Newspaper reporter has been ranked the “worst job of 2013,” according to a survey by CareerCast. The study looked at 200 jobs and ordered them from most to least desirable based on a criteria of environment, income, outcome, and stress. Lumberjack, oil rig worker, actor, and dairy farmer were some of the positions that ranked higher than reporter.
Girl Scouts chapter to add video game patch
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As recent campaigns across social media have shown, the game industry has slowly begun to own up to its troublesome legacy of sexism — expanding roles for women in the business while updating representations of them in the games.
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Time magazine released a preview of its tablet-only special edition about the Boston bombings. The cover, which features a police officer carrying a crying young boy, has been met with mixed reactions. What do you think of the cover?
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National Geographic meets Hunter S. Thompson
Friday marks the debut of Vice Media Group’s latest venture - a weekly news magazine on HBO. Vice, known for its print magazine and documentaries, is in a unique position among other media outlets: It’s growing, especially among younger readers.
On Vice’s decision earlier this year to bring Dennis Rodman, of all people, to North Korea as fuel for a documentary:
“We’re not saying Dennis Rodman is Morley Safer. He’s an absurd character and North Korea’s an absurd place,” Smith said over one of his trademark boozy lunches. But, he was quick to add, “I have a one-of-a-kind documentary with one-of-a-kind access to one of the hardest countries in the world to film.”
Read through reporter Joe Flint’s entire interview with Smith over at Company Town.
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Can you hear me now? Cellphone turns 40
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Forty years ago, Martin Cooper, a VP at Motorola, made history by placing the very first cellphone call. Appropriately enough, he called his rival at AT&T’s Bell Labs.
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Despite China’s growing economic clout, the country’s technology companies still have a way to go to catch up with US tech competitors in terms of coverage, according to the “Mind the Gap” study from Weber Shandwick and Prime Research. The above infographic shows that Chinese tech firms account for only 5% of overall share of voice among tech brands analyzed in Western media. Read more in this month’s Lowdown.