What Do You Mean by 'The Media'?

The term “the media” was first used as a singular, collective noun around 100 years ago, meaning “an intervening agency, means, or instrument.” The instrument (or medium) of the time was the printing press.
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Brexit: What are the options?

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All 28 EU countries are full members of the single market which enables them to trade with one another based on the four freedoms of the EU: free movement of goods, services, capital, and people....
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“We Europeans have to take our fate into our own hands”

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The European Union was a creation of an outstanding generation of politicians. Saving it demands our current generation to rise to a new challenge. The European project was – and will always remain – a choice....
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Our Searches, Ourselves

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Perhaps the aphorism should be changed to “In Google, veritas.” Where do people go with their most intimate worries, thoughts, and fears? Not the nearest water cooler or humblebrag app. More likely, they’ll seek comfort in the relative privacy of a search box. ...
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So, who are the DUP?

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The most likely coalition partners for a floundering Conservative party sit on the hard right fringe of British politics.
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Junichiro Tanizaki (1886-1965)

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Japanese novelist, poet, and essayist, who dealt with the influence of the West on the old cultural heritage of his native country. After publishing novels written in a fairly orthodox style, Tanizaki fused traditional Japanese storytelling and experimental narrative. He emphasized the fabrication...
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The Ivy League, Mental Illness, and the Meaning of Life

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But the take home message is that everyone has to liberate themselves from this system. Education should be an act of liberation. We need to make a better system but ultimately everybody has to claim their freedom for themselves.
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Jeta pas Pax Americana-s

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Kur rendet perandorake shpërbëhen, shpesh pason dhuna. Gjenocidi armen shoqëroi rënien e fuqisë otomane. Antisemitizmi vrastar dhe nacionalizmi radikal pasuan rënien e Perandorisë Austro-Hungareze. Diçka e ngjashme ndodhi kur perandoria e vogël ballkanike e Jugosllavisë...
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Wonder

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The fountains mingle with the river And the rivers with the ocean, The winds of Heaven mix for ever With a sweet emotion...
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Democratizing Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence is the next technological frontier, and it has the potential to make or break the world order. The AI revolution could pull the “bottom billion” out of poverty and transform dysfunctional institutions, or it could entrench injustice and increase inequality.
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The Global Age of Complexity

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Every century, it seems, has its “age.” The Renaissance, from a philosophical perspective, has been called the Age of Adventure. The seventeenth-century Age of Reason was followed by the Age of Enlightenment. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries were ages of ideology and analysis...
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“Faji” i pranverës, që shpesh sjell me vete një lodhje të përgjithshme, të shoqëruar nga një ndjenjë nervozizmi dhe ndonjëherë pagjumësi.
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Reflections on the politics of climate change

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The science of climate change is clear. Scientists know that the Earth is warming and that humans are the reason. We also know that the Earth will continue to warm in the future; however, we can do something about it. We can dramatically change the trajectory.
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The New Intellectuals

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Education prepares students to be intellectuals in the Gramscian sense—that is, to be in the condition to govern, and thus to reorganize, at the very least, the university they attend. So threatening, so revolutionary...
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Jobs in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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The technology needed to create this dystopian future is not even on the horizon. But recent breakthroughs in AI-related technologies do offer enormous potential for positive advances in a range of applications from transportation to education and drug discovery.
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Panairi i Turizmit, Shtutgart!

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Shqipëria merr pjesë për herë të parë në një panair ndërkombëtar turizmi me statusin e veçantë si ‘Vend Partner’.
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