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The Upitch App vs.The HARO Mailing List

Allison Kugel | Posted 04.21.2016 | Technology
Allison Kugel

HARO HARO is an acronym short for Help A Reporter Out; the mailing list that started on Facebook and picked up steam until it was ultimately acquired...

6 Tips to Help with Dream Recall

Kim Treffinger | Posted 04.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Treffinger

Many people tell me they don't remember their dreams, but this is not a permanent condition. There are many things you can do to stimulate dream recall. Here are just a few:  

The Biggest LGBT Names In Media Hit New York For One-Night-Only Fete

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Reporters, editors and broadcasters from all realms of the media industry gathered at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furniture showroom in New York ...

When A Great Artist Becomes His Country's Conscience

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 03.25.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

It was July 1992 when I returned to my assignment in Croatia after a brief vacation in Egypt, only this time Croatia wasn't the main destination, rather it was Bosnia.

5 ways to get a freelance journalist to fall in love with your stories

Catriona Pollard | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

As the media landscape changes, we're seeing more and more journalists go freelance. There are many reasons for this, flexibility, opportunity or even...

How Brands Benefit From A Think-Like-A-Journalist Mindset

Sachin Kamdar | Posted 02.12.2016 | Media
Sachin Kamdar

Your customers can smell advertorial from a mile away, hence the inception of unbiased brand journalism -- a service to your niche audience, which if done well, can turn into a healthy prospect list and thriving community.

Dear Media Core: Axing Access to Contraception = More Pregnancies!

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Melissa S. Grant

Cutting the funding to Planned Parenthood will do nothing to curb the need for abortion. Education and contraception could curb unintended pregnancy rates, but that's what Planned Parenthood does.

Suicide Bomb In Afghan Capital Targets Journalists, Kills Seven People

Reuters | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Media

A Taliban suicide car bomber targeted a minibus carrying journalists working for a private Afghan television channel on Wednesday, killing seven emplo...

NASA 'Wins The Internet' By Giving Surprise Interview To Young Boy

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.17.2015 | Science

This little reporter got his first big interview after NASA replied to a photo blog post where he said he wanted to write about rockets going into spa...

The Journalist and the Spy -- A Veteran's Day Tribute

Barb Abramson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Barb Abramson

When we reached the end of the row of greeters, I found a spot to sit with him before his ride picked him up. "What did this trip mean to you?" I asked him. He grabbed my hand and whispered; his voice choked up. "This was the homecoming I never had!

Journalist Jacqueline Sutton's Friends Skeptical Of Suicide Reports

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.19.2015 | Media

Friends and colleagues of Jacqueline Sutton, a British journalist who was found dead in an Istanbul airport restroom over the weekend, said they doubt...

Former BBC Journalist Mysteriously Found Dead At Istanbul Airport

Associated Press | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.19.2015 | Media

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Iraq director of an organization promoting journalism in conflict zones has been found dead in unexplained circumstances a...

Reporter Discovers Student Loan Shit Your Pants Syndrome #SYP

Steve Rhode | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Steve Rhode

My condolences for being a professional and award-winning reporter. The people who read or view the stuff folks like you produce, just don't understand how little most talented reporters, journalists, and writer actually make. It's pretty sad.

As Anti-Latino Sentiment Brews, Is MSNBC Planning to Cut Its Only Latino Anchor?

Juan Escalante | Posted 09.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Juan Escalante

Should MSNBC push ahead with their currently proposed schedule and effectively push José Díaz-Balart's show off the air, it will send a strong message to Latinos, immigrants and its current viewership, that there is no place for their only Latino anchorman.

#SandstormLebanon: Gritty Social Media Sarcasm

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.15.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's all Lebanon needed, a deadly sandstorm to accompany the government's paralysis, crumbling infrastructure, rolling demonstrations, and pervasive frustration.

Regrets and What to Do With Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Approaching regret from a cognitive point of view, reframing our thoughts from the past to the future, and asking, "What's next?" can also help to process regrets.

250 Must-Follow Twitter Feeds For Every Food Activist

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Whether you have found a chef that speaks to your soul or want to learn more about organic agriculture, Twitter has proven to be a powerful platform f...

Farah Nosh, Canada's War Photographer

Nate Clark | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Nate Clark

For award winning photojournalist Farah Nosh, there is a photograph that defines the madness of war, and it's one of her own.

What I Hate...

Gerry Myers | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

I hate that we are leaving such a mess to our children and grandchildren. Solution: Congress should stop acting like children and do their jobs.

Social Media, Ethics and Awards

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.28.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

We need more such incentives to prompt journalists, bloggers and others to couple journalistic prowess with self-regulated ethics in a bid to avoid the force-feeding of often outdated or unfair laws.

Press Freedom Must Not Be Compromised in Fight Against Extremism

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Courtney C. Radsch

There is a valid concern that the countering violent extremism initiative could provide justification for governments to broaden surveillance online and use it to curb human rights and civil liberties.

If It's February, This Must Be Brussels

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.23.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

Yes, it's a twist on the 1969 film starring Suzanne Pleshette and Charlie Cartwright "If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium," about a group of American tourists zipping through Europe on a bus tour with barely time to see anything.

Oscar-Worthy Performances by World Leaders (Paris Edition)

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Chaker Khazaal

It should not escape notice that a handful of the world leaders who were at the march advocating freedom of speech do not uphold this right in their own countries, much less promote it. It made me think of an Oscar-worthy performance, ending when the credits rolled and everyone went home.

Jinn, Sex, Atheism Strike Egyptian Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.20.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In today's topsy-turvy environment, all bets are off. Rather than focus on critical upcoming legislative elections and a major conference to help attract investments to Egypt's struggling economy, TV channels seem sidelined by matters that raise eyebrows and questions given their timing.

Hack vs Flack? What's the Problem? Geography!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.29.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In an increasingly globalized world, albeit with local interests, where stories often break on social media before anyone has time to breathe, journalists and PR pros can't afford to be "geography challenged."