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Jonathan Freedland

I Don't Find Writing a Woman as Comfortable as Writing a Man - I Actively Prefer It

Jonathan Freedland | July 6, 2015 | UK Entertainment
I found it oddly comfortable to return to writing a heroine rather than a hero - my first female lead since I wrote The Chosen One, published under my pseudonym, Sam Bourne, in 2010. I instantly felt at ease, guided by that sense that I knew Madison - how she would think, how she would speak, even how she would try to get to sleep in the long, slow hours of the night.
Student Press Law Center

Two Kansas Universities Are in Legal Dispute Over Supervising Student Speech Off Campus

Student Press Law Center | July 4, 2015 | College
Kansas State University and the University of Kansas are butting heads over how heavily universities can and should supervise student speech off campus under the guidelines set by Title IX to govern sexual harassment.
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Video and Mobile Primed for Media Disruption, Havas' Dominique Delport

Andy Plesser | July 3, 2015 | Media
CANNES -- Video will become ubiquitous and will disrupt many aspects of the media landscape, says Dominique Delport, Global Managing Director of Havas Media Group, in this interview with Beet.TV about the future of video advertising. Consumers are engaging with video on nearly every platform and service across most digital devices, he says....
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) BBC Worldwide's Gibson Taps Newsroom Values To Tell Brand Stories

Andy Plesser | July 3, 2015 | Media
CANNES -- Over the last year, Beet.TV has been reporting on BBC Worldwide's growing branded content initiative. Now the organization is formalising its offering in a new unit. Announced at Cannes Lions, BBC StoryWorks is the name of the content marketing that will have offices in Singapore, Sydney, New York and...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) GroupM's Gotlieb Says Reviews Often Happen When Agencies 'Over-Promise'

Andy Plesser | July 3, 2015 | Media
CANNES -- According to GroupM Chairman Irwin Gotlieb, many media reviews are happening at least in part because of a bad habit agencies have developed of promising too much. "Everything comes home to roost eventually," says Gotlieb in an interview with BeetTV at Cannes this week. "Those who over-promise massively...
Norman Lear

A Long Ago Fourth of July

Norman Lear | July 3, 2015 | Politics
While all of what I described here remains in my memory there is only one split second incident that calls that July 4th, 1928 event to my mind.
Stephen Hull

Introducing Beyond the Bombings

Stephen Hull | July 3, 2015 | UK
With Beyond the Bombings we've been deliberate to use our What's Working approach to news to focus on constructive, solution-led journalism. We will be publishing an interview with 7/7 survivor Gill Hicks who lost her legs and became a motivational speaker and anti-extremism campaigner. We'll have a blog from Esther Hyman, whose sister died in the attacks and who is raising money for an online anti-extremism course. We've also written a profile of Paul Dadge, the 'reluctant hero' who helped a woman with the white face mask in a famous picture. The London bombings touched people from across Britain, including our own news editor Jacqueline Housden who was on one of the tube trains which was attacked and is returning to work at HuffPost UK after giving birth to her first child. These are all remarkable stories which highlight the ability of wounds, no matter how deep, to heal.
Francis Levy

Pornosophy: Tweededum and Tweedledee

Francis Levy | July 2, 2015 | Media
Once the freedom has been achieved, then the real struggle begins, that of living with the petty annoyances, anal struggles and irritations that characterize most relationships after the flame of initial passion is spent.
Magda Abu-Fadil

Media Under Fire: Grim Arab World Case Studies

Magda Abu-Fadil | July 1, 2015 | Media
Arab media face major hardships with journalists on the receiving end of gross violations at the hands of authorities, armed groups, militias and others.
Michael Rosenblum

What Television Journalism Could Look Like

Michael Rosenblum | July 1, 2015 | Media
Now, for the first time, smartphones and particularly iPhones have the capacity to shoot broadcast-quality video. They have the potential to do for television journalism what Leicas did 100 years ago for photojournalism. iPhone video has the possibility of completely changing not only the cost of making television but the way that it looks.
Camryn Garrett

John Green, YA Authors, and Rape Culture

Camryn Garrett | July 1, 2015 | Teen
The fact of the matter is that John Green and all of the other authors who jumped down this girl's throat had all of the power. Adults always have the power -- that's often why it's so difficult to speak up when they aren't treating us correctly.
Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

Dear Media: ISIS Is Neither Winning nor Losing Despite the Sinai Attack and Others It Claims

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi | July 1, 2015 | World
TEL AVIV - As we reach the one-year anniversary since the announcement of ISIS, much of the commentary has been far too ephemeral, taking whatever comes out immediately in the news as indicative of long-term trends. ISIS is neither winning nor losing. Like any long war, there is much ebb and flow.
Michelangelo Signorile

The Radio Call-In That Had Everyone Crying on the Day of the Supreme Court's Marriage Decision

Michelangelo Signorile | July 1, 2015 | Gay Voices
Robert in Wisconsin called and talked about how he went to work to find his sisters waiting for him. They then told him a story about their deceased father that had listeners -- and all of us in the studio -- tearing up and realizing how much this decision meant to so many people, far beyond the rights and benefits of marriage. Listen in.
Eric Boehlert

The Christie Collapse and a Media Dream Dashed

Eric Boehlert | June 30, 2015 | Media
Of all the announced Republican candidates -- and those still queuing up this summer -- Christie, without question, enjoyed the most unique and encouraging relationship with the Beltway press corps. For years, there was an almost tribal affection for Christie and his bullying personality among the Acela media class.
Nigel Barber

Journalism Is Red in Tooth and Claw

Nigel Barber | July 1, 2015 | Media
If it bleeds, it leads is a truism of news coverage. We all sympathize with the victims of senseless violence, and their families, because we know that it could have been us, and our families. Yet, our world has never been less violent - except in news media and entertainment.
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Argument and Sound Bites Trump Civility

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | June 30, 2015 | Media
At a dinner party the other evening, one of the guests stated, with great indignation, "The entire south is against gay marriage." Media soundbites had asserted the same sentiment, but the truth is that only a few counties in some southern states had said they would not comply.
Andy Ostroy

The Super-Quick Implosion of Donald Trump's Candidacy

Andy Ostroy | June 30, 2015 | Politics
Ya gotta hand it to Donald Trump. Whenever he does something, he does it big. Huge...the biggest and the best!, as the self-aggrandizing Donald himself would say.
Michael Jascz

The Me, Me, Me of Social Media Might Make You End Up Alone, Alone, Alone

Michael Jascz | July 1, 2015 | Media
Narcissism can prevent us from having healthy relationships, but with the proliferation of social media sites and the rewarding of narcissistic behavior, we must be careful not to let online self-centeredness bleed into our reality.
Barbara Lee

How to Get More Women Above the Fold: Elect Them

Barbara Lee | June 29, 2015 | Media
Women's voices in every facet of media are important because they change the conversation by making it more inclusive. Much like their presence in politics, women's presence in news -- as reporters, sources and story subjects -- isn't nearly representative of their presence in our country.
Nell Minow

How Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Brought on the Era of Angry, Partisan Television "News"

Nell Minow | June 30, 2015 | Media
Once upon a time, network television news was dignified, objective, and delivered in stentorian, voice-of-God tones by white, vaguely Protestant men, in half-hour increments at the dinner hour.
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