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Journalist deaths jump 50%, led by war-torn Ukraine

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Book bans: Librarians, caught in political 'culture war,' defend their role

School and public libraries across the country feel intensifying scrutiny and pressure from some politicians, parents and activist groups. Activities include attempts to ban or restrict books dealing with race, gender, sexuality, bullying, assau...

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Only 18 states require Holocaust education

If you ask millennials and Gen Z about the Holocaust, odds are they might not know what you're talking about. A study found only 44% said they could identify Auschwitz as a Nazi death camp and 63% didn't know 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocau...

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The news media shape how we see and understand the world around us. With its new video series, NBCU Academy takes a deep dive into what it means to be in a journalist today, how the industry is evolving, and how the next generation can help.

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Should they be classified careless?

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This week's word in the news: DILAPIDATED

DEFINITION:

A state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Before the shooting on Monday, 35 people worked at the California Terra Garden and some of them lived in a collection of dilapidated trailers and make-shift homes, where they paid $300 a month in rent, according to a company spokesperson.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 01/30/2023

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