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Mediashift's Rich Gordon: Huffington Post's Social News Helps Close Awareness Gap

MediaShift | Rich Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This week, one of the top news sites on the Web -- the Huffington Post -- launched a new service (HuffPost Social News) that delivers on that potentia...

Mediashift's Rich Gordon: Huffington Post's Social News Helps Close Awareness Gap

MediaShift | Rich Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

News Mixer was one of the first Web sites to take advantage of Facebook Connect to build an engaging social experience around news. It won praise from...

Pakistan Turns To Twitter To Express Political Views

Global Post | Maria Tirmizi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Soon after the Supreme Court had declared former President Pervez Musharraf's November 2007 emergency rule to be illegal, Pakistani stude...

State of the Union

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Dean Bottrell

If the new SAG leadership doesn't rapidly start taking all the painful, but necessary steps to merge with AFTRA, we are fucked.

The Health Reform Fiasco Is an 'Old' Media Triumph -- and a Red Flag for Democrats

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Daou

The health reform showdown is powerful evidence that the much-touted online advantage of the Left is certainly questionable when it comes to major political confrontations.

Enter the Golden Age of PR: Exit Reality

Schuyler Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Schuyler Brown

Brands are ditching advertising, which is really pretty transparent in its intentions, in favor of spin and PR, which really is not. This shift is partly because advertising is failing and partly because PR is right for the times.

Facebook Buys Rights To "Nearly Everything You Do Online" For $47.5 Million | Chadwick Matlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Facebook just bought the rights to nearly everything you do online. And it cost them only $47.5 million. Facebook's purchase of FriendFeed, an obsc...

Murdoch Pay-For-Content Strategy A Dud

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Francis

Murdoch and others are the King Canutes of the business world, trying to hold back the tides.

Help Us Pick the HuffPost Game Changers: 100 People Who Are Using New Media to Change the World

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

We are launching the HuffPost Game Changers awards to honor 100 people who are using new media to reshape their fields and change the world in ten categories: Politics, Entertainment, Technology, Media, Sports, Business, Style, Health, Green, Philanthropy

How Bing and Twitter Can Save Journalism

Maegan Carberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maegan Carberry

The emergence of Bing and Twitter mark the first formidable competitors to Google, which until now has monopolized the market on search, and thus the diversity of thought in journalism's Internet era.

The New Media Epiphany

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Two years ago, I had a personal epiphany at the Personal Democracy Forum: New media could change everything... From communications to politics to culture. At PDF '09: more revelations.

What Is Work? Promoting Authors and Books in New Ways

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sharon Glassman

In this post, we'll look at another way that individuals of passion are creating careers for themselves.

What Do Women Want? What I Learned at Blogher

Lee Woodruff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Woodruff

I arrived at the BlogHer conference in Chicago unsure of exactly what I would find. Would I be the person who didn't speak the language? Didn't get the jokes?

A Forgotten Kitchen Debate and American Public Diplomacy

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Brown

Though its tools of persuasion have changed, US public diplomacy is above all about human beings connecting rather than a government "pushing a message" on a "target audience." Description FAIL

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Brewer

Read as stated, this description leads one to believe that the U.S. government spent nearly $1.2M for 2 pounds of ham ...sliced.

How The Huffington Post Can Pay Its Bloggers

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michelle Haimoff

As brilliant of a strategy as hiring legions of unpaid writers is, there is a catch. Eventually, the only writers that will write for free are writers that can afford to write for free.

Behind the Scenes of the Global Web Series

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reporters Uncensored

There are unfortunately too many international issues that the MSM does not cover

The Health Reform Debate -- Myths vs. Facts

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

While it once seemed like our biggest battle was over whether we are going to get a strong public health insurance option as part of reform, that question has now joined a host of others in the debate.

Being Undermined by National News

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judith Ellis

I will not subscribe to the Washington Post. But how can we come together as citizens of our great democracy and make them feel the impact of their action?

Unmasking Your Power

Stephen Funk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Funk

60 young organizers chosen for a crash course in utilizing new media for progressive campaigning will be tested today in an interactive online mock campaign.

Progressives Just Get It: The New Organizing Institute's Mock Campaign Election Supersizes DC Politics

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Katie Naranjo

Young progressive organizers from across the United States join the New Organizing Institute's BootCamp to learn and engage their peers in the newest wave of campaigning -- new media.

Jingoism Isn't Journalism: Why I Don't Trust CNN & Corporate Media to Cover Iran

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Old media, and specifically CNN, are learning the difficult lesson that with or without their vast resources and state of the art studios, the Iranians' stories will be told. And they'll be told to tens of millions more viewers than cable and satellite programs tend to reach.

AOL Joins the Internet Party

Jarvis Coffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarvis Coffin

Un-encumbered by the weighty media assets of Time Warner, AOL has discovered the joys of smallness online, and the ability to publish freely according to the range of human interests and emotions.

All-You-Can-Consume Media, One Byte At A Time

Aileen Kwun | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Aileen Kwun

While checking my morning emails and going about my usual business a few days ago, I received a frightening alert: my Gmail account was reaching near capacity.

The Hybrid Media Takeover: LIVE from the #140conf

Maegan Carberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maegan Carberry

The definitive moment came during a fascinating, uproarious clusterf*ck-of-a-panel hijacked by two of the Twitter community's favorite narcissists, Robert Scoble and Rick Sanchez.