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It’s official: We now get most of our news from social media

May 27th, 2016  |  Source:

The scale is tipping from traditional media to social media as a source for news.

That’s the conclusion reached in a new study published on Thursday by Pew Research Center. 

Hypersensitive Exxon bans Guardian from AGM

May 25th, 2016  |  Source: The Guardian

Oil firm accuses newspaper of ‘lack of objectivity’ on climate change reporting in ‘campaign’ against energy companies

Keep it in the ground, this newspaper has argued for ages on fossil fuels. Then keep out of our annual meeting, replies ExxonMobil.

Donald Trump’s Fake Spokesman

May 24th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

The mystery of whether Trump masqueraded as his own spokesman while owner of the New Jersey Generals endures.

I didn’t get to do a lot of original reporting in 1985 as a clerk on United Press International’s sports desk in New York. My job was to move copy and box scores to our client newspapers as fast as possible, and so every night I took dictation from sportswriters around the country — at baseball stadiums or at ringside, at the racetrack or inside the arena.

Piketty has last laugh as revolts threaten the pay status quo

May 23rd, 2016  |  Source:

Economist is finding unexpected allies — stock market investors

Thomas Piketty’s 2013 tome Capital in the Twenty-First Century was dismissed by diehard critics as doctrinaire, statistically flawed and boring. Three years later the French economist’s broadside against rising financial inequality is receiving validation from an improbable quarter: stock market investors.

Platforms are the future—but not for everyone

May 19th, 2016  |  Source: The Economist

“INTERESTING thesis, but don’t use the word ‘platform’ in the title. No one knows what it means.” That was the reaction of a professor at MIT in 2000 upon reading the dissertation of Annabelle Gawer, now co-director of the Centre for Digital Economy at the University of Surrey. She ignored the advice and kept the title.

States Are Missing Out on Billions in Legal Marijuana Revenues

May 18th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

A new report shows that marijuana prohibition comes with a cost.

In the few years since Colorado and Washington state legalized recreational marijuana, an overwhelming body of research has refuted the idea that legal pot comes at the expense of our civil society. In fact, a new study suggests quite the opposite: that marijuana prohibition comes with a cost to state coffers.

‘One of the Biggest Mistakes in Modern Medicine’

May 17th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

More groups are working to find ways to curb the opioid epidemic in America.

The overdose death toll from opioids, both prescription drugs and heroin, has almost quadrupled since 1999. In 2014 alone, 28,000 people died of opioid overdoses, more than half from prescription drugs.

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