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Adam Braun and The Promise of a Pencil

Adam Braun, New York Times bestselling author and founder/CEO of Pencils of Promise, will talk about “The promise of a pencil: How an ordinary person can create extraordinary change” on Mon., Oct. 6, at 7pm in the Young Auditorium. It’s … Continue reading

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State of News Media 2014

The 11th annual State of News Media report for 2014 from the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project is available online, and it includes chapters on U.S. journalism revenue, news video on the web, growth in digital reporting, acquisitions and content … Continue reading

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Neverwhere challenged

Use of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere as reading material at Alamagordo High School in NM was challenged earlier in October. The school has temporarily removed it from classroom use (but not from the school’s library), pending a review by a district … Continue reading

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Summer Brain Exercises – Friday Fun

OK, it’s summer (officially), and if you aren’t taking classes you need to keep your brain limber! So test your knowledge: How may countries can you name? Take the Countries of the World Quiz. This quiz is at an interesting … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: What do you know about the news?

Do you keep up with the news? Do you recognize “prominent people?” Take the Pew Research Center’s “The News IQ Quiz” and compare how you do with other Americans.

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Media and its Impact on Changing Hearts and Minds (Nov. 12)

Joan Garry will talk about “Media and its Impact on Changing Hearts and Minds” at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 12, in the Irvin L. Young Auditorium. It’s the next Fall 2012 Contemporary Issues Lecture. “Joan M. Garry, former Executive … Continue reading

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PolitiFact Wisconsin’s Truth-O-Meter

“PolitiFact Wisconsin is a partnership of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and PolitiFact.com [the national site], a Pulitzer Prize-winning Web site of the St. Petersburg Times, to help you find the truth in politics.” Reporters and research staff from the newspapers … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the news?

It’s important to look up from your textbooks once in a while…so here’s a weekly quiz to see if you know what’s been going on lately around the country and the world! It’s “Calling All Newshounds” from USA Today. If … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – August 3

Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get by Ken Doctor PN4784 .062 D63 2010 New Book Island, 2nd floor As I was laying in bed catching up on the news from the Wisconsin State Journal app … Continue reading

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What’s hot, per Wikipedia

Is there a hot topic you want to learn about fast? Or do you want to know what some current hot topics are? Wikirage tracks the topics in Wikipedia that are being edited the most (during the last hour, 6 … Continue reading

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