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When Was the Last Time You Did NOTHING?

Elena Lipson | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elena Lipson

This voice is always there for you and for me, but the noise of the world tends to dampen the volume on a daily basis. You can get disconnected from this inner wise-woman over time unless you mindfully choose to.

Innovation in Magazine Media: An Ever-Changing Landscape

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.23.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Magazines are alive and well but must keep morphing, in tune with innovations and disruptions, and amid a swirl of financial uncertainty in much of th...

How and Why Scientists Fudge Results, and What We Can Do About It

Charles White | Posted 05.23.2016 | Science
Charles White

The news media aren't the only perpetrators guilty of misrepresenting science; the scientists themselves are also to blame for mischaracterizing the nature of our procedures and findings.

The Search for Identity

Maria X. Liu | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Maria X. Liu

As we continue to digitalize our presence, our "self" moves further into a digital space. We are struggling to define ourselves in a space that doesn't exist, it is overwhelming.

Trump and Liberal Women: 2 New Revelations About to Catch Fire

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Bill Shireman

In terms of media narrative, a landslide victory for Hillary is the worst election result. Reporters will be straining to see any evidence that Democrats and independents, especially women, are shifting Trump's way. And as they report it, it may well become increasingly true.

China-Qatar Relations: Media, Culture, Education, and People

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 05.18.2016 | World
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Undeniably, the use of soft power has become an important element of China's contemporary foreign strategy, and has been embraced in its foreign polic...

Facebook Must Be Held Accountable To The Public

danah boyd | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology
danah boyd

There is no such thing as neutrality when it comes to media. That has long been a fiction, one that traditional news media needs and insists on.

Trump and the Triumph of Pabulum: Why?

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 05.17.2016 | World
Pierre Guerlain

In the May 12-May 25, 2016 issue of The New York Review of Books Jeremy Bernstein has a most interesting article entitled "The Trump Bomb" in which he shows how clueless and ignorant Donald Trump is about foreign policy.

Newspapers, TV, Radio In San Francisco Team Up To Spotlight Homelessness Crisis

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact

In San Francisco, newspapers, TV and radio are joining forces to shine an extra bright spotlight on an issue that they can all agree is a critical one...

Your Media Business Will Not Be Saved

Joshua Topolsky | Posted 05.16.2016 | Media
Joshua Topolsky

The media industry now largely thinks its only working business model is to reach as many people as possible, and sell -- usually programmatically, but sometimes not -- as many advertisements against that audience as it can. If they tell you otherwise, they are lying. They are also wrong, I believe, in the long run.

The Entrepreneur's Secret to Attracting More Customers

Kallen Diggs | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Kallen Diggs

If you want to attract more customers and stand out from your competition, you must take it a step further. You must make your brand noteworthy. You must give potential customers a definite reason to do business with you.

The Future Will Not Be Televised

Michael Schein | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Michael Schein

The television set itself is no longer the unique portal to programming. The future we once imagined -- a thousand channels! -- is now limitless. The number of "channels" to be found on the internet is infinite.

3 Tips for Better Podcast Interviews

Joel Boggess | Posted 05.15.2016 | Media
Joel Boggess

Depending on your show's focus, many of your guests may not have the "chops" that seasoned speakers and media pros have for being interviewed. Not to worry though, your interviews can still be entertaining.

Arab Media Forum 2016: Media for Good

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.14.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It was a far cry from confabs just harping on how media disseminate hate speech, promote sedition, spread rumors, and are used for nefarious purposes....

How to Handle Media Rejection

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

No matter how much time you have spent creating a plan, honing the perfect launch strategy and fine-tuning your press releases, there are many busines...

Here's a New Model for Independent Media

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.13.2016 | Media
Lynn Parramore

Imagine a world where publications are controlled not by zillionaires or governments, but by readers, journalists, crowdfunders and other shareholders. A world in which news outlets offer a wide range of informative news, and where content is not determined by the power of money.

When Media Scholars and Anti-Media Advocacy Groups Get Too Close

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 05.12.2016 | Science
Christopher J. Ferguson

Back in 1996, under pressure from congress, the TV industry established the TV Parental Ratings, to inform consumers about the content of TV shows the...

The 'Liberal' Media Narrative on Bernie Sanders

William Astore | Posted 05.11.2016 | Media
William Astore

Bernie Sanders has won yet another primary against Hillary Clinton, this time in West Virginia. He's likely to win more, perhaps even California in June. Yet what is the headline at the "liberal" New York Times?

Are Republicans Better Than Democrats at Spinning the Press?

Kara Alaimo | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Kara Alaimo

In Politico's just-released annual survey of the White House press corps, reporters again complained about their lack of access to President Obama.

Who Stands for Islam? Let's Stamp out 'Gangster Islam'

Ehab Al Shihabi | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Ehab Al Shihabi

The message from the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Belgium is clear: Muslims must urgently promote a global grassroots movement to take Islam back from extremists who use a twisted interpretation of jihad to justify their violent ideology.

How the Ghost of Watergate Haunts This Election

Llewellyn King | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

There is a line of reasoning in political circles which says that Barack Obama created the phenomenon of Donald Trump. I aver that Donald Trump is a creation of the post-Watergate media.

Defending (Gasp) the Media in the Rise of Donald Trump

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.09.2016 | Media
Mark Olmsted

I'm about to shock you, so be prepared. I'm going to defend a more-hated entity than Congress. I'm going to defend the media, the universally agreed-upon Dr. Frankenstein in the creation of Donald Trump.

3 More Ways to Get Media Coverage for Free on HARO

John Rampton | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
John Rampton

It can be frustrating to constantly attempt to answer queries on HARO and never get quotes or receive any type of media coverage. At times, it can fee...

A Political Revolution for Everyone: Take Back the Public Airwaves

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

The private corporations that today "own" our public airwaves and fleece American citizens when we seek to borrow them back for electoral purposes are actually broadcast lease-holders who have bid for the right to use the public airwaves in return for a substantial rent and other conditions.

Overcoming Stuttering in the Media Industry

Kylie Simmons | Posted 05.09.2016 | Media
Kylie Simmons

"We were all born with a certain degree of power. The key to success is discovering this innate power and using it daily to deal with whatever challen...