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Michael Rosenblum

We Are The 1%

Michael Rosenblum | May 4, 2015 | Media
With the touch of a button I eliminate 500,000 jobs- watch! Ever use an ATM? I am old enough to remember when, if you needed cash (and who did not), you went to the bank and stood on line with a personal...
Ruth Hochberger

Why Brian Williams Needs To Go

Ruth Hochberger | May 4, 2015 | Media
Brian Williams, whether he calls it a mistake, a conflation, an enhancement, or an exaggeration, told a lie. Not once, repeatedly. And publicly. And to his viewing audience.
Michael Brenner

The Sunday New York Times: All the News That's Fit to Please

Michael Brenner | May 4, 2015 | Media
Over the decades and through the generations, the phenomenon that is the Sunday New York Times has been an integral part of America's cultural scene as well as its news scene. The rooted domesticity of the 1950s may be long gone. In these febrile times, we are more indulgent of our impulsive strivings and our neuroses. But the Times is still our companion.
Bill Quigley

Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sirs?

Bill Quigley | May 4, 2015 | Politics
It is past time for family, friends, lawyers, legal associations and law schools to ask Alito and Scalia to halt and to answer the question "Have you no sense of decency, sirs?"
Nancy Snow

A Test for Cool (and Nice) Japan: Press Relations

Nancy Snow | May 4, 2015 | World
To improve Japan's global reputation, the government of Japan must loosen its hold on the free press. Undue pressure on a press, whose duty is to report facts on the ground, creates more critics than defenders of Japan.
Jonathan Albright

The Revolution Will Not Be... Periscoped?

Jonathan Albright | May 3, 2015 | Media
Social media has changed the way we engage with news. After the events of April 27 in Baltimore, however, it appears that the future may already be upon us. Enter the latest tool in journalists' arsenal: Periscope.
Mark Green

Deja News on Race, Gays, Hebdo... And the 'Error' of Mass Incarceration

Mark Green | May 4, 2015 | Politics
Lamarche and Christie agree on Marriage Equality and Charlie Hebdo but, like the country, divide on why it's the fire this time in Baltimore. Will we have recurring police-triggered violence -- from Harlem in 1930s to Ferguson and Baltimore today -- or can government reduce both police violence and urban pathologies?
Richard Stengel

World Press Freedom Day: Protecting Journalists and the Vital Flow of Information

Richard Stengel | May 3, 2015 | World
At a time when the supply of information seems unlimited and overwhelming, journalists and journalism are being challenged like never before. It seems contradictory, but it makes a perverse kind of sense. Despots and autocrats and terrorists are threatened by the free flow of information.
Margaret Heffernan

Boom Time for British Cinema?

Margaret Heffernan | May 3, 2015 | Media
We are used to thinking of infrastructure as buildings, plant and machinery. But in industries where the chief output is intellectual product, true infrastructure is time, talent, teams -- and patience. And that's what British film, as an industry, lacks.
Andy Plesser

Digital Video Is Headed to the Living Room, AOL's Video Chief McCormack (VIDEO)

Andy Plesser | May 1, 2015 | Media
From its place on the desktop mobile, digital video is finding its place in the living room via Internet-connected devices, says Dermot McCormick, President of Video at AOL.  We spoke with the former Viacom exec bout the evolution of digital video.
Andy Plesser

Yahoo's Meeting Programmatic Demand From Advertisers at the NewFront (VIDEO)

Andy Plesser | May 1, 2015 | Media
While advertisers and their agencies are looking for quality programming, they want to buy audiences in a flexible scenario, powered programmatically, explains Lisa Utzschneider, SVP, Sales, Americas, Yahoo, in this interview with Beet.TV
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Time Inc. Has Video Syndication Deal with Amazon, Others

Andy Plesser | May 1, 2015 | Media
At its NewFront presentation on Thursday, Time Inc. announced a slate of eleven new programs.   It also announced a syndication agreement with Amazon Video Shorts, along with alliances with radio, TV and local newspapers groups Cumulus, Gannett and Nextstar Broadcasting. After the presentation, we interviewed J.R. McCabe, SVP for...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Media Agencies Need to Change: Nielsen's David Hohman

Andy Plesser | May 1, 2015 | Media
The business model for media agencies needs to change, says David Hohman, Nielsen's agency solutions EVP in an interview with Beet.TV. Many agencies still operate according to an old-school billable hours model, but as tech companies and platform vendors bring new services to the marketing and advertising world, media agencies are...
Jade Greear

Hey America, It's Time to Wake Up

Jade Greear | May 1, 2015 | Teen
We think to ourselves, "Wow that is horrible, but this could never happen to me," but it could. That horrible reality faced my family that dreadful January day.
Ben S. Bernanke

WSJ Editorial Page Watch: The Slow-Growth Fed?

Ben S. Bernanke | May 1, 2015 | Business
We shouldn't be giving up on monetary policy, which for the past few years has been pretty much the only game in town as far as economic policy goes. Instead, we should be looking for a better balance between monetary and other growth-promoting policies, including fiscal policy.
Rev. Al Sharpton

Videotape of the Freddie Gray Incident Brought Us to This Moment

Rev. Al Sharpton | May 1, 2015 | Politics
Body cameras on officers does not mean a 100 percent solution to the problem, or that there won't be some issues with them, but they are an important initial step. We need them implemented across the country immediately.
John Green

I Don't Care How Many People Watch Something I Make. I Care How Many People Love What I Make.

John Green | May 1, 2015 | Books
While the world talks about young people's insularity and solipsism, they're creating a fascinating and complex world of deep engagement online, a world in which they are not just watching content but becoming part of it by being community members whose comments and fanfiction and artwork and passion have profound impacts on the broader culture.
Chris Peak

The Anatomy of a Riot

Chris Peak | April 30, 2015 | Politics
What would be accurate is to suggest that the "thugs" are those who have been in charge of the city of Baltimore for the past four decades, who by all accounts, haven't done a thing to improve their city since the riots of '68 happened following the death of Martin Luther King Jr.
Peak Johnson

Reflections of a Temple Grad II

Peak Johnson | April 30, 2015 | Black Voices
I remember when walking across the stage on graduation day, just last May, and how uncertain I was about entering the "real world" with a bachelors in journalism. Would I be accepted in the field? Would I be able to obtain a job? What challenges would I be facing next?
Robert Koehler

Moment of Silence

Robert Koehler | April 30, 2015 | Politics
What happens next? A serious movement for political and social change has to cohere around the endemic violence. The changes must include better-trained police, an end to racial profiling, the demilitarization of the police and a national embrace of community policing. This is just a start. We need a new civil rights movement. Let it begin with a moment of silence.
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