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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 27, 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
Jeff Danziger


Rick Perry in NH

Jeff Danziger | August 26, 2014 | Politics
Rashard Mendenhall


The First Step

Rashard Mendenhall | August 28, 2014 | Sports
I wasn't supposed to walk away from the NFL, but I did. I wasn't supposed to be writing television, but I am. I'm supposed to be lost after football. I'm not. I've reinvented myself. This is my first transformation.
Tyler Curry


Using Sex to Sell HIV Prevention

Tyler Curry | August 27, 2014 | Gay Voices
The idea is that using healthy, sexual images in HIV messaging will dilute the fear of contracting the virus and further increase the risk of infection for my peers and the younger gay men on the up and up. On its face, this argument makes sense. But make no mistake: It is completely and fundamentally flawed.
Michael Rosenblum


What Television Journalism Could Look Like

Michael Rosenblum | August 26, 2014 | Media
why is television news so terrible? So unwatchable? It is largely because it is visual boring. Uninspiring. Deadly. But it does not have to be anything like that.
Sabrina Karim

Who Fired Live Rounds in West Point? The Answer Matters for Liberians

Sabrina Karim | August 26, 2014 | Media
In a country like Liberia, it matters who fires live rounds. It matters who uses less lethal means to control crowds. It matters who is present when things go awry. The reputation of an entire institution is at stake. Because, in Liberia, where mistrust of the government runs deep, incidents can be used to fuel the flame for future violence.
Michael Rosenblum


Journalism Uber Alles

Michael Rosenblum | August 26, 2014 | Media
If you take a look at the most successful companies that are purely derivative of the web (as opposed to old companies that have been jammed into the web), you get an interesting (and very valuable) list.
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