"Google has bought an operator of Wi-Fi hotspots in high-traffic locations such as airports, hotels and fast-food restaurants. Google Inc. is paying $400 million for ICOA Inc., a Warwick, R.I., company, as part of the search company's efforts to diversify its portfolio."
It was so wrong, in fact, that the AP later moved a "KILL BULLETIN" saying it was:
If you've ever seen a Tiny Desk Concert, you understand the draw. The hottest musicians — some famous, some just discovered — rock out in an unusual venue: the NPR cubicle of Bob Boilen, host of All Songs Considered.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case on the constitutionality of recording police officers while they do their job.
This means the court leaves in place a lower-court ruling, which found placing limits on taping police in public spaces unconstitutional.
The ACLU of Illinois brought the a suit against Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez in 2010, after her office wanted to bring charges against ACLU staff recording audio of "police officers performing their public duties in a public place and speaking loudly enough to be heard by a passerby."
Originally published on Thu November 22, 2012 8:03 am
Here's a peek behind the curtain to show you a bit of what is was like in the NPR Newsroom during Superstorm Sandy.
A little less than a month ago, when we began to really grasp the size and power of Sandy, a small team of news staff and others from across NPR gathered to plan how we were going to cover the storm and also make sure our people and operations could stay up and running at our Washington, D.C. headquarters, as Sandy was headed our way.
WNYC staff in generator-powered newsroom watch President Obama speaking from the White House about Sandy. (L-R) Reporter Brigid Bergin, Brian Lehrer, producer Javier Guzman (back to camera), host Richard Hake, host Lance Luckey, and VP-News Jim Schachter.
A staffer, whose home was still without power 10 days after Sandy, recharged electric toothbrushes in the green room at WNYC.
New Jersey Public Radio Host David Furst volunteers at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey on the Sunday after Sandy in Hillside, NJ.
Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 11:10 am
The story of how WNYC covered Superstorm Sandy begins more than a year ago, in August 2011. That's when another big storm – Hurricane Irene – hit the East Coast of the United States. When Sandy was a looming threat over the Atlantic, the WNYC team knew just what to do and went to work.
"We've been through this once before [with Hurricane Irene]. We just tried to anticipate what [our audience] would want next," said John Keefe, Senior Editor for Data News & Journalism Technology.
Originally published on Wed November 21, 2012 2:35 pm
With the big day right around the corner, here's one more last-minute historical tidbit:
The Wampanoags were the Native Americans, indigenous to New England, who purportedly helped the Pilgrims at Plymouth (about 60 miles from Nantucket, Mass.). Today they still live in small communities scattered around New England — but a few centuries ago, they numbered in the thousands.
Paul has been committed to disease and poverty reduction since his early twenties. Partners in Health, started in Haiti in the 1980s, provides health care to the world's poorest communities. Paul launched the organization while he was a student at Harvard Medical School.
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