John Borthwick's Top Stories

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  1. Time Inc. Rates Writers on How "Beneficial" They Are to Advertisers
    Time Inc. has fallen on hard times. Would you believe that this once-proud magazine publishing empire is now explicitly rating its editorial employees based on how friendly their writing is to advertisers? Last year—in the opposite of a vote of...
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  2. Last Call - Medium
    The closing of a local newspaper matters more than the closing of a local shoe store for only one reason — newspapers employ journalists. I asked several reporters, editors, and scholars what journalists should do to get ready for the next wave of...
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  3. Armed police: Trigger happy
    THE shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, is a reminder that civilians—innocent or guilty—are far more likely to be shot by police in America than in any other rich country. In 2012,...
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  4. I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.
    By Sunil Dutta August 19 at 6:00 AM Sunil Dutta, a professor of homeland security at Colorado Tech University, has been an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for 17 years. The views presented here are his own and do not represent the...
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  5. Intercept Reporter Detained While Covering Ferguson Protests
    Intercept reporter Ryan Devereaux was detained this morning while on the ground covering the protests in Ferguson, Mo. According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer David Carson, who witnessed the apprehension, Ryan and a German reporter he was...
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  6. Twitter vs. Facebook as a news source: Ferguson shows the downsides of an algorithmic filter
    While Twitter has been alive with breaking news about the events in Ferguson, Mo. after the shooting of an unarmed black man — video clips posted by participants, live-tweeting the arrest of journalists, and so on — many users say Facebook has been...
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  7. Live updates: Chaos in Ferguson
    In remarks Monday afternoon on Ferguson, President Obama talked about the tense situation, calling for calm and peace rather than anger and violence. “Let’s seek to heal rather than to wound each other,” Obama said. Obama said that Attorney General...
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  8. Netflix is now paying Time Warner Cable for direct access and faster streams
    Time Warner Cable signed a direct interconnection deal with Netflix, making it the fourth of the big four U.S. ISPs to sign paid peering agreements with the streaming video provider. Presumably, this agreement should improve the Netflix viewing...
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  9. Mike Brown: Facts and dog whistles
    Are you sure you want to change your username? Changing your username will break existing story embeds, meaning older stories embedded on other Web sites will no longer appear Of course not!Yes, change it!
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  10. Did CNN, The Washington Post, and TIME Actually Check Fareed Zakaria’s Work For Plagiarism?
    WHEN AN “ISOLATED” INCIDENT ISN’T Following our reports on Benny Johnson and plagiarism last month, a number of news outlets ran articles analyzing the future of journalism in the Buzzfeed age. Politico’s Dylan Byers, discussing the lack of...
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