internet

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    March 7, 2016  

    The digital divide and lack of reliable Internet access at home can put low-income and rural students at a real disadvantage. So when superintendent Darryl Adams took over one of the poorest school districts in the nation, he made it a top priority to help his students get online 24/7. Special correspondent David Nazar of PBS SoCal reports with PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. Continue reading

  • No Child Left Offline_BD_frame_2402
    January 22, 2016  

    The digital divide and lack of reliable Internet access at home can put low-income and rural students at a real disadvantage. So when superintendent Darryl Adams took over one of the poorest school district in the nation, he made it a top priority to help his students get online 24/7. Special correspondent David Nazar of PBS SoCal reports with PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. Continue reading

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    January 12, 2016  

    We hear a lot about how the Internet, social media and our addiction to handheld devices have reduced our attention spans. Nicholas Thompson of The New Yorker asks you to look more closely at the long, in-depth stories being shared online every day. Continue reading

  • Pomplamoose
    December 17, 2015  

    Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn, who make up the musical duo Pomplamoose, explain in this ‎Brief But Spectacular take how they harness their fans’ internet curiosity with their covers of Beyonce hits and behind-the-scenes videos. Continue reading

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    December 6, 2015  

    The ability of the U.S. government to regulate broadband internet service is back in court, as the Washington D.C. federal appeals court on Friday heard arguments by the cable and telecom industry challenging rules the FCC established earlier this year regarding net neutrality. Re/code Senior Editor Arik Hesseldahl joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. Continue reading

  • children learning
    November 12, 2015  

    It started with a hole in the wall. Sugata Mitra, working for a software company in Delhi, cut a gap between his firm and the slum next door, putting out an Internet-connected computer for kids in the community to use. That simple experiment has turned into a radical idea that children can teach themselves in self-organized learning environments. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading

  • U.S. medical student Yasemin Lawson, 35, accesses the Internet at a Wi-Fi hotspot in Cuba's capital Havana on Sept. 22, 2015. Cuba now has 35 nationwide Wi-Fi hotspots with more promised soon. Photo by Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters
    November 2, 2015   BY  

    It’s getting a little easier to send an email in Cuba these days. Over the past few months, about 35 new WiFi hotspots have opened in parks, plazas and schools. Continue reading

  • Computer illustration by Kacper Pempel/Files/Reuters
    September 26, 2015  

    For years, the British government has reportedly tracked and stored billions of records of Internet use by British citizens and those outside the UK in an effort to track every visible user on the Internet. Ryan Gallagher of the Intercept joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Brighton, England, with more on UK cyber surveillance. Continue reading

  • piracy
    September 2, 2015  

    In the burgeoning days of the Internet, everything was free, says author Joshua Cohen. Or at least it felt free. And then he started writing for himself, learning the pride of making something and receiving the spark of recognition. In this NewsHour essay, he offers a reflection on the value of intellectual property and the evil of piracy. Continue reading

  • NewsHour Bookshelf
    July 8, 2015  

    Nowadays, there are more and more new media video options carpeting the web. But in his new book, “Television Is The New Television: The Unexpected Triumph of Old Media In the Digital Age,” Michael Wolff argues that the Internet is not actually destroying old media. William Brangham speaks to the author about why he thinks traditional media can still thrive in the digital age. Continue reading

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