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1

Capturing the Semantics of Online News Sources for Business Intelligence Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present a knowledge based approach to capture rich semantic representations from online news sources for business intelligence (BI) applications that know the representations of interest in advance. Our approach performs this task by generating phrases from these representations and matching these phrases against the news using a set of syntactic and semantic transformations. The representation that

Peter Z. Yeh; Alex Kass

2008-01-01

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College News Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

College News Online is an international campus newswire and centralized information resource for college-bound students, current students, graduates, and others interested in higher education. The newswire indexes about 400 student-run and campus newspapers and maintains a news archive for the current year. The Campus Union section of College News Online provides information and links for financial aid, internships, employment, computer assistance, and a textbook exchange. The geographic Campus Index links users to college and university Websites throughout the US as well as to higher education institutions in over 110 different countries worldwide. Sociable visitors may share their burgeoning knowledge in the College Chat and Message Board sections.

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Internet privacy practices of news media and implications for online journalism  

Microsoft Academic Search

In light of increases in online privacy concerns, use of online news sites, and news site data mining, a content analysis of 405 news media websites assessed information collection strategies and related privacy practices which impact on the relationship of news sources and news users. Sites from four categories of media types (Daily News, Internet Media, Magazines, and Weeklies) were

Traci Hong; Margaret L. McLaughlin; Larry Pryor; Christopher E. Beaudoin; Paul Grabowicz

2005-01-01

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Online News Media Use And Political Tolerance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship between online news media use, selectivity in media content, and political tolerance. Tolerance develops as result of exposure to a diversity of ideas and perspectives, which the media provide. Online news use encourages and requires users to selectively expose and navigate through information based on personal choice. Online news permits individuals to choose information based

Jessi Mccabe

2010-01-01

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Media deregulation and the online news market  

Microsoft Academic Search

The preservation of a diverse news market has been one of the longstanding motivations behind media ownership limitations. Without the checks and balances provided by competition, owner interests may unduly influence the news. The vibrant online news community, which includes thousands of news sites representing a wide range of political viewpoints, has recently been cited as one of the reasons

R. Kelly Garrett

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Is Online News an Inferior Good? Examining the Economic Nature of Online News among Users  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. newspaper industry is transitioning from print to online, but users' response to online news has fallen short of expectations and thus raised questions about the economic viability of the new medium. This study explores the economic concept of “inferior goods” and its applicability to online news consumption. Analysis of Pew Research Center survey data shows that as income

Hsiang Iris Chyi; Mengchieh Jacie Yang

2009-01-01

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What's unusual in online disease outbreak news?  

PubMed Central

Background Accurate and timely detection of public health events of international concern is necessary to help support risk assessment and response and save lives. Novel event-based methods that use the World Wide Web as a signal source offer potential to extend health surveillance into areas where traditional indicator networks are lacking. In this paper we address the issue of systematically evaluating online health news to support automatic alerting using daily disease-country counts text mined from real world data using BioCaster. For 18 data sets produced by BioCaster, we compare 5 aberration detection algorithms (EARS C2, C3, W2, F-statistic and EWMA) for performance against expert moderated ProMED-mail postings. Results We report sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV), mean alerts/100 days and F1, at 95% confidence interval (CI) for 287 ProMED-mail postings on 18 outbreaks across 14 countries over a 366 day period. Results indicate that W2 had the best F1 with a slight benefit for day of week effect over C2. In drill down analysis we indicate issues arising from the granular choice of country-level modeling, sudden drops in reporting due to day of week effects and reporting bias. Automatic alerting has been implemented in BioCaster available from http://born.nii.ac.jp. Conclusions Online health news alerts have the potential to enhance manual analytical methods by increasing throughput, timeliness and detection rates. Systematic evaluation of health news aberrations is necessary to push forward our understanding of the complex relationship between news report volumes and case numbers and to select the best performing features and algorithms.

2010-01-01

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News Sources and Media Bias  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we investigate the relationship between news sources and media firms. Although empirically important, this channel for supply-driven media bias has not previously been analyzed in economics literature. We model the relationship as an informal contract based on trust and punishment, where a news source decides if and how much information to provide to a media firm. Strategic

Armando J. Garcia-Pires; Hans Jarle Kind; Lars Sørgard

2012-01-01

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[Cardiology online: impact and pitfalls of Internet medical news].  

PubMed

Twenty years ago, the main sources for physicians seeking information on new procedures, drugs, or devices were meetings and medical journals. The dawn of the Internet radically transformed how news and information is delivered and absorbed, beginning with the launch of online journals back in the mid-1990s. A decade and a half later, physicians can learn about new innovations the moment they are made public, and they can get that news from their phones and tablets, their Twitter or Facebook accounts, or via their favorite blog or medical news web site. Along with the clear advantages of accessing new medical information any time of day comes the need for physicians to be aware of the pitfalls of online medical content and to have a heightened sense of responsibility when it comes to integrating information gleaned online into their medical practices. PMID:22322467

Wood, Shelley M; Topol, Eric J

2012-01-01

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Obesity Stigma in Online News: A Visual Content Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study conducted a content analysis to examine the types of images that accompany online news stories about obesity and to determine how obese people are portrayed in news photographs. Images were selected from news articles about obesity obtained from 5 major news Web sites, during a 2-week period in September of 2009. Images accompanying news stories about obesity (N = 549)

Chelsea A. Heuer; Kimberly J. McClure; Rebecca M. Puhl

2011-01-01

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Alternative Energy Sources: Good News\\/Bad News and \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

In researching innovative energy sources, we are faced with a good news\\/bad news situation. On the good news side, new arenas of research activity are being opened up and pursued vigorously. These range from relatively mainstream approaches to develop solar energy, to highly innovative approaches to extract energy from vacuum fluctuations. On the bad news side, despite varying degrees of

H. E. Puthoff

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IT'S MY NEWS Too! ONLINE JOURNALISM AND DISCRIMINATORY ACCESS TO THE CONGRESSIONAL PERIODICAL PRESS GALLERY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite its three hundred year existence, the American newspaper is being devastated as the Internet becomes the go-to source for news. Despite the rise in Internetjournalism, the sharp increase in online readership, and the precipitous drop in the number of print newspapers, policymakers still have a dismissive attitude toward alternative news sources. Such attitudes must change. In particular, the government

Ryan B Witte

2010-01-01

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Media Credibility Reconsidered: Synergy between On-Air and Online News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines the combined effects of on-air and online network news exposure, placing student and adult news consumers in broadcast news, online news, and telewebbing conditions. Indicates that perceptions of network news credibility are affected by channel used. Offers evidence for the existence of a synergy effect between on-air and online news.…

Bucy, Erik P.

2003-01-01

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Mining events and new name translations from online daily news  

Microsoft Academic Search

We develop a system for mining events and unseen name translations from online daily Web news. This system first automatically discovers bilingual events by analyzing the content of the news stories. The discovered event can be treated as comparable bilingual news and can be used for generating name candidates. A name matching algorithm is developed to discover new unseen name

Wai Lam; Pik-Shan Cheung; Ruizhang Huang

2004-01-01

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The Daily News - Free Internet Sources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Daily News - Free Internet Sources. A catalog of those sites on the Internet that provide significant business and economic news on a daily basis, without charge. Includes publications organized by geographic regions around the world.

1995-01-01

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Engagement with News Content in Online Social Networks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports indicate that as the Internet is displacing traditional news sources, younger users continue to be disconnected from the news. Fortunately, the Internet provides new ways of sharing and discussing news stories with others through social networking sites such as Facebook, which may be important for engaging users in the news they read…

Oeldorf-Hirsch, Anne

2011-01-01

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Decoding the codes: A content analysis of the news coverage of genetic cloning by three online news sites and three national daily newspapers, 1996 through 1998  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study compared news coverage of genetic cloning research in three online news sites (CNN.com, ABC.com, and MSNBC.com) and three national daily newspapers (The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today). The study involved the analysis of 230 online and print news articles concerning genetic cloning published from 1996 through 1998. Articles were examined with respect to formats, sources, focus, tone, and assessments about the impact of cloning research. Findings indicated that while print news formats remained relatively constant for the duration of this study, online news formats changed significantly with respect to the kinds of media used to represent the news, the layouts used to represent cloning news, and the emphasis placed on audio-visual content. Online stories were as much as 20 to 70% shorter than print stories. More than 50% of the articles appearing online were composed by outside sources (wire services, guest columnists, etc.). By comparison, nearly 90% of the articles published by print newspapers were written "in-house" by science reporters. Online news sites cited fewer sources and cited a smaller variety of sources than the newspapers examined here. In both news outlets, however, the sources most frequently cited were those with vested interests in furthering cloning research. Both online and print news coverage of cloning tends to focus principally on the technical procedures and on the future benefits of cloning. More than 60% of the articles focused on the techniques and technologies of cloning. Less than 25% of the articles focused on social, ethical, or legal issues associated with cloning. Similarly, articles from all six sources (75%) tended to be both positive and future-oriented. Less than 5% of the total articles examined here had a strongly negative or critical tone. Moreover, both online and print news sources increasingly conveyed a strong sense of acceptance about the possibility of human cloning. Data from this study are among the first to indicate the ways in which online news outlets are transforming science news. Furthermore, this study reaffirms the need for a greater diversity of sources in assessing a broader spectrum of issues related to cloning.

Hyde, Jon E.

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Linking online news and social media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much of what is discussed in social media is inspired by events in the news and, vice versa, social media provide us with a handle on the impact of news events. We address the following linking task: given a news article, find social media utterances that implicitly reference it. We follow a three-step approach: we derive multiple query models from

Manos Tsagkias; Maarten de Rijke; Wouter Weerkamp

2011-01-01

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Linking Online News and Social Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much of what is discussed in social media is inspired by events in the news and, vice versa, social media provide us with a handle on the impact of news events. We address the following linking task: given a news article, find social media utterances that implicitly reference it. We follow a three-step approach: we derive multiple query models from

Manos Tsagkias; Maarten de Rijke; Wouter Weerkamp

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Changing news: re-adjusting science studies to online newspapers.  

PubMed

With the newspapers' recent move to online reporting, traditional norms and practices of news reporting have changed to accommodate the new realities of online news writing. In particular, online news is much more fluid and prone to change in content than the traditional hard-copy newspapers--online newspaper articles often change over the course of the following days or even weeks as they respond to criticisms and new information becoming available. This poses a problem for social scientists who analyse newspaper coverage of science, health and risk topics, because it is no longer clear who has read and written what version, and what impact they potentially had on the national debates on these topics. In this note I want to briefly flag up this problem through two recent examples of U.K. national science stories and discuss the potential implications for PUS media research. PMID:22397084

Riesch, Hauke

2011-11-01

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Obesity stigma in online news: a visual content analysis.  

PubMed

This study conducted a content analysis to examine the types of images that accompany online news stories about obesity and to determine how obese people are portrayed in news photographs. Images were selected from news articles about obesity obtained from 5 major news Web sites, during a 2-week period in September of 2009. Images accompanying news stories about obesity (N = 549) were systematically coded. Of 441 individuals identified in news photographs, 65% were overweight/obese and 27% were nonoverweight. Overall, 72% of images that depicted an overweight or obese person were portrayed in a negative, stigmatizing manner. Overweight/obese individuals were significantly more likely to have their heads cut out of the photos, to be portrayed showing only their abdomens or lower bodies, and to be shown eating or drinking than were nonoverweight individuals. Overweight/obese individuals were significantly less likely to be shown fully clothed, wearing professional clothing, or exercising than were nonoverweight individuals. Obese individuals are frequently stigmatized in online news photographs; this phenomenon has important implications for public perceptions of obese persons and may reinforce pervasive prejudice and discrimination. PMID:21541876

Heuer, Chelsea A; McClure, Kimberly J; Puhl, Rebecca M

2011-06-01

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Online Sources of Competitive Intelligence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents an approach to using online sources of information for competitor intelligence (i.e., monitoring industry and tracking activities of competitors); identifies principal sources; and suggests some ways of making use of online databases. Types and sources of information and sources and database charts are appended. Eight references are…

Wagers, Robert

1986-01-01

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Online Sources of Competitive Intelligence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an approach to using online sources of information for competitor intelligence (i.e., monitoring industry and tracking activities of competitors); identifies principal sources; and suggests some ways of making use of online databases. Types and sources of information and sources and database charts are appended. Eight references are…

Wagers, Robert

1986-01-01

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Online news media in the Web 2.0 era: from boundary dissolution to journalistic transformation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines how online news media have changed as the Internet has moved from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0. Based on medium theory and boundary theory, online news media are conceptualized as being regulated by the “participatory open media code”. The code analysis attempts to examine the newly emerged form and structure of online news. In the new interactive

Alice Y. L. Lee

2012-01-01

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HeadlineSpot.com: US Newspapers Online News Headlines, World News, Current Events  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The latest creation of StartSpot Mediaworks (see the October 6, 2000 _Scout Report) is a portal to thousands of online news resources. These are indexed by media type (headlines, newswires, newspapers, television, etc.), region, subject, and opinion sections. Links to the top news of the day and headlines are also offered on the main page, sorted by media type and subject, with a frequently updated collection of selected headlines in a right-hand column. In addition, users can also browse for news by city, state, and country via pull-down menus. Very comprehensive and certainly worth a look.

2001-01-01

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UQ News Online: News Releases Found: HyShot  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

HyShot is a program of the University of Queensland in Australia. Its purpose "is to achieve the world's first flight test of air-breathing supersonic ramjet engines." This technology could dramatically reduce the cost of space launches of small payloads. Several recent developments of the HyShot program are documented on this site, including a news story about a successful test launch on July 30, 2002, that achieved supersonic combustion. A photo gallery and a few videos show some highlights of the project, and another video gives an overview of the experiment.

1999-01-01

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Google news personalization: scalable online collaborative filtering  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several approaches to collaborative filtering have been stud- ied but seldom have studies been reported for large (several million users and items) and dynamic (the underlying item set is continually changing) settings. In this paper we de- scribe our approach to collaborative filtering for generating personalized recommendations for users of Google News. We generate recommendations using three approaches: collabo- rative

Abhinandan S. Das; Mayur Datar; Ashutosh Garg; Shyamsundar Rajaram

2007-01-01

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PBS Online NewsHour: Predicting Earthquakes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of scientific efforts to predict earthquakes, together with instructional materials. Includes interactive map of tectonic plates; facts, figures, and trivia about earthquakes; a Q-and-A with a scientist about quake prediction; and links to other NewsHour and PBS resources. Main story is available as streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

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PBS Online NewsHour: Pluto Debate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of the decision to declassify Pluto as a planet, together with instructional materials. Includes lesson plan titled "Planet Categorization" and worksheet questions; timeline of Pluto news; and reports on the demotion of Pluto and its place in pop culture. Main story is available as streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

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When Do Women Get a Voice? Explaining the Presence of Female News Sources in Belgian News Broadcasts (2003—5)  

Microsoft Academic Search

For more than a decade now, it has been demonstrated that female news sources receive little attention in television news. Usually women account for no more than 20—25 percent of total time devoted to people speaking in the news. This article assesses when exactly female news sources are depicted in the news, using a dataset of 25,896 news items and

Knut De Swert; Marc Hooghe

2010-01-01

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News from Online: What's New with Chime?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Chime plugin (pronounced like the bells) provides a simple route to presenting interactive molecular structures to students via the Internet or in classroom presentations. Small inorganic molecules, ionic structures, organic molecules and giant macromolecules can all be viewed in several formats including ball and stick and spacefilling. Extensive Chime resources on the Internet allow chemistry and biochemistry instructors to create their own Web pages or to use some of the many tutorials for students already online. This article describes about twenty Chime-based Web sites in three categories: Chime Resources, Materials for Student and Classroom Use, and Structure Databases. A list of links is provided.

Dorland, Liz

2002-07-01

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Questionable Coverage: Canadian Online News Media And The Representation Of The Oil Sands  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some of the most pressing environmental issues, such as climate change and global warming, have been discussed, examined and contested in online news media. However, little research has been completed on the reporting styles of Canadian media, and in particular, Canadian online news media’s coverage of the oil sands. This paper examines media content and discusses the concept of media

Josh Willard

2011-01-01

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Is the Internet Bad News? The Online News Era and the Market for High-Quality News  

Microsoft Academic Search

We review and model the impact of the internet on the production and uptake of high-quality news. Our review of trends in the market for news suggests three stylized facts: i) particular quality news markets are dominated by merely a few providers, ii) demand for quality news appears stable, but provision of news has become specialized; mainstream news is decoupled

Paul Frijters; Malathi Velamuriy

2010-01-01

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Increased Persuasion Knowledge of Video News Releases: Audience Beliefs About News and Support for Source Disclosure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Video news releases (VNRs) have been criticized when they are used within a newscast without source disclosure because they violate ethical codes related to transparency and consumers' “right to be informed” by whom they are being persuaded. In an experiment, we show how increased persuasion knowledge about VNRs is positively related to beliefs in news commercialization, beliefs in VNR inappropriateness

Michelle R. Nelson; Michelle L. M. Wood; Hye-Jin Paek

2009-01-01

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Ranking a stream of news  

Microsoft Academic Search

According to a recent survey made by Nielsen NetRatings, searching on news articles is one of the most important activity online. Indeed, Google, Yahoo, MSN and many others have proposed commercial search engines for indexing news feeds. Despite this commercial interest, no academic research has focused on ranking a stream of news articles and a set of news sources. In

Gianna M. Del Corso; Antonio Gullí; Francesco Romani

2005-01-01

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Between Global and Local: The Glocalization of Online News Coverage on the Trans-regional Crisis of SARS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the role online news sites play in global catastrophic crisis and attempts to find out what factors influence the glocalization mechanism of the online news coverage. The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic was used as a case for investigation. Seventeen news sites in seven regions with varying degrees of press freedom and social impact caused by

Alice Y. L. Lee

2005-01-01

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Online detection of bursty events and their evolution in news streams  

Microsoft Academic Search

Online monitoring of temporally-sequenced news streams for interesting patterns and trends has gained popularity in the last\\u000a decade. In this paper, we study a particular news stream monitoring task: timely detection of bursty events which have happened\\u000a recently and discovery of their evolutionary patterns along the timeline. Here, a news stream is represented as feature streams\\u000a of tens of thousands

Wei Chen; Chun Chen; Li-jun Zhang; Can Wang; Jia-jun Bu

2010-01-01

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African American News Websites: Publishers' Views, Perspectives and Experiences in Relation to the Social Construction of News, Online News and The Black Press  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this dissertation was to understand Black publishers views, perspectives and experiences as they relate to the social construction of news, online news and the Black Press. Recording the views, perspectives and experiences of Black publishers, in their own words, was one of the major outcomes desired from this research.\\u000aUsing non-structured standardized interviews as the primary methodology,

Akil Bakari II

2007-01-01

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Online News Media and Advanced Learning: A Test of Cognitive Flexibility Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study looks at how audiences of online news media could benefit from an application of cognitive flexibility theory (CFT), a constructivist theory from the field of education psychology. CFT posits that when case examples from a complex, “ill-structured” knowledge area are interwoven with conceptual perspectives, individuals can better apply learning across diverse settings. Researchers propose that news stories on

Wilson Lowrey; Kyun Soo Kim

2009-01-01

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Location and timeliness of information sources during news events  

Microsoft Academic Search

People nowadays can obtain information on current news events through media outlets, social media, and by actively seeking information using search engines. In this paper we investigate the temporal relationship between news coverage by media outlets, social media, and query logs and show that social media frequently precedes other information sources. Additionally, we demonstrate that there is strong negative correlation

Elad Yom-Tov; Fernando Diaz

2011-01-01

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Strategy and Structure for Online News Production – Case Studies of CNN and NRK  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This cross-national comparative case study of online news production analyzes the strategies of Cable News Network (CNN) and\\u000a the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), aiming at understanding of the implications of organizational\\u000a strategy on the role\\u000a of journalists, explains why traditional media organizations have a tendency to develop a multi-platform approach (distributing content on several platforms, such as television, online, mobile)

Arne H. Krumsvik

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Semantic knowledge inference from online news media using an LDA-NLP approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

The amount of news delivered by the different media in the current environment can be overwhelming. Al- though the events being reported are factually the same, the ways with which the news is delivered vary with the media sources involved. In many cases, it is difficult to reliably uncover the latent information hidden within the news reports due to the

Sarjoun Doumit; Ali Minai

2011-01-01

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Frequently cited sources in cancer news coverage: a content analysis examining the relationship between cancer news content and source citation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The media are a frequent and sometimes sole source of cancer information for many people. News coverage of cancer can be influential\\u000a to cancer-related practices such as prevention or detection behaviors, and sources cited by journalists may be influential\\u000a in shaping this coverage. A content analysis (n = 3,656 stories) revealed that the most frequently cited sources in cancer news articles—research institutions

Cortney M. Moriarty; Jakob D. Jensen; Jo Ellen Stryker

2010-01-01

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Decoding the codes: A content analysis of the news coverage of genetic cloning by three online news sites and three national daily newspapers, 1996 through 1998  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compared news coverage of genetic cloning research in three online news sites (CNN.com, ABC.com, and MSNBC.com) and three national daily newspapers (The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today). The study involved the analysis of 230 online and print news articles concerning genetic cloning published from 1996 through 1998. Articles were examined with respect to formats,

Jon E. Hyde

2001-01-01

45

The Symbiosis of News Coverage and Aggregate Online Search Behavior: Obama, Rumors, and Presidential Politics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a relatively new approach, this study examines the agenda-setting effects of television and newspaper coverage of a prominent rumor from the 2008 presidential election: the rumor that Barack Obama was secretly Muslim. In doing so, we look at the relationship between online information-seeking behavior and mass media news coverage, expecting online behavior, such as search, to be a function

Brian Southwell

2010-01-01

46

Election news in Sweden and the United States: A comparative study of sources and media frames  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compares election news coverage in two different countries – Sweden and the United States, focusing on the use of the strategic game frame and the conflict frame and the association between these two frames and different types of news sources. The content analysis includes early evening newscasts from CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News and ABC World News

Daniela V Dimitrova; Jesper Strömbäck

2012-01-01

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Headless, hungry, and unhealthy: a video content analysis of obese persons portrayed in online news.  

PubMed

The news media has substantial influence on public perceptions of social and health issues. This study conducted a video content analysis to examine portrayals of obese persons in online news reports about obesity. The authors downloaded online news videos about obesity (N = 371) from 5 major news websites and systematically coded visual portrayals of obese and nonobese adults and youth in these videos. The authors found that 65% of overweight/obese adults and 77% of overweight/obese youth were portrayed in a negative, stigmatizing manner across multiple obesity-related topics covered in online news videos. In particular, overweight/obese individuals were significantly more likely than were nonoverweight individuals to be portrayed as headless, with an unflattering emphasis on isolated body parts, from an unflattering rear view of their excess weight, eating unhealthy foods, engaging in sedentary behavior, and dressed in inappropriately fitting clothing. Nonoverweight individuals were significantly more likely to be portrayed positively. In conclusion, obese children and adults are frequently stigmatized in online news videos about obesity. These findings have important implications for public perceptions of obesity and obese persons and may reinforce negative societal weight bias. PMID:23421746

Puhl, Rebecca M; Peterson, Jamie Lee; DePierre, Jenny A; Luedicke, Joerg

2013-02-19

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PBS Online NewsHour: Science and Technology Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Archive of science and technology news coverage (1996 to present) from the PBS program NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Stories on emerging research, space and other explorations, as well as the scientists behind the discoveries. Stories from 1998 onward available in audio and video as well as text.

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Multimedia Effects on Processing and Perception of Online News: A Study of Picture, Audio, and Video Downloads  

Microsoft Academic Search

Do multimedia enhancements affect how much individuals learn from online news websites? Do audio and video downloads generate positive impressions of the website in the minds of users? A five-condition, between-participants controlled experiment (N = 60) was designed to address these questions. Each study participant read three news stories from a news website created for the experiment; he or she

S. Shyam Sundar

2000-01-01

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PBS Online NewsHour: Mars Exploration Rovers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of travels and discoveries made by the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, together with instructional materials. Includes a lesson plan titled "Planets in Proportion," an interactive on rover tools, a slide show of images from Mars, archived news stories, and links to related PBS features. Some of archived news stories are provided in streaming video and RealAudio as well as text.

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Old-Growth Forests on Network News: News Sources and the Framing of An Environmental Controversy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The old-growth forest debate involves two sides (“procut” and “prosave”) presenting competing views of the issue. Television news stories may reflect one or the other of these frames through (1) choice of sources, (2) choice of visuals, and (3) reporter's summary remarks. We examined four years of coverage on ABC, CBS, and NBC, and found that while the distribution of

Carol M. Liebler; Jacob Bendix

1996-01-01

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Teaching news media practices in bibliographic instruction classes: A strategy involving framing and sourcing theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article urges BI librarians to develop programs in mass media news sources, and suggests how the theory of news framing and sourcing may be used to develop critical thinking skills. Such programs could be particularly useful in serving multicultural populations. Coverage of the same two topics by mainstream corporate news sources and independent non-corporate sources is compared. Differences in

Juris Dilevko

1998-01-01

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Sources of brand equity for online companies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purposes of this paper are to test sources of brand equity for online companies and to examine the role of selective internet marketing activities on the brand equity sources. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – These objectives were pursued by testing the nomological validity of the model using structural equation modelling. Findings – The paper finds evidence for the proposed sources

Rosa E. Rios; Hernan E. Riquelme

2010-01-01

54

Presentation Style and Beyond: How Print Newspapers and Online News Expand Awareness of Public Affairs Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Traditional newspapers have been shown to improve knowledge about politics and other societal issues and to widen the perceived public agenda, but what of their online counterparts and other news sites on the Internet? The consequences of differences in presentation style are addressed. A large survey representative of the Dutch adult population is used to examine how much print newspapers

Ester de Waal; Klaus Schoenbach

2008-01-01

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Making Sense of Intimate Partner Violence in Late Life: Comments from Online News Readers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this study was to gain insight into public awareness of intimate partner violence (IPV) in late life by how individuals respond to incidents of IPV reported in the newspaper. Design and Methods: Using grounded theory techniques, online news items covering 24 incidents of IPV in late life, and the reader comments posted to…

Brossoie, Nancy; Roberto, Karen A.; Barrow, Katie M.

2012-01-01

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Public Expressions of Private Sentiments: Unveiling the Pulse of Racial Tolerance through Online News Readers' Comments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ever since the election of the nation's first Black president, there have been strong persistent claims that racism is no longer a problem in the United States. However, there are indicators in society that reveal that the death of racism is just a myth. The emergence of online news readers' comments have allowed the amplification of private sentiments on a

Jaime Loke

2012-01-01

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IDENTIFYING SOURCES OF BIAS IN AGRICULTURAL NEWS REPORTING  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract The purpose ,of this ,study was ,to determine ,how ,selection of informational sources ,and ,media presentation($material ,contribute to the ,bias levels of articles ,in two ,types ,of periodicals-news and agricultural-in regards ,to the ,environment and food safety. The three agricultural periodicals with the largest circulations-Farm Journal, Progressive Farmer,

B. Kathryn Whitaker; Communications Specialist; James E. Dyer

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Online resources for news about toxicology and other environmental topics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology has revolutionized researchers’ ability to find and retrieve news stories and press releases. Thanks to electronic library systems and telecommunications — notably the Internet–computer users in seconds can sift through millions of articles to locate mainstream articles about toxicology and other environmental topics. But that does not mean it is easy to find what one is looking for. There

Jeffrey C. South

2001-01-01

59

Online information sources: tools of business intelligence?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Organisations seek to use information intelligently and to generate business intelligence for future profitable prospects. Although not regarded as business intelligence per se, there is a role for commercially produced online information sources and internally generated intranet resources in business intelligence activity. For example, the human post-coordination of raw data from a commercial source may direct business decisions; Web pages

Hazel Hall

2000-01-01

60

The Effect of Online Media Credibility on Trust Relationships  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the online information credibility on trust relationships. A 2 (newspaper news and online press release) 2 (negative news and positive news) experiment was designed with 184 participants to implement the test. The results showed that media source type and news content exerted significant effects on media credibility and trust

Samsup Jo

2005-01-01

61

Online Sources for Competitor Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Competitor information gathering is a key aspect of business planning. Information can be collected from either published or unpublished sources. Unpublished information will often be verified based on material from published sources. Published information is more likely to be factual and includes financial, stockmarket, press, market and…

Weiss, Arthur

62

The presentation of drugs in the news media: The news sources involved in the construction of social problems  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use content and ethnographic methods to analyze news media coverage of crime, drug offenses, and celebrated cases. We document the sources cited in crime stories to determine which officials are used to define what is important about crime as it is presented to the public. This analysis demonstrates that the organizational constraints of news production determine the presentation of

Steven Chermak

1997-01-01

63

The Formation of a Disaster Community in Cyberspace: The Role of Online News Media after the 2001 Gujarat Earthquake  

Microsoft Academic Search

A devastating earthquake struck the Gujarat region of India on 26 January 2001, killing an estimated 20,000 people. Almost immediately, online news media began publishing details of the earthquake along with pleas for donations of money and other aid. In effect, a disaster-response community had formed in cyberspace. This study explores the role of the news media in the formation

Kris Kodrich; Melinda Laituri

2005-01-01

64

Multi-Perspective Linking of News Articles within a Repository  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given the number of online sources for news, the vo- lumes of news generated are so daunting that gaining insight from these collections become impossible without some aid to link them. Semantic linking of news articles facilitates grouping of similar or rele- vant news stories together for ease of human con- sumption. For example, a political analyst may like to

Arpit Khurdiya; Lipika Dey; Nidhi Raj; Mirajul Haque

65

Taking It to the Web: Youth News Moves Online.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Notes that the youth market is one of the most important in helping to stop newspapers' declining circulation. Explains that some newspapers have taken youth content online because Web sites can be customized based on individual interests of specific age groups. Examines a sample of Web sites for teens and preteens sponsored by daily newspapers.…

Grusin, Elinor Kelley; Edmondson, Aimee

2003-01-01

66

SIGACT news online algorithms column 13: 2007 - an offine perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a survey of last year's work on online competitive algorithms. The survey covers only conference papers, including those from SODA, FOCS, STOC, STACS, COCOON, ISAAC, ESA, ICALP, WAOA, and ISAAC. I tried to focus on research directly dealing with competitive analysis, and in many cases I had to make judgment calls, whether to include them or not. My

Marek Chrobak

2008-01-01

67

Taking It to the Web: Youth News Moves Online.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Notes that the youth market is one of the most important in helping to stop newspapers' declining circulation. Explains that some newspapers have taken youth content online because Web sites can be customized based on individual interests of specific age groups. Examines a sample of Web sites for teens and preteens sponsored by daily newspapers.…

Grusin, Elinor Kelley; Edmondson, Aimee

2003-01-01

68

News Source Use in the Crash of 1987: A Study of Four National Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines coverage of the stock market crash in 1987 by CBS Evening News, "Newsweek," the "New York Times," and "Wall Street Journal." Finds that print media favored Wall Street sources whereas CBS favored government sources. Finds that news media favor high prestige sources and that use of different sources results in distinctly different slants.…

Lasorsa, Dominic L.; Reese, Stephen D.

1990-01-01

69

News of Hurricane Andrew: The Agenda of Sources and the Sources' Agendas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Studies quotations in newspaper coverage of Hurricane Andrew, showing that individuals who were not affiliated with government or business were quoted most often. Shows that most sources were quoted as experts, with individuals represented as suffering victims, providing the news media with human interest quotations. Notes that most sources

Salwen, Michael B.

1995-01-01

70

Influence of Source Liking and Personality Traits on Perceptions of Bias and Future News Source Selection  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined news selection intentions that followed judgments of story bias and the extent to which those intentions were influenced by source liking. The study also examined the extent to which two personality traits, argumentativeness and need for cognition, affected perceptions of story bias and intent to select an offending source in the future. Participants were more likely to

Laura M. Arpan; Erik M. Peterson

2008-01-01

71

Behavioral Consequences of Conflict-Oriented Health News Coverage: The 2009 Mammography Guideline Controversy and Online Information Seeking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Building on channel complementarity theory and media-system dependency theory, this study explores the impact of conflict-oriented news coverage of health issues on information seeking online. Using Google search data as a measure of behavior, we demonstrate that controversial news coverage of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's November 2009 recommendations for changes in breast cancer screening guidelines strongly predicted the

Laura M. Friedenberg; Brian G. Southwell; Jonathan S. Slater

2012-01-01

72

Behavioral Consequences of Conflict-Oriented Health News Coverage: The 2009 Mammography Guideline Controversy and Online Information Seeking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Building on channel complementarity theory and media-system dependency theory, this study explores the impact of conflict-oriented news coverage of health issues on information seeking online. Using Google search data as a measure of behavior, we demonstrate that controversial news coverage of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's November 2009 recommendations for changes in breast cancer screening guidelines strongly predicted the

Laura M. Friedenberg; Brian G. Southwell; Jonathan S. Slater

2011-01-01

73

Identifying Sources of Bias in Agricultural News Reporting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Articles from 1987-1996 issues of Farm Journal, Progressive Farmer, Successful Farming, Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report were analyzed, revealing lack of depth in reporting environmental and food safety issues and few presentation differences between agricultural and news publications. However, news magazines' artwork often conveyed…

Whitaker, B. Kathryn; Dyer, James E.

2000-01-01

74

An Experimental Investigation of Source Confusion in Televised Messages: News versus Advertisements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study reported here employed a mixed factorial design to experimentally investigate the effects of message format on memory for the source of information. Political messages were presented in 3 types of formats: conventional political ads, news-like political ads, and news stories. Memory for the source of information was measured directly…

Yegiyan, Narine S.; Grabe, Maria Elizabeth

2007-01-01

75

Examining the Link Between Issue Attitudes and News Source: The Case of Latinos and Immigration Reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores whether an individual’s news source can explain their attitudes on immigration. We focus on the Spanish-speaking\\u000a population in the U.S., since they have the option of accessing their news in English, Spanish or in both languages. Our audience influence hypothesis predicts that Spanish-language news will cover immigration in a more positive and informative manner than will English-language

Marisa Abrajano; Simran Singh

2009-01-01

76

Behavioral consequences of conflict-oriented health news coverage: the 2009 mammography guideline controversy and online information seeking.  

PubMed

Building on channel complementarity theory and media-system dependency theory, this study explores the impact of conflict-oriented news coverage of health issues on information seeking online. Using Google search data as a measure of behavior, we demonstrate that controversial news coverage of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's November 2009 recommendations for changes in breast cancer screening guidelines strongly predicted the volume of same-day online searches for information about mammograms. We also found that this relationship did not exist 1 year prior to the coverage, during which mammography news coverage did not focus on the guideline controversy, suggesting that the controversy frame may have driven search behavior. We discuss the implications of these results for health communication scholars and practitioners. PMID:21823950

Weeks, Brian E; Friedenberg, Laura M; Southwell, Brian G; Slater, Jonathan S

2011-08-08

77

The evolving interactivity of online news : an exploratory study using content analysis, Q-methodology and activity theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

The findings of the research described in this thesis add to our understanding of the dynamic of change in the contemporary phenomenon of online news. The research adopts an interpretivist perspective, which brings together a suitable mix of methodologies and theoretical concepts. The study focuses on the adoption of interactive features by Australian newspapers websites as well as in the

Nor Hazlina Hashim

2010-01-01

78

An Experimental Investigation of News Source and the Hostile Media Effect.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines the interaction among different news sources, individual levels of partisanship, and the hostile media effect in sports news. Explains that university students read a balanced story about their home-town college football team in one of three newspapers: the home-town, the cross-state rival university's town, or a neutral town paper.…

Arpan, Laura M.; Raney, Arthur A.

2003-01-01

79

An Experimental Investigation of News Source and the Hostile Media Effect.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the interaction among different news sources, individual levels of partisanship, and the hostile media effect in sports news. Explains that university students read a balanced story about their home-town college football team in one of three newspapers: the home-town, the cross-state rival university's town, or a neutral town paper.…

Arpan, Laura M.; Raney, Arthur A.

2003-01-01

80

Musicking Online: Organizing Reference Sources in the Digital Age  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Online music research resources took center stage at the second plenary session "Wrangling the Information Universe: Moving From Institutional Portals to a Shared Resource for Online Music Sources" held on Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Music Library Association (MLA) 2012 Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. The Reference Sources Subcommittee…

Szeto, Kimmy

2012-01-01

81

PBS Online NewsHour: Interview with US Ambassador Bill Richardson  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

PBS Online NewsHour features a transcript and RealAudio recording of an interview with Bill Richardson, the United States' ambassador to the UN. The current crisis with Iraq began on October 29, 1997 when Iraq declared it would expel American weapons inspectors working with the UN and shoot down American U-2 spy planes flying over the country. On Friday, November 14 American inspectors were told to leave Iraq and the UN pulled out most of the other inspectors as well. Over the weekend, both the US military presence in the region and Iraqi declarations of defiance increased. However, it now seems that progress is being made towards a diplomatic solution, with the US looking to Russia and France to convince Iraq to comply with the UN disarmament resolution.

82

A Graphic Interface to Online Reference Sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Librarians at the Arnold Bernhard Library of Quinnipiac University were at a crossroads with electronic reference books. At first they had added the titles to the library's web page, generated records to individual titles in the online catalog, and even established links to their content using the link resolver in the online catalog. It was still felt that the collection

Terry Ballard

2009-01-01

83

Online Databases as Sources of Linguistic Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This description of the types of linguistic information obtainable from online databases generally used to acquire technical information includes examples of equivalent words, English usage, and statistical linguistic data. The implications of online databases as substitutes for dictionaries and as corpora for linguistic survey are considered.…

Sano, Hikomaro

1988-01-01

84

Telling the brand story: including news articles in online promotional strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given the growing popularity of the Internet as a promotional medium, it is crucial for brand managers to examine the effects of combining the different brand communication sources online. According to social comprehension theory and knowledge from neuroscience, people exposed to a message spontaneously construct a mental simulation. People who are exposed to images or visuals are unlikely to assign

Anca Cristina MICU

2010-01-01

85

THE ROLE OF JOURNALISTS IN A DIGITAL AGE Strategy and Structure for Online News Production - Case Studies of CNN and NRK  

Microsoft Academic Search

This cross-national comparative case study of online news production analyzes the strategies of Cable News Network (CNN) and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), aiming to contribute to the understanding of the implications of organizational strategy on the role of journalists and explaining why traditional media organizations have a tendency to develop a cross platform approach (distributing content on several platforms,

Arne H. Krumsvik

86

News  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Einstein Year: Argentina remembers Einstein’s visit Health and Beauty: The sweet smell of fragrant molecules Austria: Physics and society top the bill Canada: Innovative teaching strategies pave the way for modern physics Publications: New online journal lets young scientists speak for themselves Forthcoming Events

2006-07-01

87

An Experimental Investigation of News Source and the Hostile Media Effect  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the interaction among different news sources, individual levels of partisanship, and the hostile media effect in sports news. Two hundred and three participants read a balanced story about their home-town college football team in one of three newspapers: the home-town, the cross-state rival university's town, or a neutral-town paper. The study found differences in the hostile media

Laura M. Arpan; Arthur A. Raney

2003-01-01

88

Network News Coverage of Obesity in Two Time Periods: An Analysis of Issues, Sources, and Frames  

Microsoft Academic Search

Obesity is an epidemic plaguing American society. The current study adds to a growing body of framing research as it examines the portrayal of obesity on television network news in two 5-year time periods, 1995–1999 and 2005–2009. Through content analysis of TV news transcripts from three networks (ABC, NBC, and CBS), this study analyzed episodic–thematic frames, issues, and sources. Results

Sherice Gearhart; Clay Craig; Chaille Steed

2012-01-01

89

Network News Coverage of Obesity in Two Time Periods: An Analysis of Issues, Sources, and Frames  

Microsoft Academic Search

Obesity is an epidemic plaguing American society. The current study adds to a growing body of framing research as it examines the portrayal of obesity on television network news in two 5-year time periods, 1995–1999 and 2005–2009. Through content analysis of TV news transcripts from three networks (ABC, NBC, and CBS), this study analyzed episodic–thematic frames, issues, and sources. Results

Sherice Gearhart; Clay Craig; Chaille Steed

2011-01-01

90

News  

PubMed Central

Proof of efficacy shown for Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine Multi-peptide therapeutic Renal Cell Carcinoma vaccine shows clinical benefit Poor sleep can reduce effectiveness of vaccines  Innovative grass pollen allergy vaccine positive in phase 2 GSK’s shingles vaccine starts phase 3 in immunocompromised patients Overweight? There may be vaccine for that Vaccination records available online US females often do not complete HPV vaccination regimens 

Riedmann, Eva M.

2012-01-01

91

Teaching Journalism Students about Confidential Whistleblower Sources: An Analysis of Introductory News Writing Textbooks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Whistleblowers are a key journalistic source for many current news stories. However, reporters pursuing these major stories must navigate the dilemma between transparent full disclosure and protecting their confidential source. Professional journalists begin their journey as students, and students begin their journey in the classroom with a…

Huxford, John; Moore, Maria A.

2011-01-01

92

Selecting Their Sources: Patterns of News Media Use among Primary and Secondary School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children of all ages are more likely to use electronic sources of information such as television and radio rather than print sources such as newspapers and magazines, according to a variety of studies. A study examined whether this tendency continued if the children were forced by their primary and secondary school teachers to use multiple news

Simon, James; Merrill, Bruce D.

93

Teaching Journalism Students about Confidential Whistleblower Sources: An Analysis of Introductory News Writing Textbooks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Whistleblowers are a key journalistic source for many current news stories. However, reporters pursuing these major stories must navigate the dilemma between transparent full disclosure and protecting their confidential source. Professional journalists begin their journey as students, and students begin their journey in the classroom with a…

Huxford, John; Moore, Maria A.

2011-01-01

94

News coverage of controversial emerging technologies. Evidence for the issue attention cycle in print and online media.  

PubMed

This study analyzes the issue attention cycle for print and online media coverage of a scientific publication examining the deaths of Chinese factory workers due to lung damage from chronic exposure to nanoparticles. The results of the nanoparticle study, published in 2009, embody news values that would make the study a prime candidate for press coverage, namely, novelty, negativity, controversy, and potential widespread impact. Nevertheless, mentions of the event in traditional English-language print media were nearly nonexistent. Online media, on the other hand, gave the story greater coverage. This case study exemplifies why online media may not be bound to the same issue attention cycle that print media are for controversial scientific events. PMID:23379318

Anderson, Ashley A; Brossard, Dominique; Scheufele, Dietram A

95

A Survey on Factors Influencing the Use of News Graphics in Iranian Online Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a News Graphic is a kind of Infographic which reports the news visually. The difference between news graphic and infographic\\u000a lies in the content and the speed with which they are presented. Although this kind of graphic is frequently used in media\\u000a around the world, its use is limited in Iran. The present article aims to study the influential factors in

Maryam Salimi; Amir Mazaheri

96

Ideology and Public Trust in Radio as a Source for Local News  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study uses original survey data (N = 937) to examine trust in public radio and talk radio as sources for local news. Respondents expressed higher levels of trust in public radio than in talk radio. Trust in public radio was lower than trust in television but greater than trust in Internet sites, while trust in talk radio was lower

Paul R. Brewer; David Pritchard

2008-01-01

97

News Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

People worldwide rely on the news media to report current events accurately and without bias. TV and radio have been available for decades to report the news, but the Internet is rapidly becoming a major source for instantaneous news. During and following the events of September 11, users with access to the Internet watched the terrorist attacks of September unfold

M. Sandra Wood

2001-01-01

98

Source v. Content Effects of Judgments of News Believability.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Finds that three indices combining measures of source credibility and message apparent reality emerge from a factor analysis, comprising undergraduate students' judgments of source truthfulness and message accuracy; source expertise and message representativeness; and source bias and personal perspective. Concludes that some publics base…

Austin, Erica Weintraub; Dong, Qingwen

1994-01-01

99

Evaluating Online Sources: Helping Students Determine Trustworthiness, Readability, and Usefulness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Increasingly, young people are interacting with information from a range of complex online sources (e.g., images, videos, websites, etc.) that inform them about content that is typically part of social studies. This makes helping students learn to become skilled careful and critical readers of all texts (from textbooks, trade books, magazines,…

Baildon, Mark; Baildon, Rindi

2012-01-01

100

Evaluating Online Sources: Helping Students Determine Trustworthiness, Readability, and Usefulness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasingly, young people are interacting with information from a range of complex online sources (e.g., images, videos, websites, etc.) that inform them about content that is typically part of social studies. This makes helping students learn to become skilled careful and critical readers of all texts (from textbooks, trade books, magazines, and…

Baildon, Mark; Baildon, Rindi

2012-01-01

101

Frontier News: Forest Frontiers Initiative  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Frontier News is World Resources Institute's online news service tracking "threats to and development in the world's large, intact natural forests." Updated weekly, Frontier News offers recent news articles on Africa, Asia, Europe & Russia, North & Central America, Oceania (Papua New Guinea, Australia, and New Zealand), and South America. General news stories and editorials highlight frontier forests, and emphasize concerns of the Forest Frontiers Initiative.

102

News from YouTube: professional incorporation in Hong Kong newspaper coverage of online videos  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines newspaper coverage of online videos in Hong Kong. Drawing upon the extant literature on media usages of online user-generated content, newspaper coverage of online videos is expected to exhibit signs of professional incorporation and content standardization over time. Findings from content and textual analyses show that Hong Kong newspapers seldom based their judgment of the newsworthiness of

Francis L. F. Lee

2012-01-01

103

News from YouTube: professional incorporation in Hong Kong newspaper coverage of online videos  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines newspaper coverage of online videos in Hong Kong. Drawing upon the extant literature on media usages of online user-generated content, newspaper coverage of online videos is expected to exhibit signs of professional incorporation and content standardization over time. Findings from content and textual analyses show that Hong Kong newspapers seldom based their judgment of the newsworthiness of

Francis L. F. Lee

2011-01-01

104

NewsHour Extra Lesson Plan: Exploring Alternative Energy Sources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Our primary energy sources today are fossil fuels, which are being depleted at an alarming rate. In addition to the cost and supply issues, scientists have long warned of the environmental damage caused by burning fossil fuels. This lesson on fossil fuel depletion and renewable energy involves students in class discussion, research, data analysis, and a simulation activity. They will create a project that will be used to teach others about alternative/renewable energy sources using a model, experiment, diagram, or interactive/multimedia display.

2006-03-19

105

Computer-Mediated False Consensus: Radical Online Groups, Social Networks and News Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study draws on survey data obtained from members in neo-Nazi discussion forums and builds on evidence that participation in these forums exacerbates false consensus, that is, overestimating public support for own views. This study goes further to test whether contacts with dissimilar offline social networks as well as exposure to ideologically dissimilar news media attenuate false consensus and its

Magdalena Elzbieta Wojcieszak

2011-01-01

106

Netizens’ evaluations of corporate social responsibility: Content analysis of CSR news stories and online readers’ comments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Analyzing stories about corporate social responsibility (CSR) published in two online Korean newspapers and reader's comments about them, this study investigated how the online readers interpreted the CSR activities, looking at the effect of CSR types, situations, and the degree of corporate fame. The study found that readers tend to be cynical toward CSR activities after a crisis and a

Sooyoung Cho; Youngshin Hong

2009-01-01

107

Asia Times Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As the world's news flows increasingly from Asian nations, those people looking for a credible online source that concentrates on this region will find it in Asia Times Online. The site's front page features top stories from Asia Times journalists as well as from other online dailies and reports, including the South China Morning Post, Business Times Online, and the Australian Financial Review. The site offers separate sections for China, Southeast Asia, Japan, the Koreas, India/ Pakistan, Central Asia, and Oceania as well as departments devoted to Business Briefs, Global Economy, and Media and Industrial Technology. The entire site, including archives, is searchable.

108

Analyzing Sentiment Markers Describing Radical and Counter-Radical Elements in Online News  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we aim to obtain “natural groupings” of 151 local non-government organizations and institutions mentioned in a news archive of 77,000 articles spanning a decade (May 1999 to Jan 2010) from Indonesia. One of our goals is to enhance our understanding of counter-radical movements in critical locations in the Muslim world. We present information extraction techniques to recognize

Hasan Davulcu; Syed Toufeeq Ahmed; Sedat Gokalp; M'hamed H. Temkit; Tom Taylor; Mark Woodward; Ali Amin

2010-01-01

109

Sluzbeni izvori informacija kao stalni usmjeritelji novinarstva (Official Sources of Information as Normal Adherents of News Reporting).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Investigates the relationship between reporters and information sources, particularly official sources in a Slovenian news agency. Pinpoints official sources as the basic determinants of meaning of media releases, with a central place in investigative journalism. States that the media become a communication tool among the (political) elite. (PA)|

Drame, Ines

1995-01-01

110

On-Line New Event Detection, Clustering, and Tracking.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this work, we discuss and evaluate solutions to text classification problems associated with the events that are reported in on-line source of news. We present solutions to three related classification problems: new event detection, event clustering, a...

R. Papka

1999-01-01

111

Source reduction from chemical plants using on-line optimization  

SciTech Connect

An effective approach for source reduction in chemical plants has been demonstrated using on-line optimization with flowsheeting (ASPEN PLUS) for process optimization and parameter estimation and the Tjao-Biegler algorithm implemented in a mathematical programming language (GAMS/MINOS) for data reconciliation and gross error detection. Results for a Monsanto sulfuric acid plant with a Bailey distributed control system showed a 25% reduction in the sulfur dioxide emissions and a 17% improvement in the profit over the current operating conditions. Details of the methods used are described.

Zhang, Z.; Pike, R.W. [Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Hertwig, T.A. [IMC-Agrico Corp., Uncle Sam, LA (United States)

1995-12-01

112

Assessing the Role of Information-Processing Strategies in Learning From Local News Media About Sources of Social Capital  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the mediating effects of information-processing strategies on the relationship between use of local news media, informational use of the Internet, and sources of social capital: interpersonal trust, reciprocity, and associational membership. Analyses of a telephone survey data (n = 546) of American adults show that even though local news media were influential, information-processing strategies were more powerful than attention

Kenneth Fleming; Esther Thorson

2008-01-01

113

News in the age of the web  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the most exciting and successful examples of the Web impacting society is online news. The history of the news industry from print to the online medium is an interesting journey. Broadcast news transformed society by making news available instantly rather than once a day. While more channels became available, barriers to entry remained high and mainstream opinions continued

Krishna Bharat

2005-01-01

114

Another Look at "SourceOECD": Providing Access to Online Publications through the Library Catalog  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"SourceOECD," the online/print subscription service of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, is examined. Solutions for providing access in library online catalogs are described, as are recent technical improvements to the online subscription service.

Ragains, Patrick

2004-01-01

115

NewsWatch: A Consumer's Guide to the News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Media and Public Affairs, a nonpartisan research organization that conducts scientific analyses of the media, has recently launched NewsWatch, a new daily Web magazine created for news consumers, promising to "tell you when [news is] accurate, when it's wrong, and why." NewsWatch contains several sections: Today's News, a daily news summary from NewsWatch editors; Media Critic, a daily digest of news about the news media from leading media critics; Spotlight, feature articles analyzing the news media; Resources, a collection of links to online media publications, watchdog organizations, and research institutions; and Talk Back, a directory of news organizations for consumers who want to provide feedback directly to news agencies. The entire site is searchable by keyword(s).

116

News Media's Incorporation of User-Driven Communication Platforms into News Gathering, Production, and Presentation: Credible Source or Incredible Claims?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper looks at the implications of user-driven communication platforms (i.e. social media sites, and user generated content) upon professional journalism and news. Mainstream media's incorporation of these platforms, particularly in the reporting of conflict and emergency events sans journalist-presence raise questions regarding their influence upon journalistic routines, and on media-supported 'truth-claims'. The paper explores how user-driven images and information

Amira Firdaus

117

A knowledge visualization model for evaluating Internet news agencies on conflicting news  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the advent of the Internet, the news agencies have published news on their websites for the internet readers. This improvement enables Internet readers to access news easily and also to gain information and knowledge in real time manner. Since there are many online news agencies and online newspapers, readers generally have difficulty to decide which newspaper or agency provides

I. T. Medeni; S. Peker; M. E. Uyar

2011-01-01

118

News from Online: In a Planet, Not a Test Tube: Atmospheric Chemistry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Atmospheric chemistry covers many topics including the gas laws, chemical reactions, kinetics, and catalysis. The article reviews some of the materials available online for teaching chemistry through exploration of the atmosphere. Included are web sites dealing with ozone depletion caused by chlorofluorocarbons and the green house effect and global warming related to the presence of naturally-occurring and human-made compounds in the air. Also covered are materials dealing with the extraterrestrial chemistry in the atmospheres of other worlds, including Venus with its choking, high-pressure carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid atmosphere and Saturn's moon Titan, whose dense nitrogen blanket harbors hydrocarbons and other compounds thought necessary for life to develop.

Michalovic, Mark

2003-04-01

119

Pulse News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It can be quite fun to read the news, but about what the beauty of viewing a clutch of colorful news sites? Pulse is an "elegant news reading application" designed for the iPhone, Android, and other mobile devices. The application uses colorful panning story bars and populates them with content from sources (such as CNN, the BBC, and so on) selected by the user. Visitors can sign up for a free account, and they will also want to read over the FAQ section on the site.

2012-02-03

120

Testing the effect of framing and sourcing in health news stories.  

PubMed

This study examines whether changing the way news stories report on health can induce shifts in readers' perceptions of problems of obesity, diabetes, immigrant health, and smoking. The authors manipulated two variables in a controlled experiment: the quality of sourcing-the number of sources and their expertise-and the framing-changing from an episodic, traditional frame to a thematic frame that incorporated information on context, risk factors, prevention strategies, and social attributions of responsibility. The authors found that a thematic frame made readers more supportive of public policy changes and encouraged them to improve their own health behaviors. However, it did not alter their attributions of responsibility for health problems from one of blaming individuals to seeing the larger social factors. Adding richer sourcing to the thematic frame did not increase these effects, nor did readers find the thematic stories to be more interesting, relevant, believable, important, and informative. In addition, there were differential results because of story topics that represent uncontrolled effects. The implications for improving health reporting to encourage positive change in society are discussed. PMID:21660828

Coleman, Renita; Thorson, Esther; Wilkins, Lee

2011-06-09

121

Bloomberg Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Bloomberg Online provides the latest financial news and data. The site features three sections: Bloomberg News, World Markets and Bloomberg Energy. In the Bloomberg News section, visitors can read the latest financial news from the United States and around the world. They can also read articles written by Bloomberg columnists on various business and financial issues. The World Markets section provides stock market indices and currency rates from all over the world. The section also contains a yield curve on US and foreign bonds. Bloomberg Energy provides the latest information and news on energy prices. Some information at this site is available only to Boomberg Personal Finance Magazine subscribers.

1998-01-01

122

Attention allocation in information-rich environments: the case of news aggregators  

Microsoft Academic Search

Few industries have suffered more severe disruption by digital technologies than news and journalism. Traditional content creators, such as newspapers, are witnessing their geographical monopolies dissolving into the globally competitive Internet and some of their most important sources of revenue, such as classified ads, migrating to specialized online marketplaces like eBay and Craigslist. User-generated content, such as blogs and online

Elia Palme; Chrysanthos Dellarocas; Mihai Calin; Juliana Sutanto

2012-01-01

123

Heuristic versus Systematic Processing of Specialist versus Generalist Sources in Online Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In exploring why specialist sources (e.g., CNN.com) are more persuasive than generalist sources (e.g., CBS.com), this study examines theoretical mechanisms related to information-processing differences caused by these sources. When we have a chain of sources (Websites and agents) in online media, does specialization of one of them bias the…

Koh, Yoon Jeon; Sundar, S. Shyam

2010-01-01

124

Consumers' accounts of perceived risk online and the influence of communication sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to extend marketing knowledge into perceived risk in online transactions beyond the current positivistic, hypotheses-driven research by providing qualitative insights into how individuals construct their accounts of perceived risk online. Additionally, the study reported in this paper aims to explore how communication sources influence both these subjective constructions and individuals' behavioural experiences

Lynda Andrews; Maree V. Boyle

2008-01-01

125

The changing information environment for nanotechnology: online audiences and content  

PubMed Central

The shift toward online communication in all realms, from print newspapers to broadcast television, has implications for how the general public consumes information about nanotechnology. The goal of this study is threefold: to investigate who is using online sources for information and news about science and nanotechnology, to examine what the general public is searching for online with regards to nanotechnology, and to analyze what they find in online content of nanotechnology. Using survey data, we find those who report the Internet as their primary source of science and technology news are diverse in age, more knowledgeable about science and nanotechnology, highly educated, male, and more diverse racially than users of other media. In a comparison of demographic data on actual visits by online users to general news and science Web sites, science sites attracted more male, non-white users from the Western region of the United States than news sites did. News sites, on the other hand, attracted those with a slightly higher level of education. Our analysis of published estimates of keyword searches on nanotechnology reveals people are turning to the Internet to search for keyword searches related to the future, health, and applications of nanotechnology. A content analysis of online content reveals health content dominates overall. Comparisons of content in different types of sites—blogs, government, and general sites—are conducted. Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (doi:10.1007/s11051-010-9860-2) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Brossard, Dominique; Scheufele, Dietram A.

2010-01-01

126

Anthropology World News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site at Texas A&M features frequently updated links to anthropology news stories published on the web by major news sources and university press releases. The news items are listed most recently first, but the whole site can also searched by keyword.

1997-01-01

127

Sourcing in the global aerospace supply chain using online reverse auctions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the use of online reverse auctions to source engineered components in global aerospace supply chains using online reverse auctions and examines the specific case where a long-established U.S. economic cluster supporting large tier-one aerospace companies must compete against globally distributed sources of supply favored by their customers due to unit price savings, principally the result of lower

M. L. Emiliani

2004-01-01

128

The usage of online tourist information sources in tourist information search: an exploratory study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tourist information search is a complex issue. This study contributes to the understanding of tourist information sources by comparing three online sources, that is, non-commercial travel blogs, Wikipedia and Yahoo! Knowledge+. A common denominator of a popular tourist information source is the presence of credible travel-oriented information, preferably in the form of personal experience or, if not so, carefully edited

Wee-Kheng Tan; Tong-He Chen

2012-01-01

129

The usage of online tourist information sources in tourist information search: an exploratory study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tourist information search is a complex issue. This study contributes to the understanding of tourist information sources by comparing three online sources, that is, non-commercial travel blogs, Wikipedia and Yahoo! Knowledge+. A common denominator of a popular tourist information source is the presence of credible travel-oriented information, preferably in the form of personal experience or, if not so, carefully edited

Wee-Kheng Tan; Tong-He Chen

2011-01-01

130

Unlikely Warriors: How Four U.S. News Sources Explained Female Suicide Bombers  

Microsoft Academic Search

With their post-9\\/11 emphasis on international conflict, the U.S. news media have noted women's involvement with terrorism and tried to explain the motives of female suicide bombers. This qualitative study examined the motive explanations in broadcast and print news from 2002, when a woman detonated a suicide bomb in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, through October 2004, after Chechen women participated in

Barbara Friedman

2008-01-01

131

The changing information environment for nanotechnology: online audiences and content  

Microsoft Academic Search

The shift toward online communication in all realms, from print newspapers to broadcast television, has implications for how\\u000a the general public consumes information about nanotechnology. The goal of this study is threefold: to investigate who is using\\u000a online sources for information and news about science and nanotechnology, to examine what the general public is searching\\u000a for online with regards to

Ashley A. Anderson; Dominique Brossard; Dietram A. Scheufele

2010-01-01

132

QA with Attitude: Exploiting Opinion Type Analysis for Improving Question Answering in On-line Discussions and the News  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we explore the utility of attitude types for improving question answering (QA) on both web-based dis- cussions and news data. We present a set of attitude types developed with an eye toward QA and show that they can be reliably annotated. Using the attitude annotations, we develop automatic classifiers for recognizing two main types of attitudes: sentiment

Swapna Somasundaran; Theresa Wilson; Janyce Wiebe; Veselin Stoyanov

133

Philosophy News Service (PNS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Updated daily, this site offers links to online philosophy news and articles from a variety of sources, though most seem to be located in the US or Australia. Recent items included pieces on the ethics of Kosovo, philosophical counseling, Noam Chomsky and Edward Said, an audio symposium on "Genes, Genesis, and God," and several notices of professional interest. Additional features at the site include PhilosophEye, a special essay with related links offering "philosophical perspectives on matters of public interest," a philosophy calendar, a Question of the Week with posted responses, and related links. The PNS also hosts a mailing list, PNS-List, which shares research and professional announcements for philosophers and philosophy students.

1999-01-01

134

On-Line Vibration Source Detection of Running Trains Based on Acceleration Measurement  

Microsoft Academic Search

To ensure safety of railway operation, it is important to regularly check railway conditions such as deformation of the rails. To monitor rail deformation, this paper presents a method for detecting sources of vibrations of a running train on-line by measuring accelerations, which include the train bogie's lateral acceleration, and the crossbeam's lateral and vertical accelerations. A series of detection

Chengyou Wang; Qiugen Xiao; Hua Liang; Xin Chen; Xuanping Cai; Yunhui Liu

2006-01-01

135

On-Line Measurement of Nitrous Oxide from Combustion Sources by Automated Gas Chromatography.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The paper discusses on-line measurement of nitrous oxide (N2O) from combustion sources by automated gas chromatography. Fossil fuel combustion is suspected of contributing to measured increases in the ambient concentrations of N2O. Characterization of N2O...

J. V. Ryan W. P. Linak

1992-01-01

136

ON-LINE MEASUREMENT OF NITROUS OXIDE FROM COMBUSTION SOURCES BY AUTOMATED GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper discusses on-line measurement of nitrous oxide (N2O) from combustion sources by automated gas chromatography. ossil fuel combustion is suspected of contributing to measured increases in the ambient concentrations of N2O. haracterization of N2O emissions from fossil fuel...

137

NewsRec, a Personal Recommendation System for News Websites  

Microsoft Academic Search

The behavior of how individuals select and read news depends on the underlying media for reproduction. Today, the use of news websites is increasing. Online readers usually have to click on abstracts or headlines in order to see full articles. This kind of selection of information is less pleasant than in traditional newspapers where glancing over the whole layout of

Christian Bomhardt; Wolfgang Gaul

2004-01-01

138

Profile: Uses and values for news on cable television  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cable subscribers who are regular users of television news indicated that broadcast stations were the dominant source of news across all dayparts. Cable news dependent subscribers were more likely than broadcast news dependent subscribers to use cable news on a regular basis and tune to cable in a national crisis. They were younger, compared cable news more favorably to broadcast

Thomas F. Baldwin; Marianne Barrett; Benjamin Bates

1992-01-01

139

US Water News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the home page of the monthly publication US Water News. Most online content is news coverage of water supply and quality, legislation, water rights, conservation, and the global waterfront. The collection of links is quite impressive, with state, federal, international, nonprofit, and many other resources listed. Assorted buyer's guides for a wide variety of water products are given with links to online catalogs. For people that want to stay current on new developments and technologies, there is also information about upcoming water related conferences from around the world.

140

News-notes number 23: The condition of the environment and the control of nonpoint sources of water pollution  

SciTech Connect

Contents: a water quality highlight--environmental excellence awards in epa region vi; commentary--lakes conference brings exciting opportunities; news-notes editorial policy; noteworthy water quality happenings; news from the states; notes on the coastal environment; agricultural notes; notes on riparian and watershed management; notes on environmental education; nps electronic bulletin board (bbs) news.

Not Available

1992-09-01

141

Ion source development for the on-line isotope separator at GSI  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The progress in the understanding of ion sources for isotope separation on-line and the feasibility of bunched beams of relatively refractory elements is reported. The ultra-high temperature FEBIAD-H ion source, facilitating the mounting of catchers and window compared to the earlier F-version, enables bunched beams of the elements with adsorption enthalpies up to almost 6 eV, e.g. of Be, Al, Ca, Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Sr, Pd, Ba, Yb, and Au. This way chemical selectivity for these elements may also be achieved, at least to some extent, for isotopes with halflives >~ 1 min, including especially the difficult separation of alkaline-earth isotopes from isobaric alkalines. These studies also reveal, however, a principal difficulty in the on-line separation of refractory elements, namely their tendency, increasing with ?Ha, to re-diffuse after release from the catcher into the bulk of the hot source enclosure.

Kirchner, R.; Burkard, K.; Hüller, W.; Klepper, O.

1992-08-01

142

Media Convergence: A Case Study of a Cable News Station  

Microsoft Academic Search

Media convergence is happening around the world. This study looks at the current operation of a cable news station that produces 2 media products in 1 newsroom. It also explores the theoretical foundations of value creation in online news by examining how online news is selected, packaged, processed, and distributed. Observational results showed that media convergence still has a long

J. Sonia Huang; Don Heider

2007-01-01

143

Renewable Energy News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Renewable Energy News is a comprehensive source which provides world-wide updates on all aspects of renewable energies. The site provides links to organizations and web directories of related products and information. The site is organized in a user-friendly way with issues organized by topic or region. Science, technology, economy energy, and nuclear review are highlighted areas of news.

2007-09-17

144

A Brave New World for International News? Exploring the Determinants of the Coverage of Foreign News on US Websites  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\/ This study content analyzed international news published on two of the most visited websites in the US, cnn.com and www.nytimes.com. The influences of trade, existence of news agencies, national traits and cultural and geographic proximity on these two news websites were examined. The international news from the online version was analyzed and compared with the print and broadcast versions.

H. Denis Wu

2007-01-01

145

The Blog Election: An Analysis of the Source Interaction Between Traditional News Media And Blogs in Their Coverage of the 2006 Congressional Midterm Elections  

Microsoft Academic Search

Political blogs have emerged as a new journalistic format that has gained influence on the political discourse in the United States. Previous research has shown that this influence stems mainly from attention given to blogs by traditional news media. Based on the concepts of intermedia agenda setting and agenda building, this study explored the source interaction between 10 elite traditional

Marcus Messner

2009-01-01

146

The laser ion source trap for highest isobaric selectivity in online exotic isotope production  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The improvement in the performance of a conventional laser ion source in the laser ion source and trap (LIST) project is presented, which envisages installation of a repeller electrode and a linear Paul trap/ion guide structure. This approach promises highest isobaric purity and optimum temporal and spatial control of the radioactive ion beam produced at an online isotope separator facility. The functionality of the LIST was explored at the offline test separators of University of Mainz (UMz) and ISOLDE/CERN, using the UMz solid state laser system. Ionization efficiency and selectivity as well as time structure and transversal emittance of the produced ion beam was determined. Next step after complete characterization is the construction and installation of the radiation-hard final trap structure and its first online application.

Schwellnus, F.; Blaum, K.; Catherall, R.; Crepieux, B.; Fedosseev, V.; Gottwald, T.; Kluge, H.-J.; Marsh, B.; Mattolat, C.; Rothe, S.; Stora, T.; Wendt, K.

2010-02-01

147

The laser ion source trap for highest isobaric selectivity in online exotic isotope production.  

PubMed

The improvement in the performance of a conventional laser ion source in the laser ion source and trap (LIST) project is presented, which envisages installation of a repeller electrode and a linear Paul trap/ion guide structure. This approach promises highest isobaric purity and optimum temporal and spatial control of the radioactive ion beam produced at an online isotope separator facility. The functionality of the LIST was explored at the offline test separators of University of Mainz (UMz) and ISOLDE/CERN, using the UMz solid state laser system. Ionization efficiency and selectivity as well as time structure and transversal emittance of the produced ion beam was determined. Next step after complete characterization is the construction and installation of the radiation-hard final trap structure and its first online application. PMID:20192370

Schwellnus, F; Blaum, K; Catherall, R; Crepieux, B; Fedosseev, V; Gottwald, T; Kluge, H-J; Marsh, B; Mattolat, C; Rothe, S; Stora, T; Wendt, K

2010-02-01

148

Science News For Kids  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online publication offers timely, interesting news stories and features, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, and web resources. The content areas include atoms and forces, earth and sky, humans and health, life, and tech and math and it is appropriate for children 9-14, their parents, and their teachers.

2007-12-12

149

World Health News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Published by the Center for Health Communication of the Harvard School of Public Health, this online weekly news digest covers stories on public health issues from around the world. Aimed at an international audience of policy makers, journalists, public health researchers, practitioners, and advocates, World Health News blends original reporting with links to stories and editorials from publications worldwide. Currently, the site features a spotlight story on women's rights, health, and equality, as well as synopses and links to stories on the death penalty, AIDS, mental health care for children, environmental hazards, teens and tobacco, and gene therapy, among others. Future plans for the site include video and audio offerings, such as expert interviews and coverage of breaking public health news from "leading news organizations."

150

Environmental News Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Environmental News Network (ENN) has as its primary goal to educate the world about environmental issues facing our Earth. People can freely read articles that change daily on the latest news that affects our planet, read stories from major environmental organizations, search past stories, learn about upcoming events on the provided calendar, listen online to EarthNews Radio, and more. An example of a current in-depth article describes how fossil fuels today are depleted 100,000 times faster than they form and how, by 2010, world energy consumption is expected to increase almost 50 percent. Although the site may be slightly biased, it does provide easy access to a wealth of environmental news and information; those interested can even subscribe for email delivery of the latest ENN articles.

151

Incremental visual text analytics of news story development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Online news sources produce thousands of news articles every day, reporting on local and global real-world events. New information quickly replaces the old, making it difficult for readers to put current events in the context of the past. Additionally, the stories have very complex relationships and characteristics that are difficult to model: they can be weakly or strongly connected, or they can merge or split over time. In this paper, we present a visual analytics system for exploration of news topics in dynamic information streams, which combines interactive visualization and text mining techniques to facilitate the analysis of similar topics that split and merge over time. We employ text clustering techniques to automatically extract stories from online news streams and present a visualization that: 1) shows temporal characteristics of stories in different time frames with different level of detail; 2) allows incremental updates of the display without recalculating the visual features of the past data; 3) sorts the stories by minimizing clutter and overlap from edge crossings. By using interaction, stories can be filtered based on their duration and characteristics in order to be explored in full detail with details on demand. To demonstrate the usefulness of our system, case studies with real news data are presented and show the capabilities for detailed dynamic text stream exploration.

Krstajic, Milos; Najm-Araghi, Mohammad; Mansmann, Florian; Keim, Daniel A.

2012-01-01

152

Inside the Software Patents Debate: Some Good News for Open Source Developers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several high-profile court fights, such as the SCO Group's pursuit of IBM regarding disputed Unix copyrights, have made software patents a top debate topic in the open source community. Open source companies have had to address fears raised by detractors who argue that a developer could inadvertently use a piece of open source code protected by a third-party patent, exposing

Laurianne Mclaughlin

2005-01-01

153

NEWS AND INFORMATION: Draft Euratom Directive on the Control of High Activity Sealed Radioactive Sources (HASS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Working Group on Control of Sources met on 1-2 March 2001 in Brussels to progress the production of a draft Euratom Directive on the Control of High Activity Sealed Sources (HASS). The Working Group was established by the Euratom Treaty Article 31 Group of Experts, to develop measures to improve and harmonise the control of sealed sources within the

Bob Russ

2001-01-01

154

News@SEI Interactive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University publishes an online quarterly journal called news@sei interactive. The columns and features of the latest installment can be viewed online or downloaded as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file. Of particular interest in this issue is the continuation of The Future of Software Engineering, a series of articles that considers industry trends and changes in technology. Another column examines overall Internet security and the risks inherent in doing business online. An archive on the site provides access to all previous issues of the journal, dating back to 1998.

2002-01-01

155

NewsRec, a SVM-driven Personal Recommendation System for News Websites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fast absorption of information is a necessity for modern information workers. In the short-lived news area, information is a perishable good. While online news websites can speed up the publication of current events compared to traditional newspapers, reading can be more exhausting as online readers have to navigate through websites by clicking on abstracts or headlines before viewing the underlying

Christian Bomhardt

2004-01-01

156

NEWS AND INFORMATION: UNSCEAR Report 2000: Sources and Effects of Ionizing Radiation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since its inception in 1955 the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) has periodically undertaken a broad review of the sources and the effects of ionising radiation. This latest report is in two concurrently published separate volumes. Volumes I and II provide updated reviews of sources and effects of ionising radiation respectively. A considerable amount

Monty Charles

2001-01-01

157

SciCentral: Earth and Space Science News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site provides links to Earth and space science news articles from a variety of outlets and journals. Sources featured on the site must be freely accessible to online readers and are ranked by the editors based on reliability, timeliness, extent of coverage, multidisciplinary coverage, follow-up, and presentation. The main page features links to the day's headlines, a listing of the editors' top five resources for Earth and space science, and access to a selection of tools and resources, including a literature search; online tools and references such as unit conversion tools, links to U.S. and European patent offices; and links to journals and databases, career information, and conferences.

Guy Orgambide, Scicentral C.

158

ArgMax: Economics News, Data, and Analysis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by John Irons, an assistant professor of economics at Amherst, the ArgMax Web site (named after a mathematical terms utilized in economics) provides a host of current news, data, and topical analysis of economics. Updated frequently by a newsbot, the news and commentary section is divided into several themed sections and drawn from a wide number of online sources. After reading some of these articles, visitors may want to consult the online economics glossary that offers brief explanations of terms ranging from absolute advantage to wire transfer. Another section contains the blog that Irons writes for the site and various articles of interest. The seemingly innocuous "Stuff" section contains some nice gems, including an interview with Irons about becoming involved in the field of economics. Overall, the site is a nice way for people who are familiar (or just getting acquainted) with the discipline. [KMG

159

Online Analysis of {gamma}-ray Sources with H.E.S.S  

SciTech Connect

Some of the {gamma}-ray sources detected by the H.E.S.S. experiment display irregular, often flare-like emission behaviour. A method to detect these outbursts as fast as possible is highly desirable. At H.E.S.S., first results from an offline analysis of pre-calibrated data can be obtained on-site approximately one hour after run end. We present a development and implementation of online analysis software that performs calibration and analysis of data at the time they are being taken allowing for a fast confirmation of observational results and appropriate reaction by the on-site shift crew.

Fuessling, M.; Dalton, M.; Kerschhaggl, M.; Schwanke, U. [Institut fuer Physik, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Newtonstrasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Jung, I.; Stegmann, C. [Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP), Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg, Erwin-Rommel-Strasse 1, 91058 Erlangen (Germany)

2008-12-24

160

Medical News Today  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website presents Medical News Today, an organization based in the United Kingdom, aimed at providing "the latest news headlines from the world of medicine and healthcare today and every day." The site offers 19 pages of recent news headline lists, with each headline hyperlinked to its article (or part of its article). Most article pages contain an original URL or some other contact or source information. In addition, the article pages allow site visitors to write an opinion piece about the article, as well as view other visitors' opinions. This website also provides search engines for medical abbreviations and terms, and links to information about healthcare, conditions, and patient resources.

161

News Resources on the World Wide Web.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes up-to-date news sources that are presently available on the Internet and World Wide Web. Highlights include electronic newspapers; AP (Associated Press) sources and Reuters; sports news; stock market information; New York Times; multimedia capabilities, including CNN Interactive; and local and regional news. (LRW)|

Notess, Greg R.

1996-01-01

162

Confirmatory News  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates how competition in the media affects the quality of news. In our model, demand for news depends on the market perception of the media's ability to receive correct information: it is positive if and only if news is potentially useful for the voting decision. When the media receives information which contradics commonly shared priors, it either reports

Elena Panova

2009-01-01

163

Dynamic impacts of online reviews and other information sources on sales in panel data environment: Evidence from movie industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, with the significantly increasing impact of online reviews (a form of word-of-mouth) on consumer purchase decision, clarifying how this kind of information source influences consumer behaviors(usually represented by sales) have been exposed to more attentions in business and academic research fields. Differing from most existing studies which statically analyze relations between online reviews and sales with cross-section

Hao Yuan-yuan; Li Yi-jun; Ye Qiang; Zou Peng

2008-01-01

164

Botanical Electronic News (BEN)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The electronic newsletter BEN contains recent news about research and researchers in botany. Produced at least once a month by Dr. A. Ceska, the focus of BEN is primarily botany in British Columbia, Canada, and the adjacent Pacific Northwest (US). The BEN homepage offers users access to all issues of BEN back to 1995 (issue 115); articles vary in depth but often include links to substantial online information, such as publications, keys, or other useful resources.

165

C|Net News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This week c|net: the Computer Network launched News.Com, an online service entirely devoted to technology news. It promises to be a useful site for a wide range of computer and Internet users who can visit once (or more) a day for updates on who's doing what in the world of the Internet, computing, Intranets, and business. Each section offers a dozen or more varied stories produced by c|net or accessed through links to other Internet publishers. Also offered in each section are short takes that provide a single paragraph summary of a piece of technology news. On the page with each current news story are links to related stories from the c|net archives that are useful for background information (the stories from the archives may be several months old, however, so be sure to check the dates to know if you are reading news or background). Opinion pieces can be found under Perspectives, and Newsmakers offers multimedia interviews with movers and shakers.

1996-01-01

166

Open-Source Learning Management System and Web 2.0 Online Social Software Applications as Learning Platforms for an Elementary School in Singapore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyses how an elementary-level future school in Singapore implements and uses various open-source online platforms, which are easily available online and could be implemented with minimal software cost, for the purpose of teaching and learning. Online platforms have the potential to facilitate students' engagement for independent and…

Tay, Lee Yong; Lim, Cher Ping; Lye, Sze Yee; Ng, Kay Joo; Lim, Siew Khiaw

2011-01-01

167

The Potential of Online Media: A Coorientational Analysis of Conflict between PR Professionals and Journalists in South Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

A total of 225 public relations practitioners and journalists in South Korea were surveyed regarding eleven types of offline source-reporter interaction (i.e., telephone contact, fax\\/mail\\/wire\\/courier press releases, interviews, press conferences, private meetings, etc.), and nine types of online source-reporter interaction (i.e., e-mail news releases, multimedia press kits, streaming audio\\/video clips, organizational homepages, Web site pressrooms, online discussion group\\/forum, etc.). In

Jae-Hwa Shin; Glen T. Cameron

2003-01-01

168

News from On-Line  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Now that we have found all these great things on the World Wide Web, what can we do with them? I mean legally? Never fear, again the Web comes to your rescue! The Conference on Fair Use (CONFU) Interim Report (http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/olia/confu/) summarizes the work of more than 95 organizations dedicated to establishing fair use guidelines for librarians and educators while also representing copyright owners. CONFU was initiated in 1994 as part of the national government's effort to promote the National Information Infrastructure (NII). Go to this site and look for Guidelines for Fair Use for Digital Images, Distance Learning, and Educational Multimedia. Read the special cautions about material from the Internet, special allowances for retention of projects for tenure review, and permitted uses by students for class projects.

Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

1997-06-01

169

News from On-Line  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hearing from readers is always a pleasure. Nicholas J. Turro emailed in reference to my June commentary (J. Chem. Educ. 1997, 74, 621) to tell me about the history of WEB-ster (http://ep.llnl.gov/msds/orgchem/Web-sters_Org_Chem.html). Andy Goshe, an undergraduate student from Ohio University who spent last summer at Columbia University, produced the precursor of WEB-ster. Good job, Andy!

Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

1997-09-01

170

News from Online: More Spectroscopy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Absorption (one of three tools) (http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/Chem1A/solar/applets/absorption/ index.html).

Evaporative cooling in a Bose-Einstein condensation ( http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/bec.html). Let's start with the spectrum--the electromagnetic spectrum, of course. Go to the EMSpectrum Explorer at http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/chemcnx/light_energy/EMSpectrum /emspectrum.html. Not only do you get information about wavelength, frequency, and energy, but you also get a handy converter that will calculate frequency, wavelength, and energy when one value is entered. And there is more. For example, clicking on red light of 680 nanometers reveals that mitochondria, the power plants of cells, are about the same size as this wavelength, which is also used for photosynthesis. Interesting food for thought! From the EMSpectrum Explorer, go to the Light and Energy page at http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/chemcnx/light_energy/index.html for three Colors of Light Tools. The Color from Emission tool ( http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/chemcnx/light_energy/applets/emission/index.html) illustrates additive color by mixing differing amounts of Red, Blue, and Green light. Then look at the Color from Absorption tool at http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/chemcnx/light_energy/applets/absorption/index.html. The image from the applet shows the white beam and three filters. Take out the blue, green, and red components by altering the scroll bars or text boxes. The third tool, Removing Color with a Single Filter from Colored Light at http://mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu/chemcnx/light_energy/applets/single/index.html, uses a single filter to take out various colors. Excellent for explaining the theory behind the operation of a basic spectrometer. The Light and Energy tools module, which received support from the National Science Foundation, has been developed under the direction of the ChemLinks Coalition--headed by Beloit College; and The ModularChem Consortium, MC2, headed by the University of California at Berkeley. The Project Director is Marco Molinaro from the University of California at Berkeley; the Project Manager is Susan Walden; Susan Ketchner and Leighanne McConnaughey are also members of the team for this excellent teaching site. For your information, all of the applets will soon be moving, along with the MC2 site, but the old addresses will still work. The next place to explore is Physics 2000 at http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/introduction.html. The introductory graphic is a harbinger of good things to come: move the negatively charged particle and see the water molecule spin in response to the position of the charged particle. One goal of the Physics 2000 Educational Initiative is to make physics more accessible to students and people of all ages. Sounds like a good goal for all sciences! One of the first sections is called Einstein's Legacy. Here you can find spectral lines explained in terms of team colors for rival football squads ( http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/quantumzone/index.html). Choose from 20 elements to see characteristic emission spectra. The cartoon teachers and students help explain emission spectra. Great applets compare the Bohr atom and the Schrödinger model as well as emission and absorption ( http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/quantumzone/schroedinger.html). Einstein's Legacy has many topics: X-rays and CAT Scans, Electromagnetic Waves and Particles, the Quantum Atom, Microwave Ovens, Lasers, and TV & Laptop Screens. Several topics also have sections for the advanced student. One of those advanced sections is part of the second major section of Physics 2000: The Atomic Lab. Two topics are Interference Experiments and Bose-Einstein Condensate. An applet illustrating Laser Cooling is at http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000

Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

1999-09-01

171

News from Online: More Spectroscopy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Absorption (one of three tools) (http:\\/\\/mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu\\/Chem1A\\/solar\\/applets\\/absorption\\/ index.html). Evaporative cooling in a Bose-Einstein condensation ( http:\\/\\/www.colorado.edu\\/physics\\/2000\\/applets\\/bec.html). Let's start with the spectrum--the electromagnetic spectrum, of course. Go to the EMSpectrum Explorer at http:\\/\\/mc2.cchem.berkeley.edu\\/chemcnx\\/light_energy\\/EMSpectrum \\/emspectrum.html. Not only do you get information about wavelength, frequency, and energy, but you also get a handy converter that will calculate frequency, wavelength, and energy when one value

Carolyn Sweeney Judd

1999-01-01

172

News from Online: Green Chemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Green chemistry closely relates to energy and environmental problems, and includes the promotion of environmental friendly products and systems within the framework of renewable resources. Various websites on green chemistry are reviewed, one of which lists the 12 commandments of this particular subject.|

Uffelman, Erich S.

2004-01-01

173

News from Online: Green Chemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Green chemistry closely relates to energy and environmental problems, and includes the promotion of environmental friendly products and systems within the framework of renewable resources. Various websites on green chemistry are reviewed, one of which lists the 12 commandments of this particular subject.

Uffelman, Erich S.

2004-01-01

174

Inquiring minds acquiring wellness: uses of online and offline sources for health information.  

PubMed

Variation in ability to access and use health information is a key pathway through which social status may impact health. Digital media offer new opportunities for health information seeking, potentially lowering barriers to such content. Using a data set with nuanced information about what sources a diverse group of college students consults for different types of health material, coupled with detailed measures of Internet experiences, this article explores factors related to where young adults turn for health content. Results suggest considerable sex differences in practices across sources of health information. We also find differences in Hispanic students' actions based on parents' country of origin across sources. Finally, challenging assumptions about the universal savvy of young adults, findings suggest that those who are more highly skilled with the Internet are more likely to use it for health information seeking, and Internet experiences are especially important for explaining who turns to online discussions in this realm. Our findings not only contribute to a better understanding of health information seeking and health inequality, but also point to possible sites of intervention to ameliorate health disparities. PMID:21932982

Dobransky, Kerry; Hargittai, Eszter

2011-09-20

175

New Technologies, Old Practices: The Conservative Revolution in Communication Between Reporters and News Sources in the Israeli Press  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study explores to what extent new communication technologies have played a revolutionizing role in the ways in which news reporters acquire information. Reporters reconstructed how they used different technologies in order to obtain each of their sampled items, both before and after the introduction of new communication technologies into the Israeli daily press. Changes appear to be minor. Reporters

Zvi Reich

2005-01-01

176

Diffusion and Perceived Advantages of CD-ROM, Online Databases, and Print Sources in the Libraries of New York State.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research examines change agents' and opinion leaders' perceptions of CD-ROMs, online databases, and print sources in the academic library environment. The change agents and opinion leaders are librarians who advocate and influence the purchase decisions regarding computerized information systems. From a survey of librarians' perceived…

Lee, Meihua; And Others

177

Branded product information search on the Web: The role of brand trust and credibility of online information sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing upon the cost–benefit framework and trust mechanism as a risk reducer, this study examines the influence of brand factors and source credibility on branded product information Web searches. The online survey was conducted within the pre-purchase context of digital camera brands. The results revealed that brand factors did not influence overall branded information search efforts. However, brand trust and

Chunsik Lee; Junga Kim; Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted

2011-01-01

178

Branded product information search on the Web: The role of brand trust and credibility of online information sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing upon the cost–benefit framework and trust mechanism as a risk reducer, this study examines the influence of brand factors and source credibility on branded product information Web searches. The online survey was conducted within the pre-purchase context of digital camera brands. The results revealed that brand factors did not influence overall branded information search efforts. However, brand trust and

Chunsik Lee; Junga Kim; Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted

2010-01-01

179

"There Was a Great Collision in the Stock Market": Middle School Students, Online Primary Sources, and Historical Sense Making.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an exploratory study of eighth-grade students and their use of online primary sources for an oral history unit on family farming. Highlights include using photographs from the Depression era to write stories; use of bibliographic information; higher level thinking skills; use of humor; and implications for secondary social studies and…

Harris, Frances Jacobson

2002-01-01

180

Toward a Model of Sources of Influence in Online Education: Cognitive Learning and the Effects of Web 2.0  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To explore the integration of education processes into social media, we tested an initial model of student learning via interactive web tools and theorized three sources of influence: interpersonal, intrapersonal, and masspersonal. Three-hundred thirty-seven students observed an online lecture and then completed a series of scales. Structural…

Carr, Caleb T.; Zube, Paul; Dickens, Eric; Hayter, Carolyn A.; Barterian, Justin A.

2013-01-01

181

Toward a Model of Sources of Influence in Online Education: Cognitive Learning and the Effects of Web 2.0  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To explore the integration of education processes into social media, we tested an initial model of student learning via interactive web tools and theorized three sources of influence: interpersonal, intrapersonal, and masspersonal. Three-hundred thirty-seven students observed an online lecture and then completed a series of scales. Structural…

Carr, Caleb T.; Zube, Paul; Dickens, Eric; Hayter, Carolyn A.; Barterian, Justin A.

2013-01-01

182

Reducing the Spatial Distance between Printed and Online Information Sources by Means of Mobile Technology Enhances Learning: Using 2D Barcodes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Online information sources, such as pictures and animations on web pages are frequently used for complementing printed course material in educational contexts. The concurrent use of online and printed information sources by students, however, requires going back and forth between physically separated course material, such as a course book and a…

Ozcelik, Erol; Acarturk, Cengiz

2011-01-01

183

News Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A set of recursive relations called NEWS (for New-Product Early Warning System) is here presented in its own right as a separable part of the DEMON System for marketing new products. NEWS is designed to distinguish the variables and relations that are usu...

A. Charnes W. W. Cooper J. K. Devoe D. B. Learner L. Light

1968-01-01

184

RFID News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For additional updates on the development of RFID technology, RFID News maintains current news about emerging standards (including the controversial ISO 11784/85 standard), innovative applications, and general issues. Some topics covered include pet identification devices, intellectual property, and court cases involving RFID.

2008-05-13

185

Transponder News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Transponder News offers several articles that explore the technology of radio frequency identification (RFID) in greater detail. Topics include choosing the frequency, types of RFID systems, suppliers, trends, and technical reports. Visitors will also find links to interviews, standards, and registration for Transponder News' newsletter of site updates.

Marsh, Mike

1969-12-31

186

News Media.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The news media provides a public forum that educates and informs the government and the governed. The tension between news as a business commodity and public good affects newsgathering and dissemination--what the public wants to know and what they need to...

J. Benfer J. Bohr J. Chambers R. Castellvi W. Beard

2004-01-01

187

The Causes of Youths' Low News Consumption and Strategies for Making Youths Happy News Consumers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the uses and gratifications theory and the Delphi technique, this study did an in-depth investigation among 28 college and high school students on youths' rationales behind their news consumption behavior. The study concludes that, in years to come, the news industry needs to realize a true convergence online by providing to the younger generation an experience of consuming

Edgar Huang

2009-01-01

188

Uses and Values for News on Cable Television.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses cable television subscribers' perceptions and consumption patterns of television news and describes a survey that compared broadcast and cable television news viewing habits. Media dependency and media consumption are considered, attitudes toward news sources and the perceived monetary value of the Cable News Network (CNN) are studied,…

Baldwin, Thomas F.; And Others

1992-01-01

189

Agenda Setting and the “New” NewsPatterns of Issue Importance Among Readers of the Paper and Online Versions of the New York Times  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines whether readers of the paper and online versions of a national newspaper acquire different perceptions of the importance of political issues. Using data from a weeklong experiment in which subjects either readthe print version of the New York Times, the online version of that paper, or received no special exposure, this study finds evidence that people exposed

Scott L. Althaus; David Tewksbury

2002-01-01

190

The Changing Landscape of Science News  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Social media are revolutionizing the ways that people communicate and the ways they get their news. Traditional news outlets are in decline, and no subject area is declining faster than science news. Every day there are fewer professional science journalists working in traditional media. On the other hand, ever greater numbers of scientists, science enthusiasts, and online journalists are turning to blogs, podcasts, eBooks, twitter feeds, and social media sites like Facebook and Tumbler to spread news about science. I will present an overview of the state of science journalism and speculate on the likely directions it seems to be heading. I will also offer some general guidelines to help scientists understand what makes a good science news story, as well as suggesting ways that they can get their work in the news.

Riordon, James

2011-03-01

191

News of the Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews library news for 1997. Highlights public library budgets, examined by number of patrons served; Internet filters and censorship; librarians and the media; private and government funding sources; outsourcing; expectations for growth in the publishing industry, emphasizing the Asian economic crisis; and new ideas from the next generation of…

St. Lifer, Evan; Olson, Renee; Milliot, Jim; Bing, Jonathan

1998-01-01

192

Consider the Source: Predictors of Online Citation Permanence in Communication Journals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study focuses on six leading communication journals and their use of online citations in articles published between 2000 and 2003. The study uses content analysis to explore if there is a relationship between citation characteristics and their stability. The findings show that online citations in the .gov and .org domains are more likely to…

Dimitrova, Daniela V.; Bugeja, Michael

2006-01-01

193

Many Sources, One Message: Political Blog Links to Online Videos During the 2008 Campaign  

Microsoft Academic Search

Political bloggers occupy a unique and influential position in determining whether an online political video attracts attention from Internet users, journalists, and politicians. Despite the central role that bloggers play in the process of filtering online videos, however, there have been no systematic empirical studies of the kinds of videos that political bloggers choose to link to on their blogs.

Kevin Wallsten

2011-01-01

194

Consider the Source: Predictors of Online Citation Permanence in Communication Journals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on six leading communication journals and their use of online citations in articles published between 2000 and 2003. The study uses content analysis to explore if there is a relationship between citation characteristics and their stability. The findings show that online citations in the .gov and .org domains are more likely to…

Dimitrova, Daniela V.; Bugeja, Michael

2006-01-01

195

Leveraging Online Social Networks and External Data Sources to Predict Personality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past decade, people have been expressing more and more of their personalities online. Online social networks such as Facebook.com capture much of individuals' personalities through their published interests, attributes and social interactions. Knowledge of an individual's personality can be of wide utility, either for social research, targeted marketing or a variety of other fields A key problem to

Daniel Chapsky

2011-01-01

196

Online Staff Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the benefits for principals of online staff development for teachers. Sources of online courses and training include local and state departments of education, professional associations, colleges and universities, online universities, and commercial suppliers. (PKP)

Pease, Pamela S.; Magnuson, Peter

2003-01-01

197

Open-source learning management system and Web 2.0 online social software applications as learning platforms for an elementary school in Singapore  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyses how an elementary-level future school in Singapore implements and uses various open-source online platforms, which are easily available online and could be implemented with minimal software cost, for the purpose of teaching and learning. Online platforms have the potential to facilitate students’ engagement for independent and collaborative learning, enhance student–teacher interactions, and develop students’ technological skills. A

Lee Yong Tay; Cher Ping Lim; Sze Yee Lye; Kay Joo Ng; Siew Khiaw Lim

2011-01-01

198

News & Events  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... Transparency; Website Policies. FDA. US Food and Drug ... 888-463-6332) Email FDA. USA.gov; E ... International Programs; News & Events; Training and ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/newsevents

199

News and Announcements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

News from Journal House Conceptual Questions and Challenge Problems Many readers are trying to modify the way they teach and in so doing are trying to write new types of questions and problems. The Journal has a new online resource, the JCE Internet Conceptual Questions and Challenge Problems Web site, http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/JCEWWW/Resources/CQandChP/index.html . The site is a source of questions and problems that can be used in teaching and assessing conceptual understanding and problem solving in chemistry. Here you can find a library of free-response and multiple-choice conceptual questions and challenge problems, tips for writing these questions and problems, and a discussion of types of concept questions. This site is intended to be a means of sharing conceptual questions and challenge problems among chemical educators. It will be as inclusive as possible, and to achieve this readers need to share their questions and alert the authors to references or Web sites. The screen captures shown below should provide a feeling for what you will find when you visit the site. The authors, William R. Robinson and Susan C. Nurrenbern, welcome additions to the library of conceptual questions or other comments or suggestions. Contact them by email, fax, or regular mail. William R. Robinson and Susan C. Nurrenbern, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1393. Bill: phone: 765/494-5453; fax: 765/494-0239; email: wrrobin@purdue.edu. Sue: phone: 765/494-0823; fax: 765/494-0239; email: nurrenbe@purdue.edu. fax: 765/494-0239. 1998 Ford Foundation Fellowships The National Research Council has announced the recipients of the 1998 fellowships for minority scholars. Three categories of fellowships were awarded: 50 to beginning graduate students, 33 to students writing their dissertations, and 28 to recent Ph.D. recipients. There were about 1,000 applicants. For information about the next competition contact the Fellowship Office of the National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418, via email at infofell@nas.edu, or at http://fellowships.nas.edu. 1998 Pre-Doctoral Fellows Rafael Alcala, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chemical Engineering Diego J. Díaz, Cornell University, Analytical Chemistry Kanya Lynn Henderson, Colorado State University, Biochemistry Félix Mario Rivas, State University of New York, Buffalo, Organic Chemistry 1998 Dissertation Fellows Kristala Lanett Jones, Arizona State University, Chemical Engineering 1998 Postdoctoral Fellows Edgardo Tabión Farinas, Yale University, Interdisciplinary Chemistry Data Base of Online Courses TeleEducation NB, a province-wide distributed distance learning network in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, has implemented an international online course database of more than 9,000 courses. The database includes public and private courses at all levels from more than 15 countries and includes only those courses that can be completed fully online. Courses vary from graduate-level engineering offerings to simple "How to" courses. The database provides access to courses and programs leading to accredited degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Professional development and personal interest courses are also included. Students can access course information by browsing subject areas or by searching specific fields. Hotlinks connect students directly to the delivering institutions. In the past year, there has been an exponential rise in the number of courses being offered online, from fewer than 2,000 in January 1998 to more than 10,000 in December 1998. It is expected that there will be more than 40,000 online courses by the year 2000. The TeleCampus Online Course Database provides students with a means of finding information on courses that meet their needs. The database can be accessed from TeleCampus at http://telecampus.edu. Change in the Introductory Chemistry Course, an Online Course An online conference, Proposals for Change in the Introductory Chemistry Course, will take place from March 29 to April 10, 1999. The

1999-02-01

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Washington Post Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Washington Post has an online version on the Web. The site includes the full text of the daily edition, plus news from the 50 states, a daily congressional calendar, and over 1000 pages of links to news, reference and Web sites for over 200 countries around the world. Features include movie reviews, book reviews (along with selected first chapters of books), links to over fifteen online comic strips, and sports features. A searchable archive of the previous two weeks papers is available and, in the near future, an archive from 1986 to the present will be available. There are also several chat rooms on various subjects ranging from business to local Washington, DC issues. While the Post is well known for its international and national coverage, the online version is also very strong with respect to local area news.

1996-01-01

201

Stimulating or Reinforcing Political Interest: Using Panel Data to Examine Reciprocal Effects Between News Media and Political Interest  

Microsoft Academic Search

Is the news media merely a tool for those already interested in politics, or can the news media stimulate interest in politics? While the news media likely serve both functions, little research has examined these dual functions and how television, print, and online news media differ in their performance of these functions. I use simultaneous equation modeling of 3-wave panel

Shelley Boulianne

2011-01-01

202

Reader Response to Front Pages with Modular Format and Color [and] Newspaper Errors: Source Perception, Reporter Response and Some Causes. American Newspaper Publishers Association (ANPA) News Research Report No. 35.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two studies were conducted, the first to determine reader response to newspaper front pages with modular format and color, and the second to examine source perception and reporter response to errors in news stories. Results of the first study revealed that respondents in three cities preferred modular front pages to other modern format pages and…

Click, J. W.; And Others

203

cctbx news  

SciTech Connect

The 'Computational Crystallography Toolbox' (cctbx, http://cctbx.sourceforge.net/) is the open-source component of the Phenix project (http://www.phenix-online.org/). Most recent cctbx developments are geared towards supporting new features of the phenix.refine application. Thus, the open-source mmtbx (macromolecular toolbox) module is currently being most rapidly developed. In this article we give an overview of some of the recent developments. However, the main theme of this article is the presentation of a light-weight example command-line application that was specifically developed for this newsletter: sequence alignment and superposition of two molecules read from files in PDB format. This involves parameter input based on the Phil module presented in Newsletter No. 5, fast reading of the PDB files with the new iotbx.pdb.input class, simple sequence alignment using the new mmtbx.alignment module, and use of the Kearsley (1989) superposition algorithm to find the least-squares solution for superposing C-alpha positions. The major steps are introduced individually, followed by a presentation of the complete application. The example application is deliberately limited in functionality to make it concise enough for this article. The main goal is to show how the open-source components are typically combined into an application. Even though the example is quite specific to macromolecular crystallography, we believe it will also be useful for a small-molecule audience interested in utilizing the large open-source library of general crystallographic algorithms (see our previous articles in this newsletter series) to build an application. We describe recent developments of the Computational Crystallography Toolbox.

Grosse-Kunstleve, Ralf W.; Zwart, Peter H.; Afonine, Pavel V.; Ioerger, Thomas R.; Adams, Paul D.

2006-11-22

204

Using a network menu and the UMLS Information Sources Map to facilitate access to online reference materials.  

PubMed Central

As computer technology advances, clinicians and biomedical researchers are becoming more dependent upon information from online databases and information systems. By using specially configured computer workstations and high-speed computer networks, it is now possible to access this information in a rapid and straightforward manner. To empower users by providing these capabilities, the authors are assembling a variety of network workstations to be located throughout Yale-New Haven Medical Center. At the heart of the workstation is NetMenu, a program designed to help users connect to a number of important online information systems, including a hospital order entry and results reporting system, a drug reference, bibliographic retrieval systems, and educational programs. In addition, as part of the National Library of Medicine's Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) project, the authors have developed a local prototype of the UMLS Information Sources Map (ISM) and a companion query assistant program to complement the NetMenu in helping users select and connect automatically to information services relevant to a particular question. The ISM query assistant draws from a listing of many online information sources accessible via local and international networks.

Clyman, J I; Powsner, S M; Paton, J A; Miller, P L

1993-01-01

205

News & Announcements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

News from Journal House

National Chemistry Week (NCW)

National Chemistry Week Celebrating Chemistry and Art is the theme of NCW 2001, to be held November 4-10, 2001. As you make plans for participating in the celebrations in your area, keep in mind that JCE is developing special materials on this theme, which will appear in our October issue: Classroom Activities, a comprehensive Illustrated Resource Paper, Report from Online, specially written brief articles illustrated in color, articles related to the theme, and CLIPs (Chemical Laboratory Information Profiles).

Awards Announced

Passer Award

Passer Award recipients from the April 1 closing date are:
  • George Bennett, Millikin University, Decatur, IL
  • Daniel Berger, Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH
  • Karen Dunlap, Sierra College, Rocklin, CA
  • Myung-Hoon Kim, Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody, GA
  • Cheryl Longfellow, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jerry Maas, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
  • Tim Royappa, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

Visiting Scientist Award, Western Connecticut Section

Diane Bunce, The Catholic University of America, has been selected as the 2001 Visiting Scientist of the Western Connecticut Section of the ACS. The award, presented annually since 1967, brings an outstanding chemical educator to visit high schools in Fairfield County, CT. In May, Bunce visited three high schools, Christian Heritage School, Fairfield High School, and Greenwich High School, where she interacted with teachers and students and presented lectures and demonstrations to several chemistry classes. She was also keynote speaker at the ACS local section's Education Night. The awardee is selected by a committee of university and high school teachers, industrial chemists, and the previous Visiting Scientist; there is an honorarium of 1500 plus expenses.

Welch Award

Roger D. Kornberg, a professor of structural biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, received the 2001 Welch Award for his discovery of the nucleosome and establishing its role in gene regulation; for his discovery of a giant complex of 20 proteins known as the "Mediator", which regulates the transcription process; and for determining the atomic structure of RNA polymerase II. The 300,000 award salutes Kornberg's lifetime contributions to biochemistry.

NSTA Teacher Awards

During its 2001 national convention the National Science Teachers Association presented prizes and awards to teachers for their exemplary teaching practices and commitment to quality science education. Many appear below.
Distinguished Service to Science Education Award
  • JoAnne Vasquez, Science Consultant, Gilbert, AZ
  • Richard F. Duncan, Beaverton Administrative Center, Beaverton, OR
  • Mitchell E. Batoff, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
Distinguished Informal Science Education Award
  • Al Stenstrup, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, WI
Ciba Specialty Chemicals Education Foundation Exemplary Science Teaching Award, High School Level
  • Gerald Friday, Marquette High School, Milwaukee, WI
Gustav Ohaus Innovations in Science Teaching, High School
  • Mark Stefanski, Marin Academy, San Rafael, CA (first place)
  • James A. Szoka, Clarke County Hi

    2001-08-01

206

Comparing the Use of an Online Expert Health Network against Common Information Sources to Answer Health Questions  

PubMed Central

Background Many workers have questions about occupational safety and health (OSH). It is unknown whether workers are able to find correct, evidence-based answers to OSH questions when they use common information sources, such as websites, or whether they would benefit from using an easily accessible, free-of-charge online network of OSH experts providing advice. Objective To assess the rate of correct, evidence-based answers to OSH questions in a group of workers who used an online network of OSH experts (intervention group) compared with a group of workers who used common information sources (control group). Methods In a quasi-experimental study, workers in the intervention and control groups were randomly offered 2 questions from a pool of 16 standardized OSH questions. Both questions were sent by mail to all participants, who had 3 weeks to answer them. The intervention group was instructed to use only the online network ArboAntwoord, a network of about 80 OSH experts, to solve the questions. The control group was instructed that they could use all information sources available to them. To assess answer correctness as the main study outcome, 16 standardized correct model answers were constructed with the help of reviewers who performed literature searches. Subsequently, the answers provided by all participants in the intervention (n = 94 answers) and control groups (n = 124 answers) were blinded and compared with the correct model answers on the degree of correctness. Results Of the 94 answers given by participants in the intervention group, 58 were correct (62%), compared with 24 of the 124 answers (19%) in the control group, who mainly used informational websites found via Google. The difference between the 2 groups was significant (rate difference = 43%, 95% confidence interval [CI] 30%–54%). Additional analysis showed that the rate of correct main conclusions of the answers was 85 of 94 answers (90%) in the intervention group and 75 of 124 answers (61%) in the control group (rate difference = 29%, 95% CI 19%–40%). Remarkably, we could not identify differences between workers who provided correct answers and workers who did not on how they experienced the credibility, completeness, and applicability of the information found (P > .05). Conclusions Workers are often unable to find correct answers to OSH questions when using common information sources, generally informational websites. Because workers frequently misjudge the quality of the information they find, other strategies are required to assist workers in finding correct answers. Expert advice provided through an online expert network can be effective for this purpose. As many people experience difficulties in finding correct answers to their health questions, expert networks may be an attractive new source of information for health fields in general.

Lenderink, Annet F; van Dijk, Frank JH; Hulshof, Carel TJ

2012-01-01

207

E-Research: An Introduction to On-line Political Science Sources for Beginners (and Skeptics)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this review article is to contribute to monitoring and debating changes in the electronic research environment. We shall present an overview (mainly tailored to cyberspace neophytes) of some of the best electronic resources currently available on-line for political science, drawing from our experience as editors of IPSAPortal, the International Political Science Association's website dedicated to selecting and

Mauro Calise; Rosanna De Rosa

2008-01-01

208

Online Education: Growing, but Painfully  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Evolve or dissolve. That advice, from a recent report on virtual universities, played out in two news stories last May 2009. The University of Texas' online division is staring down a deep budget hole as it loses a longtime subsidy. In Utah, budget cuts have killed a 10-campus online consortium. Those and other predicaments reflect the growing…

Parry, Marc

2009-01-01

209

Seeking Health Information Online: Does Wikipedia Matter?  

PubMed Central

Objective To determine the significance of the English Wikipedia as a source of online health information. Design The authors measured Wikipedia's ranking on general Internet search engines by entering keywords from MedlinePlus, NHS Direct Online, and the National Organization of Rare Diseases as queries into search engine optimization software. We assessed whether article quality influenced this ranking. The authors tested whether traffic to Wikipedia coincided with epidemiological trends and news of emerging health concerns, and how it compares to MedlinePlus. Measurements Cumulative incidence and average position of Wikipedia® compared to other Web sites among the first 20 results on general Internet search engines (Google®, Google UK®, Yahoo®, and MSN®), and page view statistics for selected Wikipedia articles and MedlinePlus pages. Results Wikipedia ranked among the first ten results in 71–85% of search engines and keywords tested. Wikipedia surpassed MedlinePlus and NHS Direct Online (except for queries from the latter on Google UK), and ranked higher with quality articles. Wikipedia ranked highest for rare diseases, although its incidence in several categories decreased. Page views increased parallel to the occurrence of 20 seasonal disorders and news of three emerging health concerns. Wikipedia articles were viewed more often than MedlinePlus Topic (p = 0.001) but for MedlinePlus Encyclopedia pages, the trend was not significant (p = 0.07–0.10). Conclusions Based on its search engine ranking and page view statistics, the English Wikipedia is a prominent source of online health information compared to the other online health information providers studied.

Laurent, Michael R.; Vickers, Tim J.

2009-01-01

210

Health Content in Local Television News  

Microsoft Academic Search

Local television news is an important source of health information for the public. Yet little is known about coverage of health issues on local television newscasts. This study examined 1,863 news stories that aired on 4 English-language channels and 1 Spanish channel in 7 U.S. markets during a composite week in 2000. About 10% of news stories focused on health

Zheng Wang; Walter Gantz

2007-01-01

211

Computer News  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents several news stories about computers and technology. (1) Applied Science Associates of Narragansett, Rhode Island is providing computer modeling technology to help locate the remains to the USS Bonhomme Richard, which sank in 1779 after claiming a Revolutionary War victory. (2) Whyville, the leading edu-tainment virtual…

Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2007

2007-01-01

212

Cyberspace News on Campus: The South Pacific Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Explains that since 1998, the Pacific Journalism Online training website at the University of the South Pacific has provided a problem-based approach to Internet news gathering and production based on real media assignments. Outlines the "reality" course methodology and strategies for providing news training from a campus-based newsroom. (PM)|

Robie, David

2002-01-01

213

Negotiating Claims to Journalism: Webloggers' Orientation to News Genres  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores how writers of online diaries, or weblogs, about public affairs negotiate their relationship with the genres and social position of news journalism. Although often labelled radical journalists, this paper finds, through interviews with seven webloggers, that such writers orient themselves in complex ways towards news journalism, at times drawing upon its modes of knowledge, at times setting

Donald Matheson

2004-01-01

214

Investigating the News Seeking Behavior of Young Adults  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated the news-seeking and browsing behaviours of young adults, partly in the context of everyday life information seeking (ELIS), in order to explore their perceptions of and attitudes towards print and online news media. The study is significant because traditional print newspapers face a steady decline in their readership…

Qayyum, M. Asim; Williamson, Kirsty; Liu, Ying-Hsang; Hider, Philip

2010-01-01

215

Chainguard - Online: Bicycle Advocacy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Chainguard online is a site devoted to bicycle advocacy information. It is dedicated to "increasing bicycle advocacy publicity and locating and uniting cycle advocates." It links to other major bicycle advocacy pages sorted by geographic area, as well as to conferences, an article on the top ten bicycle commuting cities, and Internet Backroads, a list of cycling mailing lists and Usenet news groups.

216

The Baghdad that Was: Using Primary Sources to Teach World History  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|That primary source documents have the power to bring the past alive is no news to social studies teachers. What is new in the last 10 years is the number of digitized documents available online that teachers can download and use in their classrooms. Encouraging teachers to utilize this ever-increasing treasure trove of resources was the goal of…

Schur, Joan Brodsky

2009-01-01

217

Economic news as a consumer product: An analysis of the effects of alternative media sources on the formation of consumer economic expectations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study reports the results of a behavioral experiment in which 120 subjects were exposed to different media reports of the same monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics' unemployment reports. After reading the news stories, as reported by the CBS Evening News, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, the subjects were asked similar questions to those used in the

Stephen W. Pruitt; George E. Hoffer

1989-01-01

218

Perceptions of Party Leaders on the Campaign Trail: The Effects of Television News in the British 2005 General Election Campaign  

Microsoft Academic Search

Television news broadcasts are the most popular source of news and information about political information during British general election campaigns. BBC and ITV devoted approximately 60 percent of their flagship evening news programs during the 2005 general election campaign to political news. We investigate the influences of television news on perceptions of party leaders during the 2005 British general election

Holli A. Semetko; Margaret Scammell; Andrew Kerner

219

On-line measurement of nitrous oxide from combustion sources by automated gas chromatography. Rept. for Jun 90-Jun 92  

SciTech Connect

The paper discusses on-line measurement of nitrous oxide (N2O) from combustion sources by automated gas chromatography. Fossil fuel combustion is suspected of contributing to measured increases in the ambient concentrations of N2O. Characterization of N2O emissions from fossil fuel combustion and associated pollution control systems has been hindered by the generation of N2O from nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and moisture present in the sample vessel while samples await analysis. To truly assess N2O emissions from fossil fuel combustion, a real-time or near real-time measurement technique is required. To accomplish this, a gas chromatograph equipped with an electron capture detector was configured and automated. The system is capable of detection levels below ambient concentrations and a practical quantifying range of 0.1 to 200 ppm. A precolumn backflushing system negates the effects of interferents present in fossil fuel combustion emissions. The automated system, capable of one on-line measurement every 8 minutes, has been used to evaluate N2O emissions from a variety of combustion sources, fuels, and post-combustion pollution control techniques.

Ryan, J.V.; Linak, W.P.

1992-01-01

220

News of the Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Includes the following reports: "'LJ' (Library Journal) News Report: Libraries Success at Funding Books and Bytes"; "'SLJ' (School Library Journal) News Report: We're in the Money!"; and "'PW' (Publishers Weekly) News Reports". (AEF)|

St. Lifer, Evan; Olson, Renee; Margolis, Rick; Glick, Andrea; Milliot, Jim

1999-01-01

221

Mass News: Practices, Controversies, and Alternatives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This selection of readings, primarily intended for a college journalism course, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the major sources of the public news--the wire services, newspapers, and television. The first part of the book deals with the context of mass news and serves as an introduction to some of the crucial ideas shaping thinking…

Leroy, David J., Ed.; Sterling, Christopher H., Ed.

222

College Students, News Use, and Trust  

Microsoft Academic Search

Young Americans report lower levels of political knowledge, news consumption, public trust, and civic behavior than their forebears. Concerned with what these patterns hold for the future of democratic governance, this study attempts to learn more about the news sources that college students use and the ones that they trust. Results from a survey of 213 18- to 24-year-old college

Sharon E. Jarvis; Natalie Jomini Stroud; Austin A. Gilliland

2009-01-01

223

Representations of Minorities in Utah's Local News  

Microsoft Academic Search

An analysis of Utah's primary local news sources was conducted to discover if and how people of color are represented. The results were also manipulated to discover if the exclusion of classically stereotypical news categories would significantly alter representation. Findings reveal that Utah's largest ethnic group is primarily ignored while other ethnic groups often but not always fall into stereotypical

Sarah Janel Jackson

224

Secrecy News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) Project on Government Secrecy, which works to "challenge excessive government secrecy and to promote public oversight," has recently launched this email publication. Distributed two to three times per week, Secrecy News contains stories on recent developments in secrecy and security policy and links to new materials placed on the FAS Website. A subscription form is provided at the site.

225

Leveraging user-generated content for news search  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last few years both availability and accessibility of current news stories on the Web have dramatically improved. In particular, users can now access news from a variety of sources hosted on the Web, from newswire presences such as the New York Times, to integrated news search within Web search engines. However, of central interest is the emerging impact

Richard M. C. McCreadie

2010-01-01

226

Television News in the Classroom: What Are Adolescents Learning?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examined current-events knowledge of high school students with and without access to daily television news in the classroom. Found that students with greater prior knowledge of current events had more interest in the news and sought external news sources. (Author/LBT)|

Anderman, Eric M.; Johnston, Jerome

1998-01-01

227

The Flow of Foreign News into Six Arab Gulf Newspapers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In order to determine the nature of foreign news coverage in the Arab Gulf states, a study examined six newspapers in these states (one in each country) in regard to the volume, news sources, and kinds of news (both subject categories and regions covered). Data were selected from 12 issues (one from each month) in 1986 from the following…

Al-Habib, Abdulrahman Ibrahim

228

Science News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science News is the magazine of the Society for Science and the Public, and they certainly do deliver via their well designed website. There is a lot to read on the homepage alone and the material is pitched towards a general audience, so visitors don't need to be students of science to understand the articles. The "SN Bookshelf" offers reviews of the latest science-oriented books. The "SN Multimedia" section, near the bottom of the homepage, offers videos and photo slideshows to explain scientific research, such as the videos "Pigeons usually let best navigator take the lead" and "Fruit flies turn on auto-pilot." There is even a "Science News for Kids" section, accessible at the top of any page. For those visitors who are impressed by this site and want to continue learning about science, there is an e-mail alert or RSS feed available and there are dozens of topics to choose to get news from, as well as columns and features.

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News & Announcements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

News from Journal House

Journal Ambassadors, 1999 What do the people listed below have in common? A search of our records indicates that each has been a participant in our Journal Ambassador program during 1999.
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Those who are a part of this program take materials about the Journal to workshops, outreach programs, seminars, regional meetings, award nights, short courses, and other events at home and abroad, places where people who are interested in chemical education gather. Given about three weeks notice, we can outfit you with a variety of materials that will help others get tuned in to the good things that are happening in chemical education. We can send you an assortment of Journal issues, subscription forms, our Publications/Software Catalog, reprints from the Viewpoints series, copies of Classroom Activities, or JCE Gift Award Certificates, assuming that supplies are available. Of course we can arrange for the group to have temporary access to JCE Online. We can send you a brochure about the Ambassador program or answer any questions - just ask: email to jce@chem.wisc.edu; phone 1-800-991-5534 (U.S.) or 608-262-5153 (non-U.S.); fax 608-265-8094. If by chance you were a Journal Ambassador in 1999 but your name was not included, just let us know so that you can be recognized in a future column. Gift Subscription Awards As spring, the season of awards, approaches, we remind you of our handy Gift Certificates (a replica is shown on page 142). A gift of the Journal is not only affordable (gift subscriptions are 37/year (U.S.), 50/year (non-U.S.), but has lasting value. This is a really good way to help someone just starting out on a teaching career. An idea worth sharing comes from Carl Minnier of Essex Community College in Baltimore. He is chair of the Student Awards Committee of the Maryland Section of the ACS. This section has asked for 25 certificates because they honor annually an outstanding student from each of the two-year and four-year colleges within the territory of the Maryland Section. Want another interesting idea: give a one-year subscription to each Undergraduate Research Symposium participant. Classroom Activities for Outreach Many of our readers are involved with outreach programsindividually in their child's class, in a regional group that visits schools, in a van program, or as a demonstrator at their local science museum. Many readers have enthusiastically reported that our Classroom Activities series is a great resource for such programs. Since the Activities are designed for a high school classroom or lab (Activity 24 in this continuing series can be found in this issue), they are purposely not demanding of equipment, facilities, or time. But outreach activities often take place in very restricted environments, perhaps without sinks or electricity, sometimes with limited table space. So that we can provide timely advice in recommending activities for you to take "on the road", Nancy Gettys and Erica Jacobsen of the Journal staff have done an analysis of each, recommending whether it might be done

2000-02-01

230

ScienceDaily: Space and Time News Headlines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Space and Time News Headlines section of the ScienceDaily online magazine contains news articles on astronomy, space missions, space technology, astrophysics, the search for extraterrestrial life, the origin of the moon, and other space-related issues. ScienceDaily articles are selected from news releases submitted by leading universities and other research organizations around the world. Each news release is posted in its original form, with a contact name and link to the organization, to aid journalists and others interested in finding up-to-date and relevant background information for a particular story.

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APS News: Limerick Contest Finalists & Winners  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article from the March 1997 issue of APS News Online contains the finalists and winners of the first APS Physics Limerick Contest. Twenty-five humorous limericks concentrated on classical and modern physics concepts are provided along with a link to view the remaining submissions.

2006-09-29

232

Optimization Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Optimization Online is one of the best sources for current research papers and reports on the topic of optimization. This repository receives numerous submissions each month, and papers can be browsed by data added or category. In addition to searching for articles on the site, visitors can also subscribe to the Optimization Online monthly digest and receive updates on all of the new titles and reports submitted during that month.

2008-05-19

233

VOA: VOA News in 53 Languages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Voice of America (VOA) began broadcasting in 1942, with the expressed object of providing accurate, objective, and reliable news to people in closed or war-torn societies. VOA has continued to evolve through the postwar, Cold War, and now post-Cold War eras, and presently produces and broadcasts over 900 hours of news and information programs each week in 53 languages to a worldwide audience of 91 million. In addition to shortwave, AM, and FM radio and satellite television, VOA news is available online at the VOANews site. Here visitors will find the top international stories as well as the lead stories in seven regions of the world. Correspondent reports and feature stories by topic are also available. In addition, the site links to live news Webcasts and information pages for the myriad VOA language services.

234

From Paper to Screen: Mapping the Path of Online Newspapers in Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper lays the groundwork for a genealogy of online newspapers in Australia. Its main task is descriptive, mapping the field of study - online newspapers in Australia - and discussing the main landmarks in this media environment, such as News Limited's www.news.com.au , and Fairfax's online versions of The Age and Sydney Morning Herald . As a necessary point

Lucy Morieson

2007-01-01

235

Ion source development for the on-line isotope separator at JAEA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A forced electron beam induced arc discharge (FEBIAD-B2) type ion source and a surface ionization type one with a uranium target have been developed for the JAEA-ISOL. The ion sources were utilized to produce medium-heavy neutron-rich radioactive ion beams for acceleration with Tokai radioactive ion accelerator complex (TRIAC). In the FEBIAD-B2 type ion source, a target container containing about 1 g/cm2 of 238UCx target is directly attached to a plasma chamber. While the surface ionization type one, 238UCx target is located inside the ion source as an internal target. With both ion sources, about 100 isotopes produced in the proton-induced fission of uranium with separation efficiencies of 0.1 30% have been mass-separated.

Osa, Akihiko; Ichikawa, Shin-Ichi; Matsuda, Makoto; Sato, Tetsuya K.; Jeong, Sun-Chan

2008-10-01

236

Politicians and the News Media: How Elite Attacks Influence Perceptions of Media Bias  

Microsoft Academic Search

When political elites receive unfavorable news coverage, a common strategy is to attack the source. Past research suggests that attacks on the news media increase perceptions of media bias, but it remains unclear how this occurs. Using two experiments, the author examines how attacks on the news media increase perceptions of bias. For the experiments, all participants read news articles

Glen R. Smith

2010-01-01

237

News Values, Media Coverage, and Audience Attention: An Analysis of Direct and Mediated Causal Relationships  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined causal relationships among news values, media coverage, and audience attention. News values—deviance and social significance—for 104 news events were measured. Then, media coverage of and audience attention to the events were obtained from Pew Research Center's two data sources. A structural equation model showed a significant effect of news values on the amount of media coverage and

Jong Hyuk Lee

2009-01-01

238

Design News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Learning about the world of design can be rather fun, and for persons interested in entering this industry, it can be essential to stay on top of ongoing developments. Design Week launched their site in November 2006, and as the publication is based in Britain, the coverage of design events and trends is primarily focused on the British and Continental scenes. From those thinking about looking for a new job in the field, the site also contains job postings and suggestions for those going on the job market. The site is rounded out by a place where visitors can also sign up to receive news alerts via email.

239

Breaking news on twitter  

Microsoft Academic Search

After the news of Osama Bin Laden's death leaked through Twitter, many people wondered if Twitter would fundamentally change the way we produce, spread, and consume news. In this paper we provide an in-depth analysis of how the news broke and spread on Twitter. We confirm the claim that Twitter broke the news first, and find evidence that Twitter had

Mengdie Hu; Shixia Liu; Furu Wei; Yingcai Wu; John Stasko; Kwan-Liu Ma

2012-01-01

240

Fox News Nation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Fox News Network has received a lot of attention from political pundits, scholars and elected officials. At best, Fox News merely preaches to the choir of (already) conservative viewers. At worst, Fox News is polarizing viewers by moving their audience to the extreme right. Past research suggests that Fox News viewers hold more conservative attitudes and beliefs, but only

Glen Smith

241

Basic studies of a gas-jet-coupled ion source for on-line isotope separation  

SciTech Connect

A hollow-cathode ion source was used in a gas-jet-coupled configuration to produce ion beams of fission products transported to it from a /sup 252/Cf fission source. Solid aerosols of NaCl and Ag were used effectively as activity carriers in the gas-jet system. Flat-plate skimmers provided an effective coupling of the ion source to the gas jet. Ge(Li) spectrometric measurements of the activity deposited on an ion-beam collector relative to that deposited on a pre-skimmer collector were used to obtain separation efficiencies ranging from 0.1% to > 1% for Sr, Y, Tc, Te, Cs, Ba, Ce, Pr, Nd and Sm. The use of CCl/sub 4/ as a support gas resulted in a significant enhancement of the alkaline-earth and rare-earth separation efficiencies.

Anderl, R.A.; Novick, V.J.; Greenwood, R.C.

1980-01-01

242

Healthy depictions? Depicting adoption and adoption news events on broadcast news.  

PubMed

Given that the public uses the media to learn about adoption as a family form, this study analyzes U.S. television news coverage of adoption between 2001 and 2005 (N = 309 stories), to identify the types of news events covered about adoption. A majority of news stories covered fraud, crime, legal disputes, and negative international adoption cases. Adoptees as defective or unhealthy were depicted more in negative news event stories, birth parents appeared less overall, and adoptive parents were most likely to have healthy depictions in positively oriented adoption experience, big family, and reunion stories. Although three quarters of the stories used primary adoption participants as news sources, one-third of the negative event stories did not contain healthy depictions of adoption participants. The authors discuss ways journalists and researchers might improve adoption news coverage. PMID:19180371

Kline, Susan L; Chatterjee, Karishma; Karel, Amanda I

243

The international news about governability: A comparison of the New York Times and six news wires  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the international news coverage of governability offered by several news sources. Governability is defined as actual or potential challenges to the domestic political order or stability of a nation, manifested by oppositional violence, leadership crises or institutional change. The New York Times, AP, UPI, Reuters, Northern Reuters, Kyodo and Xinshua are examined for one week. We evaluate

Mark Lichbach

1984-01-01

244

CSTA Source: An Online Repository of K-12 Computer Science Teaching and Learning Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CSTA Source is a repository of K-12 computer science and information technology teaching and learning materials. Materials are reviewed and approved for suitability prior to public access. Materials are tagged to the ACM standards for K-12 education in computing.

2011-01-04

245

Guiding Independence: Developing a Research Tool to Support Student Decision Making in Selecting Online Information Sources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The development and use of a research tool to guide fourth-grade students' use of information sources during a research project is described in this article. Over a period of five weeks, 21 fourth-grade students in an international school in Singapore participated in a study investigating the extent to which the use of a "research resource guide"…

Baildon, Rindi; Baildon, Mark

2008-01-01

246

Inquiring Minds Acquiring Wellness: Uses of Online and Offline Sources for Health Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

Variation in ability to access and use health information is a key pathway through which social status may impact health. Digital media offer new opportunities for health information seeking, potentially lowering barriers to such content. Using a data set with nuanced information about what sources a diverse group of college students consults for different types of health material, coupled with

Kerry Dobransky; Eszter Hargittai

2012-01-01

247

Inquiring Minds Acquiring Wellness: Uses of Online and Offline Sources for Health Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

Variation in ability to access and use health information is a key pathway through which social status may impact health. Digital media offer new opportunities for health information seeking, potentially lowering barriers to such content. Using a data set with nuanced information about what sources a diverse group of college students consults for different types of health material, coupled with

Kerry Dobransky; Eszter Hargittai

2011-01-01

248

Acoustic models for online blind source dereverberation using sequential Monte Carlo methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reverberation and noise cause significant deterioration of audio quality and intelligibility to signals recorded in acoustic environments. Noise is usually modeled as a common signal observed in the room and independent of room acoustics. However, this simplistic model cannot necessarily capture the effects of separate noise sources at different locations in the room. This paper proposes a noise model that

Christine Evers; James R. Hopgood; Jerome Bell

2008-01-01

249

Price-formats as Sources of Price Dispersion: A Study of Online and Offline Prices in the Domestic US Airline Markets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Research in economics, information systems and marketing has sought to understand sources of price dispersion in both ,offline and online markets. Our ,research posits that extant empirical work,on price ,dispersion has largely focused on ,studying the problem from, a consumer perspective, i.e., their ability to searchand compare, with additional explanationssuc has brands and shipping costs. We argue that while

Ramnath K. Chellappa; Raymond G. Sin

250

On-Line Commissioning of the HRIBF Resonant Ionization Laser Ion Source  

SciTech Connect

A highly-selective resonant ionization laser ion source has been successfully commissioned at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for the production of pure beams of short-lived nuclei for spectroscopic studies. The laser ion source provided beams of neutron-rich Ga isotopes to the Low-energy Radioactive Ion Beam Spectroscopy Station for beta decay measurements. The radioactive Ga isotopes were produced by 50-MeV proton induced fission of 238U and ionized by laser radiation using a two-step resonant ionization scheme. Isobarically pure 83Ga, 85Ga, and 86Ga beams were delivered to the experiment at approximate rates of 12000 ions/s, 100 ions/s, and 3 ions/s, respectively.

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2013-01-01

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On-line commissioning of the HRIBF resonant ionization laser ion source  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A highly selective resonant ionization laser ion source has been successfully commissioned at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for the production of pure beams of short-lived nuclei for spectroscopic studies. The laser ion source provided beams of neutron-rich Ga isotopes to the Low-energy Radioactive Ion Beam Spectroscopy Station for beta decay measurements. The radioactive Ga isotopes were produced by 50-MeV proton induced fission of 238U and ionized by laser radiation using a two-step resonant ionization scheme. Isobarically pure 83Ga, 85Ga, and 86Ga beams were delivered to the experiment at approximate rates of 12,000 ions/s, 100 ions/s, and 3 ions/s, respectively.

Liu, Y.; Jost, C. U.; Mendez, A. J., II; Stracener, D. W.; Williams, C. L.; Gross, C. J.; Grzywacz, R. K.; Madurga, M.; Miernik, K.; Miller, D.; Padgett, S.; Paulauskas, S. V.; Rykaczewski, K. P.; Wolinska-Cichocka, M.

2013-03-01

252

An examination of the role of online social media in journalists’ source mix  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using telephone surveys of business\\/financial journalists in the United States (n=200), this research investigates the agenda-building role of social media content in journalists’ work. Understanding that more non-public relations content from user-generated and social network sites, like YouTube and Twitter, are fast becoming resources for journalists to get story ideas, break scandals, and find sources, we began this scholarly work

Ruthann Weaver Lariscy; Elizabeth Johnson Avery; Kaye D. Sweetser; Pauline Howes

2009-01-01

253

"Chemistry Is in the News": Taxonomy of Authentic News Media-Based Learning Activities. Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A brief history is given of approaches that aim at achieving a connectedness of the content of organic chemistry courses to real world issues. Recently, such approaches have relied more and more on online media resources, the tools of the Internet and the World Wide Web. We propose a six-level taxonomy of 'authentic news media-based learning…

Glaser, Rainer E.; Carson, Kathleen M.

2005-01-01

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"Chemistry Is in the News": Taxonomy of Authentic News Media-Based Learning Activities. Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A brief history is given of approaches that aim at achieving a connectedness of the content of organic chemistry courses to real world issues. Recently, such approaches have relied more and more on online media resources, the tools of the Internet and the World Wide Web. We propose a six-level taxonomy of 'authentic news media-based learning…

Glaser, Rainer E.; Carson, Kathleen M.

2005-01-01

255

Chemistry Is in the News: Taxonomy of authentic news media-based learning activities1  

Microsoft Academic Search

A brief history is given of approaches that aim at achieving a connectedness of the content of organic chemistry courses to real world issues. Recently, such approaches have relied more and more on online media resources, the tools of the Internet and the World Wide Web. We propose a six-level taxonomy of `authentic news media-based learning activities' to provide a

Rainer E. Glaser; Kathleen M. Carson

2005-01-01

256

Anglicans Online!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Anglicans Online! has grown to be a comprehensive source of information for the world's Episcopal/Anglican church on the Internet. Topics offered are the Newsroom, Canada, USA, World, and Resources including reference links, biblical study. Ecumenical partners, and a listing of Discussion mailing lists and newsgroups are also provided.

257

Footage.net: The Stock, Archival & News Footage Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This powerful gateway to stock, archival, and news footage is designed with media professionals in mind. However, certain researchers and perhaps some instructors can make excellent use of its access to over 1.6 million indexed shots. The site's Global Search page allows users to perform keyword searches of hundreds of major stock footage sources worldwide or within selected major databases. Most search returns include only clip descriptions, technical details, and ordering information. However, some databases, such as the Image Bank, provide online samples. Production professionals who cannot find particular clips through the search page can fill out a free Zap Request form, which is forwarded to footage companies and researchers who may be able to assist (note the Zap Request service is not available for personal or educational use). Additional resources at the site include a directory of key resources and contacts in the footage trade and a Newswire listing of the latest industry stories.

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An in-source stretched membrane inlet for on-line analysis of VOCs in water with single photon ionization TOFMS.  

PubMed

An in-source, stretched, hollow fiber membrane (HFM) inlet has been developed to improve the sensitivity of on-line time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS) with a vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) lamp based single photon ionization (SPI) source for the direct analysis of liquid samples. A 2-cm HFM was stretched to 8 cm in length, and placed in the ion source and directly under the VUV lamp window with a distance of 15 mm. Compared with the conventional flow-through configuration under the same experimental conditions, the signal intensities of selected volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE), benzene, toluene and p-xylene were increased over 5-fold in magnitude, and the response time was shortened to one-third. The limits of detection (LOD) of MTBE, ETBE, benzene, toluene and p-xylene ranged from 0.25 to 1.3 ?g L(-1) with a measurement time of 60 s, and three orders of linear range were obtained with correlation coefficients of 0.9972-0.9992. The present results suggest that the in-source stretched HFM is a simple and effective way to increase the sensitivity and shorten response time of the membrane inlet, and we believe that it will also be beneficial to other types of on-line mass spectrometer for the on-line analysis of VOCs in water with a VUV lamp based SPI ion source. PMID:23907373

Hou, Keyong; Li, Fanglong; Chen, Wendong; Chen, Ping; Xie, Yuanyuan; Zhao, Wuduo; Hua, Lei; Pei, Kemei; Li, Haiyang

2013-10-01

259

Teaching the Scientific Method Using Current News Articles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We describe a short (less than 50 minutes) activity using news articles from sources such as "Science Daily" to teach students the steps of the scientific method and the difference between primary and secondary literature sources. The flexibility in choosing news articles to examine allowed us to tailor the activity to the specific interests of…

Palmer, Laura K.; Mahan, Carolyn G.

2013-01-01

260

The Television News Exchange  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A special issue with extensive coverage of The Television News Exchange. Contributing authors from all over the world give their perspectives on the current status and future prospects of The Television News Exchange. (HB)|

Boni, Vittorio; And Others

1975-01-01

261

Non-News Viewers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents results of a study among a rural population of the relationship of amount of local and network television news-viewing and age, education, sex, income, length of local residence, radio-news listening behavior, and newspaper reading. (JMF)|

Poindexter, Paula M.

1980-01-01

262

LibStats : An open source online tool for collecting and reporting on statistics in an academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and practical applications of a highly configurable online tool – LibStats – licensed under GNU GPL, for collecting and reporting on statistics in the academic library, developed at the University of Queensland Library. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – LibStats – an online tool – was used to make quantitative and qualitative

Elizabeth Jordan

2008-01-01

263

News Before Newspapers  

Microsoft Academic Search

From 1513 to 1640, news pamphlets informed and entertained the English. Such publications have been difficult to identify and little has been written about them. More than 1,200 pamphlets were identified by reviewing entries in the Short Title Catalogue. They were then analyzed by numbers produced and subject matter. Factors that news pamphlets may share with modern news formats -

Richard Streckfuss

1998-01-01

264

Turning on the News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses adolescents' lack of interest in news and relates it to their apathy and cynicism about wider social and political issues. Examines whether the news media are to blame for this situation, and to what extent they might help overcome it. Discusses how news media, and the social and political issues they represent, can be made relevant to…

Buckingham, David

1999-01-01

265

Breaking Bad News  

Microsoft Academic Search

Breaking bad news has been ignored in the past and still depends largely on culture and social state. We experience now a strong trend towards full information in modern societies. The article describes the typical stages patients go through when dealing with bad news. Recommendations how to break bad news stress the importance of privacy and enough time, the necessity

Rainer Schoefl

2008-01-01

266

Yahoo! News: Photo Slideshows  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Yahoo!News has updated its Website with a new feature: slideshows of current news photos. Each of its news sections -- Top Stories, World, Entertainment, Sports, Science, Lifestyle, and Politics -- now contains a grouping of photos in a slideshow format. The slideshows are updated daily, and an archive is available. Be warned, however, that a few advertisements pop up during the slideshows.

2001-01-01

267

Turning on the News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses adolescents' lack of interest in news and relates it to their apathy and cynicism about wider social and political issues. Examines whether the news media are to blame for this situation, and to what extent they might help overcome it. Discusses how news media, and the social and political issues they represent, can be made relevant to…

Buckingham, David

1999-01-01

268

Internet Exercises as a Means of Integrating Late-breaking Astronomy News Into the Introductory Course  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Astronomy is a dynamic science, a point that is sometimes lost on students who slog through the standard treatment of the introductory astronomy course. By integrating the easy access to current research information afforded by the internet and other media, it is possible to tailor the introductory course so that students gain a greater appreciation of the ever-changing landscape of scientific knowledge. For the rest of their lives, the students now taking our courses will be informed of astronomical discoveries through the mass media, which increasingly includes the internet. Through design of assignments that ask students to confront the presentation of late-breaking astronomy news, the introductory astronomy course can help students to be able to process such information long after they have graduated. Caton has taken this idea to an extreme, developing a nonlinear, topics-driven approach to teaching the introductory course (Mercury, 25.6, p.29). Some may be unwilling to suspend the traditional course structure to take such an approach, but there are alternatives. The internet provides easy access to a wider range of breaking astronomy news. Several science news services are available, and many astronomy-related sites offer regular updates. Direct sources for press releases are also easily found. With such access, students can follow stories as they develop. The key to achieving this is through design of assignments that force the students to look for the latest information online. Several variations have been tried at Gardner-Webb, mostly involving student construction of web browser documents that profile particular stories. These assignments build student skills in online research, and communicate that astronomy is an evolving science. Hopefully, they also instill a confidence that allows individual analysis of astronomy (and indeed all science) stories in the news for years to come - well after the specific details of the astronomy course are forgotten.

English, T.

1997-12-01

269

News from Online: A Spectrum of Color  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Thomas Chasteen's site ( http://www.shsu.edu/~chm_tgc/sounds/sound.html) shows how to separate colors using a tuneable monochromator. This graphic comes from his monochromator animation ( http://www.shsu.edu/~chemistry/monochromator/mono.gif). Science Media's site ( http://www.scimedia.com/index.html#scimedia) includes spectroscopy tutorials by Brian Tissue. This graphic can be found at http://www.scimedia.com/chem-ed/light/graphics/em-rad.gif (©1998 B. M. Tissue, www.scimedia.com). All the colors in the rainbow! Now that is a good place to start. Go to About Rainbows ( http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/blynds/rnbw.html), a tutorial from astronomer Beverly Lynds, working with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. The tutorial begins with a historical perspective, complete with a sketch by René Descartes in 1637. The bibliography makes this tutorial a good starting point for color exploration. About Rainbows brings you questions to explorefor example, "What happens when you look at a rainbow through dark glasses?" Try the links to these other sites. Project SkyMath: Making Mathematical Connections ( http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/staff/blynds/Skymath.html) is especially for the middle school student. Reproducible masters of these teaching modules can be printed in English and Spanish. From Project SkyMath, you can go to Blue-Skies, a user-friendly graphical interface from The Weather Underground at the University of Michigan ( http://groundhog.sprl.umich.edu/BS.html). And speaking of blue skies, look at a great site, Why is the Sky Blue at http://acept.la.asu.edu/PiN/act/sky/sky.shtml. This is a super site from the Arizona Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers, by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Arizona State University. If you go to Patterns in Nature: Light and Optics at http://acept.la.asu.edu/PiN/act/activities.shtml, plan to spend some time, for it is wonderful. Another link from the About Rainbows tutorial goes to an experiment that is suitable for older students, Circles of Light--The Mathematics of Rainbows at http://www.geom.umn.edu/education/calc-init/rainbow/. Frederick J. Wicklin and Paul Edelman of the University of Minnesota note that this comprehensive lab is based on a module developed by Steven Janke. Go back to About Rainbows to link to a Java applet, allowing you to change the incident angle and color of light striking a water droplet. This great teaching device is from Fu-Kwun Hwang of the National Taiwan Normal University at http://science.kongju.ac.kr/phys/shin/experiment/ntnujava /Rainbow/rainbow.html. And while you are here in this site (choose English or Chinese), look at the more than 30 Java applets created by F.-K. Hwang at http://science.kongju.ac.kr/phys/shin/experiment/ntnujava/index.html. The interactive applet on Shadow/Image and Color is great fun, (http://science.kongju.ac.kr/phys/shin/experiment/ntnujava/shadow /shadow.html). From mixing colors, we can go to Thomas Chasteen's fine work at http://www.shsu.edu/~chm_tgc/sounds/sound.html for an animation (and movie also) of how to separate colors using a tuneable monochromator ( http://www.shsu.edu/~chemistry/monochromator/mono.gif). This colorful graphic, showing incoming parallel white light, is clipped from that monochromator animation. While you are here at this site at Sam Houston State University, look at the other great animations and movies, including a movie showing solution-phase chemiluminescence at http://www.shsu.edu/~chm_tgc/chemilumdir/movie.html. So now that we have explored the breaking down of light into its component colors, we need to also look at another process--polarizing light. Let's go to Science Media's comprehensive site ( http://www.scimedia.com/index.html#scimedia) to examine polarized light ( http://www.scimedia.com/chem-ed/spec/molec/polarim.htm). Of course, most

Sweeney Judd, Carolyn

1999-06-01

270

Open Source Development Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"A collection of Internet technology and software sites," provides daily IT news in nine subjects, including AppleWatch, HardwareWatch, Internet-Watch, JavaWatch, and MicrosoftWatch, among others. Sources include InfoWorld, Computer News Daily, Interactive Week, Wired, Techwire, and ZDNNews, among others. The key to this site is the way it repackages and organizes already existing news, allowing the user to follow all aspects of IT news from one place.

1998-01-01

271

TEACHING NEWS LITERACY IN THE AGE OF NEW MEDIA: Why Secondary School Students Should Be Taught to Judge the Credibility of the News They Consume  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper involves two of the oldest institutions in America -- schools and the press -- and the preparation of informed citizens in the age of new media. I examine the manner and ways in which news literacy, the use of critical thinking skills to judge the reliability of news reports and news sources, is taught to secondary school students

Elia Powers

2010-01-01

272

NewsNIC: a Web-based, full-text news clipping service from the National Informatics Centre Library in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

Newspapers constitute an important source of information as they contain the latest information in the form of news with, often daily, updating. Being aware of their importance, libraries have been providing news clipping services in various ways to their users since newspapers were invented. Initially, manual methods of marking, cutting and pasting the useful news items were used, but today’s

Ram Kumar Matoria; P. K. Upadhyay; Arvind Mishra

2003-01-01

273

Genetic sources of covariation among P3(00) and online performance variables in a delayed-response working memory task  

Microsoft Academic Search

Genetic and environmental sources of covariation among the P3(00) and online performance elicited in a delayed-response working memory task, and psychometric IQ assessed by the multidimensional aptitude battery, were examined in an adolescent twin sample. An association between frontal P3 latency and task performance (phenotypic r=?0.33; genotypic r=?0.49) was indicated, with genes (i.e. twin status) accounting for a large part

Margaret J. Wright; Michelle Luciano; Narelle K. Hansell; Gina M. Geffen; Laurie B. Geffen; Nicholas G. Martin

2002-01-01

274

Emerging consumption patterns among young people of traditional and internet news platforms in the Low Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

In search of a better understanding of young people’s news media consumption in a European high-media environment, this study analysed the role of uses and gratifications motivations in driving time spent with television news, newspapers, and online news sites, while controlling for the effects of possible influential socio-demographics. Our findings confirmed that the need to get information about the world

A. M. R. van Cauwenberge; L. S. J. d'Haenens; J. W. J. Beentjes

2010-01-01

275

The Quest for Credibility and Other Motives for News Consumption Among Ethnically Diverse Youths in Flanders  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated online and offline news consumption among Turkish (N = 539), Moroccan (N = 482) and Flemish (N = 753) youngsters between the ages of 12 and 19 as well as the motivations behind their news use. The potentially explanatory role of culture-specific and socio-demographic antecedents was examined. The results showed that news plays a more prominent role in Moroccan and Turkish youngsters' lives

Hasibe Gezduci; Leen dHaenens

2010-01-01

276

On-Line Nutrition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Several sources of nutrition information are available on the Internet. Good online sources include the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Consumer Service bulletin board, the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, and the IFIC (International Food Information Council) Foundation On-Line. E-mail addresses…

Kongshem, Lars

1995-01-01

277

News Grazers, Television News, Political Knowledge, and Engagement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the modern-day television “news grazer” in American politics. We define news grazers as those individuals who watch television news with remote control in hand and switch to another channel when an uninteresting topic comes up. Using survey data from the Pew Research Center, we find that news grazers differ significantly from nongrazers in news-gathering habits, political knowledge,

Jonathan S. Morris; Richard Forgette

2007-01-01

278

Forecasting of radiation hazard: 2. On-line determination of diffusion coefficient in the interplanetary space, time of ejection and energy spectrum at the source; on-line using of neutron monitor and satellite data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In Paper 1 [Dorman, L.I., Pustil’nik, L.A., Sternlieb, A., Zukerman, I.G. Forecasting of Radiation Hazard: 1. Alerts on Great FEP Events Beginning; Probabilities of False and Missed Alerts; on-Line Determination of Solar Energetic Particle Spectrum by using Spectrographic Method, Paper tCOSPAR tPSW1-0022-04, This Issue, 2005] it was described the behavior of programs “FEP-Search” and “FEP-Research/Spectrum” estimating, on the basis of on-line one-minute NM data, the beginning of event and FEP spectrum out of the Earth’s magnetosphere. We show that after these two steps it is possible to determine the time of ejection, diffusion coefficient in the interplanetary space, and energy spectrum at the source of FEP. We consider the following possibilities: (1) one of the above parameters is unknown; (2) two parameters are unknown; (3) all three parameters are unknown. We show that in the first case it is necessary to determine the energy spectrum of FEP on the Earth in two different times and automatically, from two equations, the unknown parameter can be determined (energy spectrum at the source or diffusion coefficient, or time of ejection; the determination is done by one equation, and the other is used for control of the model). In the second case it is necessary to determine the energy spectrum of FEP on the Earth in three different times and from three equations two parameters can be determined automatically (for example, the energy spectrum at the source and diffusion coefficient in the interplanetary space). In the third case, by using data for four different times all three unknown parameters can be determined (time of ejection, diffusion coefficient in the interplanetary space and energy spectrum at the source of FEP), and one equation can be used for control of the model. We describe in detail the algorithms of the programs “FEP-Research/Time of Ejection”, “FEP-Research/Source” and “FEP-Research/Diffusion”. We show the behavior of these programs on some historical great FEP events. On the basis of these on-line programs the time of ejection, diffusion coefficient in the interplanetary space and energy spectrum at the source of FEP can be determined. To extend the obtained information to the region of very small energies, we use, together with NM data, also the available satellite one-minute data. On the basis of these results it is shown the forecasting feasibility of expected radiation hazard for computers, electronics, solar batteries, and technology in space at different distances from the Sun and at different helio-latitudes. We show that the same procedure can be done for satellites on different orbits in the magnetosphere, by taking into account the change of cut-off rigidities along the orbits (for human health, solar batteries, computers, electronics, technology). By the method of coupling functions for different altitudes in the atmosphere we describe some principles of on-line radiation hazard forecasting for air-planes on regular and non-regular lines in dependence of altitude and cut-off rigidity, and estimation of shielding will be made The on-line on-ground forecasting of radiation hazard for people health and technology will be done in dependence of cut-off rigidity and atmospheric pressure. If for some cases the expected radiation hazard will be higher than some definite dangerous level, on-line special Alerts will be send. These programs are tested on some examples of historical great FEP events.

Dorman, L. I.; Iucci, N.; Murat, M.; Parisi, M.; Pustil'Nik, L. A.; Sternlieb, A.; Villoresi, G.; Zukerman, I. G.

279

Tobacco in the news: associations between news coverage, news recall and smoking-related outcomes in a sample of Australian smokers and recent quitters.  

PubMed

This paper aims to track smokers' and recent quitters' recall of tobacco news, compare patterns of recall with patterns of news coverage and assess associations between news recall and smoking-related cognitions and behaviours, by using a quantitative analysis. The Cancer Institute New South Wales (NSW)'s Tobacco Tracking Survey, a continuous tracking telephone survey of adult smokers and recent quitters, was used to monitor recall of tobacco news and smoking-related cognitions and behaviours from January to September 2010 (approximately 50 interviews per week; n = 1952). Thirty per cent of respondents reported semi-prompted recall of tobacco news with patterns of recall closely following peaks in news coverage. Television was the most frequently cited source of tobacco news. Multivariate logistic regression analyses indicated that, controlling for individual characteristics, smokers with high levels of tobacco news recall were significantly more likely to have strong beliefs about harms from smoking [odds ratio (OR) = 1.38] and frequent thoughts about quitting (OR = 1.32). The results show that the news media are an important source of information for smokers, with the potential to influence beliefs and to put or keep quitting on the smokers' agenda. Media advocacy remains an important component of tobacco control. PMID:22156232

Dunlop, Sally M; Cotter, Trish; Perez, Donna; Chapman, Simon

2011-12-08

280

Agenda setting effects of mainstream news media on the public opinion  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is a demonstration project. It introduces novel research methods utilizing information technology to analyze the agenda setting theory effects of news media on public opinion and to help in explanation of findings. Radian6, an online marketing platform, was used to evaluate the salience of influenza vaccination by correlating news and Twitter mentions over time, and evaluates the sentiment

Jennifer A Smock

2010-01-01

281

Competition Between the Internet and Traditional News Media: The Gratification-Opportunities Niche Dimension  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last decade, the Internet has become one of the most popular vehicles facilitating a variety of communication and information-sharing tasks worldwide. Its growing popularity as a new medium of communication has resulted in changes in use of traditional media. The purpose of this study was to better understand the uses of online news compared with news use via

John Dimmick; Yan Chen; Zhan Li

2004-01-01

282

Personifying the Radical: How News Framing Polarizes Security Concerns and Tolerance Judgments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines relationships among individual dispositions, news framing of civil liberties restrictions, security concerns, and political tolerance. We theorize that news frames condition the effects of individual dispositions on security and tolerance attitudes. To explore these relationships, an online-survey experiment was conducted with…

Keum, Heejo; Hillback, Elliott D.; Rojas, Hernando; De Zuniga, Homero Gil; Shah, Dhavan V.; McLeod, Douglas M.

2005-01-01

283

Interaction of regional news-media production and consumption through the social space  

Microsoft Academic Search

News-media organisations are operating in increasingly competitive and fragmented markets for audiences and advertising revenues. Through the advent of the Internet, regional news media are experiencing a revolution in their production and administrative processes, such that their survival depends on their ability to find a workable online business model. A growing army of bloggers and amateur citizen journalists now delivers

Finola Kerrigan; Gary Graham

2010-01-01

284

New Form of Identity (ID) Theft Crime: Acquiring Personal Information from Your Online Newsletter Providers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using sophisticated means, Identity (ID) Thieves can acquire victims' personal information for their own deeds from online news providers. This paper discusses how ID Thieves may compile their stock of trade from Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs) and launch the attacks against online news providers with two possible attack methodologies. This follows by an evaluation of the inadequacy of the current

Gim Hiong Soh; Timo Vuori

2004-01-01

285

Mediterranean Prehistory Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This new online journal, which focuses on the prehistory and protohistory of the Mediterranean Basin, is published as an integrated part of the European Commission's Early Prehistoric Migrations project. As with many other online academic journals, Mediterranean Prehistory Online will select papers not only for their academic content but also for their use "of the opportunities provided by electronic publication and the HTML files." Article topics will include the results of archaeological research, data analyses, discussions on the information technologies and archaeology, as well as book and software reviews. Currently, abstracts and full-text are available for six articles. Topics include exploitation of Obsidian for tool making in the Italian Peninsula, the Early Upper Paleolithic of Croatia, and the extinction of Iberian Neandertals. In addition to articles, the site features an Arch News section and a collection of related links.

286

Spatial bias in Australian news reporting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the mass media in Australia have attracted a good deal of academic comment, their significance as sources of spatial information has scarcely been examined despite the fact that the ‘agenda setting’ approach to the study of media impact affords a practical method of assessing how media content may contribute to spatial awareness. News reports constitute a major source of

D. J. Walmsley

1980-01-01

287

"Good News" Tune Makes Discussion of "Bad News" Sing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recommends playing Anne Murray's recording of "A Little Good News" to promote discussion about the nature of news and Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billy Joe" for discussion on writing news stories about suicides. (CRH)

Sneed, Don

1984-01-01

288

Hearing bad news.  

PubMed

Personal reports of receiving bad news provide data that describes patients' comprehension, reflections, experienced emotions, and an interpretative commentary with the wisdom of hindsight. Analysis of autobiographical accounts of "hearing bad news" enables the identification of patterns of how patients found out diagnoses, buffering techniques used, and styles of receiving the news. I describe how patients grapple with the news, their somatic responses to hearing, and how they struggle and strive to accept what they are hearing. I discuss metaphors used within the languages of hearing bad news. Finally, I discuss implications for a change of focus in the breaking bad news research agenda, that is, from the physician's "performance" to a patient-focused agenda. PMID:21503780

Morse, Janice

2011-09-01

289

EuroNews  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 1992 in Lyons, France, EuroNews is a European Broadcasting Union initiative that was started by a group of European public broadcasters interested in providing European viewers with a diverse set of perspectives of regional and international news. The site will be of interest to anyone with an interest in viewing recent news briefs about a number of important topics of relevance, such as political affairs within the European Union, cultural activities, and technological innovations within various parts of the EU. Visitors can also view a weekly schedule for EuroNews, or elect to view the latest news update from EuroNews. As might be expected, the site may be viewed in a number of languages, including German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian.

290

Product News versus Advertising: An Exploration within a Student Population.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An exploratory survey (part of a larger study) examined the relative effectiveness of news versus advertising as sources of product information. Subjects, 140 undergraduate students enrolled in an introductory public speaking course or a course in visual communication, completed a 5-page media interest survey. Results indicated that news rates…

Hallahan, Kirk

291

News for a Teen Market: The Lessons of Channel One.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the types of stories that Channel One covers and the characteristics and configuration of its news sources. Focusing mostly on anchor personalities and politicians, Channel One news serves as a promotional vehicle for itself and youth culture, providing a friendly environment for controversial product advertisements. Such dramatic and…

Hoynes, William

1998-01-01

292

Market News International  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Compiled by Market News International, the Economeister gathers business news and market data to help readers predict the financial future. Links to key economic indicators from around the world are provided by the constantly updated Global Calendar. In addition, longer-term predictions are available in editorial form from the Economeister Intelligencer. Other Economeister options include NY Opening Rates, Archives, and information on fee-based services from Market News.

1997-01-01

293

Slanted Objectivity? Perceived Media Bias, Cable News Exposure, and Political Attitudes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research explores the consequences of a fragmented television news audience. The recent proliferation of a wide array of television news sources has influenced the manner in which a large number of Americans get their information about politics and government. The political consequences of media fragmentation and the polarization of the U.S. television news audience are explored. Copyright (c) 2007

Jonathan S. Morris

2007-01-01

294

Videomalaise or Virtuous Circle? The Influence of the News Media on Political Trust  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some scholars argue that exposure to news media has a negative effect on public trust in government, while others maintain that the relationship between media exposure and political trust is positive and reciprocal. The current study departs from most research in this area by focusing on how both news source and individual characteristics of news consumers moderate the influence of

2009-01-01

295

Videomalaise or Virtuous Circle?The Influence of the News Media on Political Trust  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some scholars argue that exposure to news media has a negative effect on public trust in government, while others maintain that the relationship between media exposure and political trust is positive and reciprocal. The current study departs from most research in this area by focusing on how both news source and individual characteristics of news consumers moderate the influence of

James M. Avery

2009-01-01

296

European national news agenciesThe end of an era or a new beginning?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article calls for more concerted scholarly attention to the role of national news agencies. The authors argue that the very viability of the institution of national news agency in many parts of Europe is under severe strain. The sources of pressure, however, are identifiably similar to those which have plagued news agencies since their inception, having to do with

Oliver Boyd-Barrett; Terhi Rantanen

2000-01-01

297

What's behind public trust in news media: A comparative study of America and China  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study first examines the media identification logic that the prime evaluating indicator for news media is public trust. Perceptions of trust are not only important from a marketing perspective, but also form a vital component of audiences' aesthetic criticism of news and news sources. Comparing people's attitudes towards media in America and China, this study finds media credibility ratings

Tao Liu; Benjamin J. Bates

2009-01-01

298

Ranking Web News Via Homepage Visual Layout and Cross-Site Voting  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Reading news is one of the most popular activities when people surf the internet. As too many news sources provide independent\\u000a news information and each has its own preference, detecting unbiased important news might be very useful for users to keep\\u000a up to date with what are happening in the world. In this paper we present a novel method to

Jinyi Yao; Jue Wang; Zhiwei Li; Mingjing Li; Wei-ying Ma

2006-01-01

299

Vanderbilt Television News Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Television News Archive began at Vanderbilt University on August 5, 1968 because television news was not consistently recorded, preserved and made accessible for research anywhere. After a quarter century, the Archive remains unique in systematically recording, abstracting and indexing the most widely viewed national television newscasts so that they are readily available for study.

300

With News Search Engines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although there are many news search engines on the Web, finding the news items one wants can be challenging. Choosing appropriate search terms is one of the biggest challenges. Unless one has seen the article that one is seeking, it is often difficult to select words that were used in the headline or text of the article. The limited archives of…

Gunn, Holly

2005-01-01

301

Women And News  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an era of increasing globalization, women continue to be underrepresented and stereotyped in national, international and global news media. The problem is exacerbated when traditional geographic boundaries are crossed and the media in one country report on issues and events, particularly those that impact women, in another country. The question addressed in this article is how news organizations can

Margaretha Geertsema

2009-01-01

302

A comparison of media frames in print vs. television news: an examination of the Elijah Page death penalty case in South Dakota  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aims to determine the frames used during the South Dakota news media coverage of the Elijah Page death penalty case and detect patterns of frame usage, valence of news coverage and source usage. A content analysis of 163 South Dakota news reports from three years of news media coverage was conducted. The study found that the procedural frame

Heather Rexanne Haley

2010-01-01

303

AIP Weekly Physics News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Exeter (UK) Physics Department has given new meaning to the term "value added" in its mirroring of the American Institute of Physics' weekly publication, Physics News Update. The AIP Public Information Division makes available Physics News, which provides concise coverage of new developments in physics, graphics "depicting important physics research topics and concepts," and a subset of more in-depth stories about breaking news in physics. This Exeter site provides all of the content of the AIP's Physics News Update, and enhances it by: 1) providing an archive back to September of 1990; 2) making this archive searchable; and 3) providing the reports in HTML format, with each article subject cross-referenced to any of over 25 topics from atomic physics to superconductors, allowing the user easy access to other Physics News articles on the same topics.

1969-12-31

304

Identifying on-line behavior and some sources of difficulty in two competitive approaches for constrained optimization  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present an empirical study whose aim is twofold: (1) to analyze the on-line behavior of two state-of-the-art approaches for constrained opti- mization, whose results provided in a well-known bench- mark were competitive, in order to identify features of a problem which makes it difficult to solve when using an evolutionary algorithm and (2) to propose a

Efrén Mezura-montes; Carlos A. Coello Coello

2005-01-01

305

A Victory of the Internet over Mass Media? Examining the Effects of Online Media on Political Attitudes in South Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study employed an online survey of 249 politically interested Internet users during the 2004 national Assembly election in South Korea to examine if reliance on online news media for political news and information influences political attitudes after controlling for demographics and use of the traditional media. Reliance on independent Web-based newspapers appeared to be a stronger predictor than traditional

Daekyung Kim; Thomas J. Johnson

2006-01-01

306

Unbiased offline evaluation of contextual-bandit-based news article recommendation algorithms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Contextual bandit algorithms have become popular for online recommendation systems such as Digg, Yahoo! Buzz, and news recommendation in general. Offline evaluation of the effectiveness of new algorithms in these applications is critical for protecting online user experiences but very challenging due to their \\

Lihong Li; Wei Chu; John Langford; Xuanhui Wang

2011-01-01

307

Is Crime News Coverage Excessive?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports on the frequency and manner in which various crime and noncrime news topics were presented in selected newspapers and television newscasts in 1976. Examines news flow data to determine whether news output was inflexible, and whether crime news coverage distorted the amount of real-life crime. (PD)|

Graber, Doris A.

1979-01-01

308

Stock risk mining by news  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the fast delivery of news articles by news providers on the Internet and\\/or via news datafeeds, it becomes an important research issue of predicting the risk of stocks by utilizing such textual information available in addition to the time series information. In the literature, the issue of predicting stock price up\\/down trend based on news articles has been

Qi Pan; Hong Cheng; Di Wu; Jeffrey Xu Yu; Yu Yiping Ke

2010-01-01

309

Cloaked Attribution--What Does It Mean to News Readers? ANPA News Research Bulletin. No. 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to determine how people react to unnamed or veiled news sources in newspaper articles. A group of 283 persons, chosen at random from three contrasting communities, was asked to read two articles dealing with different topics, one with sources quoted by name and one with euphemisms ("a White House spokesman,""a city official")…

Culbertson, Hugh M.; Somerick, Nancy

310

Online GIS Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site from SERC's Starting Point provides a brief list of online GIS data sources, tools, and mapping utilities meant to give instructors a starting point for learning to use GIS in the classroom.

Manduca, Cathy

2007-11-16

311

Do PR Practitioners Have a PR Problem?: The Effect of Associating a Source With Public Relations and Client-Negative News on Audience Perception of Credibility  

Microsoft Academic Search

Throug ha2×2 factorial experiment (N = 141), information source type (public rela- tions spokesperson or generic spokesperson) and message topic (client-neutral and cli- ent-negative) were varied to determine whether they affect audience perception of source credibility. Results suggest public relations professionals and the organizations they represent are perceived as less credible than unidentified sources and their employ- ers. Also, sources

Coy Callison

2001-01-01

312

GreenHouse Gas Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

GreenHouse Gas Online catalogues greenhouse gas related articles published in over 100 peer-reviewed journals from around the world. Only journal articles with freely available abstracts are included. The latest general news and journal articles can be found listed by title, while links to archived material is available by topic. Pages devoted to background information on the various greenhouse gases, current scientific understanding and the potential for control of emissions are also available.

2002-08-01

313

Eliminating Redundant and Less-Informative RSS News Articles Based on Word Similarity and a Fuzzy Equivalence Relation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Internet has marked this era as the information age. There is no precedent in the amazing amount of information, especially network news, that can be accessed by Internet users these days. As a result, the problem of seeking information in online news articles is not the lack of them but being overwhelmed by them. This brings huge challenges in

Ian Garcia; Ng Yiu-kai

2006-01-01

314

Reporting on Social Marketing Issues - A News Media Analysis Donna Louise Gill, Michelle Mattinson, Curtin University of Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores online news media reporting through automated web content analysis to determine the prevalence and attitudes of social marketing issues across various countries. Results showed that Education and Work was the most commonly reported on category followed by Health Services, Family Planning, Environment, Crime and Justice and Road Safety. News media reporting in South Africa was particularly strong

Arno Scharl

315

Antarctic news clips - 1992  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The newspaper and magazine stories selected for this book present only a sampling of one year's (July 1991 to July 1992) news coverage of Antarctica. The only requirement for inclusion in this publication is that the article's subject matter pertains or refers to Antarctica in some way - whether it is focused on the science done there, or on the people who play such a large part in the work accomplished, or on the issues related to it. No attempt has been made to correlate the number of articles, or their length, with the importance of the subjects treated. Clippings are provided to the Foundation by a service that searches for items containing the phrase 'National Science Foundation'. Identical versions of many stories, especially those written and distributed by wire services such as the Associated Press and United Press International, and by syndicated columnists, are published in numerous papers across the United States. Other articles are submitted from a variety of sources, including interested readers across the United States and in New Zealand.

1992-07-01

316

Internet News Radio  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Internet News Radio (iNR) is an audio news program which uses RealAudio software allowing Internet users to play audio files "on-demand" over the Internet, including through a standard modem connection. Most stories are broadcast in both French and English. Each week major stories relevant to the Internet are covered, as well as related technology news. iNR also offers audio articles containing movie reviews, software reviews, and feature stories. Pointers to Web sites relevant to stories are provided. Note that RealAudio now supports 28.8 modem connections in its 2.0 beta version.

317

InterNIC News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The _NSF Network News_, InterNIC Information Services' bimonthly publication, is now available on the Web. The current issue features an interview with the new Executive Director of the Internet Society, Tony Rutkowski, as well as a full-length article about the new NSFNET architecture, with a topology map; a Regional NIC Report from NorthWestNet about health care providers and the Internet; a news brief on current and pending National Information Infrastructure (NII) legislation, with a table of current legislation and status; and regular features of the _NSF Network News_ such as the InterNIC Event Calendar and updates from InterNIC partners.

1996-01-01

318

Simultaneous indoor and outdoor on-line hourly monitoring of atmospheric volatile organic compounds in an urban building. The role of inside and outside sources.  

PubMed

Indoor air quality (IAQ) has become a very important issue in recent years. As in developed countries people spend more than 90% of their time indoors, besides outdoor pollution assessment, the indoor one is also required. IAQ is not only affected by indoor sources linked to indoor activities, outdoor sources such as road or street traffic and industrial and commercial activities have their role too. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) frequently show higher indoor mixing ratios with respect to the outdoor ones, and monitoring is required to report their indoor mixing ratios. Many studies have reported average indoor VOCs' mixing ratios in different environments, but their temporal variability has not been well documented. The main objective of this work was to simultaneously measure VOCs' indoor and outdoor mixing ratios with high time-resolution in order to assess the effect of sources inside and outside the building upon indoor mixing ratios of individual VOCs. Simultaneous hourly, continuous, and on-line measurements of C(2)-C(11) VOCs were performed inside and outside the School of Engineering of Bilbao (ETSI) building, located in the city center of Bilbao, an urban area in Northern Spain. The analysis of simultaneous data allowed the classification of VOCs based on their main sources. Some VOCs were mainly emitted by indoor sources (1-pentene, 2-methylpentane, n-hexane, methylcyclopentane, benzene, 1-heptene+2,2,4-trimethylbenzene, and tetrachloroethylene) or by outdoor sources (n-heptane, C(8) alkanes except trimethylpentanes and C(9) aromatics). Other VOCs, such as toluene, were emitted by both indoor and outdoor sources. The isoprene indoor pattern indicated that its main indoor source could be the air exhaled by people occupying the building. Some halocarbons, such as trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, and carbon tetrachloride may be generated from the use inside the building of chlorine bleach containing products. PMID:22542255

de Blas, Maite; Navazo, Marino; Alonso, Lucio; Durana, Nieves; Gomez, Maria Carmen; Iza, Jon

2012-04-26

319

News media framing of childhood obesity in the United States from 2000 to 2009.  

PubMed

The American public holds mixed views about the desirability of government action to combat childhood obesity. The framing of coverage by news media may affect citizens' views about the causes of childhood obesity and the most appropriate strategies for addressing the problem. We analyzed the content of a 20% random sample of news stories on childhood obesity published in 18 national and regional news sources in the United States over a 10-year period (2000-2009). News media coverage patterns indicated that by 2003, childhood obesity was firmly on the news media's agenda and remained so until 2007, after which coverage decreased. We identified changes in news media framing over time and significant differences according to news source. News coverage of causes of childhood obesity that were linked to the food and beverage industry increased in the early years of the study but then decreased markedly in later years. Similarly, mention of solutions to the problem of childhood obesity that involved restrictions on the food and beverage industry followed a reverse U-shaped pattern over the 10-year study period. News stories consistently mentioned individual behavioral changes most often as a solution to the problem of childhood obesity. Television news was more likely than other news sources to focus on behavior change as a solution, whereas newspapers were more likely to identify system-level solutions such as changes that would affect neighborhoods, schools, and the food and beverage industry. PMID:21690111

Barry, Colleen L; Jarlenski, Marian; Grob, Rachel; Schlesinger, Mark; Gollust, Sarah E

2011-06-20

320

National PKU News  

MedlinePLUS

... Foods List Before you consider trying the new PKU drug, Kuvan, please click here for important information. Recent Website Updates - August 2013 ©2000-2013, National PKU News. All rights reserved. E-mail comments or ...

321

Conservative News Service (CNS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Provided by the Media Resource Center, the Conservative News Service aims to give users an alternative to what it calls "a liberal bias in the American news media and a frequent, liberal double-standard in editorial decisions on what constitutes 'news'." It does this via a mix of short digest news articles and longer analytical articles in eight areas, including politics, economics, defense, religion, and culture. The X-Pert/Files/Links section contains links to conservative experts and their institutions in 45 subject areas. In addition, the site includes links to information about several conservative talk shows ("Radio Uplink") and several bulletin boards. CNS was created by MRC Chairman L. Brent Bozell III.

1998-01-01

322

FDA News for Educators  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Text VersionPage 1. News for Educators Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Food Safety Nutrition Cosmetics July 2013 The Heat Is On! ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/food/newsevents

323

Green Energy News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Bruce Mulliken has been covering news and commentary on the world of clean, efficient, and renewable energy since 1996. His Green Energy News site is geared towards a broad audience that includes the general public, industry professionals, and government officials. First-time visitors will want to look at the "News Stories" on the front page which in recent editions have included pieces on the growing hydrogen economy, the potential of parking lots as a form of solar power, and the possibility of a zero emission electric vehicle with two wheels. Those looking for previous news features can browse the "Archives and Resources" area, which dates back to April 1996. Those looking for "green" events should browse over to the "Events Calendar" section, which provides links to upcoming events such as renewable energy conferences and clean vehicle expos.

Mulliken, Bruce C.

324

Turning News into Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests young people can respond to news stories and political issues they feel strongly about through poetry, and presents one student's effective use of satire which lets his emotions "leak through" to the reader. (NH)

Otten, Nick; Stelmach, Majorie

1987-01-01

325

Cornell Science News: Nanoguitar  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Science News article, from Cornell University, provides information about extraordinarily small vibrating devices, including a nanoguitar that is "carved out of crystalline silicon and no larger than a single cell." An optical method for detecting these vibrations is described.

2009-09-17

326

News Media Industry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The American news media industry is characterized by two competing dynamics -- traditional journalistic values and market demands for profit. Most within the industry consider themselves to be journalists first. In that capacity, they fulfill two key role...

D. Bagnati H. Ferguson J. Seng R. Girven S. Herr

2006-01-01

327

News Media Industry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

American news media has two fundamental roles in our democracy: that of eyewitness, giving citizens critical information, and also as the watchdog, providing another arm of 'checks and balances' within our governmental system. A central feature of the new...

C. Bartlett C. Bracuto D. Buonassisi F. Caruso D. Gurney

2003-01-01

328

Environment News Service  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Environment News Service is a daily international wire service covering issues and events that affect the environment. Topics include legislation, politics, conferences, lawsuits, international agreements, demonstrations, science and technology, public health, air quality, and many others. Site materials include text-based news articles and press releases, videos, information on professional media services, and subscription instructions. There is also a keyword search function that lets users locate material in older articles.

329

National Geographic News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Every science enthusiast will find countless, fascinating stories at this National Geographic website. The news site covers stories related to adventure and exploration, archaeology and paleontology, kids' news, science and technology, people and culture, the environment, and travel. Users can discover Special Series which cover emerging explorers, oceans, the pulse of the planet, and so much more. The incredible images warrant a visit all by themselves.

330

Iterative Searching In An Online Database  

Microsoft Academic Search

An experiment examined how people use an online retrieval system. Subjects solved generaltopical search problems using a database containing the full text of news articles (e.g., findarticles about the "Background of the new prime minister of Great Britain"). Time, accuracyand content of the searches were recorded. Of particular interest was the use of two iterativesearch methods available in the interface

Susan T. Dumais; Deborah G. Sc

1991-01-01

331

The Civic and Political Significance of Online Participatory Cultures among Youth Transitioning to Adulthood  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much scholarship has examined how accessing news and other civic and politically oriented online activities can influence offline civic and political behaviors. Much less is known about the influence of nonpolitical online activity on civic and political practices. We found that youth engagement in some forms of nonpolitical online activity can serve as a gateway to participation in civic and

Joseph Kahne; Nam-Jin Lee; Jessica Timpany Feezell

2012-01-01

332

Online Pharmacies  

MedlinePLUS

MENU Return to Web version Online Pharmacies Is it safe to buy medicines online? It can be safe to buy your medicines online, but you need to be very ... new or more serious health problems. Illegal online pharmacies might not be licensed; might send you medicines ...

333

Lessons Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The instructors of an Earth science course used WebCT, a multipurpose software package, to create an online supplement to their course. It included class e-mail, science hyperlinks, an online calendar, an online discussion board, and online handouts. The

Krockover, Gerald H.; Ridgway, Kenneth D.; Witham, Shelly A.; Zinsmeister, William J.

2002-12-01

334

Connecting News With the National Science Education Standards 2009  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online publication includes the best 2009 posts from the Connecting News With the National Science Education Standards blog which is written for middle school science teachers. The posts provide engaging lessons that integrate the latest in scientific research in the news and provide ideas for turning the current event into an inquiry-based, standards-related learning experience for students. The topics range from polar bears to H1N1 virus. This format allows for flipping of pages, zooming, and sharing via a variety of formats

2010-05-01

335

News Shot Cloud: Ranking TV News Shots by Cross TV-Channel Filtering for Efficient Browsing of Large-Scale News Video Archives  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a TV news programs are important target of multimedia content analysis since they are one of major information sources for ordinary\\u000a daily lives. Since the computer storage cost has reduced significantly, today we can digitally archive a huge amount of TV\\u000a news programs. On the other hand, as the archive size grows larger, the cost for browsing and utilizing video archives

Norio Katayama; Hiroshi Mo; Shin’ichi Satoh

2011-01-01

336

Upgrade of the resonance ionization laser ion source at ISOLDE on-line isotope separation facility: new lasers and new ion beams.  

PubMed

The resonance ionization laser ion source (RILIS) produces beams for the majority of experiments at the ISOLDE on-line isotope separator. A substantial improvement in RILIS performance has been achieved through a series of upgrade steps: replacement of the copper vapor lasers by a Nd:YAG laser; replacement of the old homemade dye lasers by new commercial dye lasers; installation of a complementary Ti:Sapphire laser system. The combined dye and Ti:Sapphire laser system with harmonics is capable of generating beams at any wavelength in the range of 210-950 nm. In total, isotopes of 31 different elements have been selectively laser-ionized and separated at ISOLDE, including recently developed beams of samarium, praseodymium, polonium, and astatine. PMID:22380244

Fedosseev, V N; Berg, L-E; Fedorov, D V; Fink, D; Launila, O J; Losito, R; Marsh, B A; Rossel, R E; Rothe, S; Seliverstov, M D; Sjödin, A M; Wendt, K D A

2012-02-01

337

Upgrade of the resonance ionization laser ion source at ISOLDE on-line isotope separation facility: New lasers and new ion beams  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The resonance ionization laser ion source (RILIS) produces beams for the majority of experiments at the ISOLDE on-line isotope separator. A substantial improvement in RILIS performance has been achieved through a series of upgrade steps: replacement of the copper vapor lasers by a Nd:YAG laser; replacement of the old homemade dye lasers by new commercial dye lasers; installation of a complementary Ti:Sapphire laser system. The combined dye and Ti:Sapphire laser system with harmonics is capable of generating beams at any wavelength in the range of 210-950 nm. In total, isotopes of 31 different elements have been selectively laser-ionized and separated at ISOLDE, including recently developed beams of samarium, praseodymium, polonium, and astatine.

Fedosseev, V. N.; Berg, L.-E.; Fedorov, D. V.; Fink, D.; Launila, O. J.; Losito, R.; Marsh, B. A.; Rossel, R. E.; Rothe, S.; Seliverstov, M. D.; Sjödin, A. M.; Wendt, K. D. A.

2012-02-01

338

The selective and efficient laser ion source and trap project LIST for on-line production of exotic nuclides  

SciTech Connect

Laser ion sources based on resonant excitation and ionization of atoms are well-established tools for selective and efficient production of radioactive ion beams. A recent trend is the complementary installation of reliable state-of-theart all solid-state Ti:Sapphire laser systems. To date, 35 elements of the Periodic Table are available at laser ion sources by using these novel laser systems, which complements the overall accessibility to 54 elements including use of traditional dye lasers. Recent progress in the field concerns the identification of suitable optical excitation schemes for Ti:Sapphire laser excitation as well as technical developments of the source in respect to geometry, cavity material as well as by incorporation of an ion guide system in the form of the laser ion source trap LIST.

Wendt, K. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Gottwald, T. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Hanstorp, D. [University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Mattolat, C. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Raeder, S. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Rothe, S. [CERN, Geneva, Switzerland; Schwellnus, F. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Havener, Charles C [ORNL; Lassen, J. [TRIUMF, Canada; Liu, Yuan [ORNL

2010-01-01

339

The selective and efficient laser ion source and trap project LIST for on-line production of exotic nuclides  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Laser ion sources based on resonant excitation and ionization of atoms are well-established tools for selective and efficient production of radioactive ion beams. A recent trend is the complementary installation of reliable state-of-the-art all solid-state Ti:Sapphire laser systems. To date, 35 elements of the Periodic Table are available at laser ion sources by using these novel laser systems, which complements the overall accessibility to 54 elements including use of traditional dye lasers. Recent progress in the field concerns the identification of suitable optical excitation schemes for Ti:Sapphire laser excitation as well as technical developments of the source in respect to geometry, cavity material as well as by incorporation of an ion guide system in the form of the laser ion source trap LIST.

Wendt, Klaus; Gottwald, Tina; Hanstorp, Dag; Mattolat, Christoph; Raeder, Sebastian; Rothe, Sebastian; Schwellnus, Fabio; Havener, Charles; Lassen, Jens; Liu, Yuan

2010-02-01

340

Probing the accretion geometry of ultraluminous X-ray sources: news from 3.5 yr Swift monitoring of NGC 5408 X-1  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ultraluminous X-ray sources are bright, point-like, extra-galactic X-ray sources with apparent X-ray luminosities in the range of ˜ 10^{39-41} ergs s^{-1}. Some are strong candidates for the long sought intermediate-mass black holes (mass range: (100 - a few 1000)M_{?}) which are thought to be the building blocks of super-massive black holes. It is, however, not clear whether ultraluminous X-ray sources are indeed scaled-up versions of the low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs), i.e., intermediate-mass black holes in binary orbits around companion stars accreting at a sub-Eddington rate or if they are stellar-mass black holes accreting and emitting through some sort of a super-Eddington mechanism. We present evidence from an archetypal ultraluminous X-ray source, NGC 5408 X-1 (X-ray luminosity ˜ 10^{40} ergs s^{-1}), that the source accretes in a geometry similar to Roche lobe overflow in LMXBs. Using the ? 3.5 year Swift/X-ray monitoring of the source, we detect two distinct phenomena: (1) a quasi-sinusoidal modulation of the X-rays with a period of 112.4±4 days and (2) quasi-periodic dips in the X-ray intensity that recur on average every 243 days, and suggest a moderately high inclination. These modulations are similar to those often observed in LMXBs that radiate at luminosities lower by a factor of ? 100. Moreover, these modulations in LMXBs are strong tracers of the orbital period of the system. The recurrent quasi-periodic dips imply that we are tracking the orbit of the X-ray source in NGC 5408 X-1, while the smooth quasi-sinusoidal modulation implies that the X-ray source is extended (perhaps an X-ray corona). Our results suggest that the accretion geometry within the ultraluminous X-ray source NGC 5408 X-1 is similar to many LMXBs. At the same time the X-ray source here emits a factor of 100 higher X-ray flux, perhaps due to the presence of a few×100M_{?} black hole.

Pasham, Dheeraj; Strohmayer, Tod

2012-07-01

341

News and Announcements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

New Source of Information from Advertisers The Journal has a new feature effective with the June 1999 issue. If you would like additional information about our advertisers or their products, the quickest and easiest way to get it is via JCE Online: go to http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu click on Ad Index This will take you to the list of advertisers, each conveniently linked to their home page. When you do contact our advertisers, be sure to tell them that you saw their ad in the Journal of Chemical Education. This is important to them, and to us. JCE Software Receives Award The Journal recently received notice that JCE Software portion of JCE Online has been selected as a Links2Go Key Resource for the topic of chemistry software. According to Links2Go (www.links2go.com), JCE Software's home page is one of the top fifty most accessed online resources in the area of chemistry software (currently ranked 45). Thanks to all of you who have visited JCE Online and the JCE Software area to make this possible. If you haven't visited the site yet, you can go there directly (http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/JCESoft/index.html ) as well as via our JCE Online home page. You will be greeted with a short video of nitrogen triiodide exploding and be able to get a wealth of information about our latest releases, software, CD-ROMs/Video, student resources, materials for authors and software developers. You can see color graphics from our CD-ROMs, video, and software,... Actually, if you are familiar with our Catalog, this is much better. 1999 Welch Chemistry Prize Richard N. Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor of Natural Science at Stanford University, has been named the 1999 recipient of the Welch Award in Chemistry for his lifetime achievements in physical and analytical chemistry. Zare's interests focus on the development and application of lasers and other novel instruments to explore chemical frontiers, ranging from molecules to chemical processes, from the inside of cells to the inside of meteorites. Zare and colleague Andrew Alexander are contributors to the Journal's Viewpoints series, sponsored by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation: "Anatomy of Elementary Chemical Reactions", JCE, 1998, 75, 1105. The Welch Award in Chemistry has been given by the Welch Foundation since 1972 to honor lifetime achievements in the field. Zare will be honored and presented with a $300,000 prize and gold medallion during the Foundation's annual award banquet held in Houston in October. NEACT Conference: Chemistry of Materials and Material Science The 61st Summer Conference of NEACT, the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers, will be held from Monday, August 9, through Thursday, August 12, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. The four-day conference will feature an exploration of the chemistry of materials and material science and effective methods of presenting these in the classroom and laboratory. The keynote address is "Teaching Solid State Chemistry at MIT" by Ron Latanision of MIT's Department of Material Science. Other presentations include "Driving Force", James Livingston; "The Colorful Nanoworld", Moungi Bawendi; "Molecular Wire-Based Amplification in Chemical Sensors", Timothy Swager; "Putting Solids in the Foundation", Arthur Ellis, George Lisensky, and Karen Nordell; "Miracle Materials", Valerie Wilcox; "Teaching About Polymers to Chemistry Students", Richard Stein; and "Using Software in Teaching About Polymers to Chemistry Students", William Vining. There will be a selection of workshops on the conference theme as well. The conference is open to all. The program chairperson is Peter J. Nassiff, Science Department Chairperson at Burlington High School. For further information contact Nassiff at 80 Gregory Road, Framingham, MA 01701; email: pnassiff@massed.net. Call for Symposia, Papers, & Workshops: 16th BCCE The Web site for the 16th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, July 30-August 3, 2000, at the Un

1999-07-01

342

News and Advertisements: How Negative News May Reverse Advertising Effects  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focuses on the effects of news and advertising expenditures on corporate reputation. Both advertisement expenditures and the tone (or tenor) of business news exert a positive influence on corporate reputation. In addition, advertising expenditures were found to magnify the effects of the tone of the news. In particular, moderately educated customers are susceptible to the tone of the

MAY-MAY MEIJER; JAN KLEINNIJENHUIS

2007-01-01

343

Tipping news in information accumulation system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As a continuous opinion dynamics model, the information accumulation system (IAS) includes three basic mechanisms of the news, the inheritance and the diffusion as contributing to the information accumulation process of a system. A system is composed of agents who diffuse information through internal interaction, while each of them has incomplete memory or inheritance rate. The news comes from external sources of information, such as mass media. Previously the model IAS was studied only for the small news problems. In this study, a tipping news problem is considered. A key question of the problem is: what is the minimum strength of advertisement that can tip the minority opinion to a majority one? Dynamics of the IAS is briefly revisited with a special interest on nonlinear behavior of the model. In particular, it is shown that a discrete map of the IAS for a single color problem can be transformed into a logistic map, from which the dynamics of the IAS can be better understood. To show the applicability of the IAS model, the result is applied to explain the concept of the critical population size, which claims that there is a minimum population size for a social knowledge system to be continuously inherited without being lost. And critical size of the tipping news is found analytically in terms of IAS parameters. Some of the key results from the present study are compared in detail with the results from the Brownian particle model, which is believed to be the most similar model to the IAS. The concept of tipping news is used to show that a traditional society can tip at an exceptionally low inter-community exposure. Finally, the result was applied to the language competition problem.

Shin, J. K.

2010-05-01

344

Media Markets and Localism: Does Local News en Español Boost Hispanic Voter Turnout?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the dawn of broadcasting, and especially in the past decade, Americans have turned their attention from local to distant sources of news and entertainment. Television and national media generally are often thought to undermine civic engagement, transforming locally engaged citizens into viewers consuming programming from distant sources. Yet, some television, notably news programming, originates locally, raising the possibility that

Felix Oberholzer-Gee; Joel Waldfogel

2009-01-01

345

CRIME AND THE NEWS MEDIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Historically, any form of news-making is an institutional method of making information available to an audience or customers; it is located and gathered by professionals within organizations. Essentially, news in some form reflect society, indeed, it is a \\

Korni Swaroop KUMAR

346

ON-LINE BIOMEDICAL DATABASES-THE BEST SOURCE FOR QUICK SEARCH OF THE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION IN THE BIOMEDICINE  

PubMed Central

Most of medical journals now has it’s electronic version, available over public networks. Although there are parallel printed and electronic versions, and one other form need not to be simultaneously published. Electronic version of a journal can be published a few weeks before the printed form and must not has identical content. Electronic form of a journals may have an extension that does not contain a printed form, such as animation, 3D display, etc., or may have available fulltext, mostly in PDF or XML format, or just the contents or a summary. Access to a full text is usually not free and can be achieved only if the institution (library or host) enters into an agreement on access. Many medical journals, however, provide free access for some articles, or after a certain time (after 6 months or a year) to complete content. The search for such journals provide the network archive as High Wire Press, Free Medical Journals.com. It is necessary to allocate PubMed and PubMed Central, the first public digital archives unlimited collect journals of available medical literature, which operates in the system of the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda (USA). There are so called on- line medical journals published only in electronic form. It could be searched over on-line databases. In this paper authors shortly described about 30 data bases and short instructions how to make access and search the published papers in indexed medical journals.

Masic, Izet; Milinovic, Katarina

2012-01-01

347

Digital pitchforks and virtual torches: Fan responses to the Mass Effect news debacle  

Microsoft Academic Search

In early 2008, what started as a small report in an online conservative outlet on the Xbox 360 videogame Mass Effect was picked up by a number of news outlets and blogs. In particular, Fox News’s ‘Live Desk with Martha MacCallum’ produced a segment on the game, claiming it was fully interactive digital pornography. One of the show’s guests, pop

Nathan Dutton; Mia Consalvo; Todd Harper

2011-01-01

348

From Source Material to News Story in New Zealand Print Media: A Prospective Study of the Stigmatizing Processes in Depicting Mental Illness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The aim of this study was to analyse how newspaper articles that depict mental illnesses are generated from source materials.Method: From a prospectively collected national sample of print materials involving mental illness, 50 published items that related to the Privacy Commissioner's opinion about disclosure of a psychiatric patient's health information were identified. A copy of the Privacy Commissioner's original

Raymond Nairn; John Coverdale; Donna Claasen

2001-01-01

349

Breaking Bad News to Parents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the difficulty of breaking bad news to parents, whether the news pertains to center policy or a child's behavior. Provides strategies for presenting news and for helping parents to overcome difficult situations, including gathering facts in advance, arranging an appropriate time, and having resource materials available for parents.…

Miller, Susan A.

1996-01-01

350

TV News Flow Studies Revisited.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Compares different theoretical approaches to the study of international news. Finds many comparative studies of the foreign news output of national broadcasters and few studies analyzing the actual flow of television news between actors at the wholesale level and the flow between wholesale and retail level. Suggests a better framework for the…

Hjarvard, Stig

1995-01-01

351

The Trouble with Bad News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Subjective comments from veteran news reporters, media critics, and the public give the impression that bad or negative news is becoming a major problem in this country. This impression raises major questions concerning how much is really known about bad news, including whether the media present an accurate or distorted picture of reality in…

Haskins, Jack B.

1981-01-01

352

Political News and Political Consciousness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article deals with mass media in modern democratic societies, using the example of Israeli news reports in German television (TV) news. Central to this interest are processes of mediating politics: political socialisation and education; that is to say, empowering citizens via TV news to participate in democratic processes. The article…

Schertges, Claudia

2007-01-01

353

Science News of the Year  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is a review of important science news stories reported in Science News during 1976. Most items include a volume and page number reference to the issue of Science News in which the article appeared. Items are grouped under general major headings such as: space, astronomy, medicine, chemistry, etc. (SL)

Science News, 1976

1976-01-01

354

Genome News Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

While there is a great deal of information about genes and genomes available in the mainstream media, it may be difficult for many to obtain more objective and scientifically-informed material about these complex subjects. To that end, the Genome News Network provides this bi-weekly publication that features stories about human medicine, microbes, biotechnology, and agriculture. Visitors who may be less familiar about genes and genomes will want to start with the "Quick Guide to Sequenced Genomes," or the basic overview provided in the "What's a Genome" area. The site also features news updates on topics ranging from the African-American Biobank, the first cloned mule, and how geneticists recognize cancer cells. Additionally, visitors can browse through the archives of the News Network (back to the year 2000), and elect to receive the bi-weekly report via email.

355

Geology in the News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For this activity students read the newspaper on a daily basis, listen to news on the radio, or watch television, to acquire material related to the earth sciences. They will look for natural hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, hurricanes, etc.), human-made hazards (urbanization, compromised engineering projects, etc.), environmental issues, or resource extraction issues which all appear in the news with great frequency and are easily accessible. Students are reminded that they should look for information on the local level (water quality, solid waste management, development issues, etc.), as well as national and world wide issues. The news items may then be presented to the class as show-and-tell exercises with follow-up discussion by the class; a bulletin board that could be dedicated to posting the geologic events of the week; or scrapbooks of events, arranged either chronologically or by category of events compiled by individuals or classes.

Mogk, David

356

SciNews: Incorporating Science Current Events in 21st Century Classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Middle school students are instructed with the aid of textbooks, lectures, and activities to teach topics that satisfy state standards. However, teaching materials created to convey standard-aligned science concepts often leave students asking how the content relates to their lives and why they should be learning it. Conveying relevance is important for student learning and retention, especially in science where abstract concepts can often be incorrectly perceived as irrelevant. One way to create an educational link between classroom content and everyday life is through the use of scientific current events. Students read, hear, and watch media coverage of natural events (such as the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan), but do not necessarily relate the scientific information from media sources to classroom studies. Taking advantage of these brief 'teachable moments'--when student interest is high--provides a valuable opportunity to make classroom-to-everyday life associations and to incorporate inquiry based learning. To address this need, I create pre-packaged current event materials for middle to high school teachers that align to state standards, and which are short, effective, and easy to implement in the classroom. Each lesson takes approximately 15-30 minutes to implement, allowing teachers time to facilitate brief but meaningful discussions. I assemble materials within approximately one week of the regional or global science event, consisting of short slide shows, maps, videos, pictures, and real-time data. I use a listserv to send biweekly emails to subscribed instructors containing the current event topic and a link to download the materials. All materials are hosted on the Arizona State University Education Outreach SciNews website (http://sese.asu.edu/teacher-resources) and are archived. Currently, 285 educators subscribe to the SciNews listserv, representing 36 states and 19 countries. In order to assess the effectiveness and usefulness of SciNews materials, each lesson links to a brief online survey. I ask educators for basic information (grade level, number of students) as well as feedback on lesson content, accessibility of media types used, agreement with standards, and general comments on how to improve SciNews. Survey results show that SciNews lessons have been implemented in elementary through college classrooms. Comments express an overall agreement that Scinews lessons facilitate classroom discussion, heighten student interest in the topic, and that lessons are easy to use and modify. Current events help demonstrate to students that, unlike fact-filled textbooks suggest, science is not static and scientists are actively investigating many 'textbook' concepts. Showing students the process and progressive nature of scientific information reinforces critical thinking rather than pure memorization.

DiMaggio, E.

2011-12-01

357

Is It Really News?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A leading national newspaper has stated that the majority of the information contained in its pages is in the form of advertisements. To investigate this, portions of the local newspaper are distributed to students working in groups. The class first reaches consensus on their definitions of "news" and other general headings (sports, entertainment, etc.). Students then express the ratio of the area of each category to the area of the page as a fraction and decimal. After analyzing the entire newspaper, students decide how much of it is really news.

Mathline, Pbs

1995-01-01

358

PsychNews International  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The well known InterPsych Newsletter has changed its name to PsychNews International and is available via email subscription and the Web. It is published ten times per year. Each issue can contain a combination of research findings, job and conference listings, and listings of Internet resources. PsychNews International concentrates on issues of psychology, psychiatry, and the social sciences. The Internet resources sections are a good place for anyone interested in the field to keep abreast of useful resources.

1994-01-01

359

An online cross-scatter correction algorithm for dual-source CT: effects on CT number accuracy and noise  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dual-source computed tomography (CT) utilizes two x-ray tubes and two detectors simultaneously for the purpose of obtaining 83 msec temporal resolution, 160 kW of x-ray power reserve, or dual-kV (dual-energy) scan capabilities. One inherent constraint of such a design is cross-scatter radiation, which occurs when x-rays from tube A are scattered by the patient and detected by detector B, or

Christian D. Eusemann; Anja Apel; Bernhard Schmidt; Alisa I. Walz-Flannigan; Megan C. Jacobsen; Karl Stierstorfer; Thomas G. Flohr; Cynthia H. McCollough

2009-01-01

360

The Effects of Gender Differences, Leaner Sources, and Online Interaction on Learners' Perceptions of eLearning  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the maturity and propagation of multimedia and Internet technologies, E-learning has become popular and served as a key source for educational training and individual’s competence development in the information society. Understanding and responding to learner’s expectations is very important for the success of E-learning programs, especially with dramatic environmental changes and increasing competitive pressures. Educators need to adjust their

Chechen Liao; Chih-Ching Chiang

2005-01-01

361

Online monitoring system for soil erosion and non-point source pollution in the Three-gorge Reservoir Area  

Microsoft Academic Search

With complicated climatic and topographic conditions as well as improper human activities, soil erosion and non-point source pollution are widely distributed and of high intensity in the mountainous Three-gorge Reservoir Area. Especially owing to the Three-gorge Project's different operation schemes, the water levels vary dramatically and the hydro-fluctuation belt area has become a special ecological vulnerable area. Yet the existing

Feng Guo; Xiubin He; Dongchun Yan; Yuhai Bao

2011-01-01

362

Online Games  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the home of resource collections that support the use of online games and environments for teaching geoscience. There is now a collection of relevant references, examples of online games, and ideas for teaching with online games suggested by participants in the Spring 2008 workshop.

363

Online Advertising  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter explores what makes online advertising different from traditional advertising channels. We argue that online advertising differs from traditional advertising channels in two important ways: measurability and targetability. Measurability is higher because the digital nature of online advertising means that responses to ads can be tracked relatively easily. Targetability is higher because data can be automatically tracked at an

Avi Goldfarb; Catherine Tucker

2011-01-01

364

The Internet as a Resource for News and Information about Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Americans get quite a bit of information from the Internet, and if recent surveys are any indication, they also seem to spend quite a bit of time browsing around the web as part of their day. This 42-page report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project released in November 2006 confirms that Americans also tend to use the Internet as a way to research various scientific subjects and related news items. The report was jointly conducted with the assistance of the San Francisco-based Exploratorium, and revealed that fully 40 million Americans use the Internet as their "primary source of news and information about science." The report contains a number of other interesting findings, including the observation that 87% of online users have used the Internet to look up the meaning of a scientific concept, answer a specific science question, or check the accuracy of a scientific fact. The report will certainly be very useful to science educators and those concerned with information science and related topics.

2006-01-01

365

A qualitative study of the coverage of influenza vaccination on Dutch news sites and social media websites  

PubMed Central

Background Information about influenza and the effectiveness of vaccination against influenza is largely available on the Internet, and may influence individual decision making about participation in future influenza vaccination rounds. E-health information has often been found to be inaccurate, or even to contradict Health Authority recommendations, especially when it concerns controversial topics. Methods By means of an online media monitoring programme, Dutch news sites and social media websites were scanned for the Dutch counterparts of the terms influenza, vaccination, vaccine and epidemic during February, March and April 2012. Data were processed with QSR NVivo 8.0 and analysed using a general inductive approach. Results Three overarching themes were found in both media sources: (1) the (upcoming) influenza epidemic, (2) general information regarding the virus, its prevention and treatment, and (3) uncertainty and mistrust regarding influenza vaccination. Social media tended to report earlier on developments such as the occurrence of an influenza epidemic. The greatest difference was that in social media, influenza was not considered to be a serious disease, and more opposition to the flu shot was expressed in social media, as compared to news media. Conclusions News media and social media discussed the same topics regarding influenza, but differed in message tone. Whereas news media reports tended to be more objective and non-judgmental, social media more critically evaluated the harmfulness of influenza and the necessity of the flu shot. Media may influence decision making and behaviours of Internet users and may thereby influence the success of vaccination campaigns and recommendations made by health authorities. Social media may be more of a problem in this sense, since it is neither controlled nor censored. Future research should investigate the actual impact of Internet media on the influenza decision making process of its users.

2013-01-01

366

Content-based analysis of news video  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we present a schema for content-based analysis of broadcast news video. First, we separate commercials from news using audiovisual features. Then, we automatically organize news programs into a content hierarchy at various levels of abstraction via effective integration of video, audio, and text data available from the news programs. Based on these news video structure and content analysis technologies, a TV news video Library is generated, from which users can retrieve definite news story according to their demands.

Yu, Junqing; Zhou, Dongru; Liu, Huayong; Cai, Bo

2001-09-01

367

Exploring Environmental News Via Geospatial Interfaces and Virtual Globes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Users of online news services have discovered geospatial interfaces as an effective platform to identify and access relevant\\u000a information. An increasing number of applications therefore use maps to specify queries and present results. This chapter\\u000a discusses such applications with a special focus on integrating geospatial and semantic reference systems. It outlines how\\u000a geospatial context can be extracted automatically from large

Arno Scharl

368

Special Online Collection: The SARS Epidemic  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The journal Science offers this online collection of research articles and other resources on the SARS epidemic free of charge to any reader. The collection includes findings from the research team that first tracked down the wild animal hosts of the disease in China, as well as "a special News Focus of the roots of the SARS epidemic in China, and free access to previous Science research papers on the genomics, epidemiology, and structural biology of SARS." The collection also includes additional news and commentary for Science subscribers.

369

Making News Connections.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how one teacher uses news articles to teach connections between the present-day real world and the books that her students read. Notes that her intent is to help readers transfer concepts from one domain (their reading) to another (real life). Offers the example of how this was done with the book "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. (SR)

Swiderek, Bobbi

1998-01-01

370

NewsWire, 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents the 3 2002 issues of the newsletter "NewsWire," (volume 5). Issue Number One focuses on collaborative Web projects. This issue begins with descriptions of four individual projects: "iEARN"; "Operation RubyThroat"; "Follow the Polar Huskies!"; and "Log in Your Animal Roadkill!" Features that follow include: "Bringing the…

Byrom, Elizabeth, Ed.; Bingham, Margaret, Ed.; Bowman, Gloria, Ed.; Shoemaker, Dan, Ed.

2002-01-01

371

Latest Space Shuttle News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site from NASA offers the latest news on the space shuttle program. It features a variety of articles on the program. Links to other sites on the shuttle program provide provide resources such as posters, educational materials and interactive resources. Users can use the site to learn more about the most recent space shuttle missions or any of the past missions.

2002-01-01

372

News from LBL  

SciTech Connect

We present a brief summary of recent news from LBL related to accelerator physics. This talk was given on October 29, 1993 at the 6th Advanced ICFA Beam Dynamics Workshop on the subject ``Synchro- Betraton Resonances,`` held in Funchal (Madeira, Portugal), October 24--30, 1993.

Furman, M.A.

1994-01-26

373

Smart Start News, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Smart Start is a comprehensive public-private initiative to help all North Carolina children enter school healthy and ready to succeed, and provides children from birth to age five access to high-quality and affordable child care, health care, and other critical services. This document comprises the first two issues of "Smart Start News," a…

Harris, Monica, Ed.

1999-01-01

374

Figuring Out Health News  

MedlinePLUS

... Put keywords from the news report into a search engine and see what comes up. The results will give you lots of different perspectives — particularly if the issue is big ... the sites that show up in search results may not have the most accurate and ...

375

Parent News Offline, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document is comprised of the two issues published in volume 1 (1999) of "Parent News Offline," a newsletter of the National Parent Information Network (NPIN), designed to introduce those without Internet access to the activities and information available through NPIN. The spring 1999 issue contains the following articles: (1) "Child Care:…

Robertson, Anne S., Ed.

1999-01-01

376

Cornell News: New Nanoguitar  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This news article provides information about the newest version of the ânanoguitarâ created at Cornell University. The article describes the manufacture of sub-micron oscillators, in this case in the shape of a guitar and how the guitar string vibrations are investigated. The article includes a micrograph of this tiny musical instrument.

2008-07-09

377

Commonwealth News Update  

Microsoft Academic Search

A growing scandal over phone-hacking, alleged bribery of senior police officers and the use of convicted private investigators to obtain private information illegally enveloped Rupert Murdoch's global media empire, News Corporation. Murdoch and his son James were questioned by MPs as pressure grew in Britain, and abroad, to curb the tycoon's dominant role. Malta voted to legalise divorce. A corruption

Oren Gruenbaum

2011-01-01

378

Environmental news reports.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A collection of 13 news reports ranging in length from 1:30 to 2:16, about a wide range of on-going research dealing with the following environmental issues: remote sensing-water resources, a better soybean ink, kenaf: new paper crop, pesta: to control we...

1994-01-01

379

Antarctic News Clips - 1992.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The newspaper and magazine stories selected for this book present only a sampling of one year's (July 1991 to July 1992) news coverage of Antarctica. The only requirement for inclusion in this publication is that the article's subject matter pertains or r...

1992-01-01

380

The News, Fall 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This fall 2002 newsletter from the Community College League of California contains several articles, news stories, and the brochure from the 2002 Annual Convention, "Celebrating the Way California LEARNS." Articles include: (1) "Nursing Shortage Poses Dilemma for Colleges: Access vs. Efficiency," a discussion of the debate over how to increase…

Giles, Ray, Ed.

2002-01-01

381

2004 News Media Industry.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Utter the news media to anyone and chances are you will be offered an instant judgment of the institution: Fair and balanced defenders of democracy biased liberals watch dogs attack dogs, and let's not forget former U.S. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's de...

W. Beard J. Benfer J. Bohr R. Castellvi J. Chambers

2004-01-01

382

News from the frontline  

Cancer.gov

News from the Frontline Leslie G. Ford, M.D. Associate Director for Clinical Research Division of Cancer Prevention NCI/NIH/DHHS March 18, 2003 Dr. Elias Zerhouni NIH Director NIH Roadmap: Themes New Pathways to Discovery Re-engineering Clinical Research

383

PLCO News, Winter 2001  

Cancer.gov

PLCO News, Winter 2001 Trial Update Enrollment goal: 148,000 Total enrollment (as of November 30, 2000): 152,139 Men enrolled: 75,565 Women enrolled: 76,574 Number of people enrolled at age: 55-59 49,944 60-64 47,058

384

PLCO News, Winter 2001  

Cancer.gov

PLCO News, Winter 2001 Cancer Information Service If you have a question about cancer, call and speak with a trained specialist at NCI's Cancer Information Service (CIS). The CIS operates a nationwide toll-free telephone hotline Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.

385

Online laser desorption-multiphoton postionization mass spectrometry of individual aerosol particles: molecular source indicators for particles emitted from different traffic-related and wood combustion sources.  

PubMed

Direct inlet aerosol mass spectrometry plays an increasingly important role in applied and fundamental aerosol and nanoparticle research. Laser desorption/ionization (LDI) based techniques for single particle time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LDI-SP-TOFMS) are a promising approach in the chemical analysis of single aerosol particles, especially for the detection of inorganic species and distinction of particle classes. However, until now the detection of molecular organic compounds on a single particle basis has been difficult due to the high laser power densities which are required for the LDI process as well as due to the inherent matrix effects associated with this ionization technique. By the application of a two-step approach, where an IR desorption laser pulse is applied to perform a gentle desorption of organic material from the single particle surface and a second UV-laser performs the soft ionization of the desorbed species, this drawback of laser based single particles mass spectrometry can be overcome. The postionization of the desorbed molecules has been accomplished in this work by resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) using a KrF excimer laser (248 nm). REMPI allows an almost fragmentation free trace analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their derivatives from individual single particles (laser desorption-REMPI postionization-single particle-time-of-flight mass spectrometry or LD-REMPI-SP-TOFMS). Crucial system parameters of the home-built aerosol mass spectrometer such as the power densities and the relative timing of both lasers were optimized with respect to the detectability of particle source specific organic signatures using well characterized standard particles. In a second step, the LD-REMPI-SP-TOFMS system was applied to analyze different real world aerosols (spruce wood combustion, gasoline car exhaust, beech wood combustion, and diesel car exhaust). It was possible to distinguish the particles from different sources by their molecular signature. Finally, exemplary ambient aerosol measurements have been carried out, which demonstrate the potential of the method for investigating urban aerosol and making contributions to source attribution studies. PMID:18983175

Bente, Matthias; Sklorz, Martin; Streibel, Thorsten; Zimmermann, Ralf

2008-12-01

386

News About News in a Presidential Primary Campaign: Press Metacoverage on Evening News, Political Talk, and Political Comedy Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines press metacoverage (i.e., news about news) on traditional broadcast network evening news programs, political talk programs on cable television, and political comedy programs. A content analysis found that 2008 presidential primary campaign stories on The O'Reilly Factor, Countdown, and The Daily Show were more likely to cover the news media and to present the news media in

David Wise; Paul R. Brewer

2010-01-01

387

Journalism by demand: The changing role of online journalists as agenda setters. A case study of the Internet Chicago Tribune  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is an examination of the changing role of online journalists as agenda setters and uses a case study of the Internet Chicago Tribune. By focusing on the interplay between the degree of interactivity and the agenda setting function of the online journalists, this study delineates the changing patterns in news selection procedures in the online newsroom. In the

Sung Hee Park

2000-01-01

388

Citizen's Income Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Citizen's income (CI) is "an unconditional, non-withdrawable income payable to each individual as a right of citizenship." According to this site, "Three strands of thought come together in CI. They are: the right of every individual to a minimum standard of existence; the uncoupling of income and work; and the concern for an individual's freedom." Citizen's Income Online is the Website for the London-based organization Citizen's Income Study Center (CISC), which examines issues relating to poverty and unemployment. The front page of the site showcases breaking news and information, as well as linking to some of CISC's ongoing projects. The site also includes research articles from CISC and other organizations; FAQs about citizen's income, with each short answer linking to a more involved explanation; the CISC's quarterly newsletter; and related links.

389

How TV News Meets People's Needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

While most programs on television have an entertainment function, TV news is generally seen as meeting people's need for information. However more emotive gratifications are also associated with news- viewing. This study examines gratifications people derive from TV news in relation to their preferences for different types of news. It is found that people who watch TV news for information

John P. Henningham

1982-01-01

390

The NEWS ontology: Design and applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

News agencies are one of the main actors in the news business. These agencies produce daily big amounts of digital contents, which need to be managed and distributed to their customers. The NEWS (News Engine Web Services) project, already completed, had as goal to develop tools that, using state of the art technologies, may help news agencies to improve their

Norberto Fernández García; Damaris Fuentes; Luis Sánchez; Jesús Arias-Fisteus

2010-01-01

391

Online Information Search Strategies: A Focus On Flights and Accommodations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The problem of the research was to understand information search strategies that individuals utilized in online travel product purchases. Two products, flights and accommodations, were selected to examine each product's explanatory variables in online purchase behaviors. The results indicate online flight purchasers utilize direct information sources and focus on transactional attributes. Online accommodation purchasers utilize various types of sources; and

Soo Hyun Jun; Christine A. Vogt; Kelly J. MacKay

2010-01-01

392

Dangerous News: Media Decision Making about Climate Change Risk  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the role of broadcast news media decisionmakers in shaping public understanding and debate of climate change risks. It locates the media within a “tangled web” of communication and debate between sources, media, and publics. The article draws on new qualitative research in the British context. The main body of it focuses on media source strategies, on climate

Joe Smith

2005-01-01

393

Careers in Online: Want Ads in the Online Industry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes sources of job listings in online industry including "New York Times,""Boston Globe,""Washington Post,""Los Angeles Times,""Wall Street Journal,""National Business Employment Weekly," and hints on methods for reading and responding to ads and placing them. Sample advertisements and a list of online job titles are included. (EJS)|

Dolan, Donna R.; Hoffman, Laura J.

1984-01-01

394

JCE Online: Equipment Buyers Guide  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Equipment Buyers Guide was edited by Jo Rita Jordan. The new Equipment Buyers Guide, bound into the back of this issue, is also a new resource of JCE Internet. This resource provides an online source for the information contained in the printed guide. Placing this information online allows us to regularly update it and to provide live links to

Jon L. Holmes

1999-01-01

395

US news media coverage of tobacco control issues  

PubMed Central

Objective To characterise the relative amount and type of daily newspaper, local and national TV newscast, and national news magazine coverage of tobacco control issues in the United States in 2002 and 2003. Design Content analysis of daily newspapers, news magazines, and TV newscasts. Subjects Items about tobacco in daily newspapers, local and national TV newscasts, and three national news magazines in a nationally representative sample of 56 days of news stratified by day of week and season of the year, from 2002 and 2003. Main outcome measures Story theme, tobacco topics, sources, story prominence, story valence (orientation), and story type. Results Tobacco coverage was modest over the two?year period as estimated in our sample. Only 21 TV stories, 17 news magazine stories, and 335 daily newspaper stories were found during the two?year sampling period. Noteworthy results for the newspaper data set include the following: (1) government topics predominated coverage; (2) government action and negative health effects topics tended not to occur together in stories; (3) tobacco stories were fairly prominently placed in newspapers; (4) opinion news items tended to favour tobacco control policies, while news and feature stories were evenly split between positive and negative stories; and (5) tobacco coverage in the southeast, which is the country's major tobacco producing region, did not differ from the rest of the country. Conclusion Results suggest mixed support in news coverage for tobacco control efforts in the United States. The modest amount of news coverage of tobacco is troubling, particularly because so few news stories were found on TV, which is a more important news source for Americans than newspapers. When tobacco was covered, government themed stories, which often did not include mentions of negative health effects, were typical, suggesting that media coverage does not reinforce the reason for tobacco control efforts. However, some results were encouraging. For example, when newspapers did cover tobacco, they accorded the stories relatively high prominence, thus increasing the chance that readers would see tobacco stories when they were published.

Long, Marilee; Slater, Michael D; Lysengen, Lindsay

2006-01-01

396

The anatomy of a news search engine  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today, news browsing and searching is one of the most important Internet activity. This paper introduces a general framework to build a News search engine by describing Velthune, an academic News search engine available on line.

Antonio Gulli

2005-01-01

397

7 CFR 28.904 - Market news.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Market news. 28.904 Section 28.904 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture ...Classification and Market News Services § 28.904 Market news. The Director shall cause to...

2010-01-01

398

7 CFR 28.904 - Market news.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 false Market news. 28.904 Section 28.904 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture ...Classification and Market News Services § 28.904 Market news. The Director shall cause to...

2009-01-01

399

7 CFR 28.904 - Market news.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Market news. 28.904 Section 28.904 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture ...Classification and Market News Services § 28.904 Market news. The Director shall cause to...

2013-01-01

400

International News Bowwowing: A Trend Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Concludes that the increased "borrowing" of news from foreign news agencies may not be due to the declining number of United States foreign correspondents but to Third World restrictions on access to news. (FL)|

Riffe, Daniel

1984-01-01

401

Environmental News Link  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Environmental News Link Web site is published by Capital Reports, which was founded in 1980 by former lobbyist Brian Sturtevant and is self described as a pioneer in specialized environmental policy reporting. Offering an alternative to mainstream sites, visitors can read timely articles on some of the most important environmental news stories of the day. A few of the recent entries include stories about new toxic air emission rules, potential changes to BLM grazing regulations, and how the EPA is providing tools to improve septic system management. Although the articles are very succinct and no links are offered for additional information, those seeking quick updates will appreciate the well laid out and easily read articles.

2003-01-01

402

World Bank: News & Broadcast  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From logistics to international development, the World Bank's News & Broadcast website is worth bookmarking, particularly for public policy types, international affairs scholars, and anyone with a penchant for global matters. The homepage presents a news area, complete with icons which indicate whether there is video or audio associated with each item. Not only is it a good way to learn about the World Bank's activities, it is another way to stay on top of economic development strategies, political unrest, and foreign investment patterns. Visitors to the site can search all of the media available here, look over the World Bank's YouTube channel, and sign up for their RSS feed. Those persons looking for specific types of information can find a number of categories, including "Speeches", and "Issue Briefs".

403

ScienceDaily: Your source for the latest research news and science breakthroughs -- updated daily Science News Share Blog Cite Print Email Bookmark Insecticides Or Genetically Modified Crops? Non-Target Insects Affected More By Insecticides Than By Crops Engineered To Make Insect-specific Toxins  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science News article adapted from the USDA highlighting the role of Bt crops in an age of overwhelming non-target damage evidence from pesticides. The conclusion is that Bt is by far the least harmful to non-target organisms.

0002-11-30

404

Coverage of autism spectrum disorder in the US television news: an analysis of framing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined television news networks’ coverage of autism in terms of issues, sources, and personal (episodic) or social (thematic) responsibility from the framing perspective. A content analysis was conducted on television news transcripts about autism during the time period from 1990 to 2010. Results found that the top three key issues identified were personal story, child, and cause. Doctors

Seok Kang

2012-01-01

405

Evaluation of valuable user generated content on social news web sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social news websites have gained significant popularity in the last few years. The participants of such websites are not only allowed to share news links but also to annotate, to evaluate and to comment them. To quantify interestingness and attractiveness of the user generated content in respect to the original link source we introduce the User Generated Content add-on (UGC+)

Yana Volkovich; Andreas Kaltenbrunner

2011-01-01

406

COVERAGE BY THE NEWS MEDIA OF THE BENEFITS AND RISKS OF MEDICATIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background The news media are an important source of information about new medical treatments, but there is concern that some coverage may be in- accurate and overly enthusiastic. Methods We studied coverage by U.S. news media of the benefits and risks of three medications that are used to prevent major diseases. The medications were pravastatin, a cholesterol-lowering drug for the

R AY M OYNIHAN; L ISA; B ERO; D ENNIS R OSS; D AVID H ENRY; K IRBY L EE; J UDY W ATKINS; C ONNIE M AH

2010-01-01

407

Gay Marriage in Television News: Voice and Visual Representation in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing from critical-cultural scholarship, this quantitative content analysis systematically interrogates national network television news coverage of the same-sex marriage debate in 2003 and 2004. Analysis of sourcing patterns and sound bite length indicate the debate was dominated by conventionally “straight” perspectives. While gay and lesbian couples were visually prevalent in news stories, they were largely seen and not heard. Scrutinizing

Leigh M. Moscowitz

2010-01-01

408

Experts and the Operational Bias of Television News: The Case of the Persian Gulf War.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Finds that news organizations chose expert sources to interpret the news during the Persian Gulf War according to how well their specialized knowledge conformed with television's "operational bias," or an emphasis on players, policies, and predictions of what will happen next. Argues that these processes undermine the ideals of balance and…

Steele, Janet E.

1995-01-01

409

False Equivalency: Think Tank References on Education in the News Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study explores the use and presentation of information and research on education by the news media. Using content analysis, this study compares four types of think tanks--contract research, academic, advocacy, and mixed academic and advocacy--and shows how the news media represented each one as a source of research, facts, and figures on…

Haas, Eric

2007-01-01

410

Experts and the Operational Bias of Television News: The Case of the Persian Gulf War.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Finds that news organizations chose expert sources to interpret the news during the Persian Gulf War according to how well their specialized knowledge conformed with television's "operational bias," or an emphasis on players, policies, and predictions of what will happen next. Argues that these processes undermine the ideals of balance and…

Steele, Janet E.

1995-01-01

411

Framing distance: local vs. non-local news in Hong Kong press  

Microsoft Academic Search

Geographical location as a “natural” attribute of news has always been a source of news manipulation. This research investigates how different community newspapers select, interpret, and package events originating in places of varying distances. Contextualized in Hong Kong, three media frames (authority, conflict, and attribution) are closely examined and theoretically connected to three types of newspapers (mass appeal, elite, and

Steve Guo

2011-01-01

412

False Equivalency: Think Tank References on Education in the News Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores the use and presentation of information and research on education by the news media. Using content analysis, this study compares four types of think tanks—contract research, academic, advocacy, and mixed academic and advocacy—and shows how the news media represented each one as a source of research, facts, and figures on education. The findings from this study show

Eric Haas

2007-01-01

413

Media Gaming and NEWSIM: A Computer-Assisted, Real News' Simulation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a language-learning simulation based on unedited news obtained directly from one of its major sources. Outlines objectives of both substantive and performance media simulations and their importance to second language learning activities. Provides guidelines on the technology needed to access the news from press agencies. (SED)

Crookall, David

1985-01-01

414

The geography of foreign news on television: A comparative study of 17 countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the advent of television in the middle of the 20th century, news has been an essential ingredient in TV programming. Often these newscasts are the most heavily viewed programmes, and by and large they are the main source of information for many people. This is particularly true for news from other countries and regions in the world. This immense

Jürgen Wilke; Christine Heimprecht; Akiba Cohen

2012-01-01

415

Geomorphology in the news  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Each student must choose a current news article that relates to geomorphology. Each student will given an oral presentation about the article, including a synopsis of the story and a description of geomorphic processes that are involved. The other students are able to ask questions. The activity gives the students a chance to relate what they are learning about in class to current events and social issues. Designed for a geomorphology course Has minimal/no quantitative component

Gasparini, Nicole

416

Contact: Releasing the news  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The problem of mass behavior after man's future contacts with other intelligences in the universe is not only a challenge for social scientists and political leaders all over the world, but also a cultural time bomb as well. In fact, since the impact of CETI (Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence) on human civilization, with its different cultures, might cause a serious socio-anthropological shock, a common and predetermined worldwide strategy is necessary in releasing the news after the contact, in order to keep possible manifestations of fear, panic and hysteria under control. An analysis of past studies in this field and of parallel historical situations as analogs suggests a definite "authority crisis" in the public as a direct consequence of an unexpected release of the news, involving a devastating "chain reaction" process (from both the psychological and sociological viewpoints) of anomie and maybe the collapse of today's society. The only way to prevent all this is to prepare the world's public opinion concerning contact before releasing the news, and to develop a long-term strategy through the combined efforts of scientists, political leaders, intelligence agencies and the mass media, in order to create the cultural conditions in which a confrontation with ETI won't affect mankind in a traumatic way. Definite roles and tasks in this multi-level model are suggested.

Pinotti, Roberto

417

Public Relations and the News Media: A Comparative Study of the Utilization of Public Relations Material by Representative Milwaukee News Media.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Media use of Material from Participating Public Relations Offices; Media use of Public Relations Material from all Sources; and Disposition of Public Relations Material and News Media Attitudes Toward Public Relations.

K. L. Sandquist

1976-01-01

418

Primary Source  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This monthly electronic newsletter from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will offer information about new grants, highlights of best practices and successful grant proposals, notices of new publications, and other news related to the agency. Judging from the inaugural issue (January 2000), the newsletter will primarily consist of a number of short pieces, one or two paragraphs apiece, accompanied by links to more information at the IMLS Website. Users can subscribe at the above URL or read the newsletter online at the IMLS site.

419

Media Online Yellow Pages  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Media Online Yellow Pages is another good place (along with the Big List and Newslink mentioned last week) to find media sources on the Internet. Does not appear to be searchable but the index is well-organized for browsing.

420

Online piracy, innovation, and legitimate business models  

Microsoft Academic Search

This explorative paper examines the impact of online piracy on innovation and the creation of new, legitimate businesses. While viewed only as a legal matter, online piracy has shown to be an important source of technological and strategic innovation to both industry incumbents and newcomers. This paper briefly describes the evolution of pirate technologies and the associated online communities. Then,

David Y. Choi; Arturo Perez

2007-01-01

421

Empathy online  

Microsoft Academic Search

Members of online support communities help each other by empathising about common problems and exchanging information about symptoms and treatments. Results from two studies indicate that: empathy occurs in most online textual communities; empathetic communication is influenced by the topic being discussed; the presence of women tends to encourage empathy; and the presence of moderators not only reduces hostility but

J. Preece

1999-01-01

422

Online Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Distance education, which began as correspondence courses in the nineteenth century and grew into educational television during the twentieth century, evolved into learning on the Web by the mid-1990s. Accompanying the rise in online learning has been a similar rise in organizations and publications dedicated to serving the needs of online

Perry, Edward H.; Pilati, Michelle L.

2011-01-01

423

Lognormal infection times of online information spread.  

PubMed

The infection times of individuals in online information spread such as the inter-arrival time of Twitter messages or the propagation time of news stories on a social media site can be explained through a convolution of lognormally distributed observation and reaction times of the individual participants. Experimental measurements support the lognormal shape of the individual contributing processes, and have resemblance to previously reported lognormal distributions of human behavior and contagious processes. PMID:23700473

Doerr, Christian; Blenn, Norbert; Van Mieghem, Piet

2013-05-21

424

CIESE Online Classroom Projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teachers of all grades can use these projects to enhance their science curriculum through use of the Internet. Many projects utilize real time data, others draw from primary/historical information sources. In collaborative projects, students from around the world contribute data for comparison. Each project includes a brief description, teacher guide, standards, classroom activities, data source links, even online help. Many projects focus on water, water quality, weather, oceanography topics. Undergraduate science education is also featured.

425

Concentration in advertising-supported online markets: an empirical approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the causes of market concentration in advertising-supported online markets such as sports, news, and email. In particular, it is the first paper to explore the relationship between concentration and product differentiation, economies of scale, market size, advertising, content costs, and multi-market ownership in online markets. As expected, differentiated large markets with low content costs and little multi-market

Avi Goldfarb

2004-01-01

426

Listening to News Audiences: The Impact of Community Structure and Economic Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines influences on the degree to which news organizations attend to everyday readers through online feedback, or conversely via advertising and marketing data. Factors at the community level, the market level, and the organizational level are examined as predictors of editors’ exposure and attention to audiences. Results of a national survey indicate that most editors tend to pay

Carly T. McKenzie; Wilson Lowrey; Hal Hays; Jee Young Chung; Chang Wan Woo

2011-01-01

427

Privacy as information access and illusory control: The case of the Facebook News Feed privacy outcry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasingly, millions of people, especially youth, post personal information in online social networks (OSNs). In September 2006, one of the most popular sites—Facebook.com—introduced the features of News Feed and Mini Feed, revealing no more information than before, but resulting in immediate criti- cism from users. To investigate the privacy controversy, we conducted a survey among 172 current Face- book users

Christopher M. Hoadley; Heng Xu; Joey J. Lee; Mary Beth Rosson

2010-01-01

428

ScalableWeb News Adaptation To Mobile Devices Using Visual Block Segmentation for Ubiquitous Media Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes an enhanced method of Web content adaptation to mobile devices for online News article provision in ubiquitous environments. Our system exploits a scheme of visual block segmentation for Web pages that filters out unnecessary blocks and extracts useful article information from content blocks. This method resolves the problems of previous approaches to Web content adaptation in which

Eunshil Lee; Jinbeom Kang; Joongmin Choi; Jaeyoung Yang

2007-01-01

429

Towards context-aware personalization and a broad perspective on the semantics of news articles  

Microsoft Academic Search

We analyze preferences and the reading flow of users of a popular Austrian online newspaper. Unlike traditional news filtering approaches, we postulate that a user's preference for particular articles depends not only on the topic and on propositional contents, but also on the user's current context and on more subtle attributes. Our assumption is motivated by the observation that many

Jeremy Jancsary; Friedrich Neubarth; Harald Trost

2010-01-01

430

Consequences of Play: A Systematic Review of the Effects of Online Gaming  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) have received considerable attention in news headlines describing gamers who have died while engaging in excessive play. However, more common physical and psychosocial effects attributed to online video gaming are social isolation, increased aggression, and negative academic and occupational consequences.…

Sublette, Victoria Anne; Mullan, Barbara

2012-01-01

431

Consequences of Play: A Systematic Review of the Effects of Online Gaming  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) have received considerable attention in news headlines describing gamers who have died while engaging in excessive play. However, more common physical and psychosocial effects attributed to online video gaming are social isolation, increased aggression, and negative academic and occupational…

Sublette, Victoria Anne; Mullan, Barbara

2012-01-01

432

A method for securing online community service : a study of selected Western Australian councils  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the Internet was made publicly accessible, it has become increasingly popular and its deployment has been broad and global thereby facilitating a range of available online services such as Electronic Mail (email), news or bulletins, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and World Wide Web (WWW). Progressively, other online services such as telephony, video conference, video on demand, Interactive Television (ITV)

Sunsern Limwiriyakul

2012-01-01

433

News Consumption and Media Bias  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bias in the market for news is well-documented. Recent research in economics explains the phenomenon by assuming that consumers want to read (watch) news that is consistent with their tastes or prior beliefs rather than the truth. The present paper builds on this idea but recognizes that (i) besides “biased” consumers, there are also “conscientious” consumers whose sole interest is

Yi Xiang; Miklos Sarvary

2007-01-01

434

Sentiment classification for stock news  

Microsoft Academic Search

Web news articles play an important role in stock market. Sentiment classification of news articles can help the investors make investment decisions more efficiently. In this paper, we implemented an approach of Chinese new words detection by using N-gram model and applied the result for Chinese word segmentation and sentiment classification. Appraisal theory was introduced into sentiment analysis and Naive

Yang Gao; Li Zhou; Yong Zhang; Chunxiao Xing; Yigang Sun; Xianzhong Zhu

2010-01-01

435

Getting Out the Good News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A majority of American schools are meeting the challenge of educating children. A New York State district gets out the good news by producing school newsletters and videos, by constant and close contact with the local news media, and by forming ties with local real estate agents. (MLF)|

Paciancia, David

1995-01-01

436

NEWS COVERAGE AND SUPPORT FOR  

Microsoft Academic Search

Citizens depend on information from the mass media when forming their opinion about political issues. Studies have shown that news media coverage of the EU can affect general and policy-specific support for European integration. Extant research has focused on individual-level analyses at specific points in time. The present study considers whether the visibility and the framing of EU news coverage

Rens Vliegenthart; Andreas R. T. Schuck; Hajo G. Boomgaarden; Claes H. De Vreese

437

Automatic Parsing of News Video  

Microsoft Academic Search

Video content parsing is possible when one has an a priori model of a video's structure based on domain knowledge. This paper presents work on using domain knowledge to parse content of news video programs. Approaches to locating and identifying frame structure models based on temporal and spatial structure of news video data, along with algorithms to apply these models

Hongjiang Zhang; Yihong Gong; Stephen W. Smoliar; Shuang Yeo Tan

1994-01-01

438

Making Youths Happy News Consumers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: Based on the uses and gratifications theory and the Delphi technique, this study did an in-depth investigation among,28 college and high school students on youths’ rationales behind their news consumption behavior. The study concludes that, in years to come, the news industry needs to realize a

Edgar Huang

439

Science News of the Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews important science news stories of 1981 as reported in "Science News." Gives a one-sentence summary and volume and page references for each story. Groups items by topic including space and astronomy, archaeology and anthropology, technology, behavior, science and society, energy, environment, and specific science disciplines. (DC)

Science News, 1981

1981-01-01

440

Science News of the Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is a review of important science news stories of 1989 as reported in the pages of "Science News." Topics include anthropology, astronomy, behavior, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, environment, food science, math and computers, paleobiology, physics, science and society, space sciences, and technology. (CW)

Science News, 1989

1989-01-01

441

Automated vocabulary discovery for geo-parsing online epidemic intelligence  

PubMed Central

Background Automated surveillance of the Internet provides a timely and sensitive method for alerting on global emerging infectious disease threats. HealthMap is part of a new generation of online systems designed to monitor and visualize, on a real-time basis, disease outbreak alerts as reported by online news media and public health sources. HealthMap is of specific interest for national and international public health organizations and international travelers. A particular task that makes such a surveillance useful is the automated discovery of the geographic references contained in the retrieved outbreak alerts. This task is sometimes referred to as "geo-parsing". A typical approach to geo-parsing would demand an expensive training corpus of alerts manually tagged by a human. Results Given that human readers perform this kind of task by using both their lexical and contextual knowledge, we developed an approach which relies on a relatively small expert-built gazetteer, thus limiting the need of human input, but focuses on learning the context in which geographic references appear. We show in a set of experiments, that this approach exhibits a substantial capacity to discover geographic locations outside of its initial lexicon. Conclusion The results of this analysis provide a framework for future automated global surveillance efforts that reduce manual input and improve timeliness of reporting.

2009-01-01

442

Design Scenarios for Web-Based Management of Online Information  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Internet enables access to more information, from a greater variety of perspectives and with greater immediacy, than ever before. A person may be interested in information to become more informed or to coordinate his or her local activities and place them into a larger, more global context. The challenge, as has been noted by many, is to sift through all the information to find what is relevant without becoming overwhelmed. Furthermore, the selected information must be put into an actionable form. The diversity of the Web has important consequences for the variety of ideas that are now available. While people once relied on newspaper editors to shape their view of the world, today's technology creates room for a more democratic approach. Today it is easy to pull news feeds from a variety of sources and aggregate them. It is less easy to push that information to a variety of channels. At a higher level, we might have the goal of collecting all the available information about a certain topic, on a daily basis. There are many new technologies available under the umbrella of Web 2.0, but it can be difficult to use them together for the management of online information. Web-based support for online communication management is the most appropriate choice to address the deficiencies apparent with current technologies. We consider the requirements and potential designs for such information management support, by following an example related to local food.

Hepting, Daryl H.; Maciag, Timothy

443

International News Flows in the Post-Cold War World: Mapping the News and the News Producers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews the global political environment, major global news providers, and technologies of global news production. Argues for a multinational comparative mapping of international news representation in the 1990s. Outlines a major international venture to update and elaborate the 1979 UNESCO/IAMCR study of foreign news in the media of 29…

Sreberny-Mohammadi, Annabelle

1995-01-01

444

Dangerous news: media decision making about climate change risk.  

PubMed

This article explores the role of broadcast news media decision makers in shaping public understanding and debate of climate change risks. It locates the media within a "tangled web" of communication and debate between sources, media, and publics. The article draws on new qualitative research in the British context. The main body of it focuses on media source strategies, on climate change storytelling in news, and the "myth of detachment" sustained by many news decision makers. The empirical evidence, gathered between 1997 and 2004, is derived primarily from recordings and notes drawn from a series of seminars that has brought together equal numbers of BBC news and television decision makers and environment/development specialists. The seminars have created a rare space for extended dialogue between media and specialist perspectives on the communication of complex climate change science and policy. While the article acknowledges the distinctive nature of the BBC as a public sector broadcaster, the evidence confirms and extends current understanding of the career of climate change within the media more broadly. The working group discussions have explored issues arising out of how stories are sourced and, in the context of competitive and time-pressured newsrooms, shaped and presented in short news pieces. Particularly significant is the disjuncture between ways of talking about uncertainty within science and policy discourse and media constructions of objectivity, truth, and balance. The article concludes with a summary of developments in media culture, technology, and practice that are creating opportunities for enhanced public understanding and debate of climate change risks. It also indicates the need for science and policy communities to be more active critics and sources of news. PMID:16506976

Smith, Joe

2005-12-01

445

The News Hour  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An activity that I successfully used twice in teaching Active Tectonics is one I call "The News Hour," patterned after the PBS New Hour. I generated the idea out of concern that active tectonics sets of class readings are so broad, diverse, and and voluminous that it can be intimidating both for students and faculty to think about how best to prepare for a given class. I concluded that one way to achieve context is to set up a brief dialogue that removes 'geospeak' and centers a focus on societal implications of active tectonic phenomena. ACTIVE TECTONICS, SOCIETY, EARTHQUAKES, MEDIA

Davis, George

446

Internet Archive: TV News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Internet Archive has created this very ambitious project to bring together over 371,000 news broadcasts of various origins since 2009. Students of communications, media, and related fields will find much to revel in here. Visitors can search all of the captions from each program on the homepage or look at the Recent Extracted Topics word cloud. Not surprisingly, some of the popular words here include "Technology," "Energy," "Defense," and "Environment." Visitors can fine-tune their search by looking for certain programs on select networks in order to get a better sense of different programming styles and nuances.

2012-01-01

447

International News and Borrowed News in the New York Times: An Update  

Microsoft Academic Search

This content analysis shows the number of international news items in the New York Times has decreased over the last 22 years. Roughly one in five items contained second-hand or borrowed news (material first disseminated by and attributed to another news organization), though trend analysis indicates increasing news borrowing. Borrowed news was most common in items from Second World (Communist)

Daniel Riffe; Charles F. Aust; Rhonda J. Gibson; Elizabeth K. Viall; Huiuk Yi

1993-01-01

448

A model for the translation of news agency texts (Sapa) for radio (OFM) news  

Microsoft Academic Search

Radio news differs from news provided by other media. According to Oosthuizen (1996), radio is an alerting medium. Leiter, Harriss and Johnson (2000) refer to this attribute as immediacy. The time available to news is very limited and this is why radio news stories are condensed into only a few sentences. Furthermore, news for broadcast is written in a conversational

Marlie van Rooyen; Jacobus A Naudé

2009-01-01

449

China's Chemical Information Online Service: ChI2Net.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the Chemical Integrated Information Service Network (ChI2Net), a comprehensive online information service system which includes chemical, technical, economic, market, news, and management information based on computer and modern communication technology that was built by the China National Chemical Information Centre. (Author/LRW)|

Naiyan, Yu; And Others

1997-01-01

450

A Squatter on the Fourth Estate: Google News  

Microsoft Academic Search

Buoyed by its brand name, Google News has grown from its beta stage into a popular news site with a significant share of the Internet market for “Current Events and Global News.” The success of Google News raises questions about the nature of news and even the desirability of Google's presenting news. Where does Google News fit into the myriad

Jim Galbraith

2008-01-01

451

The Diffusion of "Shocking" Good News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of the diffusion of news about the Mormon Church's approval of Blacks for the priesthood revealed that "shocking" good news can ignite the interpersonal communications system, that news has more credibility when obtained from media than when obtained interpersonally, and that people use mass media to verify news obtained interpersonally.…

Haroldsen, Edwin O.; Harvey, Kenneth

1979-01-01

452

Routines and the making of oppositional news  

Microsoft Academic Search

This participant observation study takes a critical look at the idea of “news routines.” By looking at a politically oppositional news room, it is possible to sort through the elements of production to discover just which ones make this radio station's news “oppositional.” Some scholars say that news routines, like the need to show balance or to report events instead

Nina Eliasoph

1988-01-01

453

Trading Strategies To Exploit News Sentiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use quantitative news data generated by a large-scale natural language processing (NLP) news analysis system to perform a comprehensive study on how a company's re- ported news frequency, sentiment polarity and subjectivity anticipates or reflects its stock trading volumes and finan- cial returns. Our analysis provides concrete evidence that news data is highly informative, as previously suggested in the

Wenbin Zhang; Steven Skiena

454

Learning Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

To improve large lecture courses, the authors designed a hybrid instructional format that couples online homework with in-class, active learning exercises. They assessed student perceptions of a pilot version this hybrid class, and most students felt that

Sibley, Duncan H.; Riffell, Samuel K.

2003-03-01

455

Histology Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Histology-online is a web-based, interactive histology textbook and atlas. It includes a computerized microscope to examine tissues and organs and provides a new way to teach histology that is preferred by students.

2011-08-01

456

Halloween Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The scariest night of the year is almost upon us, and this site will help users get into the proper "spirit." Halloween Online is simply put a massive Halloween resource, with decorating and costume tips; a guide to carving and displaying your pumpkins; a selection of featured articles and interviews; Halloween recipes; downloadable graphics ("Scream Savers") and music files; e-cards; online games; and a large collection of links, among other offerings.

457

The George Wallace Shooting: News Diffusion and the Sleeper Effect.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Previous studies conclude that the assassination attempt on George C. Wallace was a news event of high, but not maximum, importance, implying that the majority of respondents in any sample would report first learning of the attack via mass media sources. The authors interviewed 144 persons in Ann Arbor, Michigan, regarding their awareness of the…

Steinfatt, Thomas M.; And Others

458

Science fiction\\/science fact: medical genetics in news stories  

Microsoft Academic Search

News media coverage of biotechnology issues offers a rich source of fictional portrayals, with stories drawing strongly on popular imagery and metaphors in descriptions of the powers and dangers of biotechnology. This article examines how science fiction metaphors, imagery and motifs surface in British newspaper (broadsheet and tabloid) coverage of medical genetic issues, focusing on press reporting of two recent

Alan Petersen; Alison Anderson; Stuart Allan

2005-01-01

459

Forecast of solar radiation storms by on-line NM one-minute date, 3. automatically determination of diffusion coefficient in the interplanetary space and energy spectrum in source  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In paper Dorman et al. (2001) was described how works automatically the program "FEP-Research/Spectrum", determined on the basis of on-line one-minute NM data the FEP spectrum. We show that after this can be determined diffusion coefficient in the interplanetary space of FEP and energy spectrum in source. We consider two possibilities: 1) diffusion coefficient is known, 2) diffusion coefficient is unknown. We show that in the first case is necessary to determine energy spectrum of FEP in two different moments of time and from two equations automatically can be determined the energy spectrum in source. In the second case is necessary to determine energy spectrum of FEP in three different moments of time and from three equations automatically can be determined the energy spectrum in source and diffusion coefficient in the interplanetary space. We describe in details the algorithms of the programs "FEP-Research/Source" and "FEP-Research/Diffusion". We show how worked these programs on examples of some historical great FEP events. REFERENCES Dorman L.I. et al., Forecast of solar radiation storms by online nm one-minute data, 2. Automatically determination of FEP spectrum. , Proc. 27 ICRC, Paper SH&., 2001

Dorman, L. I.; Murat, M.; Pustilnik, L. A.; Sternlieb, A.; Zukerman, I. G.

2001-08-01

460

Bridging Social Capital in Online Communities: Heterogeneity and Social Tolerance of Online Game Players in Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines the democratic potential of online communities by investigating the influence of network heterogeneity on social tolerance in an online gaming environment. Online game communities are potential sources of bridging social capital because they tend to be relatively heterogeneous. Causal analyses are conducted using structural…

Kobayashi, Tetsuro

2010-01-01

461

Genetic optimism: framing genes and mental illness in the news.  

PubMed

Over the past two decades the pace and specificity of discoveries associating genetics with mental illness has accelerated, which is reflected in an increase in news coverage about the genetics of mental disorder. The news media is a major source of public understanding of genetics and a strong influence on public discourse. This paper examines the news coverage of genetics and mental illness (i.e., bipolar illness and schizophrenia) over a 25 year period, emphasizing the peak period of 1987-1994. Using a sample of 110 news stories from 5 major American newspapers and 3 news magazines, we identify the frame of "genetic optimism" which dominated the reporting of genetics and mental illness beginning in the mid- 1980s. The structure of the frame is comprised of 3 elements: a gene for the disorder exists; it will be found; and it will be good. New discoveries of genes were announced with great fanfare, but the most promising claims could not be replicated or were retracted in short order. Despite these disconfirmations, genetic optimism persisted in subsequent news stories. While the scientific accuracy of the gene stories is high, the genetic optimism frame distorts some of the findings, misrepresents and reifies the impact of genes on mental disorder, and leaves no space for critics or an examination of potential negative impacts. The stances of reporters, scientists and editors may all in different ways contribute to the perpetuation of genetic optimism. Genetic optimism presents an overly sanguine picture of the state of genetics; as we enter the genetic age it is important to balance the extraneous "hype and hope" contained in news stories of genetics and mental illness. PMID:11453260

Conrad, P

2001-06-01

462

Of conspiracies and kangas: Mail & Guardian Online’s construction of the Jacob Zuma rape trial  

Microsoft Academic Search

This textual analysis considers how one of South Africa’s elite news media constructed the rape trial of Jacob Zuma, the nation’s former deputy president, who was charged with raping an HIV-positive family friend. The Mail & Guardian Online ’s representation of the case engaged with some of South Africa’s most pressing issues during 2005—2006: political succession, women’s status, treatment of

Nancy Worthington

2010-01-01

463

SpatialNews  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The applications of geographic information systems (GIS) grow with each passing day, and more people are interested in careers in this field. The SpatialNews site is a good way for students and professionals in the GIS field to stay on top of new developments via their feature articles, RSS feeds, and discussion boards. There is a great deal of information on the homepage, and first-time visitors should start by looking over the sections on "GIS Education", "Features", and "Business Bit & Bytes". Some of the more notable feature articles profile the history of GIS, the use of GIS in the military, and the use of GIS during hurricane evacuations. The site is rounded out by a listing of job opportunities and selected comments from the discussion boards.

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Space Launch Initiative News  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The purpose of the Space Launch Initiative (SLI) is "to identify feasible options for future NASA space transportation and enable a decision regarding whether the agency should proceed into full-scale development of a new reusable launch vehicle system." This news page has information on current developments, fact sheets, and vehicle concepts. Several technology summaries describe the various areas of research for the SLI. For example, using neural networks in the vehicle's control and navigation would allow for automatic, intelligent adjustments and would take some of the burden off the crew. Safety is one of the primary concerns, which is demonstrated by the articles on crew escape systems and the Integrated Vehicle Health Management system.

2000-01-01

465

Super Searchers Go to the Source: The Interviewing and Hands-On Information Strategies of Top Primary Researchers--Online, on the Phone, and in Person. Super Searchers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book presents interviews with 12 of the best primary researchers in the business. These research professionals reveal their strategies for integrating online and offline resources, identifying experts, and getting past gatekeepers to obtain information that exists only in someone's head. Topics include how searchers use a combination of…

Sacks, Risa

466

Super Searchers Go to the Source: The Interviewing and Hands-On Information Strategies of Top Primary Researchers--Online, on the Phone, and in Person. Super Searchers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents interviews with 12 of the best primary researchers in the business. These research professionals reveal their strategies for integrating online and offline resources, identifying experts, and getting past gatekeepers to obtain information that exists only in someone's head. Topics include how searchers use a combination of…

Sacks, Risa

467

Youth and violence on local television news in California.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVES: This study explores how local television news structures the public and policy debate on youth violence. METHODS: A content analysis was performed on 214 hours of local television news from California. Each of the 1791 stories concerning youth, violence, or both was coded and analyzed for whether it included a public health perspective. RESULTS: There were five key findings. First, violence dominated local television news coverage. Second, the specifics of particular crimes dominated coverage of violence. Third, over half of the stories on youth involved violence, while more than two thirds of the violence stories concerned youth. Fourth, episodic coverage of violence was more than five times more frequent than thematic coverage, which included links to broader social factors. Finally, only one story had an explicit public health frame. CONCLUSIONS: Local television news provides extremely limited coverage of contributing etiological factors in stories on violence. If our nation's most popular source of news continues to report on violence primarily through crime stories isolated from their social context, the chance for widespread support for public health solutions to violence will be diminished.

Dorfman, L; Woodruff, K; Chavez, V; Wallack, L

1997-01-01

468

TV Producer Juggles Daily News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Brennan discusses the daily activities required in the production of a television news show. In "The Not-So-Glamorous Life of a TV Reporter," Linda Yu describes the time and effort required to become a television reporter. (LS)|

Brennan, Bill

1989-01-01

469

Microbial Control News - November 2011  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

This is the first of a column in the Society for Invertebrate Pathology Newsletter. Entitled "Microbial Control News" this article summarizes regulatory actions in the U.S. and Canada regarding microbial insect pest control agents....

470

Good News About Childhood Cancer  

MedlinePLUS

... Home Current Issue Past Issues Good News About Childhood Cancer Past Issues / Spring 2008 Table of Contents ... 85 percent for the most common form of childhood cancer (acute lymphoblastic leukemia or ALL). During the ...

471

Increasing Learning from TV News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes an experiment that manipulated two variables, repetition and pausing for viewer "digestion" of information in a news telecast. Concludes that the use of repetition increased viewers' retention of information, but that pauses did not. (FL)|

Perloff, Richard M.; And Others

1982-01-01

472

News Media Coverage of FDA Warnings on Pediatric Antidepressant Use and Suicidality  

PubMed Central

Objective In 2004, after an 18-month investigation, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directed pharmaceutical manufacturers to add a black box warning to antidepressants regarding an increased risk of suicidality in children. It has been suggested that news media reporting played a critical role in the sharp declines in pediatric antidepressant use that occurred concurrent with this investigation. Our objective was to evaluate the quality, content and overall impression conveyed in news coverage of this issue. Methods We collected all news stories on pediatric antidepressant use and suicidality published in a convenience sample of 10 of the highest circulation print newspapers in the U.S., the three major television networks and a major cable news network in 2003 and 2004 (N=167). Two researchers coded news articles using a nine-item instrument. Item inter-rater reliability was .84 or greater. Results The quality of news reporting on key health messages included in FDA warnings was mixed. The overwhelming majority of news stories correctly described a risk of suicidality associated with pediatric antidepressant use as opposed to suicide itself. However, other key health messages highlighted in FDA warnings were often absent from news coverage. In terms of content, news stories, in particular television news, were more likely to include anecdotes of children harmed versus children helped by antidepressants while expert sources quoted were more likely to emphasize the benefits of antidepressants over their risks. However, the majority of news stories conveyed neither the overall impression that the risks of pediatric antidepressant use outweighed the benefits nor that the benefits outweighed the risks, and coverage became increasingly neutral over time. Conclusions Including key health messages in FDA safety warnings was not sufficient to ensure their communication to the public via the lay press, even though this information might have mitigated risks of pediatric antidepressant use.

Busch, Susan H.

2009-01-01

473

NEAT: News Exploration Along Time  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a There are a number of efforts towards building applications that leverage temporal information in documents. The demonstration\\u000a of our NEAT (News Exploration Along Time) prototype system that we propose here, is an attempt towards building an intuitive\\u000a and exploratory interface for search results over large news archives using timelines. The demonstration uses the New York\\u000a Times Annotated Corpus as an

Omar Alonso; Klaus Berberich; Srikanta J. Bedathur; Gerhard Weikum

2010-01-01

474

SD Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The European Foundation presents SD Online, a special feature of the Sustainable Development pages. SD Online is a full-text database of the Foundation's resources which "explore specific facets of the sustainability debate and take advantage of the Foundation's research in a variety of areas." Beginning in 1998, the databases have grown to include a Networks database, tools database, as well as databases on SME support initiatives and education and training. Each searchable and browseable database must be accessed separately using the sidebar menu on the right, and each offers a brief explanation of the information within the database, as well as fully cataloged records.

475

Religion Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Religion Online is an extensive digital library of over 250 book chapters, monographs, speeches, and articles on the socio-cultural aspects of Christianity. The texts, written by religious scholars, are arranged into twenty subject sections, such as Church and Society, Church History, Comparative Religion, and Sociology of Religion, among many others. Each section contains an annotated list of titles linking users to the full-text. All texts in the collection reside at the site. An author index provides users with an alternative method for document retrieval. Religion Online is compiled by William F. Fore, a retired professor of theology, communications, and cultural studies.

476

Late-Night Comedy as a Gateway to Traditional News: An Analysis of Time Trends in News Attention Among Late-Night Comedy Viewers During the 2004 Presidential Primaries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent reports published by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press (2000, 2004) propose that young audiences are abandoning traditional news as a source of election information in favor of late-night comedy programs. However, additional evidence (Young & Tisinger, 2006) suggests that exposure to late-night comedy programming is positively correlated with traditional news exposure. This study extends

Lauren Feldman; Dannagal Goldthwaite Young

2008-01-01

477

PBS Online NewsHour: Chimeras: Animal-Human Hybrids  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of the implanting of human cells into animals in order to make more human-like models for medical research, accompanied by instructional materials. Includes lesson plan on the ethics of chimeric research, Q-and-A with two experts, and extended interviews with researchers. Main story is provided as text, streaming video, and RealAudio.

478

PBS Online NewsHour: Studying Space Storms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In-depth coverage of the NASA-sponsored THEMIS mission (Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms), which enlisted the help of Alaska high-school students and teachers to learn more about the aurora borealis; accompanied by instructional materials. Includes a slide show with audio narration explaining the project, Q-and-A with a mission scientist, and worksheet questions. Main story is available as RealAudio as well as text.

479

News from Online: Cleaning Up--Soap, Detergent, and More.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides a guide to web resources on cleaning and hygiene. Answers the questions, What do you want to clean--your hair? your carpet? your rusty lawn furniture? Develops special products for different tasks. Focuses on products to use and the environmental impact of our choices. (MM)|

Judd, Carolyn Sweeney

2002-01-01

480

News from Online: Digging up Earth Day Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The soil science and soil chemistry is incorporated into teaching materials for earth day and beyond. It revealed some of the chemical properties of the soil through color and texture and the chemical processes relevant to soils abound, including the carbon and nitrogen cycles in the soil, acidification of soils through acid deposition, leaching…

Coldwell, Bernadette A.

2006-01-01

481

A Comprehensive Analysis of Breast Cancer News Coverage in Leading Media Outlets Focusing on Environmental Risks and Prevention  

Microsoft Academic Search

Breast cancer has a high profile in the news media, which are a major source of information for cancer patients and the general public. To determine the nature of breast cancer news coverage available to audiences, particularly on the topics of environmental risks and prevention, this content analysis measured a broad array of dimensions in 231 stories appearing in nine

Charles K. Atkin; Sandi W. Smith; Courtnay McFeters; Vanessa Ferguson

2008-01-01

482

California History Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The California Historical Society's Website presents accessible, interesting, and well-designed scholarly and educational materials relating to California history. One interesting section, The California History Online Timeline, allows users to click on a timeline of images to access material on key events and time periods in California history. These include European exploration, the Spanish Colonial frontier, Mexican California, the Gold Rush, the impact of the railroad, economic growth at the turn of the century, and the Great Depression. Each section features a sidebar outline where visitors can break the exhibit down into its sub-sections to view text and images. For scholars and amateur historians of the state, the Society also offers the complete tables of contents for all the issues of California History from 1922 to 1998. The Society has begun to post full texts of the issues from 1950 to 1993, though this process seems to be in the earliest stages. Finally, the Website features a quarterly newsletter giving information about archived and upcoming exhibits, events around the state celebrating California history, and news about the Society's programs and acquisitions.

2001-01-01

483

Forced Online  

Microsoft Academic Search

Online sexual behavior may be more completely explained by integrating a Pull Factor analysis, centering on the characteristics of the Internet that make it an appealing outlet for sexuality (e.g., “Triple A Engine”) and a Push Factor analysis, centering on characteristics of the offline world that disallow fulfillment of sexual desires. This new framework is utilized in explaining paraphilic (unconventional)

Amir Rosenmann; Marilyn P. Safir

2006-01-01

484

Astronomy Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website, authored by Ricky Leon Murphy of Astronomy Online, is a collection of references, images, and information for general astronomy. This work covers topics from the basics of science and observation through the solar system, stars, cosmology, and astrobiology. The material is clearly organized by topic using links to reference materials on the web.

Murphy, Ricky L.

2010-01-19

485

Comparison of quarter-hourly on-line dynamic headspace analysis to purge-and-trap analysis of varying volatile organic compounds in drinking water sources.  

PubMed

On-line dynamic headspace analysis was refined for the quarter-hourly monitoring of select volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in ground and surface waters, for extended periods of time. Hourly comparisons were made to on-line purge-and-trap analysis, and to purge-and-trap analysis after sample preservation and storage. Variations in VOC concentrations of 6047% biweekly, 222% daily, 97% hourly, and 35% quarter-hourly were observable, with the 15-min cycle of the dynamic headspace analysis. The headspace analyzer had superior retention time stability, required less maintenance, and had 1/4 the analysis time as a typical purge-and-trap-gas chromatograph system used for hourly comparisons. PMID:2229245

Schnable, J G; Dussert, B; Suffet, I H; Hertz, C D

1990-07-27

486

Elucidation of complex decay schemes using on-line mass separated sources and a large array of Compton-suppressed germanium detectors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Complex decay scheme construction using beta decay of isotopes produced by spallation and mass separation on-line at TRIUMF-ISAC and studied with the 8pi array of 20 Compton-suppressed germanium detectors is described. Results from the analysis of the ^160Yb -> ^160Tm decay will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on the sensitivity to weak decay branches, assignment of gamma-ray lines to

N. Brown; J. L. Wood; W. D. Kulp; D. Furse; G. A. Demand; P. E. Garrett; K. L. Green; G. F. Grinyer; K. G. Leach; A. A. Phillips; M. A. Schumaker; C. E. Svensson; J. Wong; G. C. Ball; D. S. Bandyopadhyay; G. Hackman; A. C. Morton; C. J. Pearson; R. A. E. Austin; S. Colosimo; S. W. Yates; D. Cross

2008-01-01

487

Research News and Highlights  

Cancer.gov

October 18, 2006 NCI Releases Preliminary Data on Genetic Susceptibility for Prostate Cancer Source: NCI Office of Media Relations February 13, 2006 NCI Launches New Initiative to Identify Genetic Risk Factors for Breast and Prostate Cancer Source: NCI

488

News and Announcements  

Cancer.gov

August 27, 2013 Frederick National Library - Visiting Scholar Opportunity in Small Animal Imaging Program Source: Program Document July 24, 2013 NCI-MICCAI 2013 Grand Challenges in Image Segmentation Source: Program Website March 19, 2013 Cancer Imaging

489

Oppositional Readings of Network Television News: Viewer Deconstruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes an empirical study regarding deconstruction by network television news viewers. We define news deconstruction as the identification and criticism of ideology in news by its viewers. Twelve viewers were given surveys about the news, shown videotapes of NBC news, and asked to fill out cognitive response forms during viewing. We explained our studies of news deconstruction and

Kenneth L. Hacker; Tara G. Coste; Daniel F. Kamm; Carl R. Bybee

1991-01-01

490

The importance of news media in pharmaceutical risk communication: proceedings of a workshop.  

PubMed

In response to mass media's role in the national and global system of pharmaceutical risk communication, the Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) convened a 'think tank' session on the 'Importance of Media in Pharmaceutical Risk Communication'. Prominent journalists and experts from the pharmaceutical industry, academia, medical practice and government were invited to consider the benefits and challenges of improving the way we communicate the benefits and risks of therapeutics via mass media, especially news media. Workshop discussions revealed a paucity of systematic research directed towards understanding how and why news media report on therapeutic risk, the impact of this coverage and how coverage can be improved. Consequently, participants produced a research agenda capturing the key aspects of the flow of information around this topic, including the meaning of risk, how news audiences process and use therapeutic risk information in the news, how and why news organizations report on therapeutic risk, and the role and impact of the pharmaceutical industry, government officials and academic researchers as sources of therapeutic risk information. The workshop ended with a discussion on action items addressing what news professionals, representatives of regulatory agencies and the medical products industry, and academic researchers can and should do to enable news media to effectively report therapeutic risk information. In sum, this proceedings report provides an outline for developing mass media risk communication research, influencing the practices of journalists and expert sources and ultimately, improving the quality of the public's life. PMID:15386695

Mebane, Felicia E

2005-05-01

491

Arousing News Characteristics in Dutch Television News 1990–2004: An Exploration of Competitive Strategies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the processes by which competition in the television news market might promote the presence of arousing characteristics in television news. A total of 3,024 news stories from six Dutch television news programs over the period 1990 to 2004 were investigated through content analysis. The findings of the study show overall increases in all 6 arousing characteristics. The

Paul Hendriks Vettehen; Johannes Beentjes; Koos Nuijten; Allerd Peeters

2010-01-01

492

Using the internet for news and perceptions of news organization bias  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to reveal perceptions of news organization bias among people who use the internet. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Data for this study were drawn from the Pew Research Center June 2005 News Interest Index. Respondents were asked if news organizations were politically biased in their reporting. Another question asked respondents if news organizations had a

Thomas B. Christie

2009-01-01

493

Online Training for Searching Online.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper focuses on the casual user's needs and problems in learning to search online retrieval systems. Such users are inclined to infrequent use, and are unlikely to have much interest or knowledge about the complexities of the system. The TRAINER pro...

E. Caruso

1978-01-01

494

THE MEANING AND INFLUENCE OF CONVERGENCE A qualitative case study of newsroom work at the Tampa News Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

In March 2000, Media General attracted considerable industry attention in the United States when it opened the Tampa News Center and placed the operations of The Tampa Tribune, WFLA-TV, and the Tampa Bay Online service under the same roof. To understand the meaning of this media convergence experiment, the changes in the newsroom culture, and the type of job skills

Michel Dupagne; Bruce Garrison

495

Framing Effects of News Coverage of the Embryonic Stem Cell Controversy: Issue Involvement as an Effects Moderator  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines reactions to ethical and strategic framing in the news coverage of the embryonic stem cell research controversy, depending on the level of issue involvement. In order to test hypotheses regarding the effects of strategic vs. ethical frames and the moderating role played by issue involvement, an online experiment was conducted. Results indicated that these two frames interacted

Doshik Yun; Seungahn Nah; Douglas M. McLeod

2008-01-01

496

FindLaw Legal News and Commentary  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

FindLaw (discussed in the February 23, 1996 Scout Report) offers this legal news section to its arsenal of law resources. Daily news feeds from Reuters are available in fourteen categories at this time, ranging from telecommunications to US Justice Department to various types of litigation news. There is a searchable archive, and email updates are available. This is an effective, one-stop shopping site featuring descriptive stories about the legal news of the day.

1994-01-01

497

ISSN Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is the internationally recognized unique numeric identifier for serial publications in any format. To date, the ISSN network, coordinated by the ISSN International Centre in Paris, has registered and assigned ISSNs for more than 900,000 serials, with approximately 4,000 new ISSNs added to the ISSN Register each month. Recently, this register has been made accessible through the Web at ISSN Online. ISSN Online is a subscription service, but it is available for free on a 30-day trial basis. Trial users must register an email address to obtain a temporary password. Then they may conduct 40 queries, view 400 records, and download 10 records during the test period.

498

Avion Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The first Aviation/Aerospace Newspaper to be available on the Internet via the World Wide Web is The Avion Online. Produced at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, this weekly college newspaper specializes in coverage of aerospace activity, such as the space shuttle, and aviation topics like the Lockheed/Martin merger. Get weekly reports from students who are studying the very stories they are reporting.

499

Online OCR  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For those with scanned documents that would be more useful in editable form, Online OCR offers a free, high-quality solution. Users can simply upload an image (JPG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIF, and non-editable PDF are all accepted), then choose the language and preferred output format. At the free level, the service will convert 14 images per hour, but those who are satisfied with the service and require more frequent conversion may purchase a membership.

2013-01-01

500

Getting Online  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a As the i in iPhone implies, this is a device that is all about the Internet. In this chapter, you’ll learn about the different ways the iPhone\\u000a and iPod touch can connect to the Internet, and how to get online using each of them. You’ll also learn about how to securely\\u000a access a remote office network by configuring virtual private

Ryan J. Faas