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150 Years Of British History From Over 100 Local Newspapers: What Did AI Researchers Find?

University of Bristol's ThinkBIG Project sourced information from more than 100 British newspapers encompassing 150 years of history to trace important historical and cultural shifts using artificial intelligence tools.

Life & Style January 11, 2017

Worst Jobs In America: Newspaper Reporter, Logger, Broadcaster Top The List

For three years straight, newspaper reporters top the list of CareerCast.com’s worst jobs, closely followed by loggers and broadcasters. Declining job growth, low pay, and shrinking job opportunities are seen as the reasons behind the inclusion of the said jobs.

Business April 16, 2016

Alibaba Buys Hong Kong's South China Morning Post Newspaper In A Bid To Influence Media

Alibaba bought South China Morning Post, with the hopes of raising influence in the media sector. The deal is said to improve the world's view of China and subsequently of Alibaba.

Business December 12, 2015

Amazon Prime Members Will Now Get A Free Trial Of The Washington Post With Membership

Amazon Prime members will now be offered a free six-month trial of the digital edition of The Washington Post, with the subscription to the paper then costing customers only $3.99 a month.

Deals September 16, 2015

What People Read About Food Can Predict A Country's Future Level Of Obesity, Study Finds

The kinds of foods mentioned in newspapers - healthy versus unhealthy - can predict future obesity, researchers find. Trending mentions of sweet snacks vs. healthy fruits and vegetables make newspapers 'crystal balls' about obesity, they say.

LIFE July 20, 2015

MFA Opens Boston 1795 Time Capsule. What's Inside?

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has opened a 220-year-old brass box that houses artifacts, coins and documents from the past. The time capsule was buried by U.S. founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere in 1795.

Society January 7, 2015

Ferguson In The Media: Newspaper Front Pages The Morning After The Decision

On Monday night peaceful protests and violent riots broke out after the announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged for the death of Michael Brown.

Internet Culture November 25, 2014

The New York Times is going to grade you on how well you crowdsource

Similar to how the Smithsonian's crowdsourcing project asked 1,000 volunteers to transcribe over 13,000 pages of material, the New York Times is now enlisting the help of the public to digitally document newspaper clippings. The initiative gives readers a chance to leave 'your mark on history.'

Internet Culture October 16, 2014

Bezos and his plan to connect Amazon Kindle, Washington Post as a media force

Bezos looks to strengthen The Washington Post's national presence by packaging news content into a new app that will run on Kindle. Back in June, the Post hired just the person to head up such an effort.

Apps/Software October 6, 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald used Comic Sans on its front page, and the Internet went crazy

The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia's oldest newspaper, used Comic Sans on the front page of the Sept. 3 issue. Of course, this put the Internet in a frenzy over the use of the much-maligned typeface.

FEATURE September 4, 2014

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