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Bono's 'Red' charity campaign stays in the red

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Bono & Co. Spend up to $100 Million on Marketing, Incur Watchdogs' Wrath

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Mail threat suspect linked to right-wing blogger community

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Nov. 14: “Countdown” host Keith Olbermann talks to John Cook, a senior writer for Radar Online, about Chad Castagana, the California man suspected of mailing threatening letters containing suspicious white powders to celebrities including Olbermann.

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Indymedia journalist killed by Oaxacan paramilitaries while covering conflict

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On Oct. 27, New York-based Indymedia journalist and videographer Brad Will was shot and killed in Oaxaca by armed thugs supporting the state's embattled governor Ulises Ruiz. The shooting took place amidst a government/military crackdown on pro-democracy protests calling for Ruiz's resignation. Will was one of a number of indepedent media journalists in Oaxaca covering the conflict; he was one of at least six people killed during the weekend by government-supported paramilitaries. Establishment media reporting on the conflict is obscuring the largely one-sided nature of the violence, and suggesting that the pro-democracy movement, rather than state oppression, is the cause of turmoil. Meanwhile, as part of an increased crackdown, paramilitaries and police have shut down Oaxacan community media outlets.

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New economic study shows: more media consolidation will hurt Washington cities

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Cities across Washington State will suffer if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) eliminates or further relaxes key limits on media ownership, according to new research examining the impact of potential media mergers in Seattle, Spokane, and Yakima. The study, released by Reclaim the Media in conjunction with the national Media and Democracy Coalition, focuses on the potential impact of newspaper-broadcast "cross-ownership" mergers. Download the full report (pdf).

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Qwest won't commit to Seattle fiber, doesn't want city to do it

FM Translator-traffickers mint another million

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Noncommercial radio translators remain big business for crooked Christian broadcasters.

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For the Times, the truth matters -- at least if it's trivial

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When an obituary in the New York Times says that novelist Muriel Spark died on April 13 -- when she really died on April 14 -- well, that kind of mistake requires some extensive research and warrants a correction.

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Estamos montados en el burro

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Grassroots media test post

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey