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What Journalism Students Need to Know about LinkedIn

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What Journalism Students Need to Know about LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the professional social network. Job seekers, recruiters, hiring managers and industry leaders use LinkedIn to share ideas and connect. It’s also a content-sharing and publishing platform, making it a great place to get exposure for your work and ideas. For soon-to-be and recent college graduates, LinkedIn has a lot to offer: LinkedIn is... Read more »

How Do We React to Research Pointing to Systemic Bias?

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How Do We React to Research Pointing to Systemic Bias?

Recent research suggests that women and non-whites interested in doctoral studies face discrimination at universities around the country. The results are troubling and point to a widespread trend. But are they accurate? The Study Researchers Katherine L. Milkman, Modupe Akinola and Dolly Chugh designed a study to see how often university professors respond to inquiries... Read more »

An In-depth Look at the HTML5 <section> Tag

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An In-depth Look at the HTML5 <section> Tag

The <section> tag is among the most misused of all the new HTML5 elements. I blame it on the name. A section, it would seem, is just that: a discrete piece of content. The official specification provides corroborating evidence: “The section element represents a generic section of a document or application.” That sounds like a... Read more »

A List of Slate’s “The End Of” Stories

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A List of Slate’s “The End Of” Stories

Joe Donatelli was procrastinating one day. So he combed through The Atlantic in search of stories about “the end of” something. He found more than 75 examples. But The Atlantic’s not the only culprit. Here’s a list of things Slate has declared done: The End of Roementum The End of Facts The End of a Played-Out... Read more »

Pierre Omidyar’s Vision for the News Organization of the Future

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Pierre Omidyar’s Vision for the News Organization of the Future

Suppose you’re designing a news organization from the ground up. You can make it whatever you want. Let’s imagine it’s to launch later this year. You want it to be good. Really good. You hope it’s a great success. And, though your funds aren’t unlimited, you aren’t exactly strapped for cash. What would you do?... Read more »

Why Accuracy Is the Loser in the Kerfuffle Over “Princeton Research” on Facebook

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Why Accuracy Is the Loser in the Kerfuffle Over “Princeton Research” on Facebook

By now, you’ve no doubt heard about the study claiming Facebook will go belly up in a few short years. The evidence, it would seem, lies in Google search trends. Those data show a precipitous drop in interest in the world’s most popular social network. And that decline, the reasoning goes, foretells an impending mass... Read more »