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The Banality of Evil: Hannah Ardent on the Normalization of Human Wickedness and Our Only Effective Antidote to it(Brainpickings)

“The Nazis, Arendt argues, furnished this deliberate disconnect from reality with what she calls “holes of oblivion.” (Today, we call them “alternative facts.”) In a searing testament to the power of speaking up, she considers …

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First Look Media’s Topic.com is leaning on video and illustrations to tell stories (and break out of the news cycle) –via Nieman Lab

“Holmes hopes that Topic.com, her new project at First Look Media, will help rekindle her love for the web. The consumer-facing publication, published monthly, is designed to be the antithesis of the kinds of publications …

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“An international audience and a local audience”: How Fusion and The Guardian are changing their coverage of underreported areas (Nieman Lab)

(via NICO GENDRON at Nieman Lab)
“73 percent of media workers are located between Virginia, New York, Boston and the West Coast. The rest of the country, ‘flyover states,’ has about 27 percent of the country’s media workers,” …

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Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend On It. (Via Cal Newport at NYT)

“In a capitalist economy, the market rewards things that are rare and valuable. Social media use is decidedly not rare or valuable. Any 16-year-old with a smartphone can invent a hashtag or repost a viral …

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Chekhov Tribute – 1/29 – Nuyorican Poets Cafe

In celebration of Anton Chekhov’s birthday on January 29th, join us for a tribute to his timeless works directed by Alice Spivak of OnTheRoad Repertory Company at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Will be great! Buy …

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Diverse Perspectives (Nieman)

“Diverse perspectives go far beyond race and ethnicity: It also means actively cultivating a newsroom whose journalists represent a broad cross section of America. We need more journalists who understand our military, more people who …

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