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A small survey suggests chasing pageviews isn’t putting as much pressure on watchdog reporting as you might think (or fear)
When it comes to metrics and measurement, digital publishing has brought both the good and the bad. While news organizations are now able to see, with increasingly accuracy and depth, exactly which stories resonate with readers, metrics have also taken an outsize role in determining which stories reporters are encouraged to chase. That’s often bad...
Magical Words Link Roundup 5-22-2017

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. has announced the recipients of the Nebula Awards.

A very long, long time ago when times were different there existed people who called themselves writers. They were a pleasant bunch of daydreamers, incessant travellers and occasionally, scallywags.

Blogger Austin Hodgens said, “I concluded that if I didn’t speak at all, my words could not be used against me.”

The five uncomplimentary adjectives discussed in this post have in common their origin in references to diseases and other conditions affecting humans and/or other species.

No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change.

Think about the questions that are haunting you. Can you ever know the one you love? Can an outsider ever belong to a community that doesn’t want her? Are there really some things in [...]

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Free Fiction Monday: Red Letter Day
Graduation Day at Barack Obama High School. The day the Red Letters arrive, the day that students get a glimpse into their own future.But a handful never get a letter and no one knows why. One teacher has an idea though: a teacher who never got a Red Letter herself, a teacher finally finds the answers to her own fate.“Red Letter Day,” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this website for one week only.
Cannes: Tunisian Drama ‘Beauty and the Dogs’ Lands at Oscilloscope for U.S.

Oscilloscope has obtained U.S. rights to Kaouther Ben Hania’s Cannes Un Certain Regard entry “Beauty and the Dogs” for a theatrical release later in the year. The story centers on a young Tunisian woman, portrayed by Mariam Al Ferjani, who’s raped by police officers after leaving a party and is propelled into a harrowing night in... Read more »(image)

Manifesto Meltdown: May Denies U-Turn On “Dementia Tax”

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Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has said that a Conservative government would set an “absolute limit” on the amount that people pay for social care, dubbed the “Dementia Tax”, in a U-turn on plans included in her party’s election manifesto last week. U-turn coming on social care. There will be a cap. Read […]

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How to write cliffhangers: Suspense examples from books

Learning how to write cliffhangers and suspenseful scenes is a crucial skill, whether you write mystery thrillers, fantasy fiction or another genre. The suspense examples from books below show how to bring readers to the intolerable state of not knowing that makes us race to turn the page. Here are 5 tips to start: 1. Build […]

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Photo Flash: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Duncan Sheik and More Take Part in PUBLIC FORUM: A FESTIVAL OF SONGWRITING at Joe's Pub
The Public Theater continued its 2017 Spring Public Forum with a four-night FESTIVAL OF SONGWRITING over the weekend at Joe's Pub with Public Forum Director Michael Friedman, exploring the exciting work of composers and musicians -what it is that they do when they write a song and how they make their own particular brand of magic. Scroll down for photos
Christina Ricci, John Cusack, Brendan Fletcher Starring in Drama ‘Distorted’

Christina Ricci, John Cusack, and Brendan Fletcher are starring in the independent drama “Distorted,” with production starting May 28 in Kelowna and Vernon, British Columbia. Production companies are Minds Eye Entertainment, in association with Bridgegate Pictures and Invico Capitol. Voltage Pictures will handle international rights with Minds Eye International managing domestic and Canadian rights. Kevin... Read more »(image)

Kix Brooks and John Kuelbs Form Vaquero Entertainment, Announce First Film

Team Two Entertainment producing partners Kix Brooks, William Shockley, Dustin Rikert and Eric Brooks have joined forces with John Kuelbs, Chairman of Group 1200 Media and Funimation, to create Vaquero Entertainment. Developing product for film, home entertainment and television, Vaquero Entertainment will be distributed through Group 1200 Media. The first venture will be the direct to... Read more »(image)

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