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If you listen to NPR's Planet Money podcast, you know what they've been doing all year: following the production of a T-shirt – their T-shirt – from cotton to, well, T-shirt. Their reporting has spanned across continents, and is...
I'm loving Politico's brand new Morning Agriculture column. If you want a quick and easy way to keep up with farm and agriculture policy news, with a deep-politics, inside-the-Beltway focus, this is the read for you, too. The column comes out at 10...
A phone is a communications tool. A phone with a camera is not a celebration. It is a way to record an event. When do tools become the purpose of our lives rather than the means to achieve purpose? And how many pictures can you look at ever again?...
There’s a new service in the North Country online news environment that you will likely be hearing about from a number of different sources, called North Country Daily. Despite the name, it is not a new daily newspaper that covers all or part...
I'm quite a bit late to the party on this one. But given that PepsiCo and a German company cut the ribbon on their $206 million yogurt plant in Batavia this week, it seems like a good time to spotlight this handy map of yogurt production in New York...



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Apr 17, 2014 — The Los Angeles Register is a newspaper that just launched this week. Despite dropping newspaper sales, Ben Bergman of KPCC reports that the publisher thinks there's still an audience for print.
Apr 17, 2014 — "Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.
Apr 17, 2014 — In 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed segregation. David Greene talks to ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones about her story in The Atlantic. She examines the failure of school desegregation.
Apr 16, 2014 — After years of circulation declines and painful staffing cuts, this year's two Pulitzer Prizes are especially sweet. David Greene talks to Marty Baron, the executive editor for The Washington Post.
Apr 15, 2014 — Journalism's highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize, went to two paper for their coverage of the leak of National Security Agency documents. The Post and Guardian relied on data provided by Edward Snowden.


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Brian Mann will be absent from the trails of the Adirondacks for a few weeks.
Brian Mann will be absent from the trails of the Adirondacks for a few weeks.

Brian Mann in the Big Apple

Over the next six weeks, you may hear a familiar voice coming from a different place. Brian Mann, our Adirondack reporter and bureau chief, is doing a stint at National Public Radio's New York City bureau. David Sommerstein spoke with him earlier this morning as he was waiting at Penn Station to head off for his first assignment.  Go to full article

Media Coverage of War: Then and Now

One things is certain about the war with Iraq: we are seeing it in a brand new way. Satellite video phones, embedded reporters and the play-by-play nature of contemporary news, particularly television news, are combining for a dramatic new way of getting the story. Martha Foley talks with Dan Dullea who teaches mass communications and society at Clarkson University in Potsdam. Part of his curriculum is a history of journalism.  Go to full article

9/11 Profile: Andrew Lack, President and CEO of NBC

Andrew Lack - veteran news producer and top NBC executive - talks about the impact of September 11th on television journalism. Lack is a new seasonal resident of Lake Placid. He gave his remarks at a luncheon hosted by the Lake Placid Institute.  Go to full article

Commentary: Life Before Television

At this point in history, only about 20 percent of living Americans reached adulthood before television came along. Commentator Paul Willcott thinks that has far-reaching...  Go to full article

Kid Radio: Praise For Summer, From Summer Camp

It's summer camp season. Hundreds of kids around the north country are swimming and hiking, earning merit badges, practicing their musical instrument--even making radio. ...  Go to full article
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Call-in Special: NPR President Kevin Klose, Hour 1

National Public Radio President and CEO Kevin Klose paid a visit to the region to meet with North Country Public Radio staff, members and supporters. Listeners had a rare...  Go to full article

Commentary: Books and the Internet

Interest in the Internet as a way to publich and read books is growing steadily. It's an issue that is regularly addressed in newspapers, trade journals and on the Internet...  Go to full article

Teaching Disabilities on Texas TV

A St. Lawrence County man is heading to Texas today to appear on a TV program. Wil Hansen will discuss and perform his one-man show that teaches people about what life is...  Go to full article

Pataki Defends TV Ads

Governor Pataki is defending the frequency of TV ads in which he extols the virtues of a government funded health insurance program. His potential rival in the 2002...  Go to full article

Commentary: TV or Not TV?

Finding yourself in front of the TV a lot during the Winter Olympics? Commentator Tim Brookes shares his thoughts on watching television.  Go to full article

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