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3:28 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Political Feuds, EdTech, Clickbait: The Week In Review

This week went out on a high note, with arguably free do[ough]nuts  for National Doughnut Day. Other things happened, too—here's what the week looked like from the WGBH Newsroom.

• Dan Kennedy performed contemporaneous journalism on a future-of-journalism panel held at WGBH, featuring Joshua Benton, Tim O'Brien, Clay Shirky, Ethan Zuckerman talking among other things, about the end of clickbait. Kennedy also attended the Boston Globe's party for its new Capital section, which covers politics, and found it a sign of the paper's plan to "spend its way out of the newspaper doldrums."

• Cristina Quinn visited an eighth grade class in Shrewsbury, where the teacher is using tablets to help gauge student learning on the fly.

• Adam Reilly reported on whether "complicated grief" is a valid diagnosis or normal suffering pathologized. He also examined the controversial reclassification of Asperger syndrome as a form of autism.

The Scrum weighed in on the strained relationship between Gov. Deval Patrick and "Gov." Robert DeLeo.

• Phillip Martin kicked off a series on income inequality.

The Forum Network recorded Boston Globe reporter Stephen Kurkjian talking about the Armenian Genocide, and just to bring this WIR full circle, clickbait-wise, Chris Altcheck of PolicyMic talking about how the site generates traffic.

That's it for this week—see you Monday.

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