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Mark Cuban, Sportswriter Bob Ryan, Fox Sports President Eric Shanks Headline IU's Sports Media Week

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The National Sports Journalism Center is welcoming Hall of Fame sports writer Bob Ryan, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Fox Sports President Eric Shanks to Indiana University next week as part of a special week of activities for students about the media and sports. The center, based in The Media School at IU, also is organizing a panel about careers in sports journalism featuring the editor of ESPN the Magazine, reporters for Sports Illustrated, WTTV-4 and other outlets, as well as demonstrating new advanced video technologies being used by students.

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TV a Top Source of Political Information for Caucus-Goers, According to ISU/WHO-HD Poll

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Journalists will file countless reports from Iowa in the final days before the caucuses. According to the Iowa State University/WHO-HD Iowa Caucus Poll, voters rely on a variety of these reports for political information with national television news being the primary source.

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Escaping the Echo Chamber

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As Iowa surges toward the presidential caucuses, University of Iowa computer science and political science professors launch a political news aggregator to track public sentiment and identify bias during the election season.

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USC Annenberg Public Relations Center Announces All-New Board of Advisors, Research and Events

The USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations (CPR), a think tank that connects the school and its students with the $14 billion global PR industry, has announced a new Board of Advisors.

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The Wistar Institute Names Tara Yates Director of Communications

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Tara Yates appointed The Wistar Institute Director of Communications

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David Simon—Creator of HBO’s ‘the Wire’ and Other Award-Winning Series—to Be Honored with Rod Serling Award From Ithaca College

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The first Rod Serling Award for Advancing Social Justice Through Popular Media will be presented on February 4 at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. Distinguished television writer David Simon is the inaugural winner of the award, created by Ithaca College.

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Speed Reading Promises Are Too Good to Be True, Scientists Find

Learning to speed read seems like an obvious strategy for making quick work of all the emails, reports, and other pieces of text we encounter every day, but a new report shows that the claims put forth by many speed reading programs and tools are probably too good to be true.

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Pulitzer Prizes Begin Centennial Celebration

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he Pulitzer Prize Board is launching a series of events all across the United States to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the prizes. Grassroots Pulitzer-themed programs are scheduled throughout 2016. Larger marquee events will be held in four major U.S. cities: St. Petersburg, Dallas, Los Angeles and Cambridge.

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Study Shows Racial Bias in Media Coverage of Celebrity Domestic Violence

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Athletes, musicians and actors who commit acts of domestic violence continue to face heightened scrutiny, and new research from the University of Maryland reveals that the news coverage of such cases is often racially biased.

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Political Campaign Expert Available to Discuss Trump Ad

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Ten Years of Somber Reflection: WVU Faculty, Staff Recall Sago Mine Disaster

As we embark on the 10th anniversary of the Sago Mine disaster, WVU experts are available to reflect and discuss the issues - ranging from mine safety, legal ramifications, emergency response, trauma care and media coverage - related to the tragedy.

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Top Stories 11 Dec 2015; New Forensic Science Breakthroughs, Breast Cancer Treatment Difference by Age, Racial Disparities in Dialysis, and More...

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UCI Researchers Help Demystify Key Elements of Digital Disaster Communications

Emotional appeal is among the factors increasing the chance that disaster communiques posted on social media by emergency management agencies will be retransmitted by recipients, researchers at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Kentucky have found.

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Gaps in Advertising and Public Relations Education Are Due to New Roles in Social Media

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Blurred boundaries between advertising and public relations professions due to new roles in social media raise the question of whether educators can adequately prepare their students for a career in those growing fields, according to a Baylor study.

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A New Name and Enduring Mission: Welcome to the Center for Health Journalism

The nation’s pre-eminent center for health journalism training and news collaborations today announced a name change: the Center for Health Journalism.

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Death Rates Are Surprisingly Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans: Experts Needed

According to a surprising new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, a decades-long decline in the death rate of middle-aged white Americans (age 45 to 54) has reversed in recent years. The causes are not the big killers such as heart disease and diabetes but an epidemic of suicides and substance abuse. The study was done by Nobel-winning researchers Angus Deaton and Anne Case of Princeton University.

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The Media Love Men… Bad News for Women

Five out of every six names that appear in the media today are those of men, a McGill-led research team has discovered. That's because the media focuses nearly exclusively on individuals at the top of occupational and social hierarchies, who are mostly men: CEOs, politicians, movie directors, and the like.

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Study Reveals Why Men Receive Much More Media Coverage Than Women

For years social scientists have grappled with the question of why men receive far more media coverage than women, and now a new study reveals the answer.

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The Paper Ceiling – Women Underrepresented In Media Coverage

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Mirroring a major problem in society at large, women are significantly shortchanged when it comes to media coverage, with men being mentioned in the news a whopping five times more than women.