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The sound of writing

Media | A good writer is a joyful problem-solver
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/06/19, 10:41 am

Harold “Hal” Prince, producer and director, died at age 91 on July 31.  It got me thinking about musicals and lyrics and how today’s aspiring writers, including humble magazine columnists, could do worse than study the old heyday Broadway songs. All writing is problem-solving, and it’s fun to see how the best of the best solved their “problems,” and had a blast doing it.

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Facebook thwarts Saudi propaganda efforts

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/02/19, 11:06 am

The social media giant said Thursday it had taken down a network of covert Saudi-led propaganda accounts. It removed more than 370 inauthentic Facebook and Instagram profiles, pages, and groups that had gained more than 13.7 million followers. It was the first time Facebook has unearthed an influence campaign linked to the officials in the Saudi government.

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Krieg Barrie

Pulling back the curtain

Abortion | The great and powerful Oz? Big media help pro-abortion executives seem much larger than life
by Leah Hickman
Posted 8/01/19, 01:08 pm

Kristin Hull, CEO of the Nia Impact Capital investment firm, was sitting at her computer reading emails when she received a notification about a pro-abortion ad that would take up a full page in The New York Times. “I thought, ‘Oh this is so fantastic.’” Almost immediately, she decided to add her signature to the growing list, because “it was very clear to me that this was the right thing to do.”

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