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Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Yahoo: Three Keys to Native Ad Success

Andy Plesser | March 4, 2015 | Media
Native ads can often generate more attention then display ads, and they also usually drive a positive brand association, says Lauren Weinberg, VP Strategic Research & Insights at Yahoo, in this interview with Beet.TV. According to Yahoo's research, 60% of consumers have a positive perception of native ads, and they generate three times the attention of...
Irv Chapman

Sixty Years in Journalism: Morning Walks With an Ex-President

Irv Chapman | March 4, 2015 | Media
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt did not make his medical records public. When he ran for a fourth term in November, 1944, only his cardiologist knew how unlikely it was that he would live through it.
Committee to Protect Journalists

In China, Authorities Treat J-Visa Requests as Privilege, Not Professional Right

Committee to Protect Journalists | March 4, 2015 | Media
In November 2013 delays and refusals in issuing visas for foreign correspondents in China were making headlines. In March 2014 the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China described the situation as "grim." A report on results of its most recent member survey found "Chinese authorities are continuing to abuse the press card and visa renewal process in a political manner."
David Freudberg

Will The Marathon Trial Re-Traumatize Boston?

David Freudberg | March 4, 2015 | Politics
As the trial recreates the crime and its repercussions in devastating detail, one concern is the likelihood that Boston will be traumatized all over again and that deep emotional wounds that victims have worked hard to heal will inevitably be torn back open.
Victor Pickard

How the Internet Was Saved... and Why the Battle Continues

Victor Pickard | March 3, 2015 | Politics
The battle continues. The history of media reform tells us that if we ignore core systemic problems like the power of monopolies and the lack of structural diversity, important protections like net neutrality can be short-lived.
Rae Tutera

In Defense of Clarity and Dignity

Rae Tutera | March 4, 2015 | Gay Voices
We appreciate that the New York Times has a style guide, like every media outlet. A style guide, much like the law itself, is meant to guide its subjects toward action that benefits the collective over the individual.
Robert J. Rosenthal

Why #TheDress Is the Most Important Meme of the Year

Robert J. Rosenthal | March 3, 2015 | Media
It's been fun to watch pundits try to add something -- anything -- of value to a worldwide discussion about a $77 dress. What the commentators have generally overlooked is the larger and deeper meaning of #TheDress meme. It's about subjectivity in an era that is both global and local.
Jeff Danziger

Netanyahu Speech

Jeff Danziger | March 3, 2015 | Politics
Netanyahu Speech
Michael Buice

How Brain Science Explains the Way We See #TheDress

Michael Buice | March 3, 2015 | Science
Upon the electronic distribution of a picture of nothing more than a dress, we saw the birth of the stalwart White-and-golders and the die-hard Black-and-bluers. This dress is a nice example of how what you see isn't necessarily what you perceive.
Jonathan Marshall

Iran Sanctions: A Smokescreen for Regime Change

Jonathan Marshall | March 3, 2015 | Politics
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his followers in Congress want you to think they're trying to save the world from the threat of Iran's nuclear program. But their alarmist rhetoric and hardline demands are just a cover for their familiar program of trying to "remake" the Middle East.
Eric Boehlert

The Perils of Defending Bill O'Reilly

Eric Boehlert | March 3, 2015 | Media
What's the peril to conservatives of blindly protecting O'Reilly? Simple: It completely undercuts the conservative cottage industry of media criticism. You can't simultaneously demand that Brian Williams be fired and that Bill O'Reilly be left alone, not if you want anyone to pause for more than three seconds when considering your press critiques.
Sean Carman

Last Week's Internet Singularity

Sean Carman | March 3, 2015 | Technology
It wasn't a coincidence that the day began with the FCC's vote on net neutrality. Indeed, without net neutrality, none of this could have happened.
David Katz, M.D.

Avoiding Indictment by Innuendo

David Katz, M.D. | March 2, 2015 | Media
When you go public with your opinions, you are apt at times to ruffle some feathers, intentionally or otherwise. I have dealt with this -- on television, on Twitter, and elsewhere -- many times. I have some suggestions for how best to dodge these bullets should you ever find yourself in similar crosshairs.
Dunja Mijatović

Azerbaijan Must Release All Imprisoned Journalists

Dunja Mijatović | March 2, 2015 | Media
Journalists and free-expression advocates sit in Azerbaijani jails in record numbers. Their lot is growing. The systematic shutdown of dissenting voices and their outlets are clear violations of commitments on free media and free expression that Azerbaijan has signed on to as a participating State of the OSCE.
Warren J. Blumenfeld

'Ida' and False Controversy

Warren J. Blumenfeld | March 2, 2015 | Media
I would like to make a distinction between two terms -- terms that are often used interchangeably, but in actuality, while connected in some ways, stand as unique and separate from one another. The terms are "patriot" and "nationalist."
Jim Monroe

Can TV Save Local Media?

Jim Monroe | March 2, 2015 | Media
Is it inevitable that TV stations suffer the same fate as their print counterparts? Will they too slash newsroom staffs, rely more and more on syndicated, national content and let advertisers encroach on editorial?
Deborah J. Vagins

We Must Honor the Legacy of Selma Foot Soldiers by Repairing What They Fought For

Deborah J. Vagins | March 2, 2015 | Black Voices
Honoring the foot soldiers of Selma is a great step forward on the march toward justice for those who sacrificed for us. However, the momentum must continue. There must be just as strong a showing of bipartisan support to fix the legislation for which they sacrificed, starting with congressional hearings and votes to move the bill forward.
Peter Mandel

'My Struggle' in Reading Karl Ove Knausgaard in The New York Times Magazine

Peter Mandel | March 2, 2015 | Media
Now, I know I'm risking mailbags of angry letters from his millions of fans, but one of the fascinating things about Knausgaard is that he has nothing to say. Nothing interesting, that is.
Shira Lazar

Why People Love Watching Other People Get Drunk on YouTube

Shira Lazar | March 2, 2015 | Media
Mamrie Hart is an actress, writer, and comedian who became "Huge on the Tube" (#HOTT) with her "You Deserve a Drink" series. She recently won a Streamy Award for Best Actress in a Comedy for her over-the-top bartender role -- proof she's still killing it on YouTube.
Charles Kolb

Anchors Away

Charles Kolb | March 2, 2015 | Media
Our main network news programs can do better. They do not need celebrity anchors -- they need better content. Low-information news programs beget low-information citizens. Rather than dumb down the evening news, why not expand it with more in-depth coverage of the most important domestic and international stories?
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