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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DFM chat on the evolving role of journalists

Journalists, members of Digital First Media and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we're talking about the evolving role of journalists.

The live feed is posted below. But you can also follow the chat here or here or also here. And you can also check out past chats over here.

If you want to chime in, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Election Day links and resources


Five state Senate races in region
Gibson, Schreibman square off in new 19th Congressional District
Seven vie for redrawn state Assembly seats
Voters to choose state Supreme Court justices
Ballots in region include local races, Ulster charter
Gillibrand, Long, 3 others vie for U.S. Senate seat
POLLING PLACES in Ulster, Greene and Columbia counties
Tuesday is Election Day. Here’s a look at how various services and offices will be affected:
Coming Election Day 2012: Live discussions with Ann Coulter, Howard Kurtz and more

 Eight people predicting a Romney win on Election Day
Nine 2012 Electoral College predictions have Obama ahead
Five nightmare scenarios for Election Day
Five things that probably won't change no matter who's president
The 11 goofiest campaign gaffes of the presidential election
Obama: The first meme president
Five reasons why the presidential election is already over
The 2012 presidential campaign in its own words
Same sex marriage on the ballot in four states
'The Simpsons' predicts Electoral College: Obama 290, Romney 248

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Report problems at the pump

The Freeman is reporting that the gas-buying frenzy has hit the lower parts of the Mid-Hudson Valley.

You can check out area prices provided by Gas Buddy and notice that the closer you get to New York City, the higher the prices get.

A Facebook friend (WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WANT TO. MEANIE!) suggested sharing stories at the pump to get a sense of what's happening.

I thought that was a great idea. So let's report shortages, long lines, higher than unusual prices and other problems at the pump with SeeClickFix and see if we can at least make some sense out of this.

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