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Patricia Ward Kelly

I Knew Gene Kelly. Donald Trump Is No Gene Kelly

Patricia Ward Kelly | November 27, 2015 | Entertainment
Donald Trump's toxic comments about immigrants and women are completely counter to the spirit of my late husband Gene Kelly. Not only would Gene be appalled by Trump's deplorable words and actions, he would be stricken that such depravity could be tolerated in a race for President of the United States.
Daniel N. Arshack

Like Waleed Abu Al-Khair, We Must Never Waver in Our Commitment to Human Rights

Daniel N. Arshack | November 27, 2015 | Politics
Although the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has repeatedly pledged to comply with various Human Rights conventions, it nonetheless repeatedly has trampled the basic human rights of Waleed and others who are now languishing in Saudi prisons with crippling sentences of 15, 20 and 30 years.
Eric Alterman

The Altercation Black Friday Gift-Giving Guide, Part I

Eric Alterman | November 27, 2015 | Media
So my extremely occasional blog, "Altercation" has migrated here. I use it largely to follow up on things that I couldn't include in my Nation columns and write about music, books, theater, etc, but mostly music.
Michael Winship

'Spotlight' Celebrates Heroes of Investigative Reporting -- and Democracy

Michael Winship | November 27, 2015 | Media
Long before I ever set foot in an actual, working newsroom, I was a sucker for movies and TV shows about journalism and reporter. If you haven't already heard, to the list of superb movies about the trade, you can now add Spotlight.
Michael Skafidas

France's Most Famous Arab Cartoonist on Growing Up Between Two Worlds

Michael Skafidas | November 26, 2015 | World
"People are realizing that the Middle East is not a big mysterious region where everyone is the same. Countries and people are different from one place to another. Persia is a very different place than the 'Arab world,' and the Arab world doesn't mean anything either, because life is very different between let's say Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. People need to talk about themselves and their lives. The comic expression is dynamic and the best medium for this."
Ahmad Kiarostami

The Truth About Siamak Namazi, the Iranian-American Arrested in Iran

Ahmad Kiarostami | November 25, 2015 | World
I am not writing this piece to attack The Daily Beast for irresponsible journalism. I'm not writing this to defend NIAC either, though The Daily Beast's lies throughout the article about NIAC are deeply upsetting. I am writing to set the record straight about my dear friend, Siamak Namazi.
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) How Simulmedia Tracks The ROI Of Linear TV: VP Storan

Andy Plesser | November 25, 2015 | Media
FORT LAUDERDALE -- It may be old-fashioned linear TV, but that doesn't mean you can't bring internet-like next-gen ad measurement to the 'ol box. That's what Simulmedia, the ad technology vendor, is doing. Although the company focuses on helping clients find the best inventory in linear television, not online video...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Data Will Set Context Free: SMG's Scheppach

Andy Plesser | November 25, 2015 | Media
Advertisers are getting excited by the possibilities for super-targeted TV marketing promised by new ad tech platforms. In fact, to many, it looks like the days of traditional TV ads, which are bought against the context of demographic audience profiles, are numbered. But things are set for a correction, says one...
Terry Connelly

GOP, Talk Radio Break Out the Ebola Playbook: Muslim Refugees Are the New Epidemic!

Terry Connelly | November 25, 2015 | Politics
Carson, Cruz, Trump, Christie and Huckabee (and to a lesser extent Rubio) all seem to be competing for the role of "the acceptable face" of outright racism and xenophobia when it comes to African blacks and Muslim refugees.
Krissy Dietrich Gallagher

Word Clouds, Identity and Self-Reflection

Krissy Dietrich Gallagher | November 24, 2015 | Media
The people behind the curtain at Facebook headquarters love to come up with neat little tricks every now and again, algorithms that are supposed to capture the meaning of an entire year or give us a glimpse into a person's Facebook soul: Click here and we'll create a photo collage...
Bonny Brooks

If #AllLivesMatter, Maybe It's Time to Stop Laughing at North Korea

Bonny Brooks | November 24, 2015 | World
Hands up -- who changed a Facebook pic to show solidarity with Paris? Raged about the barbarity of the gunmen? Or even, for those "tragedy hipsters" among us, bemoaned the relative indifference of Westerners to other brutal attacks in Lebanon, Kenya and now Nigeria? What about the World Food Programme's confirmation -- for the umpteenth time -- that 1 in 3 North Korean children is stunted due to malnutrition? Anyone?
Devin E. Haqq

Black Characters Matter

Devin E. Haqq | November 24, 2015 | Black Voices
If a young person of color is fed a steady diet of movies, television shows, and plays in which characters that look like her exist only on the margins, how can we expect her to dream of taking center stage in school or work?
Anabel Hernández

Amid Threats and Break-ins, I Won't Stop Investigating the Missing 43 Students

Anabel Hernández | November 24, 2015 | World
The people who broke into my home took a framed picture of my children that had been tucked away out of view and put it face down out in the open. This incident occurred as I'm carrying out an investigative reporting project into Mexico's most high-profile human rights crime.
Anne Zeiser

The Digital Strategy Everyone Should Use to Help Combat ISIS

Anne Zeiser | November 24, 2015 | Technology
We must fervently voice our resolve and courage through an outpouring of compassion. We must not fear, but rather embrace the Syrian refugees. By doing the right thing in the name of humanity, we'll also win the PR and social media war, disproving ISIS's claims about us.
Michael Rosenblum

An Open Letter to a Newspaper Reporter Who Has Lost His Job

Michael Rosenblum | November 24, 2015 | Media
We have trained a lot of newspaper people to work as VJs. And in our experience, they often make the very best VJs. That's because they already know how to find and tell a great story. What they need to do is learn how to migrate their skills into a new medium. Video.
Robert F. Walsh

Overreacting to Paris

Robert F. Walsh | November 24, 2015 | Media
No one twists facts to suit theories quite like Donald Trump, who spoke with MSNBC on Monday morning about the possibility of shutting down U.S. mosques in light of the Paris attacks.
David Hinckley

The Immigration Dilemma and the Pilgrim Model

David Hinckley | November 24, 2015 | Media
Here's an idea. This Thursday, let's have a national day of feasting specifically designed to celebrate the most famous batch of undocumented immigrants ever to plant themselves in the land that we call America. That would be the Pilgrims.
Tim Giago

A Word About Thanksgiving

Tim Giago | November 23, 2015 | Media
Read More: Pilgrims, Media News
In an all-Indian school, as I recall, we didn't elaborate by acting out the parts of Pilgrims and Indians. This was a tradition in the white school systems in America. I recall speaking to a lady of Kiowa descent who talked about the actions of her fellow students in a public school in Oklahoma. She said she was hurt and embarrassed to see the white children paint their faces and stick cardboard feathers in their hair while they danced and whooped like Hollywood Indians.
Phil Fragasso

YOWO: You Only Write Once

Phil Fragasso | November 23, 2015 | Media
As a writer I've been fascinated by the controversy regarding the discrepancies and potential falsehoods in Ben Carson's biographical writings and speeches. Dr. Carson is hardly the first politician to embellish, misrepresent or fabricate the "truth." What fascinates me is the increasingly common and truly shameless audacity of denying what one has previously stated -- regardless of whether it was in writing, presented orally, or captured on video.
Arianna Huffington

HuffPost's Global Summit: A Worldwide Update

Arianna Huffington | November 24, 2015 | Media
¡Hola! I'm writing from Madrid, where we're in the midst of our HuffPost Global Summit. It's been a productive and inspiring few days, with senior editorial and business staff from around the world gathered to discuss the exciting road ahead for HuffPost and the next chapter of our international expansion. In just a few years, HuffPost has come a very long way -- from publishing in one language to publishing in 10, from being a U.S.-focused site to being a global distributed media company in 15 markets, nearly a third of the way toward our goal of being in 50 markets. Our international audience now exceeds our U.S. audience, with 52 percent of traffic coming from outside the U.S. -- an accomplishment that seemed incredibly ambitious when we launched our first international edition, HuffPost Canada, back in 2011. And since then, we've grown from 30 million to 200 million global UVs.
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