Steven Johnson's Top Stories

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  1. The Investigators: Dashcam video clears NJ man; Cops now indicted
    BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The tale of the police dashcam video has now helped clear a Bloomfield, New Jersey man who faced a multitude of criminal charges, including eluding police and assault. Investigative Reporter Sarah Wallace obtained the dashcam...
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  2. Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’
    Summary of Findings A major insight into human behavior from pre-internet era studies of communication is the tendency of people not to speak up about policy issues in public—or among their family, friends, and work colleagues—when they believe their...
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  3. Do 1 in 6 French citizens really support Islamic State?
    An image from a video uploaded on YouTube on Aug. 23, 2013, allegedly shows a member of Ussud al-Anbar (Anbar Lions), a Jihadist group affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS). (YouTube via AFP) The Islamic State extremists are...
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  4. How to Build a Tight Organization
    Only tight organizations can produce stellar results and consistently beat their competition. The challenge is that it is both difficult and time consuming to build a tight organization. It boils down to three key things that I describe below. In a...
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  5. Antler Farm - re:form - Medium
    In Old English, a dēor was a beast — any one with four legs. Over time, dēor became der became deer. These, too, were once wild things, the cute little fawns that wander through suburban backyards, the does and bucks that overrun East Coast forests....
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