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Four steps to finding new revenue streams for journalism

“Be the best at serving your audience, because when the user wins, you win,” Rebekah Monson. Rebekah is not your typical news CEO. She does “a lot of post-it stuff” and loves “colour coding”. She is the co-founder of Whereby.us, a new model for local media focused on curation and ‘sticky’ communities, enabled by smart technology. Newsletters are at the core of her business.
By Ingrid Cobben
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What Young People Need From The Hunger Games Prequel

Gen-Z Needs Suzanne Collins To Answer Some Tough Questions The Hunger Games arrived five years ago on the cusp of social movements sparked by the next generation of young people, and it could be the perfect time for a comeback of the modern revolutionary classic. A lot of weird things are making a comeback this year. This was the year of the Disney remake, with films like Aladdin, Dumbo, and The Lion King making comebacks in a live-action form that try to find a place within today’s zeitgeist b
By Hadiyyah Kuma
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Can a Loss of Vision be a Cure for Your Blindness? - Robert Jackson

How tragedy is the root of improvement Your eyes are open, but blackness prevails. After a twist of your finger in the sockets and a few squeezing blinks, the blackness does not dissipate. Now confused, you grope the surroundings hoping that sleep still controls your mind, and this is all a dream. Every fiber of your being is consumed by darkness. It’s time to panic! Later at the hospital, a doctor explains that you are the victim of giant cell arteritis. No cure exists for this diagnosis. Bli
By Robert Jackson
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Majority-Minority: More ‘Colorful’ America Undeniable Game-changer

*Author’s note: this story was reported and published during the run up to the 2016 presidential election. Its findings are more relevant than ever As I watched incredulously how President Donald Trump insulted his way to the White House, I debated over and over how this rapaciously ugly man could capture any support. America had elected President Barack Obama not once, but twice! We were finally in a post-racial world. So as I ruminated and watched the slow-motion derailing of civility and de
By Catherine Maddux
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Protecting nature and civic space will unlock prosperity.

Our new briefing, ‘Nature in all the Goals’, shows how nature-based solutions can improve lives, reduce inequality and help deliver the SDGs — including those under review at the HLPF this week, such as Goal 8 on promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, Goal 10 on reducing inequality, and Goal 13 on combating climate change.
By Justin Woolford
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Review of “Ladyship” in the 2019 New York Musical Festival

Deportation. Lest you think the U.S. has the corner on the market for ugly stories, let me share a story of England’s shame of forced migrations during 1788–1868. Some 25,000 Englishwomen, convicted mostly of the crime of poverty, were forced onto ships and sent to Australia and Tasmania where they were sold off for bottles of rum to the 165,000 or so male convicts who had arrived there earlier to become the founding mothers of those nations — if they survived the voyage intact and preferably no
By Deborah Greenhut
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Cancer! The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Me - Noteworthy - The Journal Blog

I have cancer. We all have cancer. The difference is that my immune system could not defend itself against the propagation of these mutated cells that live within every human body. Mass replication of cells form tumors in those of us labeled with the disease of cancer. The fact that I have this disease, now in remission, does not make me unique or special. I am merely one of about 4,800 people diagnosed with some form of cancer every day in the United States, according to the American Cancer Soc
By Robert Jackson
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Why You Should Stop Eating These Three “Healthy” Foods

The average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar in one year We all want to be healthy and some of us try to eat the foods that we believe will help us on our journey. Are some of those healthy foods actually working against us? Everyone knows, or should, that french fries and cotton candy are bad for us. The problem is in the understanding of what makes them bad for us. The answer is sugar! Sugar in cotton candy is obvious. But what about the sugar in those french fries? A small size of McDo
By Robert Jackson
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How a Veteran Deserves to be Recognized - Robert Jackson

Does “Thank you for your service” apply to all veterans? My wife and I were attending a community band concert with our teenage nieces. It happened to be the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944. Of the few hundred people in attendance was a 95-year-old veteran who landed at Omaha Beach. They announced his presence and the crowd gave him a raucous, well-deserved standing ovation. The concert was filled with patriotic anthems including a medley of theme songs from each branch of the Armed Fo
By Robert Jackson
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“I have a whole bunch of guns.” - Erin Anadkat

This was mentioned in lieu of the 6.8 earthquake centered in Ridgecrest that happened at approximately 11 AM, the morning of the Fourth of July, and shot towards Los Angeles. At a party I ended up going to — a family affair in an upscale neighborhood of Pasadena, with a killer view of the Rose Bowl fireworks — discussion dipped into the potential necessity of defending oneself, in the event of California’s most mythologized natural disaster. Unlike other natural disasters, an earthquake you don
By Erin Anadkat
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Online banking set to overtake branch visits by 2021

Challenger banks are capitalising on the shift and appealing to app-centric Millennials Forecasts suggest online banking will become more popular than visiting your local branch in the UK by 2021. So-called challenger banks are a driving force in the shift, taking customers from long-established brick and mortar organisations. Skipping out on a high street presence has allowed newcomers including Monzo, Revolut, Starling, and N26 to invest in tech which particularly appeals to the Millennial
By William Wilde
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First 48: Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Wave Their ‘Bandana’ in the Face of Rap’s Sophomore Jinx

Welcome to the ‘First 48.’ What’s the ‘First 48’? It is simply the first 48 thoughts that come to mind when listening to an album for the first time. It’s not to be taken as a full review of a project. To diminish an artist’s body of work, no matter the quality, to a review consisting of just forty-eight thoughts would be unfair to everybody involved with the project. ‘First 48’ is more of a book report outline than an actual book report.
By Jacob DeLawrence
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The Threat Of Quantum Computing - Revain

Financial institutions, the Internet, and organisations that rely on traditional cryptography are undergoing a radical crisis of confidence under the threat of quantum computing (QC), and they are looking for new ways to protect blockchain technology from potential attack. The possibility of cyberattacks occurring grows increasingly imminent and in the same breath, previous estimates of the time scale for functional quantum computers are continually being brought forward.
By Rae Hadley
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First Time to Osaka: 5 Coolest Places to View Autumn Leaves in 2019

Once you have seen the views of Cherry Blossom and Autumn Leaves in Japan, you never get enough of these incredible dreamy views. Well, it doesn’t really matter what brings you to Japan, it just never let you down, however, you do need someone familiar with the town to give you some tips. Read this article and check out the best of the best locations to view Autumn leaves in Osaka.
By Nathaniel Yu
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5 Little Things That Might Help You Focus At Work - MediocreMe

Let’s say you’ve got an hour to put a new report together, or you’ve got an entire 2000 unread email inbox to get through and answer, or you’ve just scored a big publication opportunity with a prestigious magazine, and only have 2 days to research, plan, write, and edit the whole thing. You’re on a time limit, and you’ve got to somehow manage a top quality standard; do you see yourself getting out the other side?
By Charlie Swarbrooke
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Disinformation in reporting migration and how we can overcome it.

By “data literacy”, data journalist Jacopo Ottaviani means more than simply backing your facts by throwing in some numbers. Knowing how to correctly interpret data and make it accessible and understandable for your audience is something quite different, and basic data literacy is becoming increasingly expected of all journalists. In 2015, the BBC published Million migrants enter Europe in 2015… Lots of figures in this article— • 34,000 people have crossed from Turkey into Bulgaria and Greece
By Laura Sanders
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Nearly 50 Years of the Eagles, in Eleven Songs

The Eagles are an enigma. They’re both a massive cultural joke (“I hate the fucking Eagles, man,” the Dude says, spilling his drink) and one of the bestselling bands in the world to this day. And their reputation as great white temper babies, earned with public fights and a rotating-door lineup, was so vital to the band’s image that they named their 1994 reunion album Hell Freezes Over. In previous primers, my goal was to highlight the fuller dimensions of bands often boiled down to a handful o
By Caroline Delbert
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What I Want to Improve - Alexander Calhoun

There are many things that I need to improve but if I had to choose one thing it would be to write more. Not only write more but write better. I want to share my personality and point of view with my readers in a interesting manner. That has been a major challenge that I am struggling to conquer. I give up writing because I feel that it’s not good enough. Also I am boring people with uninteresting stories. I have been encouraged by friends and family that I should just write. Do not worry about
By Alexander Calhoun
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Neighbors

Everyone in our neighborhood was living a lie; each lie was unique to them but communal. The alien family that moved in down the lane wasn’t going to change that, and they weren’t going to affect the paradigm of suburban life. Eventually, they’d fall into place and become one with the banality of sprinkler systems, broken marriages, algae-covered pools and real estate signs in the spring. That was the lie I lived. It was the reality I knew. The Lunquist family lived two houses down and paid
By Damon Dycus
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A view of the culture wars from a member of the “silent generation”

Squeezed between boomers and millennials, gen exers are often — and wrongly — left out of the current debate despite many years in the trenches I’m splayed out on a double bed in a dorm room in Monroe Hall watching as my fellow theatre major Matt Carper, clad only in his underpants, a swimmer’s cap, and nose plug marched around the room to music blaring from a boombox, singing out in falsetto “Gay rights! GAY RIGHTS!!!” I’m l
By Catherine Maddux
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A view of the culture wars from a member of the “silent generation”

A view of the culture wars from a member of the “silent generation” Squeezed between boomers and millennials, gen exers are often — and wrongly — left out of the current debate despite many years in the trenches I’m splayed out on a double bed in a dorm room in Monroe Hall watching as my fellow theatre major Matt Carper, clad only in his underpants, a swimmer’s cap, and nose plug marched around the room to music blaring from a boombox, singing out in falsetto “Gay rights! GAY RIGHTS!!!” I’m l
By Catherine Maddux
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