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Podcast Star Pleads Guilty in Alabama S-Town Case

Tyler Goodson of 'S-Town' is taking the rap for felony burglary, misdemeanor theft and trespassing

(Newser) - An Alabama man featured in the hit podcast S-Town pleaded guilty Monday to criminal charges linked to events that occurred in the serial, per the AP . Tyler Goodson, 26, of Woodstock, pleaded guilty to a felony burglary charge and two misdemeanor counts of theft and criminal trespassing and will get... More »

Martha Stewart's 'Horrifying' Prison Stay: 'Nothing Is Good About It'

Martha talks to Katie Couric about the 'indignity' she had to suffer

(Newser) - When Martha Stewart was released in March 2005 from West Virginia's Alderson Federal Prison Camp after a five-month stint behind bars, she emerged all the better, with the valuable experience offering her time to reflect on her white-collar crime and allowing her to grow as a person. Or …... More »

Best Food and Drink Podcasts

Sites cover wine, coffee, good restaurants, and more

(Newser) - Looking for a podcast about the joys of eating or drinking? Michael Jordan of Urlesque runs down his top 5:
  1. Wine Library TV : It's the "go-to source for blunt, entertaining, and un-aristocratic wine information." Even those with only a passing interest will enjoy it.
  2. CoffeeGeek : With news of
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NYC Church Twitters Good Friday Ritual

Trinity Wall Street brings Good Friday online

(Newser) - A New York church is using Twitter to bring observance of Good Friday into the social-networking age, CNET reports. Trinity Wall Street is posting the Passion, 140-character piece by 140-character piece, from a set of accounts representing the characters in the story. The church already encourages the use of video... More »

Podcasts More Effective Than Lecture Alone: Study

(Newser) - Though podcasts can’t replace actually going to class, research suggests that students who download recorded versions of lectures get better grades, Ars Technica reports. Being able to repeat tricky parts of the lecture seems key; a group that attended a lecture and downloaded it later scored 9% higher than... More »

NPR Prez Abruptly Resigns

Board turned off by his new-media expansion plans

(Newser) - National Public Radio chief executive Ken Stern stepped down yesterday amid increasing static from the board about his ambitious plans for the network, reports the Washington Post. Stern oversaw rapid expansion that boosted revenue from $65 million to $200 million since joining NPR in 1999, and made the organization into... More »

All the News That's Fit to Invent: The Onion Hits 20

From a Wisconsin dorm to a NYC highrise, satirical newspaper's key lies in lies

(Newser) - When a wisecracking newspaper was born in a Wisconsin dorm room in 1988, no one predicted it would one day be installed in sleek Manhattan offices, producing fake print and television news, and rolling in dough. But the Onion's president isn’t surprised, CBS reports. The paper “attracts this... More »

Colleges Turn to New Media to Recruit Students

Recruiters using blogs, social networking, even text messages

(Newser) - If MySpace and Facebook are where the high school kids are, then that’s where college recruiters are headed. Schools competing for today’s tech-savvy teens are reaching out to them through podcasts, online videos, virtual campus tours, live chats, blogs, and social networking profiles, reports the Boston Globe—and... More »

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