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David Petersen

Fear and Loathing at 'The Denver Post': Leading Outdoors Columnist Dropped for No Good Reason

David Petersen | September 2, 2015 | Denver
Recently, two editors at The Denver Post decided to ditch the paper's long-running and wildly popular "Outdoors" column... and by extension, to disappear an award-winning Post writer of some 20 years, Scott Willoughby.
Robert David Jaffee

Mass Shootings and 'Crazy People'

Robert David Jaffee | September 2, 2015 | Politics
If you listen to the recent televised discussions on mass shootings, you would think that those of us with serious mental-health diagnoses are responsible for most of the tragic shootings that occur in this country.
Wadah Khanfar

A Month of Controversy and Hope

Wadah Khanfar | September 2, 2015 | Media
Part of the spirit of the age of networking and social communication is ending exclusion and the elitism of traditional pyramids of power. It is opening up a vast flat playing field of dialogue. This is exactly what the Arab world needs.
Solina Lewis

Remembering Adam Ward

Solina Lewis | September 2, 2015 | Media
While the world's eyes were on Roanoke last week, this week most national and international media have made their exodus from this small community I now call home, and though their focus is on the next horrible breaking news story, it's as if time was frozen here. 8/26/15.

The Short-Form Film Movement: As the feature loosens its grip, filmmakers find new opportunities in shorts.

Fandor | September 2, 2015 | Media
Editor's note: On August 27, 2015, Fandor announced the launch of a short film channel on Vessel. Fandor's channel will showcase dozens of films, including Josephine Decker's Me the Terrible, premiering today (and available on Fandor five days later). "For many...
Dan Solin

What CNBC Won't Tell You

Dan Solin | September 1, 2015 | Business
CNBC no longer runs ads touting "In Cramer We Trust." That is a very small step in the right direction. It has a long way to go.
Laurie Nadel

Pastrami and Wisdom: Dr. Wayne Dyer on 'The Afternoon of Life'

Laurie Nadel | September 1, 2015 | Media
Pastrami and wisdom. That was my first in-person encounter with Dr. Wayne Dyer. In April 2006, I had interviewed him by phone for my New York Times' column "Long Island at Worship" and our conversation had wandered into open spiritual water.
Colette A.M.Phillips

The Mainstream Media Should Stop Covering Donald Trump

Colette A.M.Phillips | September 1, 2015 | Media
I am convinced that if the traditional mainstream media decided for a week to not cover Donald Trump, we would see a complete transformation in his behavior, because he wouldn't be getting traction. As long as the media continues to cover him, they are depriving the American people from having a true democratic experience.
Lauren DePino

Remembering Dan Reimold, Who Believed Joy Always Wins Out

Lauren DePino | September 1, 2015 | College
And if Dan, who unceasingly believed that joy always wins out, could abruptly be taken away, what does that mean for the rest of us?
Vito Glazers

Voice of American Law Enforcement Blames Media For Latest Police Murders

Vito Glazers | September 1, 2015 | Media
Retired Las Vegas Metro Police Lieutenant Randy Sutton says that the media is responsible for advocating "the war on cops by using race baiting and irresponsible journalism to paint an improper picture of the issues that law enforcement face in the line of duty everyday."
Sebastian Matthes

Why Germany Will Undergo Radical Change This Year

Sebastian Matthes | September 1, 2015 | World
Sometimes, I just want to wake up from this nightmare. Is this really the country in which I want to raise my child? It is a country that I haven't known until now?
Stanley Fish

Trump's Good Bad Speaking Style

Stanley Fish | August 31, 2015 | Arts
Trump is often called "crazy," but there is method to his madness, and that method is matched and displayed by the speaking style he employs on the stump. Even his detractors see that a large part of his appeal is that he comes across as unscripted.
Dana Beyer

A Psychiatrist Writing in The New York Times Forgets That First He Should "Do No Harm"

Dana Beyer | August 31, 2015 | Gay Voices
I need to highlight the issue that underlies this debate, and has fueled the decades of hostility towards trans women of all ages -- misogyny.
Bob Cesca

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: The Virginia Shooting and Alex Jones' Unhinged Reaction to Hillary Clinton

Bob Cesca | August 31, 2015 | Politics
Bob Takes on Gun-Worshiping Facebook Troll; Alex Jones Reacts to Virginia By Attacking Hillary Clinton; Chez Has Had Enough of Everything; The Second Amendment is the NRA's Skeleton Key; and much more.
Michael Brenner

Vaudeville or Tragedy

Michael Brenner | August 31, 2015 | Politics
We have to come to terms with the dismaying truth that public opinion, in individuals and in aggregate, is only exceptionally the outcome of an informed and thoughtful process of deliberation.
Magda Abu-Fadil

MOJO: The Mobile Journalism Handbook

Magda Abu-Fadil | August 31, 2015 | Media
It's finally available, to demonstrate how we can all become MOJOs, with a cautionary note that it's not just technical skills that count, but a good basis in journalism. The "it" is the long-awaited MOJO: The Mobile Journalism Handbook (How to Make Broadcast Videos With an iPhone or iPad).
Melissa Jun Rowley

The Cry For Media Freedom in Egypt

Melissa Jun Rowley | August 31, 2015 | Media
For the sake of the Al Jazeera journalists and media freedom in Egypt at large, Amnesty International is working to resuscitate the lifeline between the truth and truth seekers.
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Top 7 Reasons I Haven't Jumped Out a Window From Katrina 10 Coverage

Karen Dalton-Beninato | August 29, 2015 | Media
New Orleans is a tale of 200,000 cities. That's how many people were left in New Orleans post-Katrina. After the diaspora, each of them became a city unto themselves. And each has lived a lifetime in the last 10 years.
Iman Smith

How 'Boy Meets World' Helped me Dissect Beauty and Colorism

Iman Smith | August 28, 2015 | Black Voices
I fell in love with the glamour of two individuals from completely different walks of life blending together on ABC during the 1990s. I related to Angela's shortcomings, her ethnicity and the fact that, like her, I too was often the signature black girl in the room.
Patrice Bendig

A Generation Desensitized to Gun Violence

Patrice Bendig | August 28, 2015 | Media
Surely there are children who saw the screenshots from the cover of the New York Daily News, and are asking their parents tough questions this week. But their curiosity and questioning should not make us afraid.
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