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Even for Non-Fans, Super Bowl XLIX Had Emotional Hits

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 02.04.2015 | Sports
Ben Hellwarth

We can all savor it, if we choose to. That's more easily done for viewers like me who, just a few hours earlier, had been noncommittal and teamless. Still, once the clock runs out on all the real-time Cinderella stories, we can conjure up glass slippers -- or cleats -- to fit any feet we want.

How Western Media Missed the Point About Saudi King Salman's 'First Ten Days'

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 02.05.2015 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

It is unfortunate that in their search for sensationalism, many media outlets miss out on important stories. Saudi Arabia is definitely not without its faults. But many may not comprehend the significance of some of the landmark decrees issued by the newly inaugurated monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

Peggy Charren Always Put Kids First, Policymakers Should Follow

Jim Steyer | Posted 02.03.2015 | Education
Jim Steyer

With the passing of Peggy Charren, the country has lost an important voice in the fight for civility and civic responsibility in media aimed at children.

20 Reasons Why I Don't Like Your Instagram Post

Brian Hanley | Posted 02.03.2015 | Comedy
Brian Hanley

14. I don't like it because we slept together a few weeks back. Better to lay low for now. 15. I don't like it because I liked your last 3 posts and now I've got to play hard to get.

'Papering the House' at the Super Bowl?

Robert Marich | Posted 02.05.2015 | Media
Robert Marich

The phrase "paper the house" refers to giving away free or discounted tickets in the rear of a concert auditorium in order to make the venue seem full to those sitting up front who paid full price.

Je Suis Charlie, but Can We Have a World of Respect?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Last week, I sat next to a French production executive at the Reality TV Awards. Our discussion centered around the attack a couple weeks earlier at the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and the world outpouring thereafter for free speech.

Five Tips to Help Improve your PR Strategy

Ariel Kramer | Posted 01.30.2015 | Small Business
Ariel Kramer

Instant gratification is far from reality in the world of seeking media attention. Getting publicity is all about persistence and remembering that the media wants to supply information that will keep their audience tuned in-not out.

What's Missing From the BBC's 'Future of News' Report?

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen | Posted 01.30.2015 | Media
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

These three points does not mean the BBC's "Future of News" report is not good or not worth reading. It is good and it is worth reading for everyone interested in the future of news. I'd just suggest reading it with these issues in mind.

The Impact of the Ukraine Conflict on the Country's Children

Marianna Glynska | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Marianna Glynska

How should adults help the children overcome such fears if they feel insecure and scared themselves? During the conflict in Kosovo, I experienced it through media, and it didn't affect my friends or relatives, but I had this disturbing feeling of uncertainty and fear.

Deflategate is Alice in Wonderland

James Meyerson | Posted 01.29.2015 | Sports
James Meyerson

Until all the facts are known, the media's news-entertainment industry should leave the story alone. It should stop cheating the public by presenting the story as a serious news story about "cheating" rather than the entertainment story it is.

Earned Media Relations: Alive and Well -- and Driving Influence

Jennifer Risi | Posted 01.29.2015 | Media
Jennifer Risi

Five years ago -- during the height of the social media marketing revolution -- many experts predicted the end of earned media -- influence gained through non-paid channels.

Diversifying Hollywood About More Than the Academy Awards

Brennon Marcano | Posted 01.29.2015 | Entertainment
Brennon Marcano

Though we call it "entertainment" what we see in movies and on TV drives the broader cultural conversation and has an important place in our society. Now, more than ever, it's important that women and people of color are a part of that exchange.

What Happened to Snapchat's Best Friends Feature and What It Means for Your Relationship

Brian Hanley | Posted 01.28.2015 | Technology
Brian Hanley

With the Best Friends feature gone, we can no longer rely on the fear of getting caught to act appropriately. We must hold ourselves accountable for our actions. It doesn't matter who's watching.

Oscars 2015: So Hollywood Is Still Racist (and Sexist), Now What?

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment
A. B. Wilkinson

Certainly, the lack of variety in Hollywood is not the biggest problem in the world today, yet it is a serious issue and one that we can do something about. In the true U.S. tradition of protest we can boycott movies and shows that are discriminatory as a tactic to force change.

Why Snapchat Is Going to Beat Facebook at News

Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.27.2015 | Technology
Rebecca Searles

Today Snapchat announced Discover, a new feature that allows users to find "stories" from big time media outlets like National Geographic, Comedy Central, ESPN, and CNN.

Snapchat Teams Up With CNN

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2015 | Media

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Snapchat has partnered with CNN, ESPN and nine other media companies to feature videos and articles on its mobile messaging ...

The 13 Questions Every Journalism Major Is Tired Of

Bobby Caruso | Posted 01.27.2015 | College
Bobby Caruso

You are a journalism major and sleep no farther than 10 feet from The Associated Press Stylebook. While you are proud of your decision to be a deadline chasing, byline loving journalism major, here are the questions you are sick of answering.

Not So Fast, Net Neutrality...

Michael Winship | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

Over the last few months, things have been looking good for keeping the Internet open to everyone. A little too good, as far as Congress is concerned, which is why members and the corporate lobbyists who write them hefty checks have launched a last-ditch legislative effort to scuttle net neutrality.

From Continuity to Disruption

Jonathan Hall | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Jonathan Hall

Brands have long stood for consistency......a dependable consumer experience driven by a business model that draws efficiency from repetition, streamlining and mass production.

How the Media Is Changing (Part 3 of 3)

Dr. Hubert Burda | Posted 01.26.2015 | Media
Dr. Hubert Burda

A new global reality is emerging in which people communicate with each other and with the technologies (whether these are smartphones, laptops or wearable devices) and in which technologies are also increasingly able to share information with each other in real time.

Measles In The Magic Kingdom? It's A Small World, After All

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If you choose to avoid standard, recommended vaccines such as measles, you are not merely putting your own health at risk -- you are choosing to do the same for all the rest of us. Sorry, folks, but that's the harsh reality.

Why 2015 Will Be a Great Year in TV, Film and Theater

Damian Bazadona | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
Damian Bazadona

Over the past decade, consumers have been armed with technology that allows us to do great things in our everyday life, but entertainment brands have been extremely late to the game in keeping up with these changes.

The Media vs. the Movement: 3 Ways the 'New York Times' Completely Misunderstands #BlackLivesMatter and Movements in General

Leah Hunt-Hendrix | Posted 03.24.2015 | Black Voices
Leah Hunt-Hendrix

Recently the New York Times published the latest in its series of sub-par articles on the current racial justice movement. Like its predecessors, this installment dutifully reinforces conventional wisdom that does not stand up to challenge.

10 Things I Learned Reading 70 Digital Marketing Trends Articles for 2015 (So You Don't Have To)

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Ryan J. Davis

Some of the predictions this year were ridiculous on their face. No, we won't all wear Oculus Rifts around the office at any point in 2015. No, Facebook won't buy Twitter. No, Vine isn't the secret to saving legacy news organizations.

Less Is No(t) More

Bill McGowan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Media
Bill McGowan

How could a series of authentically emotional responses come across as so disingenuous?