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Lev Raphael

Reviewer Prejudice at the New York Times?

Lev Raphael | May 25, 2015 | Books
Reviewers like Maslin just don't know what they're missing, and they're cheating their readers. Stephen King made Maslin's list. Really? Readers would somehow have missed that he had a new book out?
Malik Siraj Akbar

How the Axact Scandal Changed Pakistan's Media

Malik Siraj Akbar | May 23, 2015 | Media
Never before in its media history has Pakistan experienced such a large scale of resignations from top journalists based on the investigations of a foreign newspaper. Some jaded skeptical citizens are complaining why their own secret services and the media organizations are unable to dig out stories as big as the one reported by the NYT.
Magda Abu-Fadil

Media Ethics: Whose Standards?

Magda Abu-Fadil | May 25, 2015 | Media
Broadcast media are under intense pressure, given tight deadlines, security threats, competition and shrinking budgets. The key challenges are: How do we define media ethics and who sets the standards when the journalism of terror is becoming the new normal?
Malik Siraj Akbar

The Pakistani Friends and the Foes of the New York Times

Malik Siraj Akbar | May 23, 2015 | Media
The battle between BOL and the Tribune is not for the supremacy of independent journalism. It is, unfortunately, a competition between two media groups to prove who is the real darling of the Pakistani military.
David Rothenberg

Criminal Justice Reform Demands Political Leadership, Not Editorials

David Rothenberg | May 22, 2015 | Crime
Across the nation, there has been a recent barrage of media reports, in progressive as well as conservative publications, advocating and applauding reforms in the criminal justice system.
David Kleeman

Don't Hold Your Breadth

David Kleeman | May 22, 2015 | Media
We have an unprecedented chance to fill in the blanks in kids' lives -- to support their diverse passions and open their minds to new possibilities. Let's not hold our breadth.
Ryan Banfill

Obsession with Sideshow Takes Our Eyes off Revolution

Ryan Banfill | May 22, 2015 | Media
It will be interesting to see how the 2016 presidential campaigns operate in an environment where everyone is a reporter who can move information in real time.
Michael Rosenblum

Selfie World

Michael Rosenblum | May 22, 2015 | Media
Walking through Times Square as quickly as possible, I was astonished to see about 1,000 people all clustered and staring up at something. You don't often seen 1,000 people all staring at a single spot. Something big must have been happening. I turned to look. What they were all staring at, what had grabbed their attention, was... themselves.
Sue Wilson

Scott Walker and the GOP Turning First Amendment Rights Upside Down

Sue Wilson | May 22, 2015 | Media
It's been a year since the First Amendment suffered a gigantic blow as a result of the 2012 Scott Walker recall campaign. Now, there is another threat to free speech, stemming from that same recall of GOP presidential hopeful Walker looming at the Wisconsin State Supreme Court.
Jim Wallis

Who Said It: Fox News or Jesus?

Jim Wallis | May 22, 2015 | Media
I thought it might be spiritually helpful to compare Fox's language about the poor to the language of Christ, both in substance and tone, and the deep feelings that these completely contrary languages, and their comparison, reveals.
Patrick Hicks

What's It Like to Do a Radio Interview?

Patrick Hicks | May 21, 2015 | Media
I enjoy doing radio, and whenever I'm contacted about being on a show I almost always say "yes." It's an honor to be piped into cars and homes and work spaces. You become a guest among strangers. And, as these strangers listen, I hope they might nod their heads at something I've said.
Taylor Dibbert

Cartoonists Are Under Fire

Taylor Dibbert | May 21, 2015 | Media
The New York City-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has come out with a new report that deals with the challenges faced by cartoonists across the globe. In light of the attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo last January, a report of this nature is quite timely.
David Tereshchuk

Al Jazeera: Management Style Echoes Country-of-Origin

David Tereshchuk | May 22, 2015 | Media
The Al Jazeera TV news organization that began in Qatar missed a great opportunity when it started Al Jazeera America (AJAM), using the cable channel it bought from ex-Vice President Al Gore's Current TV.
Greta Van Susteren

Note to the Republican Candidates Who Don't Make the Initial Top 10! Here Is an Idea!

Greta Van Susteren | May 21, 2015 | Media
I would love to skip the campaign season and go right to the debates. I hate the negative ads which only serves to trash people. The debates are a chance to compare and contrast and the candidates can't hide behind the ads which they blame on others.
Till Bruckner

Spin Fail as Clinton Foundation Keeps Books Firmly Shut

Till Bruckner | May 21, 2015 | Media
Earlier this month, I was in Marrakech to cover the Clinton Global Initiative schmoozefest and make up my mind about whether the Clinton Foundation is as sinister as its critics make it out to be.
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) comScore Readies Measurement Tool for Connected TV's

Andy Plesser | May 21, 2015 | Media
Responding to a dramatic increase in video consumption on connected TV's, comScore is readying a measurement tool to tabulate views on the devices and will roll it out this year in the U.S., says Serge Matta, CEO in this video interview with Beet.TV.   He says that comScore is already measuring...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) DailyMail's Steinberg: The Threat to News is the Media Agencies

Andy Plesser | May 21, 2015 | Media
Steinberg, former president and COO of BuzzFeed, joined the DailyMail last June.  In this interview he talks about the publisher's recent Digital Content NewFront, the growth of video on the site and how it is monetizing video on Facebook and YouTube.
Rosemarie Ostler

Top 10 Misused Words Of The 1870s

Rosemarie Ostler | May 21, 2015 | Arts
Usage criticism hasn't changed much since the 1870s. Then as now, language critics were appalled by the profusion of illogical usages, incorrect meanings, sloppy writing mistakes, and newly invented terms that weren't real words. They even blamed the same culprits -- declining educational standards and a society where "anything goes."...
Francis Levy

Anchored to Their Looks

Francis Levy | May 21, 2015 | Media
Is it really true that good looking reporters regularly scoop their less attractive counterparts? And who ever said that life is fair?
Bengu Atamer

YouTubers Top the OnePoll Online Video Barometer as Most Trusted Source of Information For Consumers in the UK

Bengu Atamer | May 22, 2015 | Media
The UK is now a nation that fully embraces the online video revolution. That is the reality portrayed by the UK Online Video Barometer, a survey ran independently by OnePoll.
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