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CJR on Journalism Impact of Daily News Cuts

Don’t worry about the journalists  — worry about journalism and by extension, about democracy.  That’s the take by the Columbia HatchettwoJournalism Review on the layoff of half the New York Daily News’ …

Protecting Kids from Digital Dangers

UK campaign says legal mandates protecting kids from online negatives are needed

A new campaign by  the Daily Telegraph backs legal requirements protecting kids from digital dangers and has launched a campaign on theMagglass issue. It centers on “duty of …

Teenagers Mixed on SM Impact

SocialmediaTeenagers have mixed feelings about social media

Despite the concern about online bullying and other behavior, teenagers opinions about social media are mixed. So says the Pew Research Center, which just released its newest survey about people aged 13-17 …

Why Business Speaks on Social Issues

In the age of segregation, it was customary for business to abide by “local custom” and stay away from controversial issues. Today, business is driving change on many social issues. What brought about this sea change? The Conversation examines the …

Social Issue: Paper or Plastic

Everyone who has ever purchased a product at a grocery store has been asked: paper or plastic? There are two, very vocal sides which feel their preference is best for the environment. It now appears the vast majority of Americans …

Pi Day and Math Enjoyment

Today’s Pi Day is one of those named festival days that are worth noting. It illustrates the importance of math enjoyment and education. Started on March 14, 1988 in San Francisco, it has grown to become a worldwide celebration. Who …

How Reliable is Telephone Research?

The Pew Research Center explains the challenges of doing reliable and accurate research when the primary technique is a phone survey. With landline use dramatically dropping and mobile phone number portability commonplace, researchers are finding it ever more challenging …

Brand Funds National Park Restoration Contest

American Express is receiving extensive media coverage for a contest it has undertaken with the National Park Service, National Geographic and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to provide $2 million dollars for restoration of national parks. Anyone can vote …

Brands Power Social Change

Not too long ago, brands took the safe route and avoided social issues. Profits were the focus and anything controversial was a hindrance to that goal. Today the situation is much different. Brands are leading social change; and for example, …

Major Household Demographic Change

For the first time in the modern era, the most common living arrangement for 18-34 year-olds is with their parents. Pew Research Center has published a study examining this change and why it is happening. Education and economics play large …