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Vice Planning IPO — The Making of a Media Empire?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 7:30pm
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There’s only one man in the world who is in journalism to get rich. That man is Shane Smith, the CEO and co-founder of Vice Media, Inc. 20 years in the making, Smith’s growing media empire has amassed him an estimated $400 million fortune, and according to widespread reports earlier this...

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Berkeley Journalism School’s answer for low paying careers: $10k tuition hike

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 9:45am
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What’s the problem with an extra ten or twenty thousand dollars for a journalism degree?

It’s not like the public’s trust in journalists is at an all time low or anything.

The higher education bubble is a subject we’ve covered extensively at College Insurrection.

This new report from Kaitlin Mulhere at Inside Higher...

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The Media and the White House, a Love Story

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2:30pm
Media and the White House

The Obama administration’s relationship with the media is hardly and adversarial one. In fact, at times it has seemed more like a partnership and there’s a logical explanation for that.

A surprisingly high number of people have moved back and forth from the media to the White House. Glenn Reynolds has often...

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Report – Obamacare Enrollments Vastly Exaggerated

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 12:00pm
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According to a report from Wynton Hall at Breitbart, enrollments in Obamacare are being significantly overstated…

Obamacare Real Enrollment: Just 1.7% of Uninsured Covered

Obamacare, the plan purportedly created to provide health coverage for the uninsured, has enrolled just 1.7% of America’s 48.6 million uninsured.

News of the disastrous numbers comes as

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NBC covers for teachers union at Northwestern Marxist conference

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 10:30am

NBC Chicago’s Charlie Wojciechowski ignored and lashed out a reporter who covered the Northwestern University Midwest Marxism conference over the weekend, in particular referring to reporting of Teachers Union VP Jesse Sharkey’s presence there as “full of sh*t.”

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The RNC from a hanger-on’s perspective

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 31, 2012 at 2:40pm

I traveled to Tampa, FL, last-minute for work (good timing), so I got to experience some of the hullabaloo from the vantage point of an on-the-outskirts La Quinta. My observations:

1. Tampa’s uber security perfectly captured the two paths our country faces.

There was something inspiring about seeing...

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Presidential debate commission under attack again, this time on race

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 17, 2012 at 4:17pm

Just as the media had finished congratulating itself for selecting a woman, CNN’s Candy Crowley, as one of the 2012 presidential debate moderators for the first time in 20 years, there is now an outcry over the lack of African American representation among the moderators.

A group of black journalists says it is...

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One week later, Fareed Zakaria’s one-month plagiarism suspension revoked

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 17, 2012 at 2:40pm

Fareed Zakaria, the Time columnist and host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, who was exposed plagiarizing his column and suspended on August 10, has suffered long enough, apparently.

Exactly one week after news broke of the plagiarism, Time announced that they will be revoking their previously publicized one-month suspension of Zakaria, and that his...

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Fareed Zakaria suspended from CNN and Time for plagiarism “mistake”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 13, 2012 at 2:08pm

CNN host and Time magazine contributor Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by both outlets after Newsbusters reported Friday he had plagiarized a column. It was Cam Edwards of NRA News who first noticed the irregularity; he then tipped off Tim Graham at Newsbusters.

Tim Graham of Newsbusters reports:

When CNN host and Time editor-at-large Fareed Zakaria...

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