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Andy Plesser


(VIDEO) "AdBlocking Goes Mainstream" and Video Publishers are Severely Impacted, PageFair/Adobe Study Finds

Andy Plesser | September 22, 2014 | Media
COLOGNE - The use of adblocking software by consumers, which disables banner ads also disables in-stream video ads, is on a rapid increase.   Some 27 percent of U.S. Internet users use some sort of adblocking solution when browsing, according to a study done by Dublin-based PageFair in...
Till Bruckner


U.S. Foreign Policy Manipulation via Media Is Systemic, Warns Expert

Till Bruckner | September 22, 2014 | Media
Foreign policy pundits have had a rough time recently in Washington, D.C.
Alaska Dispatch News


We Spoke With the Alaska Reporter Who Dropped an F-bomb and Quit Her Job on Live TV

Alaska Dispatch News | September 22, 2014 | Media
"If I offended anyone, I apologize, but I'm not sorry for the choice that I made," she said.
Sharanya Haridas

Bollywood, Respectability and Flat Female Leads

Sharanya Haridas | September 22, 2014 | Media
Beyond the realm of body parts, clothing choices, and sexuality, it is questionable as to whether Bollywood actresses, including Deepika Padukone, have done much to empower women with their body of on-screen work.
Amy Wu


Ravaging Infectious Disease and a Muted Media

Amy Wu | September 22, 2014 | Books
The book poses questions that the public, government officials and especially the press should consider as new infectious diseases emerge. How are the stories of these diseases told within the context of the present, and what are the lasting lessons can be learned from 1918?
Wendell Potter


Big Insurance Companies Won't Be Big Insurance Companies Much Longer. Here's Why

Wendell Potter | September 22, 2014 | Business
What Boeing is doing represents a seismic shift in health care financing and delivery that potentially will have more far-reaching effects than Obamacare, primarily because it is coming from the private sector, not the government.
Tavis Smiley


My Conversation with Nicholas Kristof

Tavis Smiley | September 22, 2014 | Media
Tonight on PBS, I'm joined by New York Times columnist and best-selling author, Nicholas Kristof.
Julie Leininger Pycior


Bill Moyers and America's Ideals

Julie Leininger Pycior | September 22, 2014 | Media
Veteran television journalist Bill Moyers just announced that he will be ending his television show in January 2015 -- this after more than forty years of reporting -- so let us salute this exceptional media figure.
Robert Naiman


Attacking J Street Won't Bring Justice for Palestinians

Robert Naiman | September 22, 2014 | Politics
Regardless of what one thinks about J Street's conduct during the war, the promulgation of this line is a threat to any future pragmatic effort to move U.S. policy on Israel-Palestine in a progressive direction in any future that we can see.
Bill Moyers


Watch: Climate Change, The Next Generation

Bill Moyers | September 22, 2014 | Green
As world leaders converge for the UN's global summit on climate and thousands gather in New York for the People's Climate March, I talk to 18-year-old Oregonian Kelsey Juliana, who is walking across America to draw attention to global warming.
Connie Lawn


When My Office Is a Target -- Reflections From a Veteran White House Reporter

Connie Lawn | September 22, 2014 | DC
Once again there has been a breach of security at the White House, and this one could have been serious.
H. A. Goodman

5 Dirty Little Secrets Every American Should Know About President Obama's ISIS Strategy

H. A. Goodman | September 22, 2014 | Politics
If airstrikes don't work and ISIS conquers Bagdad, will he still keep his promise of never sending American troops back to Iraq? Of course not.
Joseph A. Palermo


Ken Burns' 'The Roosevelts' Reveals Everything Wrong With Our Current Political Class

Joseph A. Palermo | September 21, 2014 | Media
By exploring the lives and times of the Roosevelts, ER Burns shows that in our not-so-distant past the governing institutions of this country were actually responsive to the needs and desires of working-class Americans.
HuffPost Radio


Is the October Surprise That Democrats Could Ace November Midterms?

HuffPost Radio | September 22, 2014 | Politics
R. Christie and Lamarche focus on Congress -- why it voted 3:1 for Obama's Syria-ISIS plan and who'll make the grade in the upcoming midterm exam? And they split on the greater 'existential threat' to U.S.: Ron says ISIS, Gara says climate. Three beheadings vs. "There's no Planet B"?
Laura Faye Tenenbaum


The Struggle to Reach Out and Tell the Climate Story

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | September 20, 2014 | Green
As a climate and Earth science communicator, I find this is the biggest challenge. We're in a constant fight to capture attention, to move people, to make them care about how their behavior is affecting Earth. To feel something.
David Tereshchuk


Watch: Underreported Story -- Reuniting Families With Remains of Dead Migrants

David Tereshchuk | September 20, 2014 | Media
As a service to the deceased person's families -- often on both sides of the border, some with United States citizenship and some not -- the work is a remarkable study in simple decency and human compassion.
Betsy Rosenberg


The Climate March Will Break Records But Will It Encourage More Environmental Media Coverage?

Betsy Rosenberg | September 19, 2014 | Green
It's time to disrupt the media status quo on climate silence, connect the green weather dots and invite the rest of America to join the conversation.
Barbara Ficarra


Dear Sean Hannity -- I'm Truly Sorry

Barbara Ficarra | September 19, 2014 | Media
I can't begin to imagine what you went through as a child. What's extremely heartbreaking is that you said that you "deserved it." No child deserves to be hit or beaten, with or without a belt.
Evelyn Lauer


Teacher, Editor Suspended for Banning Use of 'Redskin' in School Newspaper

Evelyn Lauer | September 19, 2014 | Education
As a journalism teacher, I'm appalled by the clear neglect of First Amendment rights to this student publication. As a citizen, I'm appalled by this administration's desire to keep a racial slur as a mascot because of tradition.
Andy Plesser


(VIDEO) Programmatic Video 'Three Years Behind Display': Videoplaza's Muehle

Andy Plesser | September 19, 2014 | Media
AMSTERDAM - So-called "programmatic" techniques for controlling and targeting online ad trading are already revolutionizing sales of static display ads; but video is later to the ad-tech party. Display has been like this for a while. Video is two to three years behind," London- and Stockholm-based video ad platform Videoplaza's...
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