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Media Shield Bill Advances In Senate

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — A bill to protect reporters' confidential sources in federal court cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, ending month...

Slumdogs And Americans: Equal Opportunity Police Brutality in India

Mira Kamdar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mira Kamdar

Anyone who has seen Slumdog Millionaire, remembers the scenes of police torture. Last week, American journalist, Joel Elliott, got to experience that violence first-hand.

Hey You, with the Company: Hire Me!

Liz Black | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Black

I want to have a reason to wake up in the morning, change my clothes and get out of the house. I want to use my creative brain for something more than quirky tweets and stylish outfit choices.

Desperate Honduran Leaders Vow To Restore Freedoms

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The coup-installed president of Honduras backed down Monday from an escalating standoff with protesters and suggested he...

America's Greenest Colleges: Did Your School Make the Grade?

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

While the good folks at U.S. News and World Report ascribe certain measurements of prestige to their college rankings, we rated schools based on what matters most to us.

Enter the Golden Age of PR: Exit Reality

Schuyler Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Schuyler Brown

Brands are ditching advertising, which is really pretty transparent in its intentions, in favor of spin and PR, which really is not. This shift is partly because advertising is failing and partly because PR is right for the times.

HuffPost Review: Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi

Katya Wachtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katya Wachtel

This is the story of one of the thousands of silhouettes who roam war-zones every day so that we, thousands of miles away, can grasp what is happening on the front-line of wars that affect life on this continent too.

Rahman Bunairee: Pakistani Journalist Detained By US After Militants Bomb Home

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials are holding for undisclosed reasons a Pakistani journalist who works for an American media outlet. Rahman Bunairee,...

AP Journalists Emilio Morenatti, Andi Jatmiko Wounded In Afghanistan Bombing

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

KABUL — Two Associated Press journalists wounded in a bomb blast while on assignment with the U.S. military in southern Afghanistan were evacuat...

Anna Politkovskaya Trial Reopens In Russia

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Russian military court in Moscow has opened a new trial into the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, an investigative journalist and staunch critic of ...

Tweet Release: Timeline of @LiberateLaura

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

As exuberance following the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee from North Korea rules the trending topics on Twitter, I asked Richard Horgan for a statement on his e-activism through @LiberateLaura.

Cambodia Crackdown Reveals Legal System Flaws

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A heightened crackdown on journalists and opposition activists in recent weeks by Cambodia's leaders has provoked new concern that the government is e...

Heorhiy Gongadze: Murdered Ukrainian Journalist Skull Pieces Likely Found

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian investigators on Tuesday found what they believe are the remains of the skull of a journalist who was kidnapped and de...

The Ten Best Movies About Journalism by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

In the wake of the revered Walter Cronkite's passing, I've attempted to isolate the ten best movies about journalism.

Journalists Killed Around The World At All Time High

News24 | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Geneva - Fifty-nine journalists have been killed around the world so far this year, in an alarming rise from 2008 that has become a "bloodbath" of the...

Post-Cronkite Journos: The Battle of Advocates, Narcissists & Sleuths

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Mediaite.com's Power Grid uses an algorithm to determine the top voices in 12 different media categories. Does the feature inspire a narcissistic-type of journalism, with people trying to game the system?

Gov. Bill Richardson Rejects Laura Ling/Euna Lee Public Records Request

Dave Maass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Maass

I wanted to ascertain to what extent taxpayer resources were used to facilitate media appearances on non-New Mexican issues.

How The Huffington Post Can Pay Its Bloggers

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michelle Haimoff

As brilliant of a strategy as hiring legions of unpaid writers is, there is a catch. Eventually, the only writers that will write for free are writers that can afford to write for free.

"Color My World"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

I am often asked why I don't dye my hair. "I do," I always respond. "I dye it gray so I'll seem more mature." To which people invariably say, "It's not working."

"Just Add Me": Saudi Information Minister Embraces Social Networking

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

A typical Saudi information minister would usually seek to block or censor these types of networks where information could flow freely, rather than joining them.

If She's Seeking Higher Office, Sarah Palin May Already Be Failing Her First Test: Mastering the Media

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

Until Palin learns how to handle the press better, she will continue to suffer from self-inflicted wounds -- gashes that lie in her inability to tell a better story than the national press provides.

The Writer's Life: Interview with New York Times Columnist Michelle Slatalla

Jessica Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jessica Gross

Slatalla's writing is spunky and, though I'm a single 23-year-old and she covers late-40s motherhood, I devour her pieces. She finds adventure in the ordinary and humor in the potentially boring.

Think Again: Who Jails Journalists?

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

At least 36 journalists are being held captive in Iran, 26 of whom were arrested after the presidential election.

Journalists' Families Appeal To N. Korea

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Family members of two U.S. journalists imprisoned in North Korea said they are worried about the women's well-being and are pleading for their release...

Journalists Under Fire (And Who's Helping)

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Did you read Nicholas D. Kristof's "Bullets Over Beijing," his account of being in Tiananmen Square on that fateful night twenty years ago? Uniformed...