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OutRight Action International

Bold Graphic Novel Highlights the Struggle of Gay Love in Iran

OutRight Action International | February 12, 2016 | World
Coming out is never easy, especially when there is a real fear of being rejected by your family, or worse, risking violence or harassment. This is the start of Yousef & Farhad's journey -- the first installment in a groundbreaking graphic novel web series created in a partnership between the LGBTIQ human rights organization OutRight Action International and the artists Amir Soltani and Khalil Bendib. Though in many ways a classic love story with all of its poetry, challenges and triumphs, the relationship between two gay men in Iran is rarely a simple romance.
Sachin Kamdar

How Brands Benefit From A Think-Like-A-Journalist Mindset

Sachin Kamdar | February 12, 2016 | Media
Your customers can smell advertorial from a mile away, hence the inception of unbiased brand journalism -- a service to your niche audience, which if done well, can turn into a healthy prospect list and thriving community.
John Burnett

Can Private Donor Save Journalism?

John Burnett | February 12, 2016 | Media
While recently watching Spotlight, a movie recounting The Boston Globe's investigation of the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal, I was reminded of the important work that journalists do to keep powerful institutions honest.
Taylor Gipple

The Internet and Bernie Sanders: A Love Story

Taylor Gipple | February 12, 2016 | Politics
There hasn't ever been a presidential candidate who has leveraged the Internet better than Bernie Sanders. It was just a matter of time before a candidate jumped into the interwebs with both feet, but the odd part was it was a 74-year-old grandpa.
Michelangelo Signorile

Stop Straight-Splaining Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton to LGBT Voters

Michelangelo Signorile | February 12, 2016 | Queer Voices
Yesterday Charles Blow wrote a column in the Times headlined, "Stop Bernie-Splaining to Black Voters," and it made me think about how the same arrogance is coming from straight supporters of both candidates to LGBT voters.
Committee to Protect Journalists

On World Radio Day, Remembering Radio Journalists on the Ground

Committee to Protect Journalists | February 12, 2016 | Media
On World Radio Day this Saturday, the Committee to Protect Journalists is paying tribute to the vital role radio journalists play in bringing their communities news and commentary, sometimes at great personal cost.
Bob Cesca

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: The Oregon Standoff Is Over, Plus Bernie Activists Planning to Disrupt the Dem Convention

Bob Cesca | February 12, 2016 | Politics
Today's topics include: The Oregon Standoff is Over; Cliven Bundy and Other Militiamen Arrested; Superdelegates; The Underpants Gnome Business Model; Bernie Criticizes Obama's Leadership; and much more.
Newton N. Minow

What's So Bad About an Open Convention?

Newton N. Minow | February 11, 2016 | Politics
Success in Iowa and New Hampshire translates into more publicity and more money. But it shouldn't. The primary system that was originally intended to make elections more democratic has made them far less so.
Ramin Ganeshram

Why the Banning of 'A Birthday Cake for George Washington' Really Matters

Ramin Ganeshram | February 11, 2016 | Books
There is more at stake here than the future of one author or one picture book. Most pressing is the question of whether we can ever reach a place in our society where questions of race can be openly and objectively discussed, especially with our children.
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Programmatic 2.0 Is Here: Group M's Kowan

Andy Plesser | February 11, 2016 | Media
VIEQUES, PR -- So-called programmatic techniques for trading online ads burst on the scene quickly, and is now forecast to make up 72% of total digital display ad spend by 2017, according to eMarketer. Group M's North America programmatic buying president Joe Kowan says that rush wasn't quite all it...
Joel Boggess

Crush It on iTunes -- Get More Opportunities

Joel Boggess | February 11, 2016 | Media
I don't know if you're noticing it like I am, but podcasting seems to be inching its way closer and closer to mainstream media.
Jim Joseph

Super Bowl Advertising - What's Missing?

Jim Joseph | February 11, 2016 | Media
There's been pretty vocal criticism that this year's Super Bowl buffet of advertising didn't quite cut it. Sure, there was creativity (Puppy Monkey Baby), technology (New Money), and sarcasm (TJ Miller), but was there true entertainment and engagement?
William Bradley

You Say You Want a Revolution ...

William Bradley | February 11, 2016 | Media
Trump's New Hampshire primary triumph vindicates his media-centric campaign and again emphasize the dominance of Trumpism -- his effective hijacking of the aggregated bloc of angry reactionaries largely assembled by Fox News, which ironically now cannot take him down -- in the Republican Party as a whole.
David Chavern

Our Own Super Bowl Moment

David Chavern | February 10, 2016 | Media
On a typical day, most people would immediately change the channel when their favorite program ended and the commercials started rolling. For television, it takes one really special event to make Americans pay attention to ads.
Raymond J Brune

A Media Backlash Against Voters

Raymond J Brune | February 10, 2016 | Media
The voter is never wrong. My vote for a candidate for President, like yours, is legally protected under the constitution, its amendments and by state law. Since the invention of the printing press, some big media outlets have used their power and influence to sway voters to a particular candidate...
Richard Zombeck

Chris Matthews Has A Clear Conflict of Interest When it Comes To Bernie Sanders

Richard Zombeck | February 11, 2016 | Media
I haven't liked the pot shots Chris Matthews is taking at Bernie Sanders and the way he feigns ignorance to Bernie Sanders' political leanings. Not because I'm a Sanders supporter, but because Matthews is a journalist and what he's doing is unprofessional.
Tim Maleeny

Why Is My Taxi Talking to Me?

Tim Maleeny | February 9, 2016 | Media
The instant the taxi pulled away from the curb, my ears started buzzing and I felt the telltale signs of a seizure -- the type of neurological paralysis that can only be induced by forced exposure to unwanted media. The tiny TV installed in the back seat had come to life, and its sound and fury demanded my attention.
Jim Joseph

Super Bowl 50 Advertising -- As Tweeted

Jim Joseph | February 9, 2016 | Media
I held my annual Twitter party #SuperBowlExp during the Super Bowl again this year, not to sweat out the game but to comment on all of the brand activity. We collectively rate the advertising and evaluate the marketing, and then take breaks when the game is actually in play!
Irv Chapman

60 Years in Journalism: Taking a Case to the High Court

Irv Chapman | February 9, 2016 | Media
One of the best shows in the town of Washington, D.C. is not on television. It is an oral argument in before the United States Supreme Court. The nine justices are appointed by the President and confirmed after they assure the U.S. Senate they will be dispassionate "umpires.
Jason Salzman

The Story Behind the 'Orange Flush'

Jason Salzman | February 9, 2016 | Denver
Of all the strange and excessive news coverage of the Denver Broncos, my own favorite article appeared about three weeks ago, revealing that near halftime during Bronco games, so many fans take potty breaks that it appears as if a water main has busted.
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