Lakehurst to Newark for connecting airplane flights. It was when they were trying […]

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How far is too far? According to an article in the Atlantic, the CIA has admitted to using Twitter tweets and Facebook statuses to “glean insights into the collective moods of regions or groups abroad.” The intelligence agents, known as “vengeful librarians,” intend to scan the world of social media to monitor the opinions of […]

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Sports writing is going through a transition. For the longest time, it was the team and the people who covered it with no allegiances, just off plain observation. Now, there are still team beat reporters, but now teams have brought in some of these writers to report for them. The reason:  to control the message.

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Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

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