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Only in Duryea, Pittston, Pa.

September 12, 2017 by

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Only in Duryea, Pa. If you are in a jazzy wheelchair you cannot get into the Duryea borough council meetings because the lift they use for people who cannot use the steps is not even close to CODE or size needed for an electric wheelchair. Only in Duryea do you scan the morning classified to […]

Political-Media Establishment Declares War On The American People

August 27, 2015 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ Just after the 1896 election between the victor, establishment Republican William McKinley and Populist Democrat William Jennings Bryan, Mrs. Henry Cabot Lodge, wife of the Republican Senator from Massachusetts, wrote: “The great fight is won, a fight conducted by trained and experienced and organized forces, with both hands full of […]

New Survey: 3 Out Of 10 ‘Worst Jobs’ Are In Journalism

April 18, 2015 by

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By Ken Shepherd ~ A new survey by CareerCast.com shows that three journalistic professions fall inside the top ten “worst” jobs to have, reports Fortune.com: The jobs were ranked based on the following attributes, with much of the data coming from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: “income, outlook, environmental factors, stress and physical demands.” Even […]

The Future Is Arriving Faster Than Ever

January 2, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ On the last day of 2014 I received a lapel pin from the Society of Professional Journalists in honor of my having been a member since 1979, thirty-five years ago. I confess I was a little stunned to think I had been an editor and reporter that long ago. Indeed, I […]

The Fundamental Transformation Of Journalism

October 24, 2014 by

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By Cliff Kincaid ~ The story carries the great title of “How Edward Snowden Changed Journalism.” But the article doesn’t live up to its billing. The author, Steve Coll, dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, doesn’t want his readers to know that journalism has changed into a form of espionage that […]

What If? A Guide To Conspiracy Theories

October 8, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ When I was a rookie reporter, an editor said, “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” It captures the spirit of skepticism that journalists need if they are to decipher all the things politicians and others in positions of power claim as the truth. Journalists have to be […]

Journalism In A Digital World

August 9, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ In the early 1960s I started my professional life as a very young reporter for a weekly newspaper. In a few months the editor left for a job with a daily and I became the editor. It was the kind of on-the-job learning curve that was not uncommon. I had never […]