As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories (as voted by you) and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists covered intriguing and newsworthy stories, from unusual midair sex
to a Doomsday prediction
gone wrong to a 9-1-1 call
heard around the world.
We also highlight some of major topics Digital Journalists have been covering recently. Note you can see the trending topics at the top of any page on DigitalJournal.com, under the category bar. They are changing constantly to reflect what people are reading on the site.
Hot topics on Digital Journal
Top Digital Journal ReportsSocial Media World Forum North America comes to New York (Includes first-hand account)
by Stephanie Grayson
A conference aims to help social media marketers keep calm and carry on. Social Media World Forum North America comes to the Javits Center in New York City.
Police storm OWS San Diego in predawn raid, journalists arrested (Includes interview and first-hand account)
by Kelly Bowlin
In a surprise early morning raid, San Diego Police stormed the OWS San Diego Protest encampment at the Civic Center and arrested 51 people including ten journalists. Pleas have gone out online for bail assistance.
University of New Mexico issues (Un)Occupy Albuquerque new permit (Includes interview)
by Anthony M. Martinez
Officials at the University of New Mexico have reversed course in their ongoing dealings with (Un)Occupy Albuquerque and late this afternoon issued the group a new permit that is good until the end of the upcoming weekend.
William Shatner beams up to Toronto for new book 'Shatner Rules (Includes interview and first-hand account)
by Andrew Moran
William Shatner, the star of the hit science-fiction television series "Star Trek," was in Toronto Wednesday to promote his new film "The Captains" and his latest book "Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large."
Nokia offers free WiFi trial in central London (Includes first-hand account)
by Kev Hedges
If you were in London on Tuesday you would have been fortunate to access WiFi Internet for free and without having to sign in or register for a code. I found it worked in and around Oxford Street, near to the Houses of Parliament and some of Regent St.
In the Media
2004 video shows Texas Judge beating disabled daughter with belt
by Andrew Moran
A 2004 video that shows a father beating his disabled daughter with a belt has gone viral on the Internet and various news outlets. The recently uploaded clip contains graphic images of physical and emotional abuse and may be disturbing to some viewers.
Consumers urged to boycott Johnson & Johnson baby products
by Cynthia Trowbridge
After two-and-a-half years of attempting to get Johnson and Johnson to remove two potentially cancer-causing chemicals from their baby shampoo, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is urging consumers to boycott Johnson's baby products.
Harold Camping is 'embarrassed' world did not end on Oct. 21
by JohnThomas Didymus
Harold Camping of the Family Radio network, who predicted the world will end on October 21, has said he is embarrassed the world did not come to an end on October 21 after all.
Hackers port Apple's Siri to iPhone 4 and iPod 4
by Bradley Axmith
Hackers have given iPhone owners a taste of Christmas coming early by successfully installing Apple's premiere voice app, Siri, on older iPhones and iPods.
White supremacist gang leader removes hate tattoos from face
by Joan Firstenberg
Bryon Widner, a former pillar of the white power movement, decided he wanted to begin anew. He left the hate groups, but the tattoos on his body and face remained. It was a long, painful journey but now his face is smooth, his life hopefully redeemed.
Ron Paul dominates Iowa straw poll, Libertarian Party courts him
by Michael Krebs
Republican presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul easily defeated his rivals in the Iowa straw poll on Saturday, as the Libertarian Party's leadership began openly pressing Paul to run under their ticket.
Adult deer found inside giant Burmese python in Florida
by JohnThomas Didymus
Workers at the South Florida Water Management District, on Thursday, found a 76-pound adult deer inside a 15.7-foot Burmese python in Everglades, Florida.
Op-Ed: Occupy movement under intense attack by GOP right wing propaganda
by Nancy Houser
Right wing propaganda in the United States could be best described as an official GOP and conservative government communication, carefully selected and designed for its political effects on a naive public---which include Occupy movement supporters.
Op-Ed: Couple cleared after filming sex during tandem jump
by Larry Clifton
A porn star and a receptionist at Skydive Taft Co. gave a whole new meaning to tandem jumps when they were filmed having sex midair above Taft County, California.
Op-Ed: Important issues surrounding Toronto mayor's 911 calls
by Arthur Weinreb
Whether or not Toronto Mayor Rob Ford called 911 operators "bitches" or how many times he used the F-word, there are serious issues arising out of his confrontation with the CBC's Mary Walsh that need to be addressed.
Floyd Mayweather to face Manny Pacquiao on May 5 at MGM Grand
by Leo Reyes
Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to return to the ring at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5 against Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao
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by Elizabeth Cunningham Perkins
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