14
NOV
2012

Mistaken belief in privacy and security of email brings scandal to Washington

Washington is once again engulfed in scandal as an F.B.I. investigation lead to the resignation of the director of the C.I.A. The cloud continues to grow as the top general in Afghanistan and a powerful socialite in Tampa have been drawn into the fray. The case once again brings issue
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15
OCT
2012

The Debates: Round Two, Biden vs. Ryan

With three weeks to go until election day, we find ourselves squarely in the middle of debate season. Last Thursday the Vice Presidential candidates met in Danville, Kentucky and on Tuesday the Presidential candidates will once again share a stage in Hempstead, New York. While many co
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01
OCT
2012

A Resource Guide for the First 2012 Presidential Debate

The first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign is Wednesday, October 3, from 9:00pm-10:30pm ET. All of the major broadcasters will carry the debate live from Denver, Colo. as President Obama and Governor Romney share the same stage for the first time. YouTube will be live-streamin
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26
SEP
2012

The Best Graphic Novels

Last week Boing Boing asked contributors to submit reviews of their favorite graphic novels. The list continues to grow and ranges in topic from memories of a World War Two foot soldier to elfin fantasy to a graphic (no pun intended!) retelling the Jack the Ripper. Check out Boing Boi
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17
SEP
2012

150 Years Ago the Battle of Antietam Changed How the Public Saw War

Today, September 17, marks 150 years since the single bloodiest day on US soil. In the corn fields, wagon roads, and stream beds near Sharpsburg, Md. The Union forces stopped a Confederate advance into northern territory at the Battle of Antietam. After 12 hours of intense combat over
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11
SEP
2012

What is the role of journalism in a post-fact age?

Here is an obvious fact: we are in the midst of America’s quadrennial political fight to the death: a presidential election. Every four years the electorate is called upon to choose the direction the country will take for the next four years. This is usually cast in the traditio
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27
AUG
2012

What happens when even the media are fed up with the media?

Andrea Seabrook is as respected as journalists come on the Hill. She is a 14 year veteran reporter with NPR who has spent almost a decade covering the US Congress. But in her words, “I feel like I am, as a reporter in the Capitol, lied to every day, all day. There is so little genuine
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23
AUG
2012

Festival of Political Cartoons comes to Washington, Sept. 14th & 15th

#!&% CARTOONS!!, a “A Festival Celebrating the Political Cartoon” will be held at the Jack Morton Auditorium of George Washington University from 9am – 5pm on September 14th and 15th. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is coming to town next month
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15
AUG
2012

Plagiarism: the sincerest form of flattery or journalism’s most dangerous pitfall?

It has been a bad few weeks for journalism ethics. Two prominent journalists were found to be plagiarizing their work.  Last week Farred Zakaria, who works for both CNN and Time, was suspended after some of his readers one of his articles looked surprisingly close to one from the New
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17
JUL
2012

Journalism Students Don’t Recognize Plagiarism

Plagiarism is an issue in all academic disciplines. In journalism, a field that defines itself by truth and accuracy, plagiarism can be an even larger pit fall. According to a recent artical by the Columbia Journalism Review, journalism students often don’t realize they are doin
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