Media News Round-Up

Facebook sends more users to broadcast news sites, while Google News sends more to newspaper sites.

10,000 Words argues that news media shouldn't wait to develop iPad apps, because the device "could present the viable distribution model that news media are looking for."

Curtis Brainard discusses the importance of regional science journalism and how the Ohio River Valley's network of radio, TV and newspapers can serve as a model for reinvigorating local science and environmental reporting.

The story of China that Western media consistently misses lies somewhere between the conventional narratives of the exploding economic powerhouse on the one hand and the simmering revolt straining against the authoritarian state on the other.

A new book accuses famed polish reporter Ryszard Kapuściński of blurring the line between fact and fiction.

Kimberly Butler interviews Amy Goodman, Dan Rather and Geraldo Rivera, among others, on the dominance of personalities on network news and the trivialization of the media: parts one and two.

How to vaccinate the world’s most vulnerable? Build global partnerships.

Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.

Susan Silbermann, Global President of Pfizer Vaccines, looks on as a health care worker administers a vaccine in Rwanda. Photo: Courtesy of Pfizer.
  • Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
  • Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
  • Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
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Scientists claim the Bible is written in code that predicts future events

The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.

Michael Drosnin
Surprising Science
  • Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
  • The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
  • Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
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Juice is terrible for children. Why do we keep giving it to them?

A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.

Pixabay user Stocksnap

Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you. 

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Orangutans exhibit awareness of the past

Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club

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Surprising Science
  • Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
  • It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
  • This ability may come from a common ancestor
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