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Andy Plesser


(VIDEO) Xaxis' Ad-Synch Product Rolls Out in Nine Markets: "It Captures the Imagination of our Clients" EMEA Chief Schlickum

Andy Plesser | September 2, 2014 | Media
LONDON - It's a bit like finding the "lost GRP," says  Caspar Schlickum, CEO of Xaxis EMEA, explaining the value of the agency's new ad-synch product, in this interview with Beet.TV He says that the platform serves synched ads to  multiscreen viewers, many who reach for...
Stacy Slotnick


"You Nailed It!" How to Kill a Television Interview

Stacy Slotnick | September 2, 2014 | Media
Inside the Nokia Theatre at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held on August 25, host Seth Meyers keenly observed that agents habitually tell their clients, "You are crushing it right now" or "Just killing it, buddy."
Noor Tagouri

Blurred Lines: Journalism or Activism?

Noor Tagouri | September 2, 2014 | Media
For days I was thinking about the invisible lines between journalism and activism. Journalism involves the telling of truth and stories. Activism involves fighting for a cause one believes to be right and true. What if the story someone is reporting on has a loud cause crying to be fought for?
Fernando Hurtado


CBS 'The Talk's' Julie Chen to College Students: 'Be More Confident'

Fernando Hurtado | September 2, 2014 | College
"I wish I would've had more confidence right after graduation," said Chen. "Be more confident. Dress up -- not down -- when going in for interviews, speak firmly and watch your posture. You've got to look like you belong in the No. 1 newsroom."
Maura Sweeney


Poynter's TEDx Journalism #Disruption Conference Proved Evolutionary

Maura Sweeney | September 2, 2014 | Media
Though this year's TEDx conference was more evolutionary than revolutionary, it was certainly worth attending. The disruption in journalism is an established historic event. However, the conference underscored how all of us can engage and influence others in the digital space.
J.S. McDougall


Don't Ruin the Web: Two Rules for Responsible Native Advertising

J.S. McDougall | September 2, 2014 | Business
"Native Advertising" is a fancy way of saying "advertising that masquerades as content." The buzzword itself has been steadily growing in popularity in the web-marketing world since it evolved away from its less dressed-up cousin: "sponsored content."
K.J. Wetherholt


Japan's Disposable Workers

K.J. Wetherholt | September 2, 2014 | Media
The microcosm of the reality of individual workers amidst an almost goliath power of the role of business as macrocosm is deeply profound, and it's something that in this age of the brutal power international business holds on world economic reality, we can place ourselves in the shoes of these workers.
Jenny Trout

The Sexual Violence of Non-consensual Nudity

Jenny Trout | September 2, 2014 | Women
We've become a society that feels entitled to the nudity of others; consent is not required, just as long as we get our fill of flesh.
Pat Waak


Can We Have Unbiased Political Coverage Please?

Pat Waak | September 2, 2014 | Denver
So I have two beefs. One, as a Democrat, I would like the paper I subscribe to, be one of high standards that treats all sides without prejudice. If you are going to cover an election and can't get your personal views out of the way, you should either get reassigned or resign.
Jamie Joseph

God's Ivory: The Role of Religion in the Elephant Poaching Crisis

Jamie Joseph | September 2, 2014 | Green
I was raised Catholic, but have followed Buddhism most of my adult life. People buying ivory have a right to know that their purchase is causing incredible trauma.
Stefanie Williams


Nude Photo Leaks Are the New Slut-Shaming

Stefanie Williams | September 2, 2014 | Women
These women have have lives. Have bodies. Have sex. Take pictures. Trust people. I am sorry their privacy was violated, but I am not surprised that under their clothes and professional demeanors, they're simply human beings who like to have sex as much as the next person.
Michelangelo Signorile


Michael Sam and the NFL's Virulent Homophobia

Michelangelo Signorile | September 2, 2014 | Gay Voices
The NFL is a league that tolerates homophobia, the lofty words of its officials notwithstanding. And until LGBT groups and politicians stand up and take it on rather than cowering, homophobia will continue to get a pass.
H. A. Goodman

Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' Represents the Best in Jewish American Thought And True Support for Israel

H. A. Goodman | September 2, 2014 | Media
Comedy is a natural antidote for euphemistic, political jargon aimed at stifling debate and far too many people in the Jewish community today confuse criticism with malicious intent. Stewart's recent Daily Show segment highlights the sad reality faced by many in the American Jewish community.
Jesse Damiani


Me-e-ow! What Hello Kitty-Gate Tells Us About Ourselves

Jesse Damiani | September 2, 2014 | Media
On August 26, the world was let in on what would appear to be one of the biggest bombshells in cartoon history: Hello Kitty, née Kitty White, was pronounced not-cat. At 40 years young, this positioned her as the oldest third-grader in human history.
Adam C. Levine


Dispatch From Liberia: An Epidemic of Fear

Adam C. Levine | September 1, 2014 | Politics
As of this week, Ebola is killing 100 people every couple days in West Africa. But the true impact of the crisis in West Africa should be measured in the wider impact the disease has wrought. It is not Ebola alone causing the catastrophe in West Africa today -- it is an epidemic of fear.
Andy Plesser


Vice Sees Huge Upside for News Operation, Brian Dietz Tells Beet.TV (VIDEO)

Andy Plesser | September 1, 2014 | Media
In just the past six month, Vice has become "one of the biggest newscasts in the country and possibly the world," says Vice SVP for sales Brian Dietz in this segment on Beet.TV.
Magda Abu-Fadil


As 'Time' Goes By

Magda Abu-Fadil | August 31, 2014 | Media
Is my one-time favorite magazine going the way of the dodo bird? What's to become of TIME after it was cut loose from a corporate tether tied to a sought-after prize?
Norman Lear


Can You Wear a Tan Suit and Still Love Your Country?

Norman Lear | September 1, 2014 | Politics
Those stout-hearted Americans who were so upset that their president discussed serious matters in a tan suit last week, had good and patriotic reason for their outbursts. But perhaps they didn't notice what would certainly have relieved them of their concern.
Bob Cesca


Please Feel Free to Shut Up About Obama's Tan Suit

Bob Cesca | September 2, 2014 | Politics
Congratulations, America. This is why we can't have nice things. And when historians of the future look for someone to blame, I hope they include a brief mention of the outrage over Obama's ordinary suit.
Bob Seay


Your Paranoia Is Not Their Crime

Bob Seay | August 29, 2014 | Media
The only missing element in this Male Black Assailant narrative has been a weapon in the hands of Michael Brown. Thanks to Ben Stein, we now know that the weapon was Michael himself, a threat so menacing that it continued even as the young man held his hands in the air and said, "Don't shoot."
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