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Bob Cesca


Please Feel Free to Shut Up About Obama's Tan Suit

Bob Cesca | August 29, 2014 | Politics
Congratulations, America. This is why we can't have nice things. And when historians of the future look for someone to blame, I hope they include a brief mention of the outrage over Obama's ordinary suit.
Bob Seay


Your Paranoia Is Not Their Crime

Bob Seay | August 29, 2014 | Media
The only missing element in this Male Black Assailant narrative has been a weapon in the hands of Michael Brown. Thanks to Ben Stein, we now know that the weapon was Michael himself, a threat so menacing that it continued even as the young man held his hands in the air and said, "Don't shoot."
Randy Krum


False Visualizations: When Journalists Get Data Viz Wrong

Randy Krum | August 29, 2014 | Media
As readers, we see the area of two-dimensional shapes on the page to represent the different values, but design software only allows width and height adjustments to size shapes.
Committee to Protect Journalists


After Gaza Conflict, Probe Needed Into Journalist Killings

Committee to Protect Journalists | August 29, 2014 | World
Read More: Cpj, World News
he killing of journalists and media workers, among several other potential violations of international law committed by both Israel and Palestinian factions, should be included in any future investigations into the Gaza war.
Stephen Miles


Iraq and Syria: What if Bombing Makes Things Worse?

Stephen Miles | August 29, 2014 | Politics
With more than 1,000 U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq, surveillance flights over Syria, and over 100 airstrikes launched in Iraq, it is time to start asking the hard questions about the latest U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.
Mable Chan

Is Your Calling Worth Dying for?

Mable Chan | August 29, 2014 | Media
The answers I believe, may well lie in his pure innocence and courage to discover and report the ground truth -- no matter how ugly the truth, how high the price.
Reese Schonfeld


Time Warner/CNN: Running Scared

Reese Schonfeld | August 28, 2014 | Media
Bewkes and Martin seem to be following the traditional trail of MBAs -- cut costs, put lipstick on the pig, dress it up and sell it for as much money as you can get and let the buyer worry about the future.
Francis Levy


Mike Baker and the 'Temple of Doom'

Francis Levy | August 28, 2014 | Media
CNN was interviewing someone named Mike Baker who was identified as "a former CIA covert operations officer." The interview was about the United States beginning to fly surveillance missions over Syria.
George Weiner


ALS Strikes Out Justin Bieber (in Search Volume): Measuring #IceBucketChallenge Awareness

George Weiner | August 28, 2014 | Impact
It is a rare moment when our collective attention turns toward causes as worthy as ALS. The Ice Bucket Challenge has become an example of the increased awareness and fundraising that can result from the combination of creativity, social media, and a compelling cause.
Ryan Thomas Neace


Why I Am Only Telling One Side of the Michael Brown Story

Ryan Thomas Neace | August 28, 2014 | Media
When I write about Ferguson, I am not telling the narrative of the "power group" purposefully because the imbalance in power means that their narrative is implicit in our laws, in our ways of enforcing those laws, and in our ways of trying and sentencing those who are alleged to have broken those laws
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz


Marco Rubio & the GOP's Reckless Shutdown Politics

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz | August 28, 2014 | Politics
Instead of joining with Democrats to expand opportunity for all Americans by fighting for equal pay and a raise for millions of Americans, investing in infrastructure and education, and creating jobs, Republicans like Rubio have recommitted to digging in their heels and causing rampant dysfunction that hurts middle class families.
Andrew Lam


For Freelancers, Growing Opportunity and Risk

Andrew Lam | August 27, 2014 | Media
The recent beheading of freelance journalist James Foley (pictured above) by militants from the Islamic State highlights the growing dangers that freelance reporters covering conflict zones face.
Mike Lux


Politicians and Billionaires: Pledging Allegiance to Each Other in Secret

Mike Lux | August 27, 2014 | Politics
These audio files reveal the frightening truth about the state of American politics in 2014 -- our country is being held hostage by a minority beholden to corporate interests.
Etan Thomas


Athletes Take a Stand for Mike Brown

Etan Thomas | August 29, 2014 | Sports
These critiques of athletes are not new. They have been articulated for years, in barbershops, bars, social media, various articles and blogs, by the everyday fan to the most celebrated scholars. But many still are misguided and inaccurate.
Gina Ciliberto

Looking Terrorism in the Eye: What the 9/11 Museum Can Teach Us About the James Foley Video

Gina Ciliberto | August 27, 2014 | Media
If we only know James Foley as a journalist who was killed by ISIS, does witnessing his death via video make him human to us in a way that he couldn't be otherwise? Does it engender him to his mission of spreading truth?
Troy Campbell


A Tale of Two Titles: The Fault in Our Stars and F--k Fate

Troy Campbell | August 27, 2014 | Entertainment
So if the message is hopeful, why call the book The Fault in Our Stars? Possibly because this book is not about blind hope; it's about acceptance and perseverance in the face of reality -- a modern realistic fairytale of sorts.
Anthony Settipani

For How He Lived: Remembering James Foley

Anthony Settipani | August 27, 2014 | College
Before James Foley died at the hands of the Islamic State, he was a well-known war correspondent who felt a duty to cover the front line. But before all of that, he was a teacher returning to school, and just beginning to see journalism as the new direction his life needed.
Adam Hanft


David Plouffe Gets Hired By Uber; Is It the Rand Paulization of Barack Obama's Campaign Brain?

Adam Hanft | August 27, 2014 | Politics
If Plouffe's move is a canary in a generational cage, it could be that the Millennials will be far harder for our conventional business and political structures to handle than anyone has fully realized.
Sandip Roy


An Unlikely Sliver of Hope from Ferguson

Sandip Roy | August 27, 2014 | Black Voices
Amidst all the hell breaking loose in Ferguson, here was one more old scab to pick at -- immigrant-black tensions in small towns and inner cities.
Orlando Jones


There's a Hole in My Bucket

Orlando Jones | August 26, 2014 | Politics
Since a number of the discussions I've recently had about the events in Ferguson, MO seem to devolve into accusations that I'm either a racist, a liar or an idiot allow me to immediately address some facts that are not in dispute
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