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Magda Abu-Fadil

Will Automation Upend Journalism?

Magda Abu-Fadil | September 25, 2016 | Media
Talk of automation is making the rounds again and unless newsrooms retool, adapt, and media organizations train journalists to cope with it, more staffers risk becoming redundant. The Online News Association's (ONA) annual conference in Denver, Colorado this month featured speakers like futurist Amy Webb who reminded us...
Greg Garrett

When Should A Racist Film Be Required Viewing? Right Now.

Greg Garrett | September 23, 2016 | Media
This semester, I taught a repugnant movie. On purpose.
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Chris Cillizza: With Small Staff, Washington Post's The Fix blog 'Trumps' Politico

Andy Plesser | September 23, 2016 | Media
WASHINGTON, DC -- Ten years ago, blogging wasn't new. People had been using weblogs to post tidbits and updates for a couple of years already. But Chris Cillizza saw an opportunity. The journalist launched The Washington Post's The Fix to provide a unique take on political news, in a...
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Giving the World Your Joy

His Holiness the Dalai Lama | September 23, 2016 | World
We, the elder generation, have created a lot of problems in the twentieth century. The generations of the twenty-first century will have to find the solutions for them.
Nigel Hamilton

The Great Debates

Nigel Hamilton | September 23, 2016 | Media
Well, the Debates are upon us. In the Atlantic magazine, James Fallows has perfectly dissected for us Donald Trump's mastery of TV politicking, as demonstrated in the Republican nomination process. One can only hope Hillary Clinton's debate-advisers have read and inwardly digested his dissection. For it's scary how effective...
Jimmy Leach

The ISIS Model Of Content And Social Media Is Very Powerful - But Also Very Familiar

Jimmy Leach | September 22, 2016 | Politics
The war of terror being fought by ISIS has a parallel battle of information - a battle for hearts, minds and recruits on the one hand, and to amplify the terror and the horror on the other. And that battle is a very 21st-century one.
William Bradley

Hillary Has The Bigger Challenge In Setting Up The Big Clinton-Trump Debate

William Bradley | September 23, 2016 | Media
This Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debate on September 26 should be kinda interesting, don't you think?
Devishobha Ramanan

Video-Streaming- What's best for you?

Devishobha Ramanan | September 22, 2016 | Media
A few years ago, watching your favorite TV show or movie meant you had to wait eagerly for the days on which they will be aired on TV or the movie to be released. These days, if they are not available to be streamed online, they might well not...
Kevin Hogan

Bi-Erasure... Even After Death?

Kevin Hogan | September 22, 2016 | Queer Voices
Experiencing violence and hate caused by intolerance of your sexual orientation is devastating. It's even worse when you don't have the option to fully and accurately communicate the incident to the authorities because there's no distinct category for bisexuals.
Terence Smith

The Times, It Is a Changin'

Terence Smith | September 21, 2016 | Media
You see it on the front page of The New York Times, live on NBC and across the spectrum: reporters, not commentators or columnists, calling out Donald Trump for lying.
Pranay Gupte

The Writing Life: In Daily Journalism, A Last Innings?

Pranay Gupte | September 21, 2016 | Media
In 2004, when I was writing a regular column for The Straits Times based in Singapore, I penned the following essay. I think what I said then is still valid, even though at the time few people -- other than savants and media swamis -- could have foreseen how dramatically...
Jennifer Risi

The Changing Face of the Mad Men

Jennifer Risi | September 21, 2016 | Media
Marketers want their agency partners to accelerate diversity efforts. And their reasons go well beyond optics and political correctness This week, key catalysts and stakeholders in our industry gather at ADCOLOR® to discuss and champion those who are making an impact on diversity and inclusion within the creative industry....
Common Sense Media

8 Latino TV Characters Who Will Inspire Your Kids

Common Sense Media | September 22, 2016 | Latino Voices
By Maria O Alvarez, Common Sense Media “Diversity” is a lot more than the latest buzzword in Hollywood. When kids see positive portrayals of people who share their background and culture on TV, it can be truly life-changing. It plants the seed of possibility. It...
Murray Forseter

Some Help For Lester Holt: Questions For The Trump-Clinton Debate

Murray Forseter | September 20, 2016 | Media
Less than a week until the first presidential debate. The pressure must be excruciating on ... Lester Holt of NBC News, the first moderator. But TV, if anything, is about ratings and keeping an audience engaged.
Gabrielle Pelicci, Ph.D.

4 Easy Steps for Confident and Authentic Self-Promotion

Gabrielle Pelicci, Ph.D. | September 20, 2016 | Media
We live in a very noisy world with millions of people demanding attention. If we have a product or service that we really believe in and we want to share it with others, we have to compete with all of that crazy noise. Sometimes it can feel so overwhelming or intimidating to promote our work. We have to constantly post, pitch, and praise ourselves until others catch on.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Refugees And The Birth Of Empathy

His Holiness the Dalai Lama | September 21, 2016 | World
Often we hear about another's tragedy, and it makes us feel better about our own situation. The recognition that we are all connected -- whether Tibetan Buddhists or Hui Muslims -- is the birth of empathy and compassion.
Richard North Patterson

Clinton Vs. Trump: Black Swans And Perfect Storms

Richard North Patterson | September 20, 2016 | Politics
Supporters of Hillary Clinton have long feared the "Black Swan" -- that cataclysmic event which gives Donald Trump more than a puncher's chance to knock her out. But more discerning worriers conjure a perfect storm of circumstances which, coalescing at just the wrong time, dismantle her edge in the electoral college.
William Bradley

The Last Clinton Global Initiative Meet Marks the Sharp Decline of Davos Culture

William Bradley | September 19, 2016 | Media
It seemed at first like one of the all-time great political ideas. Hold the then emerging Clinton Foundation's Global Initiative summit at the same time as the annual United Nations General Assembly gathering of heads of government. Could there be a better way to position a former Presidency and a...
Terry Krepel

WorldNetDaily Will Die On Birther Hill

Terry Krepel | September 19, 2016 | Media
The news that Donald Trump has renounced birtherism (in front of the cameras, anyway) has to be a blow to WorldNetDaily, which helped Trump behind the scenes with his birther obsession.
Marty Kaplan

Trump Wins First Debate

Marty Kaplan | September 20, 2016 | Politics
It doesn't matter how the debates go, or what the polls say; the press will portray the final stretch of this horserace as neck and neck, a photo finish, you won't want to miss this, stay tuned.
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