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November 29, 2012

Social Media One-Night Stand at Continuing Ed. Unit of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism

A special, advanced social-media class will be given by Professor Sree Sreenivasan (@sree), one of Poynter.org's 35 most influential people in social media and one of AdAge's 20 media people to follow on Twitter. In-person and via a live webcast and online chat, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. EST

"Hydrofracking: It Has Polarized Voters and May Decide the Election"

"BINGHAMTON -- Broome County Executive Debbie Preston has been a consistent supporter of natural gas drilling in the Southern Tier, but challenger Tarik Abdelazim speaks passionately against hydrofracking until more studies are done."

Source: Binghamton Press, 10/01/2012

"NY Records Show History of Oil, Gas Well Problems"

"ALBANY, N.Y. -- State regulators claim a strong record of oil and gas drilling oversight, but their own reports reveal thousands of unplugged abandoned wells and other industrial problems that could pose a threat to groundwater, wetlands, air quality and public safety."

Source: AP, 09/27/2012

NY: "Health Panel Approves Restriction on Sale of Large Sugary Drinks"

"Seeking to reduce runaway obesity rates, the New York City Board of Health on Thursday approved a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and movie theaters, the first restriction of its kind in the country."

Source: NY Times, 09/14/2012

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