News Aggregation Example - Randi Rhodes' Daily homework
When a journalist or media talent does their homework deeply and properly, it shows. Nowhere was that truism more acutely on display in modern media on a daily basis than at The Randi Rhodes Show. For the show's entire decade-long run at the national level, through multiple syndicators, that tradition of excellence remained a core part of the show.
As described elsewhere on this site, each day's edition of "Randi's Homework" required a long and complex process, which required excellent news judgement, sharp organizational abilities, and usually tight adherence to high journalistic standards.
Shawn's responsibilities with aggregating the news links content for the show also involved a broad set of skills, which included not only finding, collecting, and organizing news. At different times, his responsibilities also included the direct HTML coding, graphics creation, and posting of each day's "homework" on the show's website.
Since The Randi Rhodes Show ended in May 2014, Premiere Radio has taken the show's website down. However, Shawn has recreated one day's homework from April 2014, from pieces of the show he had in his own archives. Take a look at out how this legendary aggregation resource was created daily, or take a look at an example of Shawn's aggreagtion abilities below.
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CNN's Don Lemon Trashes 'Stunt King' Limbaugh For Desperately Trying To Tie Sterling To Obama
Limbaugh Fires Back At Don Lemon, 'Who Sleeps With Men, Proudly'
Right-Wing Denver Radio Host On Donald Sterling: 'All Racists Are, At The End Of The Day, Atheists'
Oprah To Donald Sterling: 'The Plantation Days Are Over'
As Sterling Goes Down, Fox Finds Yet Another Anti-Government Wingnut Hero For The Week
'Lock and Load, Motherf*cker!' Jon Stewart Rips Palin, NRA, And Right-Wing Paranoia
David Letterman Reacts to Craig Ferguson's Announcement of Departure From CBS
Federal Judge Rules In-Person Voter Fraud Is Virtually Nonexistent
Ari Berman: Federal Court Strikes Down Discriminatory Wisconsin Voter ID Law
Kevin Drum: Here's Why Wisconsin's Voter ID Law Got Struck Down
Last Week: Arkansas Judge Strikes Down Onerous Arkansas Voter-Id Law As Unconstitutional
Today: Arkansas' Supreme Court Grants Temporary Stay, Blocking Takedown Of Unconstitutional Voter ID Law
Kate Nocera: How North Carolina's Voter ID Law Could Actually Help Democrats This Year
Breaking: Senate Democrats To Force Vote On Campaign Finance Reform This Year
Alec Macgillis: Democrats' Midterm Election Fatalism Can And Must Be Overcome
Sasha Issenberg: How the Democrats Can Avoid Going Down in the 2014 Midterm Election
John Nichols: Our Progressive Future; Tim Carpenter's Politics of Radical Inclusion - How The Left Needs To Be In the Streets AND in the Voting Booths
Greg Sargent: The GOP's Choice For 2014: Be The Party Of Reform, Or The Party Of Mass Deportations?
Nora Caplan-Bricker: Boehner Is All Talk When It Comes To Immigration Reform
Michael Tomasky: Here's What Will Happen If the GOP Takes Over the Senate
Related: Iowa's 2014 GOP Senate Candidates Vow If They're Elected To Block Any Judge Who Won't Follow 'Biblical Law'
Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers owner, receives lifetime ban plus $2.5M fine from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
Dave Zirin: The Sterling Ban - 10 Takeaways From Adam Silver's And Kevin Johnson's Press Conferences
Legally, NBA Ban Is Likely A Done Deal; Team Sale Is A More Complicated Matter
Donald Sterling Could Contest If Silver & NBA Owners Force Sale
Media Mogul David Geffen Interested In Buying LA Clippers: Source
Report: Donald Sterling Insists The Clippers Are 'Not For Sale'
Conservatives Ponder 'Sterling Trutherism': Did Magic Johnson Set Up Sterling?
Matthew Yglesias: America's Real Racism Problem Doesn't Look Like Donald Sterling
Golden State Warriors Had Epic Sterling Boycott Planned For Tuesday Night's Game
Sheriff Urged To Clamp Down On Armed Militiamen Around Bundy Ranch
Militia Member Sentenced To 3-Plus Years In Prison
Kate Sheppard: From Bundy To The Keystone XL: Where's The Property Rights Outrage Here?
Katrina Vanden Heuvel: Cliven Bundy & The Entitlement Of The Privileged - What Cliven Bundy Learned From The Koch Brothers
Donald Sterling, Cliven Bundy, And The Perpetually Wrong Right-Wing Refrain That Racism Is Dead
Jeffrey Toobin: Clueless Chief Justice Roberts Should Meet Bundy And Sterling
U.S. Economy Adds 220,000 Jobs in April, ADP Reports
ADP Says Companies in U.S. Add Most Workers in Five Months
U.S. Economy Slows To A Crawl In First Quarter Of 2014, As GDP Up Only 0.1%
Vox.com: Why Economic Growth Ground To A Halt Last Quarter
FiveThirtyEight: A Bad GDP Number, But There's Some Hope Ahead
Last Week: U.S. and Japan Fail to Reach Trade Deal During Obama's Visit
MarketWatch Analyst: TPP Trade Pact In Danger Of Collapse After U.S./Japan Failure
CEPR: 90 Percent Of Workers In The United States Would See A Decrease In Real Wages Under TPP
Jaime Fuller: Why Almost Everyone Hates The TPP Trade Deal Obama Tried Negotiating In Japan
Rare Win For The Obama EPA & The Environment At The Supreme Court
Justice Scalia Makes Epic Blunder In Supreme Court Opinion
Oklahoma Inmate Dies From Heart Attack After Botched Execution
Gun Control Groups Raising More Cash Than NRA Since Newtown, Figures Show
Ukraine Separatists Seize Second Provincial Capital, Fire On Police