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Why Do We Call the President’s Wife “First Lady”?

We may have Zachary Taylor to thank for coining the term, but it’s a journalist who popularized it nearly 30 years later. As I’m sure many of you know, Dolley Madison was one of the most beloved first ladies in the history of the White House. She was a charming and thoughtful hostess, she was the [...]

Rules for Playing Golf During an Air Raid

Italian journalist Luigi Barzini once said that imperturbability was the quintessential British quality. They certainly wouldn’t let German air raids disrupt a good round of golf. Just make a few changes to the rules, keep calm, and carry on. Link via Ace of Spades HQ

Charlie Brooker on How to Report the News

(YouTube Link) Charlie Brooker is a journalist and comedian. In this video, he pokes fun at the former profession by illustrating how television news is structured according to a standardized style that tries to impress the viewer without necessarily being informative. Content warning: some NSFW language. via reddit

Did Buzz Aldrin see a UFO near the moon ?

A Bolivian Journalist has claimed that Buzz Aldrin told him the Apollo 11 astronauts were followed by a UFO on their trip to the moon. Journalist Edua…

Held by the Taliban

Last year, while working on a book about Afghanistan and Pakistan, journalist David Rohde sought out a better understanding of the Taliban. But his attempt to interview a Taliban commander outside Kabul took a disastrous turn, and he was kidnapped and held captive—along with an Afghan journalist and driver—for over seven months. The New York Times [...]

Team return from death worm expedition

Journalist David Farrier has returned from an expedition with camerman Christie Douglas to Mongolia in which they aimed to find and film the Mongo…