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What I Hate...

Gerry Myers | Posted 03.17.2015 | 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 02.26.2015 | 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and others to couple journalistic prowess with self-regulated ethics in a bid to avoid the force-feeding of often outdated or unfair laws.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 02.23.2015 | 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 02.21.2015 | 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."

Living in Exile: Ethiopian Journalist Betre Yacob Struggles

Maura Kelly | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Maura Kelly

In April 2011, I traveled to Ethiopia on a humanitarian mission with non-profit organization Helping Other People (HOPe). While there we witnessed crushing poverty in cities and rural villages and encountered hope and strength in the people we worked with.

4 Travel Memoirs You've Probably Never Heard of

Dominique Kane | Posted 01.10.2015 | Travel
Dominique Kane

Picking up an amazing travel memoir about someone else's experience in a foreign country is one of the most effective ways for would-be travelers to escape, on a more regular basis than their annual holiday.

New NYC Exhibit Pays Homage To Slain War Reporters

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.16.2014 | Media

A new exhibit in New York City is paying homage to the thousands of reporters who have been killed over the years in their fight to expose the truth. ...

White House Says Beheaded U.S. Journalist Not 'Sold' To Islamic State

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - The United States has no information indicating beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff was "sold" to Islamic Sta...

Robo-Journo = Pulitzer?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.29.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

ven if that audience isn't willing to pay directly for content, membership packages allow newspapers to offer something different, an emotional connection with their core readers complemented by special deals and opportunities. Expect memberships to become a more common feature.

The Fine Print on Our Favorite Columnists

Grammarly | Posted 08.23.2014 | Media
Grammarly

While it is by no means exhaustive, this list includes a dozen of Grammarly's favorite print journalists from the English-speaking world in honor of National Columnists Day on June 23.

Aaron Sorkin Has No Reason to Apologize

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment
Rutendo Nyamuda

Aaron Sorkin wrote a TV series from his creative perspective and either you love it or you don't. It's that simple.

Love Supreme

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Good News
Jack Schimmelman

ictoria believes that autistic children are powerful souls who have diminished themselves in a body gone wrong; that they are the very best of us come here to teach. They are angels.

The Power of Words

Julia Schemmer | Posted 03.24.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

I am a writer and a lover of words. Addicted to them, you might even conclude. I believe in the power of words, but even more so, I am amazed at the power of those who say them.

Bringing Edward Snowden Home Would Be a Very Patriotic Act

Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Media
Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D.

With every revelation he made last year, Snowden proved himself a person fighting for our democratic way of life at enormous personal risk, not a spy but a patriot. The U.S. Constitution should protect citizens who say the government has gone too far in trampling people's constitutional rights.

Real-Time Social Media Creative Marketing and PR

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Real-time social media are transforming marketing and public relations. I recently visited two firms in Chicago that are responding to the need for speed within the flow of online conversation.

Lebanese Press Syndicate Head Kicks Up Media Storm

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.05.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Baalbaki resigned. Baalbaki didn't resign. "Baalbaki Forever" headlined the Maharat News website, saying that no sooner had the Lebanese Press Syndi...

Who's a Journalist? Closing in on a Definition

Thomas Kent | Posted 12.03.2013 | Media
Thomas Kent

The debate over "who's a journalist" is getting more urgent. Fortunately, the outlines of a definition are becoming clearer. Might some basic ethical tests help in further drawing the lines?

Palestinian Journalist/Author/Poet/Activist Fouzi El-Asmar, R.I.P.

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.23.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's the details one often remembers. Mine is the memory of Fouzi El-Asmar surrounded by piles of newspapers, documents, and books, at his Washingto...

Abeer Saady: Egyptian Journalism Dynamo

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.16.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

She's a ball of fire, constantly moving, talking, acting, fighting for journalists' rights, documenting events on tough assignments, traveling, traini...

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Famed Journalist Daniel Schorr Teaches Lasting Life Lessons

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 10.31.2013 | Media
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Thirty-three years ago, Dan hired me as a 23-year-old straight out of journalism school -- surely the latest in a long-line of short-lived assistants. These were the first few days of the fledgling Cable News Network (CNN), June of 1980. Unlike his first attempts, Dan and I clicked.

Photojournalist Gang-Raped In Mumbai: Police

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | Media

(Adds news of arrest, police chief quotes, details of attack) MUMBAI, Aug 23 (Reuters) - A photo journalist was gang-raped in the Indi...

The Strange Case of Barrett Brown Just Got Stranger

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

The prosecution made a motion for a "Gag Order" (a motion to disallow media) in the case of Barrett Brown. Brown is one of the subjects of my film, The Reality Wars, which is about the targeting of hacktivists, activists and journalists by the U.S. government.