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Chris York


Facebook's Incredible Video View Stats Are Great News For Publishers, Here's Why...

Chris York | October 22, 2014 | UK
Facebook recently released a fairly astounding statistic - the social networking behemoth has passed1 billion video views a day. So what does it mean for publishers like the Huffington Post? Is it worth missing out on click-throughs by uploading directly onto Facebook rather than a link to our site?
Andy Plesser


(VIDEO) Video Beats Display, Nearly As Good As TV: comScore's Fulgoni

Andy Plesser | October 22, 2014 | Media
CHICAGO -- Digital video is performing highly as an advertising medium, and nearly approaching the volume of TV in some quarters, says one of the leaders of venerable media metrics house comScore. "You need about three times as many display impressions to get to the same lift in impact which...
Barry Levinson


Goodbye to Good News

Barry Levinson | October 22, 2014 | Media
When will there be a good news day? One news day where the news is so good that it is the story of the day. A day that excites all Americans, whether they are Republicans, Democrats, or any other political persuasion. The news is so good that all the news coverage is overwhelmed by this wonderful event.
Mike Smith

Ebola Panic

Mike Smith | October 22, 2014 | Politics
Dean R. Owen


'A Friend of Mine Got Elected President of the United States'

Dean R. Owen | October 22, 2014 | Media
As expected, the news of Ben Bradlee's passing brought accolades for his work as editor of The Washington Post. He and the Post helped instill a new word into our national vocabulary: Watergate. But my one encounter with Mr. Bradlee was in a different context.
Ian Reifowitz


Zombie Lies About Ferguson: Debunked or Not, Right-wing Talking Heads Won't Let Them Die

Ian Reifowitz | October 22, 2014 | Media
Most of the rank-and-file conservatives with whom we might interact get their information from conservative media sources. Republican politicians are ensconced within it as well. Inside the walls of that closed environment, facts that do not jibe with conservative ideology or the conservative interpretation of events are twisted, turned on their head, or simply ignored.
Lauren Bohn

Youth Unemployment Dominates Headlines Wherever I Report

Lauren Bohn | October 22, 2014 | World
No matter which country I report from across the Middle East and Africa, unemployment almost always tops the conversation, often trumping all other grievances that dominate headlines.
Soraya Chemaly


12 Examples: Pew's Online Harassment Survey Highlights Digital Gender Safety

Soraya Chemaly | October 22, 2014 | Women
Girls and women online, all of us, are either dealing with some level of sexist harassment or are witnessing it and deriving lessons from how society responds.
Rick Ayers


Football in America -- How We (Don't) Talk About Race

Rick Ayers | October 22, 2014 | Sports
Yes, blame the NFL. Yes, blame us all. But I think the moment calls for us to consider some more fundamental cultural framing of sports. What I particularly want to focus on is how I think many white people in the US regard African American men in sport.
Pablo Mancini


A Global Alliance in Defense of Freedom of the Press

Pablo Mancini | October 22, 2014 | Media
A government's censorship against a media outlet is a bureaucratic tool that could become obsolete if technology is used and organized the right way.
Alaska Dispatch News


Police Photos, Audio Released From Scene of Party Brawl Involving Palins

Alaska Dispatch News | October 22, 2014 | Media
The Sept. 6 melee was initially reported by police as a fight involving around 20 people at a South Anchorage home. Homeowner Korey Klingenmeyer ​was hosting a birthday party for his son and twin brothers Marc and Matthew McKenna. Palin's husband, Todd, a friend of the McKennas, was also celebrating his 50th birthday.
Pranay Gupte

Two Gladiators in the Arena of Words: Ben Bradlee and Abe Rosenthal

Pranay Gupte | October 22, 2014 | Media
It wasn't just words and wordsmiths that Bradlee fought for. He was in continuous combat with his archrival, A.M. Rosenthal, the executive editor of the New York Times. They were both hugely talented men with larger-than-life personalities, and with enormous egos.
Greg Mitchell


Former NYT Editor Calls Media Fear-Mongering on Ebola 'Disgraceful'

Greg Mitchell | October 22, 2014 | Media
The media will now hastily back away from coverage while hoping everyone forgets the "disgraceful" performance of past month. I have yet to see any real self-criticism from the major news outlets so far.
Jesse Kornbluth


There's No CSI: Syria on TV -- But There Is a Film, and It's for Real

Jesse Kornbluth | October 22, 2014 | Media
They go as quickly as they can; there is no atrocity more compelling than fresh corpses. And because a camera is now a tape recorder and a video, they bring back proof that's far more powerful than a thousand words. They fill a dossier. They make the case -- not just for grateful journalists, but for war crimes tribunals.
Julia E. Sweig



Julia E. Sweig | October 22, 2014 | World
A major move by Obama on Cuba may well go a long way in dampening the region's skepticism toward Washington. But neither will it create the conditions for a return to the kind of policy agenda the New York Time editorial board appears to expect.
Michael Winship


Chevron Greases Local Election with Gusher of Cash

Michael Winship | October 22, 2014 | Politics
Presumably, Chevron, vexed by such governmental interference, decided enough was enough. Cue the campaign cash machine. Turn on the pumps.
Eric Zuesse


Pew Finds: Conservatives Get Their News from Fox; Liberals Get Theirs Everywhere

Eric Zuesse | October 21, 2014 | Media
The key question listed 36 news-sources, and doesn't indicate influence but only that the respondent has "heard of" the named source.
Tom Alderman


Don't Give Up the Home Phone!

Tom Alderman | October 21, 2014 | Media
No doubt some millennial whippersnapper will ask why, if you have a cell, anyone needs a wired home phone. Okay, maybe one line for fax but an actual non-battery table-top phone -- no way.
Arlita McNamee

When Will Our Whispers Become a Roar?

Arlita McNamee | October 21, 2014 | Politics
Immigration enforcement officials, or ICE, took my husband, after having overstayed his visa by 20 days. He was caught going ten miles over the speed limit, and now awaits deportation after a month-long incarceration.
Mark Carpowich

Monica Lewinsky Speaks Against Cyber Bullies...and Gets Cyber Bullied

Mark Carpowich | October 21, 2014 | Media
Despite cruel comments from those whose lives seem stuck in 1998, Lewinsky is a success story, having not only overcome years and years of merciless torment from complete strangers to remain unbroken, but also committing herself to helping others avoid a similar fate.
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