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Working together: How NBC built a new tool to improve collaboration across its newsrooms

Built by NBCUniversal News Group, NewsConnect, is a dashboard that centralizes information and reporting for all of NBC’s platforms.<p>Across all of its platforms, in both digital and broadcast, the NBCUniversal News Group — NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC — employs thousands of journalists and publishes …

What you need to know: How six publishers digest the news for readers

Here’s how BuzzFeed, The Economist, The New York Times, Quartz, Vox, and Yahoo News slim down a day’s worth of news into manageable forms.<p>Every day, readers are faced with a firehose of news online. News organizations realize this, and they’re trying a bunch of different ways to make the news more …

Journalism

BuzzFeed is planning to enter the local news game in the U.K. » Nieman Journalism Lab

<b>LINK</b>: www.theguardian.com ➚ | <b>Posted by</b>: Justin Ellis | September 23, 2015<p>It’s not unusual to see BuzzFeed on a hiring spree, especially since the company seems to be capable of raising limitless amounts of money lately.<p>But the newest job postings show that BuzzFeed wants to test the waters of local …

Journalism

'Twenty Years Ahead of the World': Talking to Legendary Performance Artist Penny Arcade

We talked to the one-woman show about five decades of performing, her oral history project <i>Lower East Side Biographies</i> and the need to offer young people a queer, punk-rock, alternative to the mainstream.<p>"What does gentrification mean? It means the erasure of history, it means cultural …

Slack boss calls Siri ‘f—ing idiotic’

We have a bit of a digital-assistant war brewing in the tech world. In addition to Apple’s Siri, we have Google Now, Microsoft’s Cortana and, eventually, Facebook’s MoneyPenny. Everybody’s out to provide users with the most helpful fake secretaries imaginable, and even productivity app Slack is …

Apple Watch

How Sci-fi Ships...

<b>The Fastest Ship in the Universe: How Sci-fi Ships Stack Up</b><p>From the Millennium Falcon to the USS Enterprise, science fiction has shown us a vast …

Secret Britain: 50 hidden gems to seek out this summer

The best cultural treasures off the beaten track, from the village church Chagalls to Birmingham's singing lift<p>1) Marc Chagall’s church windows, Tudeley<p>All Saints’ Church in the village of Tudeley, Kent houses a dozen exquisite windows by the Russian-French artist Marc Chagall. Commissioned to …

Lake District

The battle for the BBC

Under attack from a government intent on reducing its size and besieged by commercial rivals, the broadcaster has been forced to justify its very existence<p>On 18 March 2015, two past and future culture secretaries ran into one another at the Tower of London, William the Conqueror’s great fortress on …

United Kingdom

ISIS is pulling straight from the playbook of Mexican drug cartels

The orange jumpsuits worn by ISIS' prisoners in the terror group's propaganda videos have become iconic.<p>But the videos' standard "plotline" — in which the captives are interviewed and then beheaded or shot on camera — is far from original.<p>"In May 2005, a cartel boss ... captured four Zeta hitmen …

Uber driver threatens to cut the neck of user who canceled ride

Uber really couldn't be <i>more</i> of a magnet for controversy. When it's not being banned or prompting sometimes violent protests from traditional taxi competitors, it's being scrutinized for the behavior of its drivers. The company added a panic button to its app in India after a driver was accused of …

ISIS Murders Two of Syria’s Bravest Men

The army of terror just took out two of the good guys—young activists from a grassroots NGO documenting the atrocities in Raqqa—in its latest snuff …

The hack that took down a global spyware vendor

At the end of last month, Hacking Team seemed untouchable. The company occupied a controversial niche in the security space, contracting out surveillance software to law enforcement agencies around the world. If your phone got stuck with a wiretapping implant, there's a good chance it came from …

How a confused mom drove through a White House checkpoint and ended up dead

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>By Jennifer Gonnerman | Thurs Mar. 11, 2015 03:00 PM ET<p>At 2:13 p.m. on October 3, …

The Early Friendship of the Beastie Boys and Run-DMC

Horovitz: One night at the studio, me and Adam and Mike, we’re waiting outside, drinking beers, and we see Run running down the street screaming, and …

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Last-minute supermarket Christmas wine choices

Three suggestions for great wines from supermarket shelves for the festive season<p><b>Villa Taurini Verdicchio, Matelica, Italy 2012 (£5.49,</b> <b>Tesco</b><b>)</b> Most of us will find ourselves caught amid the trolley-rage and Slade of the festive supermarket at some point in the next couple of days, stocking up on …

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Videos explain why Germans are so rude: The country’s centuries-long subdivision into mini-states led people to feel 'constantly surrounded by enemies'

Ever wondered why the Germans are stereotypically renowned for bagging poolside sun loungers with their towels, not saying “thank you” when a door is …

Easy Money

They were giving away money. That was the reason I took the long subway ride from Brooklyn to Harlem one Sunday morning in August. Once I arrived, though, it was all too clear that I wasn’t the only one who had heard about the opportunity. The open audition for “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” was …

Ben Shneiderman's Mondrianesque data art

Many infographics designers have a remarkable artistic side. Michigan State's <b>Karl Gude</b> is well known for his numerous <b>drawing tutorials</b> on Youtube; …

A Confederacy of Truth-Tellers: The Bright (But Challenging) Future of Small or Independent Visualization Teams

Big media is fading and, with it, the way in which society has traditionally informed itself about relevant issues. Alberto Cairo, author of The …

New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan describes her vision for the city's future.

New York City is a global leader in everything from fashion to food to finance—but cannot afford to take this position for granted. We compete with …