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Why You Are More Powerful Than the News!

Mastin Kipp | Posted 03.14.2012 | Good News
Mastin Kipp

If I was letting the news media paint my opinion of the world, my life would probably suck. Crazy things do happen in the world every day, but it is up to us to apply the meaning to the events.

Washington's Attack Culture: Does the Media Reflect it or Cause it?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 12.05.2011 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

How can we reclaim civility, decency and harmony when they are at best unnoticed or worse, ignored? As we debate our nation's future, we need the news media to ask the hard questions, not the sensational ones.

White House Photo Of Dead Troops Ceremony Sparks Protest

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A White House photographer was allowed to take and widely distribute a photo from the ceremony Tuesday for the return of the remains of ...

An Exercise for the Practice of Freedom

Carol Smaldino | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

I have found it ironic and frustrating that environmentalists generally haven't included the necessary alarm about and investigation into the human climate of divisiveness, distraction and denial.

Packaging The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Diane Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Winston

In Israel earlier this month, my graduate journalism class and I repeatedly confronted a basic question: What is news and by whose authority is it defined?

The Alternate Ending to My Congressional Correspondents Dinner Speech

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sen. Chris Coons

There's a certain formula that goes into a speech like the one I gave Wednesday night in my comedic debut at the Washington Press Club Foundation's Congressional Dinner. is World's Largest 'News' Organization...67,000 Writers Under Contract in the U.S. -- Inks Content Deal with Reuters

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

While not a conventional news organization, Denver-based may be the world's largest by the sheer size of its writing stable and the a...

How To Stay Centered In A 24-Hour News Cycle

Priscilla Warner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Priscilla Warner

I've learned to let thoughts and emotions pass through my mind like clouds while I meditate. Surely I can do the same with news items.

Digging Deep: A Treasury of Books About Journalism

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael W. Hudson

With the struggles of many old-line news media, it's easy to forget how important real reporting is to informing citizens and defeating the forces of secrecy and propaganda.

Is Less News Good News?

Julie Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Julie Gray

No news is good news is ignorant bliss, is more hope, more optimism. But if we want to make a change we owe it to ourselves to pay attention to the social, political and economic events.

Solving Climate Change Is a Psychological Challenge -- Some Solutions

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

The human risk perception system evolved to deal with simple dangers, like wolves and bad guys with clubs and the dark, not complex long-term threats involved in the unsustainable way we live on the planet.

Right-Left Equivalency and the Inside-the-Beltway Stupidity of Howard Kurtz

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael J.W. Stickings

Media critic Howard Kurtz lamented "journalism as blood sport" guilty of "hyper-partisanship." Both sides are guilty, but the sensible middle that Kurtz celebrates is really the center-right. What a distortion.

Hidden in Plain Sight: The News Media's Role in Exposing Human Trafficking (VIDEO)

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

Take a look as some leading media-makers debate coverage of human trafficking. What hinders good reporting on human trafficking? What do journalists fear when they report on slaves and slavery?

College Media Censorship: Year in Review

Dan Reimold | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dan Reimold

College media censorship has a lot in common with Mystique. The mutant supervillain associated with the X-Men is best known for her duplicitous shape-shifting aimed at doing harm.

The 10 Most Obnoxious Political, Media and Cultural Phrases

Joe Gandelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Gandelman

"A defining moment..." A phrase as cringe worthy as chalk scratching a blackboard. So who determines a "defining" moment? Today the phrase is trotted out by anyone who feels self-important.

Risky Today, Gone Tomorrow? Where Do Our Fears Go When the Oil Stops Leaking?

David Ropeik | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

Sooner or later, the leak will stop and we'll move on. It makes sense to worry most about what threatens you now, but it's a lousy way to assess the risks we really face.

News Media Survival Requires Fact-Checking

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Newmark

Trust is required for media to survive. There's a window of opportunity now for restoring trust, but it won't last forever. The winners will be serious about fact checking.

Memo to Media -- iPad Won't Save News Industry

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

We're living in a transition stage -- a very exciting time in which the "me" in "media" continually and more effectively flexes its muscles. The media's resurrection depends on its understanding of that reality. Not on the shiny, new iPad.

CNN: It's Enough to Make You Throw Up

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael J.W. Stickings

CNN, once a "respected name in news," has hired RedState blogger Erick Erickson as a so-called "political contributor," desperately trying to pull up its ratings by turning into Fox News Lite.

I Got the Broadcast Blues

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

If you care about the quality of democracy, you have to care about the quality of local TV news -- even if you don't watch it.

Feeding the Beast--Our Addiction to Anger and Fear

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Larry Gellman

If you ask most people what they want the most for themselves the vast majority would say "happiness." So why do so many people spend every moment watching and reading things that are designed to make us angry or afraid?

Associated Content has 350,000 Contributors, Including Videographers

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Associated Content has some 350,000 contributors uploading millions of articles and videos and is growing quickly, according to Patrick Keane, CEO in ...

How Young People Are Changing the World

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marian Salzman

The opinions of young adults--which today have solidified into values--are not to be ignored. Not only are people in their 20s powerful voices within ...

All the News That's Fit to Print

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

By reporting the facts, we can, as a society, stop what is really causing young inner city girls to believe that their economic worth extends no further than child assistance checks.

Obama and the Cowardly Goons; or, Politico's Incorrect and Appallingly Stupid "Analysis" of the President's Response to his Critics

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Obama is fighting back only because Republicans have so far spent his entire presidency trying to obstruct his every move.