February 27, 2011 Radio Free Tobruk's motto is Freedom or Death. Until two weeks ago, it was a mouthpiece of the Gadhafi regime. After their own station was burnt down, the staff regrouped, rescued most of their equipment and now broadcast round-the-clock calls for freedom. It's become a focal point of the revolution in the eastern city.
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TV and radio host Glenn Beck targeted Frances Fox Piven as an "enemy of the Constitution." Death threats soon followed.
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February 27, 2011 Imagine toiling away on obscure academic work your whole life and then, in a matter of minutes, not just becoming famous — but infamous. Welcome to Frances Fox Piven's life these past three months.
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February 27, 2011 It can be very dangerous work for the journalists involved in covering the civil unrest in the Middle East. Some reporters in Egypt were detained and even assaulted while reporting on the uprising there. But few places have been as tough to cover as Libya, where the country's authoritarian leader, Moammar Gadhafi, is fiercely clinging to power. Host Liane Hansen talks with NPR's David Folkenflik, who has been tracking the media coverage of the civil unrest in Egypt and Libya.
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Andrej Pejic poses backstage at the Custo Barcelona Fall 2011 fashion show during New York's Fashion Week.
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February 24, 2011 The world of high fashion, as they say, revolves around trends. And the biggest thing going right now seems to be Andrej Pejic, a model with deep-set eyes, high, strong cheekbones, long platinum hair — and the body of a man.
February 21, 2011 Conventional wisdom says readers are only willing to pay for online news that fuels their passion or helps them make money. Across the Atlantic, however, a pair of leading daily newspapers — The Times and The Sunday Times -- have ignored that conventional wisdom, putting up an ironclad digital paywall and testing whether they can remain relevant while telling readers they can no longer enjoy a free ride.
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February 20, 2011 After 15 years as the anchor of ABC's World News Sunday, Carole Simpson said goodbye in 2003. From her first day on the radio in Iowa City in 1964, Carole Simpson had to regularly deal with racial and gender discrimination in the broadcast news business. Host Liane Hansen talks with former ABC News journalist Carole Simpson about her new memoir, News Lady.
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February 19, 2011 Everything, especially the news, is moving faster and faster. At this increasingly accelerated pace, is it inevitable that noteworthy events will rush lickety-split into each other, overwhelming us? Or will we just tune it all out?
February 18, 2011 Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is angry. The Huffington Post, which just sold itself for millions, posts Colbert's videos without paying him. Now Colbert has re-posted the entire Huffington Post.
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February 17, 2011 After more than 150,000 tests conducted nationwide, AT&T's network proved that on average it was about twice as fast as Verizon's.
February 17, 2011 As Congress and the White House clash over the federal budget, House Republicans hope to include funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting among the cuts. The proposed reductions could affect PBS, NPR and more than 1,300 television and radio stations nationwide.
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Kate Betts' new book about Michelle Obama's style explores how the first lady projects both power and a keen sense of fashion.
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February 17, 2011 The Newsweek editor highlights a book and a pair of articles that turn on the intersection of style and substance — from the methods and motivation behind the AMC hit Mad Men to one man's attempt to bring reality television to Russian audiences.
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February 16, 2011 CBS News reported that correspondent Lara Logan endured a terrifying attack while covering protestors in Cairo. NPR's Jamie Tarabay has reported extensively from the Middle East, and discusses the challenges for women reporting from the region.
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Biz Stone is the co-founder of Twitter. He tweets under the name @biz.
February 16, 2011 The co-founder of Twitter talks about how the service was used in Egypt to help organize the protests, and about the rumors that the popular microblogging service could be purchased by Google or Facebook.
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News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch walks on stage with an iPad for the Feb. 2 launch of his new online newspaper for the Apple iPad called The Daily.
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February 16, 2011 Apple's new service will allow for one-click subscription to magazines, audio and video services. But Apple wants to take 30 percent of each subscription and that might mean a shake-up for some subscription services.
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CBS News says this image of correspondent Lara Logan was taken in Tahrir Square shortly before she was assaulted.
February 15, 2011 The correspondent was covering the events in Tahrir Square on Friday when she got separated from her team and was surrounded, the network says. She's recovering in a U.S. hospital.
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