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.

Trusting your instincts is lazy: Poker pro Liv Boeree on Big Think Edge

International poker champion Liv Boeree teaches decision-making for Big Think Edge.

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  • Learn to make decisions with the clarity of a World Series Poker Champion.
  • Liv Boeree teaches analytical thinking for Big Think Edge.
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Stress is contagious–but resilience can be too

The way that you think about stress can actually transform the effect that it has on you – and others.

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  • Stress is contagious, and the higher up in an organization you are the more your stress will be noticed and felt by others.
  • Kelly McGonigal teaches "Reset your mindset to reduce stress" for Big Think Edge.
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Philosopher Alan Watts: 'Why modern education is a hoax'

Explore a legendary philosopher's take on how society fails to prepare us for education and progress.

Alan Watts.
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  • Alan Watts was an instrumental figure in the 1960s counterculture revolution.
  • He believed that we put too much of a focus on intangible goals for our educational and professional careers.
  • Watts believed that the whole educational enterprise is a farce compared to how we should be truly living our lives.
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5 short podcasts to boost your creativity and success

These quick bursts of inspiration will brighten your day in 10 minutes or less.

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Podcasts can educate us on a variety of topics, but they don't have to last an hour or more to have an impact on the way you perceive the world. Here are five podcasts that will boost your creativity and well-being in 10 minutes or less.

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