Monthly Archives: May 2014

James Ball on masturbatory journalism (annotated)

Read “Why can’t nerds break news instead of just explaining it?” by James Ball on News Genius

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Scoops: When journalists masturbate

“Breaking news is the most masturbating thing journalists do” – @felixsalmon, Fusion #ijf14 — journalism festival (@journalismfest) April 30, 2014 This quote is beginning to get some press attention, so I ought to correct the record: I said “masturbatory”, … Continue reading

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Taxing future income to pay for college

How to pay for the seemingly inexorable rise in the cost of college tuition? One idea seems to be having something of a heyday right now: since college graduates earn more money, why not levy a tax on them which … Continue reading

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