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MTSU Launches New Online ‘First Amendment Encyclopedia’ for Public Access

Middle Tennessee State University has launched a new online, searchable encyclopedia about the First Amendment with the university’s John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies.

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Reliance on ‘Gut Feelings’ Linked to Belief in Fake News

People who tend to trust their intuition or to believe that the facts they hear are politically biased are more likely to stand behind inaccurate beliefs, a new study suggests.

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Fake news, History, American History, Colonial America, Journalism, Native American history, Nantucket, Boston, MO

‘Fake News’ From 1738 Offers Lessons for Modern Historians

A widely circulated 1738 newspaper account of a Native American uprising against British settlers on the New England island of Nantucket – a report that turned out to be false – offers important lessons for historians today, says an assistant professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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New Report Assesses Scope and Status of Innovation in U.S. Schools and Colleges of Journalism, Media and Communication

New Report Assesses Scope and Status of Innovation in U.S. Schools and Colleges of Journalism, Media and Communication

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Gift From Judge Judy Sheindlin Establishes Public Debate Forum at USC

A gift from Judge Judy Sheindlin will provide a forum space at USC Annenberg dedicated to public debate and advancing intellectually rigorous, civil and healthy discourse at a time when it is critically needed.

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Twitter Followers Use Friendships to Fight Fake News

New Cornell University research offers hope that fake news and false rumors that reverberate around the Internet can be quashed.

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Rock N Roll, Music history, rock n roll history, college radio stations

Southeastern Radio Program ‘Rock School’ Wins Top Honors

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Southeastern Louisiana University’s 90.9FM KSLU’s “Rock School” radio show has earned top honors again in this year’s Communicator Awards. The radio show, hosted by Southeastern Communication Professor Joe Burns, picked up its seventh statue in the 23rd Annual Awards competition for the episode “Jackson/McCartney and the ATV Catalogue.” picked up its seventh statue in the 23rd Annual Awards competition for the episode “Jackson/McCartney and the ATV Catalogue.”

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New Study Reveals Journalists Have a Hand in Controlling Public Engagement with Climate Change

Could fear and hope hold the key to building support for public climate change policies? News articles that stir these emotions could influence support for regulations meant to curb climate change, according to a new study published in the journal Risk Analysis: An International Journal.

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Foundations: A Remedy, with Shortcomings, to the Journalism Crisis

Nonprofit journalism organizations have made notable civic contributions, but fall short of offering a strong critical alternative to the market failure and professional shortcomings of commercial journalism, finds a new study from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Russia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Soviet Union, Former Soviet Union, post-Soviet states , USSR, Geopolitics, Media, Medill School of Journalism, International Reporting

Medill Graduate Students Report on Six Former Soviet Countries

A new report by National Security journalists at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism offers a detailed analysis from six former Soviet client states now dealing with questions of independence and complex relations with Russia, the European Union, NATO — and inevitably, the United States.The stories are being published online by Newsweek and The Ground Truth Project, partners in the project.







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