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Roy S. Gutterman

Conviction and Pardon in Egypt

Roy S. Gutterman | October 6, 2015 | Media
Convictions of two journalists, imprisoned in Egypt on the sketchiest of charges, were overturned last week by the president of Egypt, ending a controversy that drew international criticism. The president pardoned three Al Jazeera journalists who had been sentenced to three years in prison in Egypt because of their...
Ali Owens

The Purity Standard Is Outdated and Unfair. And It's Time for It to Go

Ali Owens | October 6, 2015 | Women
If I could sum up the era of my life in which I was discovering my sexuality in one word, that word would be: shame. Despite the personal nature of this story, I feel compelled to share it, because I fully believe that no young woman should have to experience such intense shame -- yet the sad truth is, most do.
Lil Miss Hot Mess

One Year Later, Facebook Fails to Fix Its Biased Real Names Policy

Lil Miss Hot Mess | October 5, 2015 | Technology
It's time for Facebook to finally step up and make a change, or admit that it's not truly interested in building a social network that champions diversity, safety, and creative expression. And if that's the case, it's time for us as users to walk away and build something new.
Dani Bostick

CBS Sets Women in Sports Reporting Back About Fifty Years

Dani Bostick | October 5, 2015 | Sports
Allie LaForce's inane reporting on Saturday undermines women's efforts to be taken seriously as sports journalists and feeds harmful perceptions that female reporters have less to offer than their male counterparts when it comes to insight and analysis.
Tom Caramanno

Reframing the Selfie: How Selfies Dictate our way of Experiencing the World and Ourselves

Tom Caramanno | October 5, 2015 | Media
The selfie phenomenon has grown to epic proportions over the past few years. People of all ages feel the need to document every waking moment of their lives in photo. Having a night on the town with the girls at that swanky nightclub? Take a selfie.
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

America's Crisis of Interfaith

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | October 5, 2015 | Religion
Interfaith gatherings occur around the country, often in very simple and beautiful ways, but when we need to mobilize against bigotry, how well equipped are we? Where is our rapid response? Where is the determination to stand up every time someone uses religious identity as an excuse to hate?
Danny Goldberg

Music Streaming 2016 and Non-artificial Intelligence

Danny Goldberg | October 5, 2015 | Media
Today, you're much better off building a smart system that can learn from the real world -- what actual listeners are most likely to like next -- and help you predict who and where the next Adele might be.
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Content and Creativity Is Coming to the "Machine-Driven World" of AdTech, AOL's Bob Bejan

Andy Plesser | October 5, 2015 | Media
Programmatic advertising has been in the spotlight for the past two years.  Now it is the integration of creativity and content into the "machine-driven"world of adtech that is essential says Bob Bejan, Global Creative Executive Director of AOL in this interview with Beet.TV Bejan, who joined AOL this summer from...
Sarah Dubbeldam

Why You Don't Feel Beautiful

Sarah Dubbeldam | October 5, 2015 | Women
In a culture with so many mixed messages about our sexuality, we must ground ourselves to a core of value. Our bodies are not something to be objectified, but rather honored as sacred. We have been given our sexuality for good and not for manipulation or control.
Michael Rosenblum

From Churchill to Trump

Michael Rosenblum | October 5, 2015 | Media
Each new technology gives rise to a leader (or demagogue) who "gets" the new technology before anyone else. Kennedy understood television. What Trump understands, better than any other politician, is both television, a relatively old medium, and Twitter -- an entirely new medium.
Huffington Post

HuffPost Is Looking For A Weekend Blog Editor

Huffington Post | October 5, 2015 | Media
We're looking for a Blog Editor to work off-week days (Friday - Tuesday). A full description is below. If you're interested please email us at!
Lakin Starling

What Cosmopolitan's Kardashian Cover Says About Black Erasure in America

Lakin Starling | October 5, 2015 | Black Voices
In between the lines of the glossy pages touched with the Kardashian spell, the Obamas have been blurred out for a family that has not used their stan-factor to offer any substantial social impact in this country.
Mark Green

What If After 9/11 a Bush Shrugged and Said 'Stuff Happens'?

Mark Green | October 4, 2015 | Politics
Guns kill as many Americans every five weeks as did 9/11 -- yet Jeb Bush concludes after the Oregon massacre that nothing can or should be done. Lowry agrees while Reagan doesn't, citing his father. Then they debate Boehner, McCarthy, Planned Parenthood, Syria and Trump.
Irv Chapman

60 Years in Journalism: Russia Reverting to Type

Irv Chapman | October 5, 2015 | Media
Kremlinologists are once again trying to divine Putin's motives. Is he truly out to recreate as much of the Soviet Union as he can?
Bob Cesca

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Another Mass Shooting and Another Do-Nothing Congress, Plus the Next House Speaker Can't Speak

Bob Cesca | October 3, 2015 | Politics
Today's topics include: The 294th Mass Shooting in America This Year; Terrorist Attack on California Planned Parenthood; Huckabee Derps on Benghazi; the Next Speaker of the House is a Flaming Moron; and much more.
Magda Abu-Fadil

Do Lebanon's "Future" Media Have a Future?

Magda Abu-Fadil | October 3, 2015 | Media
It's a rough ride for one of Lebanon's media firms whose employees threatened strike action this week to protest 6-8 months of back pay, no viable alternative, and no light at the end of the tunnel.
DJ Jaffe

Remember Chris Harper Mercer, the Person who Killed Ten

DJ Jaffe | October 2, 2015 | Crime
In a press conference covering the brutal mass murders at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Sheriff John Hanlin defiantly refused to mention the name of the perpetrator, Chris Harper Mercer, and encouraged the media to do the same. The media should reject the Sheriff's request.
Amnesty International

Create Independent Investigations Systems for Police Accountability

Amnesty International | October 2, 2015 | Media
The key question is: What are effective deterrents to the unnecessary or excessive use of force and unlawful killings by police? And what system can provide accountability for the victims and their families?
Elaine Ambrose

Don't Name the Shooter

Elaine Ambrose | October 2, 2015 | Media
Eric Harris. Dylan Klebold, Adam Lanza. James Holmes. They're famous. Google their names and instantly retrieve pages of references, links, and related articles. Their victims don't have the same prominence. They're dead and gone.
Robert Reich

Why the Washington Post's Attack on Bernie Sanders Is Bunk

Robert Reich | October 2, 2015 | Politics
The Washington Post just ran an attack on Bernie Sanders that distorts not only what he's saying and seeking but also the basic choices that lie before the nation.
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