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Kait Sawyer

The Instagram Effect & Faux-tography

Kait Sawyer | January 29, 2015 | Hawaii
What began as a personal platform for sharing photos has turned into a lucrative advertising and marketing module for business owners, entrepreneurs and beyond.
David M. Perry

'Girls Read Comics Too': Rowan, Age 11, Writes a Letter to DC Comics

David M. Perry | January 29, 2015 | Parents
Rowan is an 11-year-old girl. She loves comics and she wrote this letter to DC Comics. I love this and hope DC listens. I've written about my own daughter's love of comics, and hope Rowan helps make comics a little more girl-friendly (and less pink and purple).
Jennifer Risi

Earned Media Relations: Alive and Well -- and Driving Influence

Jennifer Risi | January 29, 2015 | Media
Five years ago -- during the height of the social media marketing revolution -- many experts predicted the end of earned media -- influence gained through non-paid channels.
Molly Borchers

Q&A With theSkimm Co-Founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin

Molly Borchers | January 29, 2015 | Media
If you're fascinated by the shift in how people are consuming news, or curious about what it took for two 20-something millennials to quit their jobs and start their own media entity, read my Q&A interview with theSkimm co-founders Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin.
Brennon Marcano

Diversifying Hollywood About More Than the Academy Awards

Brennon Marcano | January 29, 2015 | Entertainment
Though we call it "entertainment" what we see in movies and on TV drives the broader cultural conversation and has an important place in our society. Now, more than ever, it's important that women and people of color are a part of that exchange.
Dana Beyer

The Politico-Legal Transgender Tipping Point

Dana Beyer | January 29, 2015 | Gay Voices
The use of terms in the brief such as "straightforward" and "plain meaning" are those we've been pushing for years, and it's gratifying to see them spoken by the government.
Brooke P. Hunter

How the Mormons Punked the Press

Brooke P. Hunter | January 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
The Mormon church punked the national press yesterday by calling a press conference purportedly about their support of some basic rights for LGBTQ people. The press conference was, in fact, mostly about defending Mormons' right to discriminate.
Qasim Rashid

Fox News: Your Apology Won't Do

Qasim Rashid | January 28, 2015 | Media
While Fox News has apologized for their "no-go zones" claim, the after-effects of their repeated lie are far from over. Lies have consequences that aren't remedied by a simple apology.
Cara McClellan

What Tahj Blow's Police Encounter Reveals About Student Activism in the #Blacklivesmatter Movement

Cara McClellan | January 28, 2015 | Black Voices
Even for students who have overcome statistics, escaped the so-called "school-to-prison pipeline," and ascended into the most elite educational settings, the most basic messaging of this system for enforcing identity still resonates, if only through brief, but highly symbolic encounters.
Jim Joseph

Super Bowl Advertising: Where's the Magic?

Jim Joseph | January 28, 2015 | Media
With so many Super Bowl advertisers pre-releasing or teasing their advertising before the game, the commentary and speculation has been at full tilt. But I have to say, it's all leaving many people asking -- where's the magic?
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Time Goes Big on Video: Readies Large Manhattan Studio Complex

Andy Plesser | January 28, 2015 | Media
FOR LAUDERDALE - Time Inc has made an "unequivocal commitment to video," says J.R. McCabe, SVP for Video, in this interview with Beet.TV To that end, the company is readying multiple studios on "thousands of feet" of soundstage in lower Manhattan.  Time will move into the new studios later this...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) NBC Universal Launches Audience Targeting for TV

Andy Plesser | January 28, 2015 | Media
FORT LAUDERDALE -  NBCUniversal is betting big on the marriage of context and content to drive return on investment in ads, says Joe Cady, VP of Advertising at NBC Universal, at the Beet.TV executive retreat this past weekend. Earlier this month, NBC Universal launched an audience targeting platform for...
Wray Herbert

In the Bully Pulpit: 'It's the Right Thing to Do.'

Wray Herbert | January 28, 2015 | Science
Strangely, given the importance of public opinion to successful governing, there has been little work done on the impact of how leaders frame and justify their decisions. Two psychological scientists at Berkeley's Haas School of Business are trying to change that.
Doug Bandow

The Charlie Hebdo Murders: An Attack on Religious Liberty, Not Free Expression

Doug Bandow | January 28, 2015 | World
The thugs who cut down a dozen Charlie Hebdo are the international descendants of those who murder alleged blasphemers and apostates in Muslim nations.
Akbar Ganji

Why Secularism Is Compatible with the Quran and Sunnah -- And an 'Islamic State' Is Not

Akbar Ganji | January 27, 2015 | World
It must be emphasized that true secularism is not opposed to religion, and a secular democratic state will not only eliminate ethnic and religious discrimination, such as pitting Shiites against Sunnis, but will also create the conditions for the religious people to practice their beliefs free of the government. Islam and secularism are completely compatible. In fact, a true "Islamic state" is not only unjustified, but also impossible to establish.
David W. Weaver

Blogging: Help! I'm Running out of Ideas

David W. Weaver | January 27, 2015 | Business
The pressure to deliver unique, insightful and creative content on a regular basis can become so burdensome that the infamous "writer's block" begins to take hold of your thoughts. I am going to go out on a limb and say that the majority of bloggers out there know exactly what I mean.
Rebecca Searles

Why Snapchat Is Going to Beat Facebook at News

Rebecca Searles | January 27, 2015 | Technology
Today Snapchat announced Discover, a new feature that allows users to find "stories" from big time media outlets like National Geographic, Comedy Central, ESPN, and CNN.
Jason Salzman

Teen-Pregnancy-Prevention Program Doesn't Stop a 'Small Child From Implanting'

Jason Salzman | January 27, 2015 | Denver
Boulder Rep. KC Becker is working on a bill to provide $5 million in funding for a state teen-pregnancy prevention program. Sen. Kevin Lundberg objects to such funding because the program relies on the distribution of IUDs, and Lundberg believes IUDs cause abortions.
Norman Solomon

The Invisible Man: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower

Norman Solomon | January 28, 2015 | Politics
The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling -- after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower. At age 47, he is facing a very long prison sentence. As a whistleblower, he has done a lot for us.
Tom Engelhardt

Globalization, 21st Century Style: The National Security State Goes Global

Tom Engelhardt | January 27, 2015 | Politics
Remember the glory days of the 1990s, when our interconnectedness was endlessly hailed? It was the era of "globalization," of Washington-style capitalism triumphant, and the planet, we were told, would be growing ever "flatter" until we all ended up in the same mall.
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