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Aaron Caleb Bardo

America in Black and White

Aaron Caleb Bardo | August 3, 2015 | Media
The process of change begins with us and ends with us. Through social media and grassroots movement we can unite our colors as we did on June 26, 2015. We can inspire American Dreams for generations to come before the riots begin, before the violence turns viral.
Karl Grossman

280th Anniversary of Landmark Event in History of a Free Press--Trial of John Peter Zenger

Karl Grossman | August 3, 2015 | Media
Ever since Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press nearly 600 years ago now, there have been many in power threatened by people able to communicate freely, and they have worked hard to prevent that. The Zenger trial was a very bright event on a continually difficult journey.
Paul Stoller

Trumping Fears of the Other: Media and the Politics of Contagion

Paul Stoller | August 3, 2015 | Media
We live in fearful times. Many people seem to be afraid of almost everything--sharks, contaminated foods, polluted water, heat waves, droughts, floods, tsunamis, rising ocean levels, financial collapse, the police, radical Muslims, young African American men. These fears are reinforced exponentially in our media, including, of course, social media. There...
Michael Rosenblum

As Magazines Go To Video

Michael Rosenblum | August 3, 2015 | Media
If you want to have a successful newspaper or magazine or political campaign or online store, for that matter, you have to be able to communicate in video. Video literacy is as essential to the arrival of the Internet and smartphones as print literacy was to the arrival of the printing press 500 years ago.
Steven Cohen

Hillary Clinton Is Right on Climate Change and the New York Times Is Wrong

Steven Cohen | August 3, 2015 | Green
If we are to solve the climate problem we need to focus our attention on policies and programs that are practical and politically feasible. Even if a second President Clinton had a Democratic Congress she would have trouble getting a carbon tax enacted.
Amal Clooney

It Is Time for Sisi to Set Al Jazeera Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Free

Amal Clooney | August 2, 2015 | World
President Sisi should know that the world will be watching the court's verdict on Aug. 29, and his government's response to it. Media freedom in the region is at stake. And, as the Council of Europe has put it, "it will be the commitment shown to free speech which determines whether or not Egypt grows -- or shrinks [--] in the eyes of the world."
Louise Green

Why Plus-Size Running is a Global Media Sensation

Louise Green | August 1, 2015 | Canada Living
We keep women of size behind a curtain like she doesn't exist or matter when the reality is she is athletic, fashion-conscious, and pop-culture savvy with incredible buying power.
Kelly James Clark

Muslims, Mass Shootings and the Media

Kelly James Clark | July 31, 2015 | Media
My analysis of the media coverage related to each mass shooting revealed a pattern. For every non-Muslim shooting suspect, the media never mentioned their religion. Moreover, in nearly every case, it was claimed that the mass shooters were suffering from some sort of mental instability.
Shannan Adler

The Perils of Native Advertising

Shannan Adler | July 31, 2015 | Media
The Times and most other major publishers take care to label these ads as "paid posts," so as to try to preserve the editorial credibility of the paper and to honor its responsibility to readers. But no one should take much comfort in the (small) fine print.
Julia Herz

Weighing in on Women and Beer

Julia Herz | July 31, 2015 | Taste
With the viral voices of today's social media channels, I see checks and balances in play. Vocal consumers are forcing brands to grow a conscience. Integrity is the metaphorical yard stick for the average craft brewer and beer lover.
Bob Cesca

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Sarah Palin Can't Answer Bill O'Reilly's Questions, Plus Fox News Punches More Homeless People

Bob Cesca | July 31, 2015 | Media
It's Possible to Care About Cecil the Lion and Other Issues at the Same Time; Bob's Latest Twitter Battle with Dan Bidondi; The Bionic Dan Bidondi Bionic Italian Airlines; and much more.
David Macaray

How About Them Lady Sports Announcers?

David Macaray | July 31, 2015 | Sports
I long ago reached the unhappy conclusion that when it comes to TV "news" in the post-millennium, virtually anyone who is poised, articulate and has good hair and teeth can do the job. All they have to do is be able to read what somebody else wrote for them on the teleprompter.
S. Kumar

Why American Journalism Is in a State of Crisis

S. Kumar | July 31, 2015 | Media
Will McAvoy, in the HBO drama The Newsroom, tells a colleague: "I don't believe in censorship, but I'm a big believer in self-censorship." It's a simple principle that guided generations of journalists and news organizations in America for decades, but one that the press now seems to have forgotten. In an age of 24-hour online news driven by ad sales and page views, responsible journalism seems to be hard to find.
Michael Levin

Seven Years Later: What Exactly Did Rupert Murdoch Do To The Wall Street Journal?

Michael Levin | July 31, 2015 | Media
Sarah Ellison, a former Journal reporter, wrote a highly regarded, captivating book, War At The Wall Street Journal, that captured the drama, intensity, corporate infighting, and financial deal-making that left the Journal in Murdoch's hands.
Anthony D. Romero

Rand Paul, Libertarian?

Anthony D. Romero | July 31, 2015 | Politics
Sen. Rand Paul has made safeguarding civil liberties a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, and he hasn't been afraid to take on his own party in that fight. But when it comes to the question of abortion, Rand Paul believes government should be making our most intimate decisions for us.
Gary Villablanca Duff

Here's Who Could Save Daytime Juggernaut 'The View'

Gary Villablanca Duff | July 30, 2015 | Media
Instead of leading from behind, hire a robust and exciting panel that re-engages the program's core 25-54 demographic which is being lost to its competition, and bring an aging platform into the 21st century by way of social media. Here's who should get the call.
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) A "Whole New World" of Video Advertising Coming to Comcast/NBCU, Driven by Set-Top Data

Andy Plesser | July 30, 2015 | Media
CANNES - Comcast's data from its twenty millions set-top boxes, coupled with marketers' first party data, will create a "whole new world" for NBC Universal, for both advertising and content creation, explains Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships in this this interview with Beet.TV Comcast has been...
Slant

Your Pictures Of The Homeless Aren't Gritty, They're Exploitative.

Slant | July 30, 2015 | Media
A couple years ago, when I started experimenting with photography myself, I tried to think of any war zones close to New York I could visit. Since there weren't any immediate places that came to mind I trained my lens on the inequality I saw everyday: the homeless.
Carlos S. Moreno, Ph.D.

Stop Giving Mass Shooters the Celebrity They Crave

Carlos S. Moreno, Ph.D. | July 30, 2015 | Media
I am calling on all major news media outlets to refrain from naming the next mass shooter who comes along, because we all know another killer will undoubtedly come. Perhaps by removing the chance that they can satisfy their twisted desires, fewer innocent lives will be lost.
Craig Newmark

Why a NYT Editor Left Her Job to Start the News Site Kicker

Craig Newmark | July 30, 2015 | Media
Kicker is a news website that helps you get up to speed easily by making news digestible, engaging, and actionable. They're one of the women-led startups who came in 3rd place for the Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition. Holly Ojalvo and Lisa Vehrenkamp, Kicker Cofounders, are...
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