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How To Write for the New York Times Technology Section in 4 Easy Steps

You can write for the New York Times Technology section, and I’ll show you how in four easy steps:

1. Subscribe to the Apple Press Release newsfeed at http://www.apple.com/pr/ so that every time Apple comes out with a new gadget, you’ll know right away.

2. When an Apple corporate press release pops up on [...]

What Summer News Matters?

Now that we’re smack-dab in the middle of the summer of 2009, we’re seeing the full media effect of the “silly season.” Newspapers are hashing and rehashing and re-rehashing the death of Michael Jackson, a figure most had forgotten, in no small part because it is a simple matter for a skeleton staff to dredge [...]

No Account of Torture Accountability Day

Today I attended a demonstration against Ohio budget cuts to libraries; it has garnered print and video coverage by professional journalists. There were perhaps two hundred people there.

I can’t tell you how many people showed up for demonstrations in eight cities as part of Torture Accountability Day. I can’t tell you because despite multiple [...]

Obama Secrecy, Heralded Elsewhere

… Irregular Times News Digest … May 13 2009 …

No Detainee Photo Release: Pictures Make Government Look Bad

In breaking news today out of Washington, DC, President Barack Obama and his aides announced that, despite a federal court for the release of dozens of photographs of the ill-treatment of U.S. Government detainees, the photographs [...]

Give a Conservative A Fish For a Day

Conservative blogger Sheldon Townsend, the poor dear, is a bit anemic.

He’s been eating conservative talking points memo food for so long that he’s protein poor and feeling wan. From his point of view looking up Papa Bird Limbaugh’s gullet with his mouth wide open, all the regurgitated news coming his way looks the same:

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Religious Satire Website Crawling Up Christian Index

Upset at the number of secular stories that end up on the consensus news site Digg.com, some Christians have set up a similar news ranking website called DiggChrist. The irreverent satire website Paliban Daily has submitted its articles to DiggChrist… which currently ranks 7 of them in its top 10.

Is this a hilarious trend [...]

New RSS Feed of Progressive Activist Events

As we continue to ramp up our I Voted For You, But… project to collect Obama voters’ expressions of personal dissent and progressive activists’ plans for collective protest, we’ve taught ourselves how to write RSS feeds. As a result, we’re able to share with you a new RSS feed of progressive activist events. If you [...]

Who's Elitist? Franklin County GOP Shields Mitt Romney from Citizen Questions (not TV outlets)

As I was waiting for today’s advertised “Rally With Romney” for the McCain-Palin ticket at the Franklin County GOP Victory Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio, I was approached by a man who identified himself as a Republican Party staffer. After shaking my hand, he pointed at the voice recorder I had in my hand and [...]

CBSExxonMobil News

What does it mean for a CBS News article to be presented to us by ExxonMobil, the big oil company? [...]

Americans Willfully Ignorant About Palin

Why are Americans so willfully ignorant about the candidates in the 2008 race for the White House? [...]

Dolphin News From Tursiops

Dolphin rescues, pods of killer whales attacking larger whales, the experience of captive marine mammals, and evaluation of supposed dolphin exposure therapies are all subjects recently covered by the articles over at Tursiops. [...]