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Controlling the Flow: Thoughts on the Free Flow of Information Act

Tricia Todd | Posted 11.14.2013 | Media
Tricia Todd

Selectively protecting some journalists, and not journalism as a whole, is detrimental to democracy and civil society. Why then do the majority of American mainstream media resources support this Act?

Mourad, Dexter and the Saudi Scholar

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 11.10.2013 | World
YaLa Young Leaders

By Hanane Harrath His name was Mourad and he was 20 years old. He was very pleasant and very funny too. He was my driver from Casablanca airport to m...

The Social Media Effect: Are You Really Who You Portray Online?

R. Kay Green | Posted 10.07.2013 | Small Business
R. Kay Green

Through interaction with the social medium, the real and ideal selves intersect; and the ideal self is at least partially actualized. In essence, our online selves represent our ideals and eliminate many of our other real components.

Committing Acts of Journalism

Tricia Todd | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Tricia Todd

Shield Laws aren't simply for protecting journalists and their sources, they are to ensure the ability for investigative journalism to continue informing the public and strengthening democracy. Cherry picking who gets protected is another way of criminalizing journalism.

Want To Prevent Future Hunger? Try Precision Agriculture

Lloyd A. Treinish | Posted 09.22.2013 | Technology
Lloyd A. Treinish

How many mouths will the world be feeding by 2050? It is an estimated 9.2 billion, up from 7 billion today. To keep pace with this growing population, global food production will need to increase by 70 percent. That means getting a lot smarter about how we raise crops.

Blackberry Peach Ginger Crumble

Elissa Bernstein | Posted 08.24.2013 | Taste
Elissa Bernstein

It's summer, and that means it's blackberry season.

Author Platform: Use the News to Boost Your Book & Platform

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

Using the news can help boost the visibility of your book, your platform and you! Themes run through your platform and book, whether it is fiction or...

BookExpo America: Behind the Scenes for How to Write a Book

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

When you build a career in any industry, it is important to get into the thick of things and learn as much as you can about the business activities involved so you can become more of an insider as opposed to just a spectator.

7 Highly-Effective Ways to Maximize Your Online Brand Presence

R. Kay Green | Posted 06.25.2013 | Small Business
R. Kay Green

Your online brand is what people think of you when you are not available. In fact, your online brand is as important as any of the traditional forms of branding and becoming more important each day.

Republicans Look To Force Obama To Walk The Obamacare Walk

Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While some Republicans are using the ongoing budget debate to push symbolic campaigns to defund or repeal Obamacare, two Republican sena...

Keeping You Safe: Using Big Data to Secure Big Data

Brendan Hannigan | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology
Brendan Hannigan

The ability to access this data from anywhere in the world and finding meaningful ways to combine it with other sources of data is at the core of the vision for a smarter, more connected and intelligent planet. Yet, the flipside is that these new sources of data and information are perfect targets for fraud and crime.

7 Sites You Should Be Wasting Time On Right Now

Posted 02.20.2013 | Comedy

If the cold weather is getting you down or you’re feeling the midweek slump, we have just what you need to pick your spirits up and kick yourself ba...

A Resolution Doesn’t Have To Be Broken

Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living

The new year can be an exciting time: a chance to start fresh, reinvent yourself and of course take on a new resolution. Not surprisingly, most new ye...

2008 Election's Biggest Videos: YouTube Flashback

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Shira Lazar

Take a ride down YouTube's memory lane with the best news flubs, pop culture parodies, musical tributes, dug-up footage, and celebrity endorsements from one of the most revolutionary political events in American history.

The Hybrid Halloween Witch of 2012

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Today, black magic is out, replaced by blogs and picket lines where the Halloween witch can express her complaints about social injustices without the risk of being burned at the stake.

Cloud Computing? I'll Take an Industrial-Strength Version

Lauren States | Posted 12.17.2012 | Technology
Lauren States

Today, everyone acknowledges the power of cloud computing. So, when companies hesitate to adopt the cloud, it's not because their executives don't understand how profoundly the technology can transform their operations. No. The main reason cited by most companies is one of risk.

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 182 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 11.25.2012 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

Originally posted at WFMU's Beware of the Blog. Give the Drummer Some'sFavorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere Who is Hervé Lemaire (LinkedIN / W...

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 183 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 11.23.2012 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

This post is for those 47% of readers who are dependent on Mining the Audio Motherlode, who believe that they are victims, who believe Mining the Audio Motherlode has a responsibility to care for them.

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 181 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 11.11.2012 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

Like buying a used record with a previous owner's name on it, sometimes MP3 files for an album appearing on one blog are traceable -- through the unique set of pops and clicks heard on the original vinyl -- to a posting of the same recording at another.

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 180 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

While there is plenty to lament about the state of the blogging landscape, as long as great records keep getting posted, I'll keep bathing them in the warm glow of my miner's helmet.

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 179 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 10.29.2012 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

If you enjoy the survey of sounds covered in these weekly Motherlodes, you should check out Give the Drummer Radio, a 24-hour webstream I created for WFMU in the summer of 2010.

Olympic Weightlifter Hits Back At Body Critics

Salon | Posted 08.02.2012 | Women

If the London Olympics can teach us anything, let it be that women weightlifters are the coolest, most well-adjusted young women in the world. Want to...

Comedy vs. Being the Bully

Lianna Carrera | Posted 09.24.2012 | Comedy
Lianna Carrera

There's a difference between comedians and the bullies, and we know it. Comedy remembers responsibility to something, and most of time that is to a sense of decency, timing, and place.

The Best Time I Went Speed-Dating

The Hairpin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Women

Approximately two months after the man I thought I was going to have babies with and I broke up, I decided to plunge back into the dating scene. I had...

Young People Seek Political Discourse Online

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Maya Cueva Youth might not be going to the polls in vast numbers, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care about making change in their communit...