Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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One year of #BringBackOurGirls

On April 14, 2014, fighters from the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram attacked a girl’s school in the northeastern city of Chibok. But rather than slaughter them, they kidnapped 277 girls, some as young as 12. While dozens of the girls have escaped, more than 200 remain missing. It is possible that they will never […]

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The short lifespan of the average news article

Long tail, schmong tail. News stories are highly perishable. News articles have median lifespan of 2.6 days according to @parsely – The Data Behind the Average Article Lifespan http://t.co/9omuI7osh7 — Rachel Nixon (@rachelnixon) April 14, 2015

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Soul singer Percy Sledge passes on

Another soul great has passed away. Percy Sledge died at his home in Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday. He was 74. Here is a recording of his most famous hit, When A Man Loves A Woman, released in 1966: See this Pitchfork article (“‘When a man loves a woman’ singer Percy Sledge has died“) for […]

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