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7 Cool New Findings About the Brain

The human brain is the most complex and least understood biological structure in the known universe. President Obama's new BRAIN Initiative, which is co-led by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is designed to advance brain research. Here are examples of ongoing NSF-funded brain research that …

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

In some jobs, being in touch with emotions is essential. In others, it seems to be a detriment. And like any skill, being able to read people can be used for good or evil.<p>Some of the greatest moments in human history were fueled by emotional intelligence. When Martin Luther King, Jr. presented his …

Against 'Long-Form Journalism'

When it comes to great magazine writing, what’s in a name?<p>I have had it with long-form journalism. By which I mean—don’t get me wrong—I’m fed up with the term <i>long-form</i> itself, a label that the people who create and sell magazines now invariably, and rather solemnly, apply to their most ambitious …

The Guardian experiments with a robot-generated newspaper with The Long Good Read

The paper, printed by The Newspaper Club, is a collection of longform Guardian stories selected and laid out with the help of algorithms.<p>The Guardian is experimenting in the craft newspaper business and getting some help from robots.<p>That may sound odd, given that the company prints a daily paper …

The Best Business Journalism of 2013

Is it self-serving to note that business journalism has seen a renaissance on the Web over the past year? Quartz and Business Insider continued to thrive. We and BuzzFeed started business sections. Jessica Lessin, a former <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter, launched The Information, a subscription-based …

» What was wrong with newspapers in 1965 JIMROMENESKO.COM

What was wrong with newspapers in 1965<p><b>Nearly 50 years ago, Newsweek lodged these complaints against newspaper bosses:</b> <br>“Many papers have had the same …

Tablets Are Becoming A Favorite Shopping Tool, And They're Used Totally Differently From Smartphones

Retailers haven't paid much attention to the nuances of tablet-based retail behavior, however, due to the devices lower penetration rate. But if they continue ignoring the tablet opportunity — as many have been — they risk missing out on sales on a channel that is quickly eclipsing smartphones.<p>In a …

Facebook wants to be a newspaper — meet the new boss, same as the old boss

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Redchanka<p>As Facebook (s fb) rolls out some new algorithms relating to its main News Feed, there has …

Who’s Biggest? The 100 Most Significant Figures in History

Who’s bigger: Washington or Lincoln? Hitler or Napoleon? Charles Dickens or Jane Austen? That depends on how you look at it.<p>When we set out to rank …

New Study

[[A news anchor with a perfect news-anchor-hair-helmet]] Anchor:..and in science news, according to a new study, 85% of news organizations repeat …

Facebook Wants to Be a Newspaper. Facebook Users Have Their Own Ideas.

Most people think of Facebook in a similar way: It’s a place to share photos of your kids. It’s a way to keep up with friends and family members. …

Twitter news consumers are younger, better educated, and more mobile than Facebook news consumers » Nieman Journalism Lab

All that and more in a new Pew/Knight study based on survey data and a multiyear dataset of tweets around news events.<p>Lots of interesting numbers in there, but they add up to explain why Twitter is bullish about its advertising possibilities.<p>According to the survey, 16% of U.S. adults use Twitter. …

Monday Q&A: Thomas Patterson on why journalists need to up their knowledge game

“The news media have two bottom lines. One’s the fiscal bottom line — they have to make money to stay in business. The other one’s the civic bottom line.”<p>At the Harvard Kennedy School, Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, teaches two classes on policy, politics, …

Who’s giving (and getting) that nonprofit money? Some data on grantmaking to media orgs

The list of the biggest foundation funders of journalism includes a lot of familiar names.<p>A new report on grantmaking in media, executed by the Foundation Center with the support of the Knight Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation, aims to answer a basic question: <i>Who in media philanthropy is giving</i> …

The Fine and Fragile Art of Storytelling

People often make the mistake of thinking that storytelling is something that comes naturally to everyone. Why? Because, as children, we listened to our parents read to us or tell us stories as a means of lulling us to sleep.<p>My father told my sister and I stories about a little boy named Pinky (who …

Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood

Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings.<p>They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay over shillings at the current black market …

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Asia's Week: Despite Reform, China's One-Child Policy Will Hurt Country for Decades

China is finally moving toward loosening its notorious one-child policy , after 10 years of government studies and debate. But it’s too little, too late, of course. The population will keep aging rapidly, placing a huge burden on a still-developing country to support all the pensioners. The labor …

eBay And Amazon On This Year’s Marketplace Holiday Shopping Trends

Each year, e-commerce companies predict the new technology shopping trend for the holiday shopping season. In years past, it’s been the rise of the iPad/mobile shopper, or the expansion of major spending online beyond just Black Friday or Cyber Monday. This year is not different, with eBay and …

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.<p>Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, "The pay-TV industry has …