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It's Back to School Season for Book Promotion Campaigns

Stacey J. Miller | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Stacey J. Miller

By Stacey J. Miller, Independent Book Publicist Founder of S. J. Miller Communications www.bookpr.com How are you celebrating the back-to-school sea...

Moderators Like Matt Lauer Fear False 'Liberal Media Bias' Arguments

John A. Tures | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

No doubt Lauer, like many others in the media, feared being labeled "partial towards liberals," despite the absence of evidence that such a liberal media bias exists.

If Great Poets Covered the Presidential Election

Greg Schwem | Posted 09.08.2016 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Monsters in My TV With apologies to Shel Silverstein One evening, with a cup of tea I sat and turned on my TV. I flipped to Channel twenty-three And ...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Most Americans Don't Live In A Partisan Media Bubble

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics

Americans’ news consumption habits are surprisingly unpolarized. Voters don’t seem particularly concerned with Hillary Clinton’s health. And whi...

Empathy For the Women of Fox News

Terry Smith | Posted 09.07.2016 | Media
Terry Smith

Sexual harassment inflicts a serious emotional injury on its victims, not least of which is the loss of agency over the fate of one's career trajectory.

Stop Reading The Polls And Think

Neil McCarthy | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

This week's post-Labor Day, now-is-the-real-start-of-the-campaign news is that Hillary and His Tweetness are starting to get pretty close in the polls. No matter that Clinton still has a 75% plus chance of winning when all the relevant data is analyzed.

What Will Reporters Ask Hillary In Press Conferences?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Asking candidates to answer questions about their positions on education, infrastructure repairs, on fighting addiction, job creation and building the economy seems foreign to today's media.

Donald Trump Lifts His Media Blacklist

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has decided to end his controversial media blacklist, which had barred certain news outlets from official...

No News Is Good News: Why We All Need To Go To the Desert Until This Campaign Is Over

Marty Kaplan | Posted 09.06.2016 | Media
Marty Kaplan

No Trump. No Clinton. No polls. No tweets. No wars. No disasters. No -- as I later learned -- Anthony Weiner or Colin Kaepernick. Instead, the boulders casting shadows on the mountains, the turkey buzzards riding the thermals, the smell of chaparral.

Do You Want To Quit Your Day Job?

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.06.2016 | New York
Ama Yawson

It is September already! Can you believe it? Although the days are long, the years are short. Is time passing you by? Do you feel as if you are not wh...

The Writing Life: Hard To Believe That Johnny Apple Has Been Gone A Decade

Pranay Gupte | Posted 09.03.2016 | Media
Pranay Gupte

Hard to believe that soon it will be a decade since Johnny Apple of The New York Times died of complications from thoracic cancer. The Times has alw...

Greek vs. German Young Journalists

Kelly Fanarioti | Posted 09.02.2016 | World
Kelly Fanarioti

Some days ago I received a message from a young German journalist on Twitter. As she wrote to me, she visits my Huffington Post blog regularly and she asked me to meet her for an interview in the context of a research she is working on, on how young people in Greece face the financial and refugee crisis.

Mainstream Media's Decline

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.01.2016 | Media
Peter D. Rosenstein

The media are dumbing down what is presented to readers and viewers to the extent that I'd argue it's bordering on criminal.

25 Haikus From News This Week

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 09.01.2016 | Comedy
Courtney M. Soliday

1. My favorite court, my favorite fans," she said of Ashe Stadium. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/01/sports/tennis/us-open-caroline-wozniacki-svetla...

How 'Parks and Rec' Embraced Diversity and Shattered Stereotypes

Charlene Haparimwi | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment
Charlene Haparimwi

'Parks and Rec' had Amy Poehler's golden touch all over it. It was smart and hilarious without ever going in the dirt for jokes. It even had a diverse and vibrant cast that brought the plot to the next level and gave it a life of its own.

10 things you didn't know about newsman Ayman Mohyeldin

Tom Falco | Posted 08.31.2016 | Media
Tom Falco

10 With Tom 10 questions in 10 minutes Ayman Mohyeldin is one of my favorites at MSNBC. I love saying his name, but even more than that, he is an ex...

The Write Questions: Advice From The Wrong Side Of The Lens

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 08.31.2016 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

When we ask the right questions, we get people thinking, challenging assumptions, and pushing the boundaries of what ought to come next. These are free from me to you. Go to!

Happy Birthday Molly Ivins!

Melinda Welsh | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
Melinda Welsh

As a journalist, I've always loved Molly for her wisdom, politics and wicked sense of humor. My favorite quote of hers lately is the salient one to vote "with your heart" in primary elections but "with your head" in the general.

Negativity Sells

Melissa Heisler | Posted 08.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

Take back control of your emotions from marketers, politicians, and the media. Don't allow them to control how you are affected. Realize that you can choose your consumption and your reaction.

5 Ways Broadcast News Is Ruining The 2016 Election

Susan Bordo | Posted 08.29.2016 | Media
Susan Bordo

When did media journalism go so postmodern on us? Ah, but facts are so boring; "optics" and "narratives" are much cooler. At least in literature class, we learned to analyze and deconstruct the text.

Reporting Accurately On Clinton Seems Difficult For The Media

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Hillary will win despite the media just going along and repeating Trump's attempt to portray her as this dark person only out for herself. The American people are smarter than that and understand there is absolutely no comparison between her and Donald Trump.

Killing Me Softly (Part One)... Universal Refugees in A World Without Dignity

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Why are we facing so much ambivalence when so much is at stake? One painful answer is that we have a status quo presidential candidate who seems to be both unexciting and inevitable, while the other is "unpopular" among the intelligentsia and "politically correct" for putting everything we value at risk, including human dignity itself.

Reporters Still Claim Donald Trump 'Talks Openly About Gay Rights.' WTF?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Too many in the media continue to promote a shallow narrative about Donald Trump and LGBT rights. They engage in dangerous shorthand, which betrays a lack of real interest in the issue while they try to easily slot Trump into a story.

We Must Learn to Tell Narratives That Make Us Better - Not Divide Us

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Bruce Janz UCF Forum columnist Every four years we turn to our TVs and online sites to cheer on competitors vying for supremacy in an arena where...

5 PR Tactics To Get Ahead Of Your Competitors

Catriona Pollard | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

What public relations does is tell your stories while also building your reputation and credibility - so people buy the relationship and promise rather than just the service or widget.