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Go back to high school via social media | News

Do you wonder what it is really like to be in high school these days? You can find out on Monday, Oct. 2, and without having to step foot in a classroom. That’s the day when teachers, staff and students at the three west county high schools are going to digitally record everything that happens that day and it’ll be ...

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Charles Bradley’s Death: Musicians React on Social Media

Musicians are remembering acclaimed soul singer Charles Bradley, who died after a long battle with cancer on Saturday (Sept. 23). Music stars such as Questlove, Neko Case, and El-P paid tribute to the singer on social media following the news of his passing. “Respect to Brother Charles. So Much Soul,” Roots drummer Questlove captioned a black-and-white photo of Bradley on ...

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Inside the big business of being a social media influencer

According to marketing firm Media Kix, Beyoncé can earn $1 million for a sponsored social media post. Selena Gomez can earn more than half a million and Kendall Jenner gets up to $300,000. But these days, you don’t have to be a household name to be a social media influencer.  The influencer category is a $1 billion industry and it’s ...

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Media industry still figuring out how to make money in digital age

HAMISH MCNICOL Last updated 05:00, September 24 2017 SIMON MAUDE/FAIRFAX NZ Media organisations wedded to print are the only ones who are doom and gloom about the industry. The good old days of writing a blank cheque for journalism are gone after the industry started giving away its product for free on the internet, International News Media Association chief executive Earl ...

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Media Roundtable: Bengals buckle up

After two stunning losses at home in the first four days of their season that cost them their offensive coordinator before they ever scored a touchdown, the Bengals have been sent to the NFL’s version of Siberia for Sunday’s game (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) at Lambeau Field against a Green Bay team that loses at home about once a presidency. ...

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Media says Trump is just like crazy dictator Kim Jong-un, and other absolutely moronic press comments

If vapid talk show host Chelsea Handler says it, it must be … utterly nuts. The Netflix micro-star has compared President Trump to North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un in a tweet.  Here’s her half wit: “Uhhhh. Kim Jung’s letter to @realDonaldTrump is a little bit more sane than @realDonaldTrump. Maybe we trade?” Only Handler was far from the only ...

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When Disaster Hits and Landlines Fail, Social Media Is a Lifeline

It happened after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas last month, when people who could not quickly reach official emergency medical workers turned to social media, often posting their addresses on Facebook and Twitter. Civilians were frequently the ones to respond. Photo The Rev. Mark Goring, a Catholic priest, recorded a video message to parishioners on Sept. 2 in Houston. In the ...

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Iran successfully tests new ballistic missile

Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) which it displayed at a military parade on Friday, state media reported on Saturday. The test-firing of the Khorramshahr missile, which Iran said could carry several warheads, is likely to raise concerns in Washington. State broadcaster IRIB carried footage of the missile test without ...

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Iran Tests New Ballistic Missile, State Media Reports

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran test-fired a new missile that it said could carry several warheads, state media reported late Friday, in a move that looked set to ratchet up tensions with Washington. State-run IRIB released video of a rocket being launched just before midnight local time on Friday (just before 4:30 p.m. ET Friday). It did not report the location. ...

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