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A Tale of Two Congresswomen

Mimi Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mimi Kennedy

Why is Waters attacked for something remotely involving her husband while Harman receives no questions at all as her husband buys Newsweek?

BlackBerry Steps Up

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Research in Motion unveiled its new BlackBerry today, BlackBerry Torch, which features a touchscreen as well as a slide-out keyboard and lots of other cool features.

Upcoming Changes for Newsweek

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

A return to hard-hitting investigative journalism: Fareed Zakaria on "Which clouds are prettiest?" Inception team goes inside every sleeping American's head, plants message: "Weekly news magazines are more relevant than ever."

Finding a Social Compact for the Blogosphere: NYT's "The Medium" on ScienceBlogs Dust-Up

George Spyros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
George Spyros

Writing with accountability and reading with a sense of responsibility on the Web would form a compact between author and reader, providing a strong "formula" upon which to base our mutually constructed and shared social state.

If Only Journalism Could Be Franchised

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

Given recent events in the Arab World, I seriously doubt we will be seeing a Washington Post style "Top Secret Middle East" project coming out any time soon.

Hickenlooper's Summer Media Pass (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

Here's footage from a July 20 event in Pueblo with Colorado gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper. No surprise, I didn't get in.

Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have wondered why the White House hasn't been making some political hay over the success of the withdrawal timetable in Iraq. But I now see they wanted to roll this news out when people were actually paying attention.

For Middle East Media, Can Peace Be the Message?

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

For me, a seminar we organized in Lisbon last month for Israeli and Palestinian journalists was a powerful reminder of the value of bringing actual, real life people together.

The Wages of Fear

Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH

Viral fear, that generalized anxiety induced and spread by the media in all its forms, is evident not only in advertising but in most television programming.

The Best of All Possible Americas

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Our free press has been so intimidated by right-wing pressure groups and their media enablers that the job of fact-finding has been replaced by the grotesque practice of "balancing" charges with countercharges.

Beware of the "Carte Blanche Syndrome"

Saul Segan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Saul Segan

Until those who rise to greatness regard power as opportunity, and adhere steadfastly to the highest degrees of unselfishness and compassion, we remain in a circular path.

The Media's Two Failures on This Summer's Race Stories

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Have you noticed a funny thing about America's long, hot summer of racial tension? Unlike other periods of racial strife, there is no massive activity here. There is no national debate. There is only media.

Actor Matthew Marsden Hides Right-Wing Political Views

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

If Matthew Marsden is really honored to hang out with anti-gay, religious-right hate mongers -- and that's who he flew halfway across the country to be with in private -- then he should do it in the light of day.

Hacked Calls, Affordable Price

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

At a cost of only $1,500 anyone can own an eavesdropping cell phone antenna. If you're worried, upgrade to a 3G phone -- the security is much better and way harder to hack.



YouTube's 15 Minutes of Fame

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Starting today, YouTube will allow users to upload videos up to 15-minutes in length, up 50 percent from the previous 10-minute limit.

Shirley Sherrod: 'I Will Not Give Fox An Interview, Period'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Shirley Sherrod has a simple answer for the Fox News producers begging her for an interview: Too late. "I will not give Fox an interview, period. The...

Why Bloomberg News Deserves Helen Thomas's Seat in the White House Press Briefing Room

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Helfenbein

Don't base the decision solely on seniority; base it on who you think can shake things up the most in the Briefing Room. Give it to Bloomberg News.

What's Sadly Missing in Time's Controversial Afghan Cover

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

The Time magazine cover story this week arrives with a graphic cover image next to the title, "What Happens If We Leave Afghanistan." It shows an Afghan teen named Aisha whose nose and ears had been sliced off by the Taliban. In Time's mission to really "illuminate what is actually happening on the ground" has it ever put on its cover close-up images of a badly wounded or dead U.S. soldier or an Afghan killed in a NATO missile strike?

WikiLeaks and Information Strategy

Adam Elkus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Elkus

While WikiLeaks' release of the Afghanistan "War Logs" may be controversial, its significance in information strategy isn't difficult to understand. WikiLeaks' accomplishments are evolutionary rather than revolutionary in nature.

Amazon's New Kindle As Low As $139

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Amazon is set to release a new Kindle next month. It will come it two flavors, 3G and WiFi for $189 dollars or WiFi only for $139 dollars.

Shirley Sherrod and the Five Most Endangered Words on the Internet

Dave Pell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dave Pell

The five most endangered words of the realtime internet era are: Let me think about that.

Miss Pearls: 'The Obama White House Is Too White'

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Taylor Marsh

Whether it's Dowd or others, now all of a sudden President Obama needs more black people around him because of the Shirley Sherrod screw up. Honest to God, people.

The Sound of Silence

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

The far right, the far left and special interest groups are well-funded, articulate, and exercise their democratic rights to shape public opinion. The rest of us either can't find our voice or can't get heard.

America's Media Mayhem

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Francis

The roiling blogosphere, blowhards on Fox and news that stalks everyone anywhere, now appears to be driving politics and enhancing corporate risk.

In Honor of National Fist Bump Day... It's As Easy as 1..2..3..Bump

Sam Spear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sam Spear

In honor of National Fist Bump Day, what better way to celebrate then with a little iPhone Bump?