University of Maryland / Philip Merrill College of Journalism
September 30, 2013 The first African-American woman to cover the White House for a major news network, Thornton was also the first black host of NPR's All Things Considered. She died last week at the age of 71.
Maya May, right, started the bilingual speed-dating business, Spanglish Exchange.
September 28, 2013 Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson tells us about a rising star in human rights law, a rags-to-riches tale of a whacky impersonator and trend to look out for in the dating world.
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The weekend broadcast of All Things Considered has moved to Los Angeles. This view of the city comes from from Griffith Observatory.
September 21, 2013 The show has a new host and a new home. On Saturdays and Sundays, Arun Rath will be broadcasting from NPR West in Culver City, Calif. Veteran NPR reporters give the new host a rundown of what to expect out West, and a flavor of how All Things Considered's national coverage can have a fresh perspective.
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Robot Turtles is for future programmers ages 3 to 8.
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September 18, 2013 Robot Turtles is a tabletop board game that teaches children as young as 3 years old the fundamentals of computer programming. Entrepreneur Dan Shapiro came up with the idea while playing with his kids, and took a leave of absence from Google to get the game into production.
September 17, 2013 Coverage of the Navy Yard shootings has been intensive and sometimes inaccurate. David Folkenflik talks with Audie Cornish about the pressures at work in covering a breaking story.
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Steve Covino and Rich Davis attend Sirius XM's Annual Celebrity Fantasy Football Draft in New York in 2012.
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September 16, 2013 Fantasy sports revenues will reach at least $1 billion this year, and the growth is in lockstep with widening broadband access and the smartphone boom.
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Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, is No. 3 on the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans.
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September 16, 2013 Oracle CEO Larry Ellison ranks No. 3 and the Koch brothers jointly occupy the No. 4 spot on the list of the wealthiest Americans.
NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.
September 13, 2013 According to a message sent to NPR's staff, the organization aims to reduce its number of employees by about 10 percent. There are currently 840 staffers. The board says it has a plan to balance NPR's budget in fiscal year 2015.
Twitter employees at work, in a photo tweeted Wednesday by the company.
September 12, 2013 Twitter will soon make its stock market debut. Its recent record gives a glimpse of several ways it plans to make a profit.
September 12, 2013 During the run-up to possible military action in Syria, the name of an unknown researcher was catapulted into the spotlight. Elizabeth O'Bagy was on NPR, Fox and quoted by Senator John McCain during a hearing. It turns out, O'Bagy is not exactly who she said she was, and her story reveals a lot about how Washington works during times of high drama.
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The Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown plans to leave the website to produce live forums on news topics.
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September 12, 2013 Celebrity editor Tina Brown announced Wednesday that she's leaving the news and opinion website to launch her own media company. She has been a regular guest on Morning Edition. Brown plans to produce live forums on news topics.
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September 11, 2013 Last week a video of a girl dancing, falling and catching on fire made its way onto cable and local news networks. This week, late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel came forward to reveal that the video was a hoax and that he staged the whole thing. It's not the first time the press has been duped by videos engineered to go viral.
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September 11, 2013 British paper The Guardian announced last Friday that it would share classified documents acquired from Edward Snowden with The New York Times. News organizations pursuing the disclosures made by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have seesawed between rivalry and collaboration — resentment and achievement.
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Amazon's Kindle e-reader. Apple has been ordered to submit to a monitor to ensure it doesn't fix prices on e-books in future.
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September 6, 2013 The order, issued two months after Apple was found to be fixing prices, would force the company to submit to oversight for a period of two years.
Reporters watch the final minutes of the presidential debate between President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney last October in Denver.
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September 6, 2013 Campaign reporters have "become one giant tweeting blob," grouses CNN political reporter Peter Hamby. In a Q&A, Hamby talks with NPR about how Twitter changed campaign coverage — the promise, the pitfalls and what that means for the next election cycle.
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