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Lawyers Learn How Online Posts Can Come Back to Bite You

September 26, 2013 | 9:02 am

Lawyers Learn How Online Posts Can Come Back to Bite You

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A federal judge threw out murder convictions of five cops after prosecutors’ online comments.

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‘On the Media’: A Consumer’s Handbook for Breaking News

September 22, 2013 | 11:25 am

‘On the Media’: A Consumer’s Handbook for Breaking News

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Who and what do you believe in the chaos of a breaking news story? Here’s some advice.

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World Watching Cupertino as Apple Announces New iPhones

September 10, 2013 | 8:54 am

World Watching Cupertino as Apple Announces New iPhones

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The Cupertino company holds a “special event,” and the cognoscenti expect two new iPhone models.

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September 4, 2013 | 5:49 pm

So Long From News Fix’s Jon Brooks

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Our great News Fix blogger and editor is moving on, but he’ll continue to make guest appearances here.

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August 26, 2013 | 8:00 am

Video: 1983 Dodgers Prank Sports Journalist Dick Schaap

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Before we get too heavily into the week and start force-feeding you your news and current affairs vegetables, here’s a Monday morning muffin. Not that we ever want to deflate your pure antipathy for all things Los Angeles Dodgers, especially this year, when the Giants have become the Boys of Bummer. But this is pretty […]

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NPR CEO Gary Knell Resigns

August 19, 2013 | 10:17 am

NPR CEO Gary Knell Resigns

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Gary E. Knell, president and CEO of National Public Radio, has announced he will resign this fall to assume the same titles at the National Geographic Society. NPR’s David Folkenflik is reporting that whoever takes Knell’s place will be the network’s “seventh acting or full-time CEO in (a) little over seven years.” Knell came to […]

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Netflix Makes A Play For The Kids

August 16, 2013 | 3:54 pm

Netflix Makes A Play For The Kids

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Los Gatos-based Netflix is making a play for the kiddie crowd, striking a deal with Scholastic Media to bring its movies and TV shows to Netflix’s streaming video service. Netflix already has Scholastic’s “The Magic School Bus” and “Goosebumps” kid shows for its customers in the United States and Canada. As part of the new deal, […]

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8 Questions With KQED’s Jerry Neuman, Retiring After 37 Years

August 8, 2013 | 11:34 am

8 Questions With KQED’s Jerry Neuman, Retiring After 37 Years

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KQED Public Radio airs programming from many different sources: NPR, PBS, BBC and our own local shows like “Forum,” to name some. Yet, to many listeners, it’s all just “KQED,” a seamless run of information that somehow fits together. One reason for that is our staff announcers, who function as  almost masters of ceremonies, smoothly […]

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Buys Washington Post

August 5, 2013 | 1:38 pm

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Buys Washington Post

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The Washington Post is reporting that it’s been sold to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos for $250 million in cash. Amazon itself is not involved in the deal. From the Post’s article on the sale: Bezos himself will buy the news organization and become its sole owner when the sale is completed, probably within 60 days. […]

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Longtime PBS Reporter Spencer Michels Reflects on the Past, Present and Future of News

July 19, 2013 | 8:00 am

Longtime PBS Reporter Spencer Michels Reflects on the Past, Present and Future of News

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KQED recently announced the launch of a new multiplatform program called “KQED Newsroom,” which starting Oct. 18 will replace “This Week in Northern California” on Friday nights. The title is a nod to the station’s groundbreaking 1968 program, which was the first nightly news series on public television and informed the launch of the national […]

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