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Monday, June 18, 2018

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Automated journalism is entering newsrooms

Published on October 26th, 2016 | by

Embed from Getty Images While machine-oriented journalism is still young in development, it will undoubtedly become common in the near future. The idea behind automated journalism is that an algorithm could effectively peruse a large amount …
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Telecommunications Act broadcasts goodness

Published on October 17th, 2016 | by

It’s been two decades since the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. It’s an act that received bipartisan support, relaxed regulations from the Federal Communications Commission and gave rise to the prevalence of cross-media ownership. It …
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Veto override will affect US in the long run

Published on October 13th, 2016 | by

Embed from Getty Images It has been about two weeks since the first congressional override of President Barack Obama’s veto against the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. The bill was introduced in September 2015 to “provide civil litigants …
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Columns

Ad blocker’s feature shuts out an even playing field

Published on October 4th, 2016 | by

In 2011, Adblock Plus caused much disappointment when it whitelisted particular types of advertisements that it deemed reputable. In September, the designers of the ad blocker that was installed on more than 100 million devices announced that it will allow publishers …
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Prison labor deserves better working conditions

Published on September 13th, 2016 | by

Embed from Getty Images The Attica Prison riot was an infamous uprising of prisoners at a New York correctional facility that was, largely, in response to the killing of incarcerated activist George Jackson. One often-overlooked fact concerning …
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Trigger happy on the border

Published on November 1st, 2012 | by

On Oct. 25, a state trooper fired an AR-10 rifle from a helicopter killing two Guatemalan nationals and injuring another near La Joya. Nine Guatemalans and one driver, who were initially suspected of drug smuggling, were …
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