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Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Sleaze Hit on Hillary Won't Work

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | May 29, 2015 | Politics
The GOP isn't banking solely on shoveling out dirt on Hillary to render her candidacy stillborn. They also bank that the supposed baggage that Hillary carries renders her an astonishingly divisive candidate.
Wayne Pacelle

The New York Blood Center Has No Heart

Wayne Pacelle | May 29, 2015 | Green
The New York Blood Center has abandoned a colony of 66 chimps in Liberia that its research teams used in experiments for three decades, reports James Gorman of the New York Times in a story today. This story is not just about the chimpanzees, but also about the caregivers who have sacrificed so much.
John Tirman

The Right's New Assault on Iran

John Tirman | May 29, 2015 | Politics
Many liberal analysts speak of a renaissance of U.S.-Iran relations post-deal, which seems premature, but this is the right-wing nightmare. It is also the Saudis', who have long enjoyed privileged status in Washington.
Michael Rosenblum

Why Smart People Must Learn Video Now

Michael Rosenblum | May 29, 2015 | Media
In 1985, Neil Postman published a book called Amusing Ourselves to Death. Every once in a while, you read a book that completely changes the way you see the world. Once (or maybe twice) you read a book that changes the course of your life. This was one of those.
Eric Boehlert

The Press and Bernie Sanders

Eric Boehlert | May 29, 2015 | Media
In the month since he announced his bid, Sanders' coverage seems to pale in comparison to comparable Republican candidates who face an arduous task of obtaining their party's nomination. The reluctance is ironic, since the D.C. press corps for months brayed loudly about how Hillary Clinton must face a primary challenger. Now she has one, and the press can barely feign interest?
Timothy Karr

The Sun Must Set on Mass Surveillance

Timothy Karr | May 29, 2015 | Politics
The Senate's pro-surveillance wing is scrambling to advance new legislation to restore the NSA's unchecked ability to spy on all of us. And they're in a rush. Authorization for the federal government's bulk collection of phone records is set to expire on June 1.
Michael Geheren

Thank You, Mr. Schieffer

Michael Geheren | May 29, 2015 | Media
I was washing my hands in the bathroom at the Newseum in Washington D.C. when I met CBS News' Bob Schieffer. I was so awkward and nervous. A broadcasting legend was next to me (an aspiring journalist) washing his hands and I had the opportunity to talk with him.
Sandra Block

9 Books That Redefine 'Crazy'

Sandra Block | May 28, 2015 | Books
Instead of using labels like 'crazy' to define a complex human being, these books present complicated characters who show us the nuances of mental illness.
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) 'Convergent TV' Will Take Front Stage at Cannes Lions, Banker Kawaja

Andy Plesser | May 28, 2015 | Media
The transformation of television and the emergence "convergent TV," will take front stage at the Cannes Lions Festival next month, predicts Terence Kawaja, co-founder and CEO of LUMA Partners, a prominent investment bank in the media and adtech sectors. The discussion of addressable TV, and the emerging opportunities for advertisers to deliver...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Guardian Labs Mulls Off-Site Branded Content via Programmatic

Andy Plesser | May 28, 2015 | Media
LONDON -- So far, The Guardian division that produces branded content for marketers has published that content only on The Guardian's own properties. But that could change soon, MD Anna Watkins tells Beet.TV in this video interview. "At the moment, we are looking to confirm one of our first...
Jason Salzman

Ambush in the Public Interest

Jason Salzman | May 28, 2015 | Denver
In an online Denver Post op-ed, I urged reporters to seek out and interview hiding politicians. I gave some recent examples, like Rep. Mike Coffman hiding from reporters after he said he isn't sure Obama is an American. On Twitter, former CU regent Tom Lucero, a Republican, told me I left out instances of Democrats hiding from reporters.
Melissa Schwartz

Addressing Conflicts of Interest

Melissa Schwartz | May 28, 2015 | Media
Whether you believe in the "Liberal Media" or a "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy," it is hard to get through many cable news segments without questioning if there isn't some bias driving the latest "scandal."
Bruce E. Levine

Who's a "Menace to Society"? Journalist or Leading Psychiatrist?

Bruce E. Levine | May 29, 2015 | Media
Non-sociopathic people feel guilt or shame for having induced suffering in other human beings, so how could the APA not feel guilt or shame about Jeffrey Lieberman and other psychiatrists conducting experiments that create psychotic symptoms and suffering? The answer to this question takes us to a very dark place.
Bill Moyers

The Challenge of Journalism Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy

Bill Moyers | May 28, 2015 | Media
But we need more than money to sustain independent journalism. We need laws to ensure that reporters can protect their sources. We need to hound government at every level to respond to public records requests.
Zach Kitschke

Why Visual Communication Is the Most Important Skill for Journalists in 2015

Zach Kitschke | May 28, 2015 | Media
Visual communication -- the act of making your point through images -- is one of the most important skills that you, as a journalist, can take on board this year.
Scott Santens

The Basic Affordability of Basic Income

Scott Santens | May 27, 2015 | Business
This is actually even what the richest should want, because although they would pay more in taxes for universal basic income, leaving them a slightly thinner although still very thick slice of the overall pie, the slice of the pie itself would grow, leaving even them better off as well.
Student Press Law Center

Ohio Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Student Journalist, Opening Private University Police Records

Student Press Law Center | May 27, 2015 | College
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of a former student journalist Thursday, determining that police departments at private universities are public entities and must release records under the state's open records law.
Alan Schroeder

5 Questions About the Republican Presidential Debates

Alan Schroeder | May 27, 2015 | Politics
The idea was to prevent chaos. Instead, efforts to control this season's Republican presidential primary debates have injected greater uncertainty into an already volatile process. With somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 candidates jockeying for position, the upcoming series of jousts is already beginning to resemble a survival-of-the-fittest reality show.
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Senator Rubio, If You Don't Want to Be Labeled a 'Homophobe,' Stop Attacking LGBT Families

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | May 27, 2015 | Religion
I can understand that Rubio doesn't like to be labeled a homophobe or a hater; but when I hear his and others' repeated opposition to my marriage to my husband and the family we have created with our son, it feels like a direct attack on who I am and the ones whom I love most.
Aran Khanna

Stalking Your Friends on Facebook Messenger Just Became (Alarmingly) Easier

Aran Khanna | May 27, 2015 | Technology
It seems so harmless to attach a location with a single message, but the problem is over time the information from these messages adds up. You can see for yourself the potentially invasive usage of the information you share, and decide for yourself if this is something you should worry about.
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