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The Millennial generation defends itself online

In the old days, if a newspaper ran an article some people didn't like, those people would write aggrieved letters to the editor. But that's so 20th century. So when The New York Times Magazine ran a cover story in…
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News, The Snitch Local Hiring Protesters Shadow UCSF Hospital Groundbreaking

Local Hiring Protesters Shadow UCSF Hospital Groundbreaking

This week, UCSF Mission Bay held groundbreaking ceremonies for its new children's, women's, and cancer hospitals -- a $1.5 billion complex being built on the edge of a neighborhood with the highest unemployment in San Francisco.Proponents of local hiring policies…
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News, Sucka Free City A "life hacker" is selected by a game of Roshambo to travel the world

A "life hacker" is selected by a game of Roshambo to travel the world

Earlier this month, the Mission District-based hacker collective Noisebridge held a party celebrating its third anniversary. It collected $10 donations and asked partygoers to decide how to spend the money, about $1,000 in all. One idea: Pay a mariachi band…
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News, Sucka Free City Mobile app measures cellphone radiation

Mobile app measures cellphone radiation

In June, San Francisco became the first city in the United States to require retailers to post information about how much radiation cellphones emit. Now, an Israeli company is capitalizing on the as-yet-unjustified anxiety, allowing phone users to monitor their…
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News, The Snitch The Story of 'Storify' -- Written on 'Storify'

The Story of 'Storify' -- Written on 'Storify'

Web journalists today operate within a "link economy." As well as doing their own reporting, they're responsible for "curating" information published elsewhere. The goal is to be responsive and collaborative -- to join the conversation around a story -- rather…
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News, The Snitch Worried About Cell Phone Radiation? There's an App for That.

Worried About Cell Phone Radiation? There's an App for That.

This June, San Francisco became the first city in the United States to require retailers to post information about how much radiation cell phones emit. Now, an Israeli company is capitalizing on the as-yet-unjustified anxiety surrounding cell phone radiation and…
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News, The Snitch NewsTilt Was An Obvious Disaster From the Beginning

NewsTilt Was An Obvious Disaster From the Beginning

Oh, the humanity...​There's been a lot of discussion today about Paul Biggar's account of the demise of NewsTilt, an online startup that aimed to save journalism by connecting journalists directly with readers. NewsTilt would provide journalists with a web framework…
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News, The Snitch NPR Takes 'Web-First' Approach to Blogging. What Does That Mean?

NPR Takes 'Web-First' Approach to Blogging. What Does That Mean?

Tomorrow, National Public Radio will formally launch the Argo Project, a group of 12 topic-based news blogs hosted by different NPR affiliates across the country. Two of the blogs are Bay Area-based: KALW's The Informant, which focuses on criminal justice…
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News, Feature Standing Up with the Aboriginal Blackmen United

Standing Up with the Aboriginal Blackmen United

Some people face unemployment. Some people fight it. In San Francisco, a battle starts every morning on a street corner in the Bayview, where a crowd of people gathers around a white pickup. On a Thursday in June, there are…
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News, The Snitch Bayview Man Claims Chase Bank Trashed His Loan Modification Agreement

Bayview Man Claims Chase Bank Trashed His Loan Modification Agreement

Robert Davis was profiled on the radio as a success story -- a Bayview resident facing foreclosure who beat the odds and secured a home loan modification from Chase. In March, it looked like his story had a happy ending:…
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News, The Snitch Dull DC Journal Seeks Young Thomas Friedmans

Dull DC Journal Seeks Young Thomas Friedmans

The National Journal, The Atlantic's lackluster DC sibling, is seeking a cadre of college graduates with "extreme talent" in its continued attempt to challenge Politico's domination of DC news. In a major step toward this goal, current Associated Press Washington…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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