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Trumpet-Blowing and Other Necessary Evils of Our Self-Promoting Culture

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 08.21.2015 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I cannot tell you how many tweets, Facebook posts, etc., I see every day from people trumpeting their product -- usually over and over and relentlessly throughout the day- - without seeing them post or share about anything else.

The Unbearable Lightness of Non-Profit Propaganda

Daniela Kon | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Daniela Kon

I became brutally mindful of the BS that clogs up the social change industry, specifically about the lies that we, as content creators, producers, and filmmakers are communicating to the public about the "glorious impacts" that foundations and non-profits have on impoverished communities.

Florida Community Group Takes Action To Address Rising Sea Levels

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media

The Christian Science Monitor: Climate change crusade goes local As the effects of global warming, rising seas and natural disasters become more...

Trump's Immunity and Why He Will Remain a Contender

Josh Nass | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment
Josh Nass

There is nobody who understands how to manipulate the media better than Donald Trump does. He understands how to garner earned media better than anyone. Though he has many detractors, many people adore him. What is it people like about Donald Trump?

My Black Girls Need More Disney Princesses Who Look Like Them

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

If you're a little black girl who wants to find someone who looks like you, you have one princess choice. But if you are little white girl, you have a slew of options including Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Elsa, Anna, Snow White, Aurora, Sophia, Rapunzel and Merida.

Hillary's Enthusiasm Gap

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If you just woke up from a coma and read only the past week's headlines, you'd be wondering when Clinton will be scheduling her concession speech, as she prepares to exit the race. That this is patent nonsense seems to have escaped everyone.

Satire And The Changing Face Of News

OpedSpace | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

It happened slowly at first, then suddenly political satire was everywhere. I don't know when exactly the turning point was. It might have been 8 years of Bushisms that provided the kindle for the fire. Or maybe the absurdity of the 2008 election cycle was the turning point, when an SNL skit discredited a Vice Presidential candidate in the eyes of an entire generation.

Watch: Bay Area Newsrooms Get An On-Air Jolt During 4.0 Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Media

San Franciscans watching the morning news got a startling wake-up when a 4.0 earthquake in Piedmont, California, sent a jolt through Bay Area new...

What It Was Like To Live Offline

Jennifer Rauch | Posted 08.19.2015 | Technology
Jennifer Rauch

As an experiment, I decided to get away from digital media for a while and see what that was like. Sort of like the National Day of Unplugging in March, which encourages people to unplug for 24 hours. But I did it for 184 consecutive days, with fewer people to keep me company.

How Its Own Media Prevents GOP Shift to the Middle

Michael Smerconish | Posted 08.16.2015 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

Lost in the short-term attention commanded by Donald Trump in the first Republican primary debate was a long-term problem for the party, created by questions that compelled the candidates to take positions at odds with a majority of Americans. While the debate questions were smart and sharp, they were also predicated on many conservative litmus tests. When the subjects of abortion, same-sex marriage, immigration and religion were aired, they elicited responses that, while pleasing to a core constituency, will be a tough sell in the general election. Adherents can get their news in a manner that validates their beliefs, notwithstanding that the objective of those outlets is to draw clicks from adherents based on controversy that would not exist in a world of compromise.

Lebanese Journalists Union Elections: Rerun, Rehash, Rejection

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.17.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The campaign's aim is to change the makeup of the very clubby syndicate that benefits only a handful of its executives, some members and quite a few flunkies. It's headed by the just-re-elected Elias Aoun.

Lamar Odom Thinks TMZ Covers Black And White Celebrities Differently

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment

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Are Body-Positive Ads Part Of The Problem?

Michelle Cove | Posted 08.12.2015 | Parents
Michelle Cove

It's true that for far too long, mainstream media has presented us with the one vision of ideal beauty. But here's what worries me for ourselves and for our kids: We are still too hyper-focused on girls and women's bodies.

One Design Firm's Quest To Make Voting Less Annoying

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.11.2015 | Media

City Lab: What L.A. County Is Doing To  Make Voting Suck Less It's a cherished and fundamental right, but voting can be complicated. Registratio...

"We Are All Broadcasters": Q&A with Michelle Gielan on Her New Book, Broadcasting Happiness

Pam Stucky | Posted 08.11.2015 | Books
Pam Stucky

From the moment I started reading Broadcasting Happiness, I was filled with questions about the concepts and ideas Michelle was sharing. I was delighted to have the chance to ask her a few questions about new book, below. Thank you so much, Michelle, for your time!

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Leads To Scientific Breakthroughs

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.11.2015 | Media

VICE: A Big New ALS Report Shows Your Ice Bucket Challenge Dollars At Work   It turns out that the naysayers who dismissed the Ice Bucket Challe...

How to Make Waves in Your Field

Elaine McMillion Sheldon | Posted 08.10.2015 | Media
Elaine McMillion Sheldon

We're in the middle of a podcast explosion, but last year I realized something was missing: stories about women in media, told by women themselves and presented in an artful way.

Jon Stewart: What He Did for Love

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Okay, he had an agenda. But it was an agenda that made many media pundits a little nervous. I mean, here are some excerpts from the speech he gave to an adoring crowd that day.

Turkish Journalists Face Prison For Spreading 'Terror Propaganda"

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.07.2015 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish prosecutors are seeking sentences of up to seven and a half years in prison for 18 journalists they accuse of engaging...

The Trumping of Real Over Unreal

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Donald Trump is producing an endless field day of a political season for any psychologically-inclined media looky loo. The outrage and shock waves fo...

Body Shaming of Latinas

Tatiana K. Tenreyro | Posted 08.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Tatiana K. Tenreyro

I have never been skinny. There is a common misconception that Latinas get a free pass to be curvy or larger, yet my experience as someone growing up in Puerto Rico has been far from that.

Who Are Your Gatekeepers?

James Altucher | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
James Altucher

Dear Josie and Mollie (my daughters), Everyone hates you. I mean, I don't hate you. Most of the time. But teachers hate you. Your future boss hat...

Let's Talk Recovery... Mental Health Disorders and Addiction

M/R Johnson | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
M/R Johnson

I'm an addict -- wrong, right or indifferent, I will always be an addict. Yet what makes me understand my addiction more is that I suffer with a men...

Know Place Like Home: Manuevering Midlife Meltdowns Via Divine Intervention

Greg Archer | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

So, there I was minding my own business when, from nowhere -- well, that's debatable -- I received "a sign" from The Universe to write about my Polish family's odyssey surviving Joseph Stalin's mass deportation of approximately 1 million Poles during the 1940s.

Salon Editorial Staffers Unionize, With Site's Management Taking 'High Road'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.01.2015 | Media

Staffers at have successfully joined the Writers Guild of America, East, with management at the news site voluntarily recognizing their empl...