news en Top 10 Stories From Last Week: Vanilla Vaccine; Vermont's Local Food Gamble <p>Here are the stories that got the most attention on last week. Did you miss them? Click below to read or listen!</p><p>1. <a href="">USDA Airdrops Vanilla Flavored Rabies Vaccines Over Eastern Forests</a></p><p>2. <a href="">Across The River, Vermont Puts Its Money On Local Food</a></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:30:30 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 34600 at Is Journalism's "Golden Age" A Myth? <p>After every errant tweet from another major news outlet, or the announcement of fresh layoffs from another print newsroom, many shake their heads and talk about the good old days, before false reports of WMD’s and internet news aggregators. We remember a time when Edward R. Murrow and other icons of objectivity were our revered national watchdogs, serving up the newspaper column or TV broadcast at a time.&nbsp; &nbsp;But what if our idealistic view of American journalism's "golden age" is nothing but a nostalgic myth?<strong>&nbsp; Todd Gitlin</strong> teaches journalism and communications at Columbia University. His <a href="">recent article</a> “The Myth of Journalism’s Golden Age” was recently featured in the <a href=""><em>Utne Reader. </em> Mon, 13 May 2013 14:34:26 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27373 at Is Journalism's "Golden Age" A Myth? The Uncertain Future Of Backyard News <P>A number of major newspapers have stopped the presses in recent years. Meanwhile, community journalism sites have sprung up from Seattle to Springfield. Media gurus declared “hyperlocalism” to be the future of journalism and a path for out-of-work reporters. A few big ticket news outfits took that bet, including AOL, which launched in 2010. A few years on, hyper-local phenomenon takes many forms, with differing degrees of success. AOL reported losing $147 million dollars on Patch in 2011, so maybe news of town hall meetings, police blotter reports, and high school sports might not be as bankable as once thought. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:37:33 +0000 Virginia Prescott 20326 at The Uncertain Future Of Backyard News The News That Got Buried Under The Fiscal Cliff <P>The last few weeks of 2012 were dominated by media coverage of the fiscal cliff crisis. News outlets covered everything from the projected impact of the cliff to shouting matches between legislators. Lost in the mix throughout the crisis were important, but less sensational news stories. <A href=""><STRONG>Joshua Keating </STRONG></A>is an associate editor at <A href=""><EM>Foreign Policy</EM></A> and he joins us to talk about some of these backseat news items.</P> <P></P> <P> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:29:59 +0000 Virginia Prescott 19682 at The News That Got Buried Under The Fiscal Cliff Slow News Is Good News on GoKicker <P>A 2007 study by Harvard University found that the rank and file of “Generation Y” is consistently less engaged and less knowledgeable about current events than their elders. Former New York Times editor and entrepreneur, <STRONG>Holly Ojalvo, </STRONG>is looking to staunch the growing tide of current events ignorance.&nbsp; She’s the founder and editor-in-chief of <A href=""></A>, a website that’s adapting the news cycle for the 35-and-younger set.</P> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:20:54 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18386 at Slow News Is Good News on GoKicker Something To Look At: Raw Data Transformed <p>Last week,&nbsp;<a href="">WNYC</a>'s John Keefe visited NHPR. He heads that station’s new <a href="">Datanews</a> group, and demonstrated some truly illuminating interactive data maps for us. One map of New York reveals that&nbsp;the blocks where the highest number of stop and frisk gun searches are conducted by the NYPD, are not the places where stopping and frisking actually results in seizing a gun. So, using graphics to illustrate raw data can add value to news stories, or become the story itself. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 20:39:11 +0000 Virginia Prescott 13942 at Something To Look At: Raw Data Transformed Ira Flatow: Live at UNH <p>A special broadcast of NPR's Talk of the Nation: Science Friday host Ira Flatow, recorded in front of a live audience at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 16:38:30 +0000 Brady Carlson 4107 at Ira Flatow: Live at UNH James Murdoch Steps Down As Executive Chairman Of News International As the phone hacking scandal that roiled his father's international news company deepened, James Murdoch is stepping down as Executive Chairman of News International.<p>The AP reports that News Corp., owned by James' father Rupert Murdoch, said he was stepping down "to focus on the company's international TV business."<p>We'll have more on this story as it develops.<p><strong>Update at 9:28 p.m. ET. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:20:00 +0000 2230 at James Murdoch Steps Down As Executive Chairman Of News International NPR's Guy Raz: Recorded live at the Tupelo Music Hall <p>A conversation with NPR's All Things Considered host Guy Raz, recorded live at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, VT.</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 16:58:11 +0000 Virginia Prescott 837 at NPR's Guy Raz: Recorded live at the Tupelo Music Hall