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New York Times Columnist David Carr attends the TimesTalks at The New School on February 12 in New York City. He died later that day. Photo by Mark Sagliocco and Getty Images David Carr, the gravelly-voiced veteran of the New York Times media beat...
A New York man holds his power ball tickets ahead of Wednesday’s drawing. Sadly, he didn’t win. Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters When it comes to Powerball, some states may be losers, but a 26 year-old North Carolina mom of 4 is a big...
Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress. Editor’s Note: Sven Beckert is a professor of American history at Harvard University. His latest book, “Empire of Cotton: A Global History,” has just been published by Alfred A. Knopf. He...
Many turned to social media during this year’s State of the Union to call out Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for nodding off. Another SOTU, another nap for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg http://t.co/wqPyFOrhDC pic.twitter.com/ibtJinTgZZ...
Bob Simon in his office at CBS’s Broadcast Center in 2010 in New York City. Simon died Wednesday at 73. Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS This has been a wrenching week for those of us in the business of telling the truth on television. A...
Radio is popular in South Sudan, where electricity is spotty and the literacy rate is low. Photo of Hellen Samuel courtesy of Eye Radio in South Sudan When Hellen Samuel first became a radio journalist in South Sudan in the mid-1980s, it wasn’t easy...