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Reporting Poverty: Journalists Speak Out On Homelessness, Hunger; Criticize Obama, Romney (HuffPost)
MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry exploded at a guest on her show over the weekend. The issue that set her off? Poverty. The reports on her show briefly put the issue in the spotlight, but they seem to be the exception rather than the rule. Reporters are told that breaking news takes priority, or that advertisers want to target wealthy consumers. The latest numbers, however, indicate that it is more important now than ever to report on poverty.
50 Years of 'Evening News' Now with Scott Pelley at the Helm (TVNewser)
It is 6:25 PM, and Scott Pelley is calmly reading notes in a skybox turned television studio at the Time Warner Cable Arena. The lead story on this evening's newscast was an excerpt from Pelley's interview with the Navy SEAL who wrote the tell-all book about the bin Laden raid. "We had been working on it for six weeks, maybe two months," said Pelley on the huge get.
More Than Half of Mobile App Users Decided Not to Install One Over Privacy Concerns: Survey (NY Post)
More than half of US mobile app users say they have decided not to use an app on their phone because of concerns over privacy. A study released Wednesday from the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 54 percent of mobile app users decided not to install one once they found out how much personal information they'd have to share to do so.