Veteran television journalist Bill Moyers just announced that he will be ending his television show in January 2015 -- this after more than forty years of reporting -- so let us salute this exceptional media figure.
This year, for the first time, American high school students show a greater overall appreciation for the First Amendment than do adults.
The government refuses to accede to terrorist demands for money or the release of prisoners, arguing that doing so creates a perverse incentive that would encourage more kidnapping.
Whatever or whoever you are, there's one very enjoyable step you can take, right now -- or at least, fairly soon -- to make yourself a better writer: Take a course in humor writing.
It is important because what happens in our world affects us all. One used to be able to trust networks and media -- and that is fading fast.
A man of many talents.
Ideally, journalists attempt to bring us the truth. And we will value their lives and contributions fully, as fully as we can, if we attempt to not only value their having lived, or even avenge their deaths.
Journalism will never die as long as the world has news to report and requires someone to report it. For those of you who have doubts about thrusting yourself into the wild and wonderful world of journalism, look no further to end your questioning.
American reporter James Foley, who was killed in Syria in August, was -- and is -- a brother to me. As courageous as Jim was, however, I don't think that it was danger or violence that drew him to this harrowing work. Rather, it was peoples' stories
For days I was thinking about the invisible lines between journalism and activism. Journalism involves the telling of truth and stories. Activism involves fighting for a cause one believes to be right and true. What if the story someone is reporting on has a loud cause crying to be fought for?
Though this year's TEDx conference was more evolutionary than revolutionary, it was certainly worth attending. The disruption in journalism is an established historic event. However, the conference underscored how all of us can engage and influence others in the digital space.
Is my one-time favorite magazine going the way of the dodo bird? What's to become of TIME after it was cut loose from a corporate tether tied to a sought-after prize?
When I comes right down to it, like many wordsmiths, I write simply because (as grammatically incorrect as it sounds) I "can't not write." What a lovely addiction by which I am plagued.
The answers I believe, may well lie in his pure innocence and courage to discover and report the ground truth -- no matter how ugly the truth, how high the price.
With November approaching, students all across the world will be applying to colleges. I wanted to share a personal experience that I had this past summer to help with the "but where do I apply?"
The government's quick willingness to shut down communications is what got me (and others) thinking about the kill switch. It makes it very easy for police to simply shut down all cell phones using the technology to stifle coverage and communication.