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CYBER STANDARDS: Pam Fine, professor of journalism, was quoted in a New York Times editorial by Arthur Brisbane about the publication’s decision to implement pay subscriptions and the author’s suggestion that that Times also publish its journalism policies on its site. ““It’s not a panacea to put these policies online,” Fine said. “It is still not going to explain why stories were held, why some people were included in stories and some weren’t. But it will help increase trust, understanding and accountability.”

JESTER GOD: John Tomasic, research associate with KU, was quoted in a USA Today article about a “Jester God,” or what is the oldest known remains of a Mayan ruler. “We have older Maya burials, but don't have ones with grave goods that include a royal symbol," Tomasic said.

THE DIABETES PROBLEM: Justin Moore, assistant professor of endocrinology at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita was interviewed by KNSS 1330 in Wichita. He discussed diabetes with host Steve McIntosh. When asked about the diabetes epidemic, Moore responded “According to the World Health Organization it is (an epidemic). I think, you have to consider what I do for a living, but I think that diabetes, and particularly obesity, are probably the problems that are going to affect us moving forward in terms of our national health.

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